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Eventide Anthology XI Brings Entire Collection to your Studio

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The upside of having recording software on your computer? Access to a huge amount of amazing plugins. The downside? Not knowing which plugins are going to fit your needs, help you expand your capabilities and be user-friendly. The folks at Eventide are no stranger to amazing software. And, with the introduction of Anthology XI, they put over 45 years of experience – and plugins – to work for you.

The Anthology

Eventide has been offering all of the plugins separately for a while now. But, the latest version of Anthology XI puts it all in one spot. All of the legendary hardware that top-tier studios have relied on for years, nay decades, is available to you at your home studio. Whether you’re running the latest version of ProTools or using Garage Band (coyly raises hand), the studio-quality of Eventide is at your fingertips, ready to be used to take your recordings to the next level. Aside from that, there are over 2,900 presets included; many created by such notables as Dave Pensado, George Massenburg, Tony Visconti, Vernon Reid and more.

Getting Started

Looking through the collection, there’s an amazing amount of delay, reverb, flangers, phasers, EQs and more; where to start? From the experience with my H9 Multi-effects pedal, I started in on the Blackhole reverb. The interface of the effect in the H9 app is mirrored in the plug-in. Every parameter is easily adjusted and set, allowing you infinite possibilities. If there’s any downside to that, it’s that you could spend hours getting caught up in tweaking every little nuance. And that’s not necessarily bad.

After finally getting myself out of the depths of time-altering reverb, I played around with a bunch of the other presets. All look and react just like their hardware counterparts. The nice thing for me is that, since many of the effects that I use on the H9 Multi-effects pedal are available in the plug-ins, it saves me a lot of time having to set something up. I can just copy the settings, plug in my bass, and hit record. Easy enough.

But Wait! There’s More!

Aside from the plug-ins in this expansive collection, it bears to mention that Eventide has a great forum as well as YouTube channel, allowing you to dive even deeper into the capabilities of all the tools at your disposal. What better way to learn than to talk with fellow artists and hear how they use all of the software?

In Conclusion

The Anthology XI from Eventide is an incredibly expansive collection of everything that made Eventide what it is today. While the plug-ins are available a la carte, the full bundle is the best way to capitalize on the decades of experience that Eventide has created. The end result is a home studio that’s got more capabilities than you could’ve ever imagined, without the need for racks and racks of units.

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Working-Class Zeros: Episode #3 – John Patitucci IG Video, The Summer Festival Gig, iPads on Stage

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WORKING-CLASS ZEROS With Steve Rosati and Shawn Cav

In this episode we cover John Patitucci’s IG video about saying ‘no’ to the gig, the Summer Festival gig, and iPads on stage (sure it’s awesome but is it necessary?)

These stories from the front are with real-life, day-to-day musicians who deal with work life and gigging and how they make it work out. Each month, topics may include… the kind of gigs you get, the money, dealing with less-than-ideal rooms, as well as the gear you need to get the job done… and the list goes on from there.” – Steve the Bass Guy and Shawn Cav

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Interview With Bassist Curly Hendo

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Interview Wity Bassist Curly Hendo

Bassist Curly Hendo…

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, bassist Curly Hendo has been super busy. Starting with dance from a young age, Curly took up bass shortly after and has been going strong ever since. She has collaborated with numerous acts worldwide and is an in-demand session/touring bassist and musical director.

Join me as we learn about Curly’s musical journey, how she gets her sound, and her plans for a very bright future.

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This Week’s Top 10 Basses on Instagram

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TOP 10 Basses of the week

Check out our top 10 favorite basses on Instagram this week…

Click to follow Bass Musician on Instagram @bassmusicianmag

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New Album: Ben Mortiz, MORENO

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New Album: Ben Mortiz, MORENO

The Chilean bassist, producer and sociologist, Ben Mortiz, celebrates the launch of his latest studio work, “MORENO” an album that mixes jazz, soul, and funk following the characteristic Latin style of  Mortiz. The artist completely produced the album under the label “Fallen Lab Records” in the south of Chile.

“MORENO” brings deep and smooth sounds, expressing a sophisticated and elegant Latin vibe. You will find meditative harmonies and joyful melodic voices. The record’s core is the human vibration that Mortiz feels from the Latin American music. The Caribbean rhythms and strong Latin percussions are the musical glue in every song that emerges with the force of the electric bass.

“MORENO” creates a real connection between corporal reactions and mind sensations, always in reference to the originality of Mortiz to fuse modern and classic Latin sounds.

For more information, visit online at danielbenmortiz.com/

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New Gear: Phil Jones Bass X2C Dual Compressor/Effects Loop

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New Gear: Phil Jones Bass X2C Duel Compressor/Effects Loop

Step Into X2C With Phil Jones Bass Dual Compressor/Effects Loop…

Phil Jones Bass latest pedal innovation is the X2C Dual Compressor with Dual Effects Loop for performance and recording. The X2C incorporates advanced compressor circuit technology and provides comprehensive tone control with a dual crossover feature which divides the signal into frequency bands ranging from 100Hz to 500Hz, ensuring exceptional clarity and dynamics in tone refinement. 

With insert jacks on each band, the X2C unlocks limitless creativity, enabling players to use various FX pedals for custom tone sculpting. Additionally, it functions as an electronic crossover, ideal for driving high-performance, 2-way bass rigs.

PJB’s Dual-Band compression design is more flexible than standard single-band compressors and provides a more natural and transparent sound. It also provides greater control over shaping and managing dynamics where standard compressors affect the entire frequency spectrum of an audio signal.  

PJB’s dual compressor enables the player to shape specific frequency ranges of an audio signal which allows for compressing the low frequencies while preserving the high frequencies, or vice-versa. Treating the low-end with a dedicated band also allows for heavy compression without affecting the midrange frequencies, which carry the attack of the sound. 

Effects can be plugged into the insert jacks on the X2C and controlled separately. As an example, the lows can be adjusted separately for an overdrive pedal while the highs can be controlled for a chorus. 

Dividing the audio spectrum into fundamental frequencies and harmonics is also effective in the enrichment of slapping techniques. The low frequencies can be compressed without changing the dynamics of the “slap”. By controlling the low frequencies and focusing the attack on the slap the amplifier will sound louder while avoiding overloading of the amp or speakers. The low band can be compressed without the harmonics being affected. In addition, the send jacks can go to different amplifiers/speakers for a bi-amplification set up.

Compact and potent, the X2C embodies studio-grade excellence, setting a new standard for dynamic processing in an uncompromising, portable pedal. The street price is $359.99.

Visit online at www.pjbworld.com

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