Just bought a second hand mk1 heat, i love it so far… After trying it for spicing up kick, bass and drums, i hooked my ob-6 thru strymon bigsky into it and wow with a fine touch the reverb sounded even better than always! Also OB filter + classic drive at more extreme settings sounded almost like a 303
Btw I can notice an obvious difference between using it overbridge (its own 48khz converters) vs my apollo twin converters running at 44.1 or 88.2… If it’s a simple one shot sound I don’t care so much, but a complex thing is way more clear in the analog in/out. So there folks might not see a point replacing Decapitator with heat. Still very very happy to have an extra 2 input in Cubase without using it as a second soundcard but just overbridge. I think that’s a extraordinary software achievement especially in windows where you cannot have aggregated devices (only one Asio driver).
Wonder how it can be handled on the mains for a live situation, as the output is pretty low if not boosted much… i wouldn’t use it for “mastering” or 2-bus but i play live stems which always sound a bit raw compared to mastered CDs., even with a nice chain ot UAD plugs… Should i try pass my stems thru it one by one at home or make a risky move by bringing it to parties?