Elektron describe their new product, Analog Heat as an audio enhancer and an audio destroyer. If you were expecting a drum machine like RYTM 2, a synthesizer or a sequencer, then don't be alarmed. On the contrary Analog Heat is an analog audio effect unit with Overbridge integration that brings analog sounding goodness, the satisfying feel of hardware beneath your fingers while still looking forward to the future.
Here's what Elektron tell us about Analog Heat:
Swedish music hardware company Elektron today announced Analog Heat, a stereo analog sound processor excelling in treating audio in both beautiful and radical ways. The eight different analog stereo distortion circuits, the stereo analog multi-mode filter and the stereo analog EQ provide a wealth of sound shaping options.
Thanks to Overbridge, a technology seamlessly integrating music hardware with computers, Analog Heat can be used as VST/AU plugin, making it easy to apply real analog processing to DAW sounds and tracks. Overbridge even allows the Analog Heat to be used as 2 in/2 out CoreAudio/ASIO/WDM sound card.
“With the Analog Heat we are offering musicians an invaluable tool that will greatly benefit their existing gear. By adding analog sheen or grit, sounds often become more exciting and interesting — and this is exactly the forte of the Analog Heat. For computer based musicians the Overbridge integration will prove incredibly useful. Finally a distortion effect plug-in providing that inimitable and authentic analog sound”, says Jonas Hillman, CEO of Elektron.
Eight stereo analog distortion circuits
The eight stereo analog distortion circuits have been designed to provide excellent sound shaping opportunities, as well as to fully complement each other. They are capable of applying everything from warm tape-like saturation to harsh over-the-top distortion.
Filter, EQ, modulation
To further affect incoming signals, the stereo analog multi-mode filter and the 2 band stereo analog EQ are available. Modulation sources include an assignable envelope and an assignable LFO, making it easy to create rhythmical textures and re-shape beats.
The Overbridge technology effortlessly brings the sound and capabilities of the Analog Heat to DAW environments. Connect the Analog Heat to a computer via USB and use it just like a VST/AU effect plug-in. Overbridge makes analog processing of individual sounds, tracks and even complete mixes a fully integrated and rewarding experience.
Analog Heat will retail for $749/€799/£679. Shipping starts this fall.
More info at Elektron.se