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Re: Elektron hinting at something new

Post by Hybrid88 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:42 am

Percivale wrote:Does it compete well with Behringer Synth Video 1 :lol:
Oh it's beyond that, the Behringer one was predictable marketing hype, bringing in "Artists" no one really cares about to say asinine buzz words about some blurry blinking lights... Genius.

But THIS Elektron video was just an abstract pile of nothingness. Not good if you're trying to sell something, they're obviously trying to be "arty" but there's "artistic" and then there is bullshit. This was bullshit.

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Re: Elektron hinting at something new

Post by wiss » Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:01 pm

So, it's an effect box.
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Re: Elektron hinting at something new

Post by MyKeyZ » Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:22 pm

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Re: Elektron hinting at something new

Post by tim gueguen » Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:02 am

Yeah, they're getting into a market with a lot of competition. There are zillions of distortion devices out there, and a bunch of multieffects boxes at cheaper prices.
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Re: Elektron hinting at something new

Post by griffin avid » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:14 pm

My guess was that they were targeting this to their own customer base. Like the people who are already pro Elektron would consider this a new addition to their current set up. As a smaller company, what should they do next? Make another groovebox? Standalone synth? More versions of their current offering(s)?

So maybe, like how Roland inspires such brand loyalty that a lot of their customers would rather rant at Roland than buy the thing they desire from someone else.


zillions of distortion devices out there, and a bunch of multieffects boxes


What about the plug in aspect and its DAW connectivity(MIDI + soundcard)?
Does that make it something more than what a pedal could do?

I'd like to hear from someone who owns their boxes- to see if they think this makes a worthy addition. Last I remember, I think StabFrenzy had some of their gear. So he'd probably know what this new addition means - plus maybe there were requests or something.
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Re: Elektron hinting at something new

Post by ninja6485 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:57 pm

This reminds me of Native Instruments' driver, which is actually pretty awesome. $750 is a lot of money though... I guess it's the fact that everything's analog, and it's an A/D & D/A converter? Almost everything sends audio through USB anymore though. Maybe it's of higher quality? Maybe if you don't have an interface, love distortion effects, and have an allegiance to elektron, it could make sense. I'm trying to imagine having $750 devoted to a separate device for having things distorted, filtered, and sent into a computer. I guess if you understand the appeal of the rest of the Elektron gear this makes more sense.
This looks like a psychotropic reaction. No wonder it's so popular...

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Re: Elektron hinting at something new

Post by crystalmsc » Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:53 am

ninja6485 wrote:This reminds me of Native Instruments' driver, which is actually pretty awesome.
That's one of the wildest, hard to handle but musical little distortion. Works great as a distortion module in Reaktor. Analog Heat is interesting but Dent is more of my type and for way cheaper a combination with Fault is endless fun.
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Re: Elektron hinting at something new

Post by Aaron2 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:03 am

griffin avid wrote:I'd like to hear from someone who owns their boxes- to see if they think this makes a worthy addition.
I own the A4, AK, RYTM, OT, MD, and MnM (2, in fact), and this new box doesn't do a thing for me. If my GAS meter goes from 0 (I hate it and would never buy it) to 10 (I can't live without it), then the Analog Heat is about a 2. I acknowledge that it might be a useful piece of gear in someone's setup. Just not mine. :lol:

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Re: Elektron hinting at something new

Post by griffin avid » Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:47 pm

"Analog Heat is about a 2"
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Re: Elektron hinting at something new

Post by Aaron2 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:17 am

:agree:

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Re: Elektron hinting at something new

Post by wiss » Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:23 am

griffin avid wrote: I'd like to hear from someone who owns their boxes- to see if they think this makes a worthy addition.
Does nothing for me at this point but I would like to see more demos.
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Re: Elektron hinting at something new

Post by ninja6485 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:34 am

griffin avid wrote:
"Analog Heat is about a 2"
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So basically, it's the Electron Analog lukewarm
This looks like a psychotropic reaction. No wonder it's so popular...

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Re: Elektron hinting at something new

Post by KBD_TRACKER » Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:39 pm

Would the "Heat" be better than this ? :hippie:

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Re: Elektron hinting at something new

Post by Aaron2 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:18 pm

ninja6485 wrote:
griffin avid wrote:
"Analog Heat is about a 2"
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So basically, it's the Electron Analog lukewarm
Not quite. What's one notch below lukewarm? :lol:

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Re: Elektron hinting at something new

Post by ninja6485 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:04 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:

The Electron Analog sucks?
This looks like a psychotropic reaction. No wonder it's so popular...

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