Elektron Analog Heat Hands-On Demo

Elektron recently introduced the Analog Heat – a hardware effects processor that features 8 different analog stereo distortion circuits, a stereo analog multi-mode filter and a stereo analog EQ.

In this video, synthesist Cuckoo takes a look at the Elektron Analog Heat, offering an overview of the device’s features and then demoing it with a variety of hardware.

He demos the Analog Heat using Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators, Novation Circuit, OP-1, Volca FM, Monomachine, Analog Rytm, Analog Four and Continuum Fingerboard.

17 thoughts on “Elektron Analog Heat Hands-On Demo

  1. this bass shatterin effect of the camera is dope! you should always film with this setup. it might have been an accident first, but it turns out to a very entertaining effect. it makes the music come out more alive. its not a bug, its a feature 🙂

  2. Carefully chosen overdrive and filter combination can make anything sound good, just listen to the demos of the Sherman filter bank II on their website , elektron AH probably less creazy sounding but very useful , specially considering it offers stereo operation , digital controls other almost every parameter, otherbridge etc. for the price of mono version of Sherman FB. Devices like this can make akai’s rhythm wolf sound better them AR.I will try to buy it before elektron figure it out and cease production.

    1. Just got a second hand Sherman FBII and have just scratched the surface, but yes, it sounds awesome!

      Would love Heat too, but I guess it would be an overkill in addition to Sherman!

  3. So we basically reached the Era where everybody is saying “less dynamic” as if it is the holy grail. I think in 30 years people are going to lough about us. Having 32bit 192Khz Possibilities and using only 3-5 Db of Dynamic Range in productions. Somehow makes no sense. Dynamic range is a lot more impressive than having everything loud and overdriven. Take a Thunder for example. Why is it so impressive? Not because it is compressed to the max thats for sure

    1. There are other properties to sound besises Dynamic range. Arguably the parts that have the most impact on humans are concerned with its timbral and tonal qualities

      1. crazy argument here… silence is just as important as sound in music, the relativity between them is one of the fundamental building blocks of it as well – why do you think we have “velocity” on a keyboard?

        1. I think you’ll find that if there is silence, then there is neither sound nor music. If you’re referring to musical rests then that is an intrinsic mechanism of music and not of sound itself. Listening to music plays absolutely no evolutionary role in why humans (or any animal with ears for that matter) even hear at all. We did not evolve hearing for the sole purpose of hearing music. It is as a result of being able to hear that we have developed a taste for music. How and why different types of music evoke different emotional responses is still not fully understood. As are many of the emotional responses of the brain. Dynamic range or loudness is not a trait in sound that evokes nearly as much emotional response as tonality or timbre. Look it up!

      1. just the opposite, in fact…

        “The sudden increase in pressure and temperature from lightning produces rapid expansion of the air surrounding and within a bolt of lightning. In turn, this expansion of air creates a sonic shock wave, similar to a sonic boom, which produces the sound of thunder, often referred to as a clap, crack, peal of thunder, or boom.

        The temperature inside the lightning channel, measured by spectral analysis, varies during its 50 ?s existence, rising sharply from an initial temperature of about 20,000 K to about 30,000 K, then dropping away gradually to about 10,000 K. The average is about 20,400 K (20,100 °C; 36,300 °F). This heating causes a rapid outward expansion, impacting the surrounding cooler air at a speed faster than sound would otherwise travel. The resultant outward-moving pulse is a shock wave, similar in principle to the shock wave formed by an explosion, or at the front of a supersonic aircraft.”

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