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Elektron ramps up the temperature with new edition of Analog Heat

Elektron has updated the Analog Heat box of distorted delights with some improvements to the hardware.

Upgrades from the MKI version include what Elektron says are tougher and more precise encoders. To further aid you in messing up your sounds for longer, back-lit buttons and a larger, sharper OLED screen have also been added. 

The versatile grit-machine retains the 2-in/2-out soundcard - perfect for the on-the-go music producer - and the eight original stereo analogue distortion circuits.

The MKII is available now for a street price of $819/£750/€830–870, which is a shade more than the £679 price tag found on the original. For more info, got to the Elektron website.

Analog Heat MKII specs

  • 8 stereo analogue distortion circuits
  • 100% analogue signal path
  • 128 user preset slots
  • 1 × Analogue stereo multi-mode filter
  • 1 × 2-band analogue stereo EQ
  • 1 × Assignable envelope
  • 1 × Assignable LFO
  • 2 × ¼″ CV/Expression pedal inputs
  • 2 × ¼″ balanced inputs
  • 2 × ¼″ balanced outputs
  • 1 × ¼″ headphones output
  • 1 × USB port
  • MIDI IN/OUT/THRU ports
  • 128 × 64 pixel OLED screen
Simon Arblaster
Simon Arblaster

I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.

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