Introducing Analog Heat MKII


#141

Actually, it doesn’t work like that. Throwing more programmers at a single project doesn’t necessarily mean it will be done quicker. Quite the contrary in some cases.

And then there’s the obvious bit: releasing new product produces income, hiring more staff is incredibly expensive.


#142

This cosmetic upgrade costs $120 USD more than an Eventide H9 MAX. lol


#143

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#144

i do,

sorry but feels same after that game changing hint you dave …


#145

I am fully aware of those risks you’re talking about, being software developer myself for the last 10 years, however it’s still doable and it does cost a fortune to hire new staff, especially on such specialized product as OB.

And yes, new product produces income and that’s something many of us are upset about - Elektron seem to only care about generating income, releasing incomplete products and lying into their customers’ faces.

By that, I mean https://www.elektronauts.com/news/422 - “Rest assured, releasing Overbridge is our highest priority.”
Sorry to say, this is lies. I had a lot of faith in this company and haven’t complained a single bit until now, however now I feel being cheated on.


#146

When OB is delivered, the same people complaining here are simply going to chase another techno-unicorn.


#147

April 2019 - Digitone MK2 (even better OLED and portamento. Price 899)


#148

And please don’t get me wrong - Digitakt is an amazing product, even though buggy as hell and I could live without OB for quite some time, but what I really care about is businesses like this cheating on their customers.


#149

Word on the streets is that there is a hidden Easter egg in AH mkii.


#150

I do think it’s their highest priority. Releasing AH mkii has no influence on the development of OB. Hiring new devs costs money and a lot of time to get them up to speed. It will slow down the release probably in stead of speeding it up. Better yet, I think they actually did higher new devs about a year or so ago.

The whole notion that it should be impossible to release a pretty minor hardware update of a machine because of OB is absurd to me.


#151

The first place I see advertising the AH MKII is Sweetwater for $799. The AH MKI is currently selling for $759. Check out how much nicer that display looks :sunglasses:


#152

Buggy as hell? 1.08 has been completely stable here…
I don’t know why this exegeration is needed. Ah well. Time to move on with my day :slight_smile:

Cheers and good evening


#153

You’re missing several editions. :stuck_out_tongue:


#154

Consolidation on BOMs is a good idea. There’s nothing at all saying anyone with a MkI should get rid of it. If you’re that OCD, then yes, buy the new one to make the aesthetic match. I myself have been known to do that. Just because they updated it a bit, doesn’t automatically make the old one stop working, or working any less well than it already did.

The new one looks pretty nice really, and I’m sure it took roughly 0% away from any work being done on Overbridge.

It’s not like the UI / Industrial design guys do DSP and C code in their spare time most likely.

Everyone should use some logical thought a little bit, and realize this. I’m not saying this because Elektron said it. I’m saying it because that’s how production teams work.


#155

Nice! Love the fact they updated the screen and buttons. The new display UI makes it much more functional for live performance artists as you can quickly see whats happening. I think studio use folks that have the MK1 will probably not need the upgrade.

but also - ugh… the entitlement attitude of many electronic music makers is so gross. It’s like sitting in a class full of 3rd graders with their bottom lip popping out saying “thats not fair, i want my OB”


#156

I didn’t say they didn’t fix it eventually, but fact is, initial release was buggy as hell:)

Anyway, you might be right that this release doesn’t influence OB development in any way, however I don’t believe you don’t understand lots of angry customers who were promised OB half a year ago and now seeing new product being released makes many of them being furious about it.

Thanks for your point of view though and have a nice evening:)


#157

I’m just wishing they had waited till the end winter, or at least a time when the heat isn’t actively trying to kill me…


#158

People are free to be angry if they like. If their purchase hinged on OB support, then I can see that.

Shit happens with software development though. Happens across the whole industry from OSes, to games, to drivers, to productivity software. Delays (sometimes HUGE ones) are a reality of software development. I’m sure Elektron had every intention of pushing OB out in the timeframe they intended. The argument is getting old now, but I still do understand a certain portion of buyers being a bit pissed.

It’s hardly relevant to other topics, (like this one) though. Sure, complain all you want in the Overbridge topics. There, it’s relevant. However, in just about every topic about anything new, someone has to bring up OB, and I just don’t see why. Just keep it to the places it actually has some relevance is my only suggestion.

Aside from that, OB integration isn’t the end-all of music creation. The hardware itself is still pretty amazing, and quite usable without it.

I get the complaints (from that point of view) I just don’t think they belong in every single thread.


#159

Remember the old video for the original Heat, with the fire and the guys sweating and the piano keys blistering from the flames!

Just keep well hydrated Ryan – the feeling will pass. :rofl:


#160

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