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30 Jul 2020

Review: The Eventide Rose pedal, modulation delay reinvented

instruments The Eventide Rose pedal, modulation delay reinvented

Eventide is an established name in the music industry. Founded 40 years ago in New York, Eventide delivers a variety of studio solutions, software, and effects for live use such as this modulation delay pedal called Rose, which we take a closer look at today.

The Rose is a very versatile effects pedal with great looks. In collaboration with distributor Sound Service we made the review below including video with audio demonstration.

Read on or watch the video below.

Eventide Rose

With the Rose, the company Eventide combines analog solidity with digital functionalities to create a versatile pedal with a great sound. Whether you want to play Indie-style pop or vintage rock, it is all possible with this delay pedal. The Rose has 6 buttons with which you can adjust the mix, feedback depth, delay, filter, and rate, which ensures that you can produce and set sounds such as (reverse) delays, slapback, chorus, comb filtering, chorus or flanging. to your own taste.

The Eventide Rose features:

  • Analog dry pad with analog mix, filter and feedback
  • 25 factory settings (5 banks with 5 presets each)
  • Standard delay from 10 sec to 10 μsec
  • 5 selectable modulation sources: sine, square, random, envelope, external
  • Tap Division selection (quarter, eighth, dotted eighth, triplet)
  • Reverse delay
  • Invert function which reverses the phase of the delayed signal
  • Delay Multiply (2x, 3x, 4x, 5x) for delays up to 50 sec
Eventide Rose
Eventide Rose
Eventide Rose
Eventide Rose

First use

What we immediately notice is that you can create very versatile sounds thanks to the large standard delay range. What is also immediately striking is that the "Rose" logo goes along with the dynamics of the modulation and the color changes depending on what type of modulation you use. Rose's delays range from 10 microseconds to 10 seconds. And with the range multiplier, it can be made even longer (up to 5 times as much). Because we can use it in so many directions, it is difficult to give a good description of the sound, so we have made this video (above) for you!

How does it work?

So on the back, we have an I / O switch so you can switch between guitar and synths (line). There is also a regular input and output, an expression input, and a power input. When you press the delay button, you can switch between the different delay ranges (represented by the LED lights), to adjust the delay time, turn the knob without pressing it. The mix knob controls the dry/wet. The filter knob is an analog low pass filter. The feedback knob controls the analog feedback to the delay for the number of repetitions to be set. The rate knob controls the speed of the modulation. The depth knob controls the modulation intensity. And then there is the shape ladder with 5 modulation sources, sine, square, envelope follower, random and external. Then there is also the Phi and Delta button for reversing or inverting and sample rate shifting. With the hot switch footswitch, you can easily switch between different presets. In addition, it is also possible to use an expression pedal for this. The footswitches can both be linked separately to different presets.

Eventide Rose
Eventide Rose
Eventide Rose
Eventide Rose


The many functions and the concise interface make it a complex but very versatile pedal. So looking for a good setting yourself could take a while. Fortunately, Eventide offers a set of extensive presets on their website. Using this as a reference to get close to what you're looking for makes the search a lot easier. The Eventide can also be configured via your EDM. Here you connect the device via USB (mini-B) to your computer and you can find the software for the Rose here. We get very Mister and Mississippi vibes from the setting we demonstrated in our video.

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