Analog Heat : Feature Requests


Thanks for RMS level meters for the inputs and outputs

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Sound card operation

One of the most prominent Analog Heat MKII features: it can function as a 2 in/2 out sound card, even while processing DAW audio. Perfect for the traveling musician. Create as you go and make stellar, high quality recordings wherever you may roam.

So, is this through overbridge only, or is it working as a soundcard by default ?

That copy is exactly the same copy that was on the Mk1 page. That feature has not changed as far as I can tell.

I got a Mk1 just recently but I’ve only used it in an analogue chain. However, I think you can use it either just as a soundcard or in conjunction with OB. There are some reports on here that the soundcard performance isn’t great in terms of latency, crackles, etc.

My main feature request : just improve enveloppe follower. It needs to be smoothed if you want to use it as an auto-wah. Most of auto wahs have better behavior. An additional parameter, an option.



I use the LFO on the Heat to create random tape dropout by modulating the preset output. Together with the saturation it works well, however the random wave being stepped is a bit clicky.

Would it be possible to add a rounded version of the random waveform? This would allow a very convincing tape flutter degrade effect.

thanks, E


I don’t have any feature requests, I love it just the way it is. I’ve always been that way tho. I look at what things are capable of & try to get the most out of it…I see what they CAN do…not what they can’t. But at the same time there is nothing wrong with wishing something could do more. Just don’t get caught up in it!

I’m actually blown away by how many features are packed in this guy. If it was JUST a distortion box I would say it has a high price tag, but it is much more. All my sounds go thru it & final mixes go thru it. I think it’s a great mixing & mastering tool.

Random glide lfos are my favorites, I would like them for all Elektrons.
As a kind of workaround, did you try to modulate (eventually trigger) envelope with a random lfo to make it smoother ?

i like to have this on the MK1 as numbers. essential for not fooling yourself. (louder allways irritates you, you think it sounds better )

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Unfortunatly both AHs still do not have an option to save your own presets. Transfer 1.1.0 does not connect to my heat. and for around 800 euros its a pitty not beeing able to save your work.

No sysex dump ?

no, not available

Would like for Elektron to upgrade the Analog Heat distortions to sound more harsher. These circuits sound more like saturaters to me than a distortion unit. Lol maybe I’m using it wrong…

Are you driving it hot enough?
One can really destroy the shit of a given signal. Make sure your input volume is bot too low.

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I think high gain distortion limited too, coming from guitar distortion pedals. Even with Round Fuzz or High Gain, max Sensitivity, Drive, Dirt.
Analog Drive is much better in that register.
I think improvements would need hardware mod.


Nice idea, I will give this a go!

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or you can just add nice distortion pedal of your choice to the signal chain

That’s what I do with Analog Drive. Better results after AH. Need a 2nd one. :wink:

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I’m using H9 for the same purpose but now I’m thinking also about Drive…

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Didn’t know H9 Crunchstation. AD is noisier and dirtier than AH.

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I presume that similar could be added in an update to the MK I?