Eventide Riptide Drive and Vibe Pedal

Catch a modulation wave and get caught in the riptide! Eventide's Riptide is a drive and vibe pedal with multiple colors of both effects.

The Eventide Riptide effects pedal featuring a combination of ripping distortion and swirling modulation.

Ready to be swept away? Introducing Riptide, the result of extensive research into the iconic Uni-Vibe and legendary overdrives. Whether you're looking to ride the slow, vibey waves of lush modulation or dive headfirst into the pulsing depths of overdrive, Riptide invites you to play with power and attitude that's unapologetically bold.

Riptide features not one, but two distinct voices for each effect, all delivered in glorious stereo. Plus, you can effortlessly transition from Drive into Vibe or Vibe into Drive. Let 'er rip.

Two Colors of Drive
Riptide features a balanced distortion with superb dynamics and touch sensitivity. Green is a dynamic, mid-range crunch. Red is a smooth and boosted overdrive.
Two Colors of Vibe
Authentic Shin-ei Uni-Vibe emulation captures the richness and modulation of the original, in stereo! Green is the traditional Uni-Vibe. Red is a deeper, phase-y Vibe.

Eventide Audio has introduced its Riptide pedal, the result of extensive research into the iconic Shin-ei Uni-Vibe(R) and legendary overdrives. The Uni-Vibe delivered swirling vibey waves of lush modulation recognizable on tracks by Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour and Robin Trower. Overdrive is the classic distortion technique originally discovered by guitarists cranking their amps to the max and driving the vacuum tubes into heavy saturation. These two classic effects are offered with the read more Riptide pedal as "Vibe" and "Drive." Riptide features two distinct voicings each for both Vibe and Drive, delivered in glorious stereo. The two colors of balanced, touch-sensitive overdrive distortion are Green for a dynamic mid-range crunch and Red for a smooth and boosted overdrive sound. The Green for Vibe captures the richness and modulation of the original Uni-Vibe - enhanced by stereo output - while Red offers a deeper, phase-y effect.

Players can effortlessly reorder the process from Drive into Vibe or Vibe into Drive, and any combination of parameters can be mapped to an expression pedal. Three knobs for Drive, three for Vibe, and a pair of dual-action latching or momentary footswitches provide players effect control, with five onboard presets and more available using Eventide Device Manager (EDM) software. A triple Aux switch can be used for easy preset selection or a single Aux switch for Tap Tempo. Riptide's Catch-up mode lets you dial in your sound when toggling between presets/parameters. The pedal offers multiple bypass options - Buffered, Relay, DSP+FX or Kill dry. It also provides MIDI support over USB.

Eventide has remained at the forefront of recording technology since 1971. They revolutionized the audio industry by creating the world's first commercially available digital audio effects unit, the H910 Harmonizer(R). Since then, its legendary studio processors, effects pedals and plug-ins have been heard on countless hit records. Uni-Vibe is a registered trademark of Dunlop Manufacturing.

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- Four Effects: 2 Overdrives, 2 Uni-Vibes
- Drive Vibe at the press of a button
- No Deep Dives: 3 Drive Knobs, 3 Vibe Knobs
- Five presets at your feet -- more available with Eventide Device Manager (EDM) software
- Dual-action Active Footswitch is latching or momentary
- Rear panel Guitar/Line Level switch for matching impedances with guitar, synths, FX loop or DAW interface
- Map any combination of parameters to an Expression Pedal
- Use a single Aux switch for Tap Tempo or a triple Aux switch for easy preset changing
- MIDI capability over TRS (use with a MIDI to TRS cable Type A or converter box) or USB
- Multiple Bypass options: Buffered, Relay, DSP+FX or Kill dry
- Catch-up mode to dial in your sound when toggling between presets/parameters
- Eventide Device Manager PC or Mac application for software updates, system settings and creating/saving presets
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- Input: 1/4" TRS / Mono = Tip, Stereo = Tip & Ring
- Out 1: 1/4" TS Mono / Mono Output
- Out 2: 1/4" TS Mono / Stereo Output
- EXP: 1/4" TRS / Expression pedal, Aux Switch or MIDI I/O
- Mono/Stereo Switch: Sets Input to Mono (Tip) or Stereo (Tip + Ring)
- Guitar/Line Level Switch: Optimizes internal gain structure
- Mini USB: Software updates, MIDI I/O
- DC Input Jack: 5.5mm / 2.1mm plug / Center Negative (-)
- Input Impedance: 700k ohms Mono, 990k ohms Stereo
- Max Input, Guitar: +8dBu
- Max Input, Line: +14dBu
- Output Impedance: 220 ohms
- Recommended Load Impedance: 10k ohms
- Power: 9V DC @ 300mA / Center Negative (-), 5.5mm/2.1mm jack (BOSS standard)
- Dimensions (Product): 4" W x 4.25" D x 1.68" H / 102 mm x 108 mm x 43 mm
- Weight (Product): 1.06 lb / 0.48 kg
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.73 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1219-051

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 201-641-1200


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