Why are you making excuses?
Even the mensa members at Roland who haven't done anything right in DECADES have most of their gear ready to perform both audio and MIdI interfacing duties.
JDXI: Audio and Midi
RC505: Audio and Midi
TR8: Audio and Midi
Entire Boutique line: Audio and Midi
I can't stand Arturia but....
Mini/Micro Brute: Midi (Interface that is, in addition to Midi for the synth it'self)
Korg Minilouge: Midi
Hell even the AKAI Rhythm Wolf, Tom Cat and Timber Wolf can ALL be used as USB MIDI interfaces, In fact, I will go ahead and say there isn't a single product of this type on the market today that CAN'T act as a usb MIDI interface, and do you know why? Because it's EASY to implement, it really helps out consumers who are tired of all the cables and boxes. There is just TOO MUCH USB CRAP these days, and it need to end , via manufacturers making daisychaining a part of every release
So, Having owned an Analog heat for a few days I'm hoping I'm missing something and it does indeed perform that most basic function because the alternative is that Elektron crippled this ability KNOWING it would cause hassles for people who paid a good chunk of change for this piece of kit. Why they would do that, I haven't a clue
There is no excuse if this is the case, funny, when I buy an Elektron product there is ALWAYS a catch, something that doesn't work as it should. The only reason I bought this was because I could use it as a straight FX box and bypass all that OB nonsense they have been conning thier way around with for years now,
I'll contact Elektron tomorow and see what they have to say about it