Introducing Analog Heat MKII


#333

end-of-life probably means that the amount of parts remaining are not enough to make full large-scale manufacturing runs possible. There are probably still hundreds if not thousands of these parts in Elektron’s storage.


#334

Hahahahaha! Yes! It’s Aphex Uuno or maybe Richard D Turhapuro.
Had a vision years ago and had to make it happen.


#335

Your friends are not complaining because Syntaur is there for them. But if the components for Elektron device are end-of-life one and a half year after release, that is not very encouraging as Elektron is the only company that can reliably fix these instruments.

Will Syntaur fix your Analog Heat in four years after Elektron doesn’t have parts for it? I don’t think so.


#336

Syntaur is not in the synth-fixing business. They only supply spare parts which they get from dismantling defective synths. I guess in 5-10 years time they’ll be supplying parts for Elektron products too, so yes, I’ll buy the spare parts for my AH there.

If Syntaur goes out of business there’ll always be some other webshop providing people the synthparts they need. It’s not Elektron’s job, unless they of course want to have it as their job.


#337

Not always. I have just been burned by Elektron’s promises with OB and lost money because of that. That is why I am viewing them critically these days.


#338

ok, fair enough. apologies for being offtopic


#339

Elektron, if you are reading this topic.

Pls fix the usb disconnect bug. in the next firmware Overbridge update.


#340

there is one other common reason for manufacturers for running out of the current set of components. It is the scenario where your sales numbers are remarkably exceeding your expectations. Elektron has been on fire recently, coming up with new/upgraded models and receiving lot of attention from the new customers. It can also be that Heat, being a new concept product, has been way more popular than predicted by sales team, going trough the pre-contracted materials fast. Again, it’s just a speculation from my side but I kind of hope that this is the case. I think they deserve the success.

From the community point of view - none of this really matters as its absolutely fine to upgrade the products whenever needed, especially if the company implements the suggestions made by the real users in this forum and elsewhere.


#341

Everyone who runs a business knows that the world is full of people who knows how to run it much better than you. As long as it benefits them, of course.


#342

That’s interesting… I own a Heat MKI as well and I never even considered the 96kHz before. In fact, I use it all the time in 96kHz projects in Studio One. I had to go back, research the specs (they indeed are 24bit/48kHz for streaming audio). It’s working all the same for me.

I guess Studio One is doing a real time conversion on that? I know S1 will do that if you import in files of varying bit depths or sample rates – it just converts them on the fly to be whatever your project rate is setup as. That’s not bothering me here much in anycase. Sure, 96kHz natively would be great, but if it’s downsampled then converted back that’s fine. I do it very early in the chain (usually the 1st or 2nd thing).

Same with the box doing an AD/DAC conversion when acting entirely as a standalone unit. I’d prefer the path be 100% analog, but it’s not, so I just consider that part of its overall character and sound. There’s nothing I can hear that indicates that.


#343

Different peak levels would point out that something has changed inside the signal path. Did they make it less noisy? I hope so.


#344

Looks like the street price is only a mild increase - seen them for £599 today.

Anyway, apologies if asked or covered already, but has there been any improvements in the soundcard potential/use with the Mk2? Or is this reliant on OB? I’ve seen a lot of mixed reviews with it being used as a primary soundcard. It’s a tempting option though in a two birds, one stone sort of way.


#345

Looks like it. The difference between 22 to 19 should cut the noise floor down while still keeping its character.


#346

Strange, I mean I would think that a higher peak level would mean more headroom so a higher signal to noise ratio than something that has a lower peak level. But then again I think these are just numbers and they may not represent the quality of the actual signal path.

The noise floor is my main gripe with the mk1…that and the burning screen edges, the resonance knob that is only useful for like 20% of its travel…and OB almost blowing my monitors whilst crashing


#347

I GOT ONE

from Thomann


#348

Looks like that £599 asking price just shot up to c£750! :thinking:

Pretty outrageous asking price in my opinion but to each their own.


#349

I checked Elektron’s site; their showing a price of $819.00.
But Sweetwater has it priced at $799.00.
Analog Heat Mk1 is at $759.00.
So in the states the price hasn’t changed, still $40.00 more than the mk1.


#350

I got mine for 860 swiss franc (all taxes included) from Thomann


#351

I’m thinking, the main (possibly only) risk with either the mk 1 or 2 will be people putting too much distortion on their music.


#352

but then I want to have a green OLED in the OT mk2 as well. I really don‘t get it … why different colours for mk2s?