Eventide Space Reverb Pedal

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92 out of 100. Incorporating 275+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$499
Eventide Space Reverb

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 92/100 is based on analysis of 275+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

Just one glance at the Eventide Space Reverb's array of knobs and you know that this is not your average reverb pedal.

With multiple knobs for controlling deep settings, 12 different reverb types to choose from, and 100 presets, this pedal offers a lot of tweaking options.

But it's not just about versatility because this pedal features the same reverb algorithms as found on Eventide's rack processors.

Modern control options are also available, including MIDI compatibility, MIDI clock sync and tap tempo.

Known Eventide Space Reverb users include Tim Reynolds, Alex Skolnick, Nigel Hendroff and many more.

Features:

  • 12 Reverb Types: Room, Plate, Spring, Hall, Reverse, Shimmer, ModEchoVerb, DualVerb, Blackhole, MangledVerb, TremoloVerb, DynaVerb
  • Controls: Mix, Decay, Size, Delay, EQ (Low, High, Contour), Preset, Xnob, Ynob, FxMix
  • Input: Stereo 1/4", Footswitch, Expression
  • Output: Stereo 1/4"
  • Power: Power Supply
  • Bypass Type: Configurable to True Bypass or Buffered. Also has a Buffered Bypass option that cuts off the tail end of the reverb.
  • 100 factory presets
  • Tap Tempo, MIDI clock sync
  • MIDI control via USB
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 4.8" x 7.5" x 2.12"
  • Weight: 2.15 lbs

Pros

Sound quality is what impressed most of the reviewers. The general theme of what they are saying is that the Eventide Space Reverb simply sounds great. Versatility also got a lot of thumbs up, especially from more experienced users who want precision control over the reverb effect. Interestingly, even non-guitarists were impressed by the pedal's sound quality, including musicians who are into ambient style music, reporting that they were able to conjure inspiring and unique soundscapes.

Cons

There were some who raised concern about the complexity of the interface and overall learning curve. A few reviewers complained about the quality of the knobs considering the price, and speaking of price tag, some users would've given the pedal a higher rating if the price was a bit lower.

Overall

The Eventide Space Reverb is for you if you have the budget and are into modern ambient music, or if you want a reverb pedal that will give you hours of deep editing fun.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Reverb Pedals + Delay Reverb Combos.

About the Author

Alexander BrionesAlexander Briones

He's written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at his local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.