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3 Must Have Eventide Timefactor Presets

Eventide Timefactor Delay Pedal
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Hey guys, I wanted to start this series of articles not only to inform you, but also to equip you with some tools you can use. In this 1st article I want to start off with 3 helpful Timefactor presets that I know will come in handy. Some people are not in to tweaking and that is ok so I took care of the heavy lifting for you and you can focus on the playing.

I’ve recorded some audio demos of these presets in action with the following gear:

  • Fender American Standard Telecaster with Porter Custom Tele Pickups
  • EHX Soulfood JHS Modded with the Walrus Audio Voyager stacked.
  • Eventide Timefactor
  • Eventide Space
  • A vintage Silverstone Twin Twelve from 1961

Below each sound demo is the download link for each preset. To use these presets you will need an Eventide Timefactor with the latest firmware or an Eventide H9. You can upload these files to your pedal from you PC/Mac via a USB cable. If you have an H9 then you can also upload the presets with your iOS app via Bluetooth.

Tape Delay: Tape Pad Delay

Tape Echos are awesome! There is just something special about how they sound. I feel that they really shine when the repeats are at the edge of oscillation. This preset is designed to help you create a smooth, almost pad like, oscillation under your guitar parts. The repeats are dark and are the perfect foundation for thoughtful playing. Add a little reverb, and it’s like heaven on earth. You’ll be rocking some ambient guitar tones that will even have your keyboard players jelly. For the audio sample I engage the Space mid way on a hall setting so you can get an idea of what is sounds like.


Vintage Delay: Vintage Dot 8th

This delay is the reason that I own this unit. It’s specialty is emulating vintage delays. It is not very good at reproducing analog delays like most will tell you but the truth is that most of the vintage units we love are actually lower digital spec than the digital stuff we use today. For this preset I emulated one of my favorite units, the Korg SDD-3000. This is what is sounds like without the front end preamp and I assure you its close. Set to a dotted 8th note, this will give you all the U2 Edge tones you can dream up and more. If you “Still haven’t found what you’re looking for” don’t worry, it just found you!


Digital Delay: Digital 4+.8

Clean repeats is what this delay was intended to give you. Because the Timefactor is a “Dual Delay”, you actually can call up 2 different delays at a time. I’ve put together a clean digital setting that has the quarter note delay on the A side and a dotted eighth note on the B side. If you run mono you can use an expression pedal between the A and B sides. This method is very useful if you have to switch delays and want a more seamless transition.  If you run stereo, A will go out to the left side and the B will go to the right for some delicious stereo goodness.


Please post your comments, I’d love to hear what you think about these presets. Godspeed!



  1. Rick Brand

    May 12, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Great stuff! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Daniel Mutter

    Daniel Mutter

    June 12, 2015 at 5:12 am

    Thanks for posting this! I was beginning to think nobody cared anymore for the Timefactor, but I have one and I love it!

  3. Charlie

    July 16, 2015 at 6:54 am

    There is another webpage where you can find more timefactor presents to download? Thanks

    • Anthony Catacoli

      Anthony Catacoli

      July 16, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      Hey Charlie, we are working on more that can be easily shared and used in any scenario. If there is something your looking for please let us know and we’ll try to get something up on the next preset posts.

  4. Jared Sams

    July 21, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Love the presets! However I am having trouble opening them or viewing them I think due to the .h9z file. Do you have a .syx file for the FactorLib Software?

    • Jared Sams

      July 22, 2015 at 6:26 pm

      Nevermind, I downloaded the H9 control and it works perfectly. Thanks so much! Keep em coming!

  5. Craig

    November 3, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Just what I was looking for! I just got a H9 and I’m learning it. Is there a way to download the other Timefactor files .syx files into the H9?

    • Anthony Catacoli

      Anthony Catacoli

      November 3, 2015 at 9:24 pm

      Hey Craig, as far as I know not really. The H9 tool is super awesome and I’m sure you can dial it in fast. Best wishes and Godspeed!

  6. Andrew Chong

    January 25, 2016 at 6:30 am

    Love the Timefactor/H9 presets! Will you be uploading more? I have a H9 but it gets overwhelming at times.

  7. bluesfloyd

    March 21, 2016 at 6:08 am

    hi, Anthony Catacoli
    just got my new timefactor, what presets on the timefactor would you use for ( SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND (part 1) by pink floyd, or what new settings would you dail in to get this sound,
    thanks for your time, bluesfloyd.

    • Anthony Catacoli

      Anthony Catacoli

      April 4, 2016 at 8:57 pm

      Hey Bluesfloyd, thanks for reaching out. I’m not sure how I’d get that tone mainly because I am not very familiar with PinkFloyd. I’m convinced that you can get super close because big bands used the H3000 series of racks and I’m sure they are not the exception. I recommend looking into Eventides new algorithm called “Spacetime” that can do 3 things at once. Check it out!

  8. Bing Farther

    March 29, 2016 at 2:25 am

    Love this pedal, and Jesus is my favourite superhero, way better than Spider-Man and Batman!

  9. Tyler Morton

    April 23, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Is there a way to post an h9 control screenshot of what the settings are? I’m trying to get the settings but don’t have a computer. The iPad won’t let me download it off the internet or look at the file

  10. Kester

    May 23, 2016 at 4:47 am

    Hi Anthony, that is a lovely tape delay, I’m not too good with importing presets into the timefactor, could you post the raw settings of these sounds? 🙂

  11. brewster

    June 4, 2016 at 12:56 am

    hi im having trouble importing the preset, “imported one preset and no preset lists” and i cant find the imported preset on the h9 control. what should i do? tia

  12. John Rodriguez

    August 19, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    I`am a lead gtr player for Iglesia el Calvario, i used an eventide H9,Ego Wampler,IspII,Bad Horsie wah and the OD & Distortion is from my Engl 50 watts Thunder Thanks for the info Great Job Amen!

  13. Oswaldo

    October 4, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Estimado me podría ayudar con el presente para canción aviva saludos y bendiciones

  14. Luke Cloutier

    December 1, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Hey there!
    I think that these presets were created with the older software on the timefector and the downloads are causing the H9 control app to crash when Im imprting them. Is there any way somone could post the settings numerically in a post so that I can put them in manually?

    Thanks God Bless

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