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Stereo Processor Analog Heat By Elektron

Stereo Processor Analog Heat By Elektron

Not so long ago the Swedish synthesizer company Elektron announced Analog Heat – powerful and compact analog stereo processor with vast range of connectivity and control possibilities. Shape the sound with 8 analog stereo distortion circuits, analog multimode stereo filter and analog stereo equalizer.

Elektron Analog HeatAnalog Heat can be applied as a VST/AU plug-in allowing you to process your DAW sounds and tracks putting them through the real analog path – you can do it thanks to Overbridge technology (is a revolutionary protocol providing efficient integration between software and hardware) which ensures smooth interaction via a single USB cable. Besides, the device lets you use it as a high quality audio interface: ADC/DAC 48 kHz 24 bit, 111dB signal-to-noise ratio, Hi-Fi frequency response range, stereo in/out, CoreAudio/Asio/WDM support together with the processing of your DAW sounds.

8 individual stereo processing chains complement each other perfectly and imbues your sound with warm tube saturation or coarse extremes: low frequencies dynamic range extension (Clean Boost), spectral “coloration” (Saturation), auto equalizer (Enhancement), midrange frequencies dynamic range extension (Mid Drive), distortion (Classic Dist), fuzz (Round Fuzz), high frequencies level increase (High Gain).

To shape the signal you’ll have a multimode resonant filter (LPF, BPF and HPF, 1 BRF/ notch) and a 2-band equalizer. Assignable envelope generator and LFO can serve as modulation sources and affect the rhythmic texture.

Elektron allows you to feel each and every capability of Analog Heat and put them into practice thanks to Overbridge technology introduction (they’ve already implemented it in Analog Rytm and Analog Keys/ Four). All you need to do is to connect the instrument to the computer via USB. Besides, Analog Heat offers 3 jacks MIDI in/out/thru and 2 jacks for external controllers such as an expression pedal for example. It’s claimed that CV signal processing is supported if you connect an external device to one of these jacks.

Plus to already mentioned features this stereo analog sound processor lets you save up to 128 presets and offers a monochrome (amber colored) dot display which shows a preset name and current settings. The wonder is encased within black solid metallic panels.

Elektron’s prices are biting (no surprise unfortunately) - Analog Heat will cost you $749 but the wide range of possibilities and the actual result you get entrusting your sound to the processor will eventually drag you to the dark side of squandering. Well, actually, of smart investment. There are many great analog synthesizers which lack built-in effects: AKAI Timbre Wolf, DSI Mopho, Arturia Mini/ Microbrute, Korg ARP Odyssey as well as volca series and many semi-modular systems, such as Moog Mother 32, Korg MS-20 mini. We can assure you Analog Heat is exactly what you need.

Published: 15:32 04.10.2016
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