Elektron announcement of Analog Heat was met with rejoicing and some uncertainty. Timo Preece digs deep below the analog distortion and saturation for a clearer picture of what makes it so versatile.
Boost Saturate Overdrive
Warm It Up
How Much Do You Want?
In the Mix
Note: Be careful as Saturation can also make things sound duller and less defined. especially if you’re putting it across entire groups or the master bus. While saturation might sound great while designing individual sounds, it might also muddy up the mix if you’re using too much of it.
Inserts Versus Returns?
Note: Overbridge plugins do not support offline (non-real-time) rendering/freezing of the arrangement. Examples of DAWs that support real-time rendering well are Cubase and Renoise. Most other DAWs only support offline rendering. This is not a bug but a feature of its analog architecture.
There is a rather insightful Elektronauts forum where users share their experiences. If you’re concerned, check out: OB 1.15.0 Issues