Introducing Analog Heat MKII


#313

Mine too and it was by chance I didn’t blow my monitors when I tried using Heat with OB and a really loud noise came out.

I kept it though, need it for the live sets where OB is not used as there is not computer being used anyway.


#314

Can we expect the sample rate via Oberbridge to go up to 96kHz for MkI and MkII?
I would really love to see that feature implemented. <3
Will an Analog Heat MkI possibly connect to the computer as an USB 2.0 device in the future?
I own an Analog Heat MkI - just for the records. :slight_smile:


#315

I think we wont get that , my guss its hardwarelimit on the DACs used…


#316

This is one of the things none of the hardware manufacturers can be sure of in these days. Electronic industry is driven by the mobile and computer production with components getting smaller and moving into miniature silicon chips. Because of this trend, standard size components and ‘bigger’ chips are disappearing from the whole sale market and these decisions are made by marketing CEOs in Soul, Shenzhen and Cupertino.


#317

It was kind of weird that Elektron released AH mk1 with LCD screen only few months before releasing Digitakt with oled screen. Surely they knew they were moving to oled screens already when AH mk1 was released.


#318

Elektron clearly not focussing being a trustworthy organisation

Endless bugs and hardware problems when releasing products
Waiting for 3 years for a working overbridge
1,5 y after heat mk1 release they come with mk2

But this heat mk2 looks really good :blush:


#319

its fine to release a new iphone in every 6 months but with Heat upgrading in 2 years its first model, its sticks and stones. Because, you know, reasons.


#320

The IT world gets a free pass for being a d1ck because we have been conditioned to think that what they do is normal, and that we cannot live our lives without IT tech anymore so we just gotta suck it. Such expectations do not exist for non-general purpose devices like music instruments, gladly.


#321

I am not talking about discrete circuits scaling down to SMT technology that drives chips to become smaller and smaller. I am talking about the buttons and screen. That new “crisp LCD screen” was chosen for a machine that was released only two years ago.
Did they know that they will change the screen, from back then and still went ahead?
Or you actually know what else has been changed on the PCB/circuit that involves switching old SMT chips, for newer ones?


#322

sorry, I have no further information


#323

Just out of curiosity I verified which speed the USB connection of my Analog Heat MkI is and found out that it already establishes a USB2.0 connection. :slight_smile:
Maybe my curiosity will continue to command me to open the unit and verify the DACs :thinking:


#324

I don’t think mobile phones and professional audio devices should be compared like that. Professional audio devices are bought for years of use.

It’s sad if Elektron moves into ”iphone” territory where people need to buy new box every two years as it seems Elektron is unable to provide support and spare parts for their old devices much longer than that. I mean, you can still service a 40 year old Minimoog but apparently 2 years is too long for Elektron…


#325

Elektron support has been excellent for old and new devices and I see no reason for this to be different for this device. Are you sure you are just not spinning this topic to find an angle to criticise something you have no real knowledge of?


#326

and yet an Analog Heat MK1 sold last month still came with a 3 year manufacturer’s warranty and Elektron has always covered and serviced instruments in the warranty period.

The facts don’t line up with your narrative.


#327

My narrative is based on the fact that Elektron themselves say the parts of Analog Heat are end-of-life. If that is indeed the case, they can’t support it much longer.


#328

They can and will support and service it for a minimum of the next three years, as there are devices out there sold with new warranties right now.

You think they waited until they used the very last round button before announcing the MKII ? They have reserve parts for warranty service commitments. Just like they did with the MD/MM.


#329

Even if they service the units for three years, I think that is too short time period for a professional audio device.

As Elektron has announced some of the AH mk1 components are end-of-life, used AH mk1 is going to be quite risky purchase soon.


#330

Well, those thoughts are both subjective.

The objective reality is that a new AH MK1 is covered for three years.
So I am setting the record straight for anyone who might be cruising this thread reading from your posts that:


#331

Many of my friends use mainly vintage synths from the late 70s or early/mid 80s in their music making. I don’t hear them complaining that Korg or Roland do not supply the buttons or parts for their instruments anymore. There’s shops like Syntaur for that. Nobody can expect Elektron to stack a warehouse full of old parts just to make people who bought a Sid Station 16 years ago happy. Those are just unreasonable expectations.


#332

Is that Uuno Turhapuro on your Avatar? :wink: