Anthology includes all five plug-ins from the previously available Clockworks Legacy Bundle (4.5 stars; Macworld, Expo issue 2003). You get faithful re-creations of three classic analogue and two classic digital studio effects – the Instant Phaser, the Instant Flanger, the Omnipressor dynamics controller, and the H910 and H949 Harmonizers. The H910 was the original Harmonizer pitch changer with delay – great for use on Rhodes pianos. Its successor, the H949 Harmonizer pitch changer, also featured flanging, delay, and a randomizer – great for guitars.
Factory lets you patch together any combination of 18 modules. All the original H3000 presets are provided, such as Band Sweep, Band Pan and Pan-a-Delay. You can also create your own using combinations of delays, amplitude modulators, envelope followers, pitch shifters, filters, and low frequency oscillators.
Band Delays lets you create up to eight voices of tempo-based filtered delay effects. Each voice has up to 1.2 seconds of delay and either band pass, notch, high pass, or low pass resonant filters, all with independent level, phase, and pan controls. The Beat Grid makes it simple to lock each voice in time with the session tempo. Each voice can be placed on the grid and quantized to 1/16th, 1/8th, 1/4th, half or whole note, relative to the master tempo and meter selected.
The other two plug-ins were developed from Eventide's top-of-the-line processor, Orville. Octavox can create anything from stacked harmonies and wide choirs to rhythmical musical sequences. A modulation randomizer is available to help coax a more natural character from the eight sound sources and a Notation Grid provides control of pitches and delays – presenting pitches on a traditional music staff with quantized grids superimposed for placing notes over time.
Anthology lets you fill up your virtual studio rack with a selection of the classic Eventide outboard effects that are still to be found in top studios today for less than the price of one of the original units. Now that has to be a bargain!