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****** Page 3 ****** L3u1u1Ktrun Analog Heat THANK YOU Thank you for purchasing Analog Heat. The Analog Heat is a stereo analog sound processor with many great features such as; 8 different analog effect circuits, an analog multimode filter, analog EQ, and support for Elektron’s groundbreaking software suite Overbridge. Its innovative combination of modern technology and tried and trusted ways of analog sound process- ing lets you add sparkly brilliance, or grimy roughness, to any sound source. Samplers, drum machines, synths, the master bus, you name it. Analog Heat is a fiery furnace destined to make your music glow. This Quick Guide will guide you through the basic functions of this product. For more detailed informa- tion, please see the Analog Heat User Manual that you can download on We wish you a happy analog experience. Have fun! – The Elektron Team 3

****** Page 4 ****** Legal disclaimer The information in this document is subject to change without notice and should not be construed as a commitment by Elektron. Elektron assumes no responsibility for any errors that may appear in this document. Elektron may also make improvements and/or changes in the products and pro- grams described in this document at any time without notice. In no event shall Elektron be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, whether in an action of contract, negligence, or other action, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this information. 4

****** Page 5 ****** FCC compliance statement This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two con- ditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. European Union regulation compliance statement This product has been tested to comply with the Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC and the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 2004/108/EC. The product meets the requirements of RoHS 2 Directive 2011/65/EU. Your product must be disposed of properly according to local laws and regulations. Canada This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme å la norme NMB-003 5

****** Page 6 ****** IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Do not use the unit near water. Never use aggressive cleaners on the casing or on the LCD screen. Remove dust, dirt and finger- prints with a soft, dry and non-abrasive cloth. More persistent dirt can be removed with a slightly damp cloth using only water. Disconnect all cables before doing this. Only reconnect them when the product is safely dry. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Make sure you place the unit on a stable surface before use. Connect the unit to an easily accessible electrical outlet close to the unit. When transporting the unit, preferably use accessories recommended by the manufacturer or the box and padding the unit was originally shipped in. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or any other appliance (including amplifiers) emitting heat. Do not block the ventilation holes located on the bottom of the enclosure of the unit. This product, in combination with an amplifier and speakers or headphones, is capable of producing sound levels that can cause permanent hearing loss. Do not operate for a long period of time at a high volume level or at a level that is uncomfortable. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the unit. 10. Use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer. 11. Unplug this unit during lightning storms or when it is not used for an extended time. 12. Refer all servicing to qualified service technicians. Servicing is required when the unit has been damaged in any way, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the unit, the unit has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped. 6

****** Page 7 ****** WARNING! TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRICAL SHOCK OR PRODUCT DAMAGE • Do not expose the unit to rain, moisture, dripping or splashing and also avoid placing objects filled with liquid, such as vases, on the unit. • Do not expose the unit to direct sunlight, nor use it in ambient temperatures exceeding 350C as this can lead to malfunction. Do not open the casing. There are no user repairable or adjustable parts inside. Leave service and repairs to trained service technicians only. • Do not exceed the limitations specified in the Electrical specifications. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE POWER ADAPTER ELEKTRON PSU-3B The adapter is not safety grounded and may only be used indoors. • To ensure good ventilation for the adapter, do not place it in tight spaces. To prevent risk of electric shock and fire because of overheating, ensure that curtains and other objects do not prevent adapter ventilation. Do not expose the power adapter to direct sunlight, nor use it in ambient temperatures exceeding 4000. Connect the adapter to an easily accessible electrical outlet close to the unit. The adapter is in standby mode when the power cord is connected. The primary circuit is always active as long as the cord is connected to the power outlet. Pull out the power cord to completely disconnect the adapter. • In the EU, only use CE approved power cords. 7

****** Page 8 ****** TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 CONVENTIONS IN THIS MANUAL 2. PANEL LAYOUT AND CONNECTIONS 2.1 FRONT PANEL CONTROLS 10 .. …12 3. FIRST STEPS WITH THE ANALOG HEAT …………………………………………………………………………………. 13 3.1 CON NECTING THE UNIT 13 4. SIGN AL FLOW ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. ………16 5.3 EF FECT C IRCUITS 17 5.7 WET LEVEL… 19 5.8 DRY/ WET .. …. ………19 5.10 PARAM ETER PAGES 19 ………20 7. CREDITS AN D CONTACT INFORMATION ……………………………………………………………………………….. 22 2.2 REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS 3.2 SETTING THE INPUT SENSITIVITY LEVEL 3.3 SETUP EXAMPLES…… 4.1 AUDIO SIGNAL FLOW 4.2 MODULATION SIGNAL FLOW….. 5. THE USER INTERFACE 13 . . .. ………………………………14 …………….. 15 15 17 5.1 PRESETS 17 5.2 ACTIVE MODE 5. 5. 4 FILTER TYPE 18 5 EQ L I ZER .. ………18 18 5.6 DRIVE 5.9 SETTINGS MENU 5.11 PARAMETER EDITING 5.12 LCD SCREEN TITLE BAR ……………………………………………. 5.13 OVERBRIDGE 6. TECHNICAL INFORMATION 19 19 20

****** Page 9 ****** 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 CONVENTIONS IN THIS MANUAL We have used the following conventions throughout the manual: Key names are written in upper case, bold style and within brackets. For instance, the key labeled “Settings” on the main panel is written as [SETTINGS]. Knobs are written in upper case, bold, italic letters. For instance, the knob “Frequency” is called FREQUENCY. LED indicators like the Active LED are written like this: . Menu names are written in upper case letters. The AMP menu is an example of that. Parameter names and certain menu options where settings can be made or actions performed are written in bold, upper case letters. For example, ATTACK. Upper case letters are used for parameter setting alternatives, for example OFF. Messages visible on the screen are written in upper case letters with quotation marks. For example, “INPUT LEVEL TOO HIGH!”. 9

****** Page 10 ****** 2. PANEL LAYOUT AND CONNECTIONS 2.1 FRONT PANEL CONTROLS Pl ones Out L/F •n L/II In Glelelstrnn Out Sync A use DC •n Sync Master Volumo Amp POV ter Preset / Data 0-0-0 Filter / EQ Analog He at CRIVE RET VOL Stereo Analog Sound Processor Active Settings Mid Drive Enhancement 19 Saturation Clean Boost O Dr vc 18 Env CHARACTER O Wet -evel 17 o -o- I-FO O Rough Crunch Classic Dist Round Fuzz High Gain O Dry / Wet 16 Pre *Hold to Save O O Freq e;ncy 15 O EQUALIZER ligh FILTER Filter Type 14 10 11 12 Reso lance 13 1. 2. 3. 10 MASTER VOLUME sets the master volume for the L/R and Headphones outputs. [AMP] key accesses the AMP parameter page where you can set things such as drive amount and the volume of the preset. [FILTER/EQ] key accesses the FILTER/EQ parameter pages where you, among other things, can select filter types and adjust the equalizer. Press twice to access the second page.

****** Page 11 ****** [ENV] key accesses the ENV parameter pages where you adjust the settings for the envelope 4. generator/envelope follower. Press twice to access the second page. [LFO] key accesses the LFO parameter pages where you set all things related to the Low 5. Frequency Oscillator. Press twice to access the second page. 6. LCD screen. 7. PRESET/DATA Used for preset management and data entry. [YES] key is used for entering sub-menus, selecting and confirming. 8. [NO] key is used for exiting the current menu, backing to a higher level menu and negating. 9. 10. DATA ENTRY knobs. Used to set parameter values. For more information, please see “5.11 PARAM- ETER EDITING” on page 19. 11. LOW and HIGH adjusts the amount of low-end and high-end frequency content. 12. LEDs that indicate the current type of filter and also if the filter is on or not. 13. RESONANCE sets the resonance of the filter. 14. [FILTER TYPE] selects between the different filter types. Also, pressing both keys at the same time toggles the filter on and off. 15. FREQUENCY sets the filter’s cutoff frequency. 16. DRY/WET sets the balance between the unprocessed (dry) signal and the processed (wet) signal. WET LEVEL sets the level of the processed (wet) signal. 17. 18. DRIVE controls the amount of drive. This will increase the effect of the selected circuit type, typically resulting in more distortion. 19. CIRCUIT SELECTOR chooses between the eight different types of effect circuits. 20. [SETTINGS] key accesses the SETTINGS menu. Both preset-specific settings and global settings are found in this menu. 21. [ACTIVE] toggles the effect between active and bypassed. 11

****** Page 12 ****** 2.2 REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS Anak Heat 12VDC 2A g OOO USB MIDI Thru MIDI Out MIDI In ooo 0000 Control In Output Headphones 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. POWER, Switch for turning the unit on and off. DC In, Input for power supply. Use the included PSU-3b power adapter connected to a power outlet. USB, For connecting the unit to a computer. For MIDl control or Overbridge use. Connect to a computer host using the included A to B USB 2.0 connector cable. MIDl THRU/SYNC B, Forwards data from MIDl IN. Can also be configured to send DIN sync to legacy instruments. Use standard MIDl cable to connect another MIDl unit in chain. MIDl OUT/SYNC A, MIDl data output. Can also be configured to send DIN sync to legacy instru- ments. Use standard MIDl cable to connect to MIDl In of an external MIDl unit. MIDl IN, MIDl data input. Use standard MIDl cable to connect to MIDl Out of an external MIDl unit. CONTROL IN A/B Inputs for an expression pedal, footswitch, or CV. Use 1/4″ mono phone plug for CV signals. INPUT L/R, Audio inputs. Use either 1/4″ mono phone plug (unbalanced connection) or 1/4″ (Tip/Ring/Sleeve) phone plug (balanced connection). OUTPUT L/R, Main audio outputs. Use either 1/4″ mono phone plug (unbalanced connection) or 1/4″ (Tip/Ring/Sleeve) phone plug (balanced connection). 10. HEADPHONES, Audio output for stereo headphones. Use 1/4″ (Tip/Ring/Sleeve) phone plug. 12

****** Page 13 ****** 3. FIRST STEPS WITH THE ANALOG HEAT 3.1 CONNECTING THE UNIT Make sure you place the Analog Heat on a stable support, such as a sturdy table with sufficient cable space. Before you start connecting the Analog Heat to other units, make sure all units are switched off. 1. Plug the supplied DC adapter to a power outlet and connect the small plug to the 12 V DC connector of the Analog Heat unit. 2. Connect the audio source to INPUT L/R. 3. Connect the OUTPUT L/R from the Analog Heat to your mixer or amplifier. 4. To process sound and/or control the Analog Heat from a computer, connect a USB cable between the computer and the USB connector of the Analog Heat. You must also download and install the Overbridge Suite that is used for these actions. 5. If you want to use MIDl to control the Analog Heat, connect the MIDl OUT port of the device you wish to send data from to the MIDl IN port of the Analog Heat. The MIDl THRU port duplicates the data arriving at the MIDl IN port, so it can be used for chaining MIDl units together. 6. Switch on all units. Switch on the Analog Heat by pressing the Power switch located at the back of the unit. 3.2 SETTING THE INPUT SENSITIVITY LEVEL To make sure the Heat distorts as intended it is important to set the audio input sensitivity so that it matches the level of the sound source. (Note that the settings made here only affects the analog input, and not the digital input from Overbridge.) Use the audio input meter on the LCD screen to monitor your audio input level and follow these steps to set the input sensitivity level: 1. Connect your sound source to the IN L/R inputs of the Analog Heat and make sure that the volume of the sound source is as strong as possible. 2. Press [SETTINGS] and the select INPUT SENSITIVITY. Keep an eye on the audio input meter and change the input sensitivity until you find a setting where the bar reaches the vertical line but without clipping. The message “INPUT LEVEL TOO HIGH” is displayed on the LCD screen when the input level is too high, and clipping occurs. 13

****** Page 14 ****** ItiPUT SErlSITIUIT4 Optimal input level. IftPUT HIGH IftPUT LEVEL TOO HIGH! LEVEL TOO HIGH! Too high input level. 3. Adjust the level at the sound source if needed. 3.3 SETUP EXAMPLES The Analog Heat is very well suited for use in both an analog setup and in a more digital environment. Here are a couple of examples of how you can use the Analog Heat. ANALOG HEAT AS AN EXTERNAL EFFECT In this example, the Analog Heat is used as an external effect to add color to the Elektron Octatrack before the signal reaches the mixer. ” OCTATRACK •-0-0-0 e o 14

****** Page 15 ****** ANALOG HEAT AS A VST/AU PLUGIN USING OVERBRIDGE Analog Heat can also be used together with Overbridge to allow you to use the Analog Heat as a plug-in for analog distortion processing in your DAW. o oo oo 00 0 •-0-0-0 ANALOG HEAT AS A SOUND CARD O O O o Analog Heat also functions as a 2 in/2 out sound card for your computer and can be used for both recording and monitoring audio. At the same time you can, via Overbridge, use the effect to process another set of audio signals. oo 00 e-e-e-e 000* o o o 4. SIGNAL FLOW The following illustrations show the signal flows of the Analog Heat and illustrates how the different components interact with each other. 4.1 AUDIO SIGNAL FLOW This illustration shows the general flow of audio through the Analog Heat. The complete signal chain is in stereo. 15

****** Page 16 ****** Circuit Multi-mode Filter Drive Input Sensitivity Dirt Equalizer Bypass Effect Wet level Dry/ Wet Mix reset Volume Master Volume Out L/R Head- phones Overbridge 4.2 MODULATION SIGNAL FLOW This illustration shows the flow of how modulation signals are generated and routed through the Analog Heat. Over- bridge Bandpass Filter Input Sensitivity 16 Gain Envelope Follower Filter Modulation Compar- ator Modulation Destination ‘_Tri_g_ LFO Envelope Generator Filter Modulation Modulation Destination Modulation Destination Filter Modulation

****** Page 17 ****** 5. THE USER INTERFACE 5.1 PRESETS The Analog Heat has 128 preset slots where you can store your presets. Preset slot 000 is an INIT preset with default values. Note that, when switching off the power to your Heat, any changes to the currently active preset will be lost unless the preset is first saved. There is an indicator (next to the preset number) on the LCD screen showing when changes have been made to the preset. For more information, please see “5.12 LCD SCREEN TITLE BAR” on page 20. LOADING A PRESET 1. Turn PRESET/DATA to select a preset. 2. Press PRESET/DATA or [YES] to load the preset. SAVING A PRESET 1. Press and hold PRESET/DATA for two seconds. The selected preset now starts to blink to illus- trate that you are about to overwrite the preset position. 2. Turn PRESET/DATA to select the preset slot to where you want to save your sound, and then press [YES]. 3. Turn PRESET/DATA to the character you wish to edit. Press and hold [SETTINGS] and then turn PRESET/DATA to move the cursor to the desired character and select it by releasing [SET- TINGS]. To delete a character, turn PRESET/DATA to move the cursor to highlight the character after the one you wish to delete, then press and hold [SETTINGS] and press [NO] twice. 4. Press [YES] to save the preset. 5.2 ACTIVE MODE Active Mode is toggled on and off by pressing [ACTIVE]. If the Analog Heat is not in Active Mode, the effect is bypassed. The LED indicates if the effect is active or not. You can also use a Footswitch to toggle the Active Mode. You also have the option to set if you want the Analog Heat to start in active mode or not when you turn it on. 5.3 EFFECT CIRCUITS You can use the CIRCUIT SELECTOR to choose between 8 different types of effect circuits for a wide variety of drive and distortion sounds. • CLEAN BOOST Makes the signal louder. When fully driven, it sounds similar to overdriving old mixers. Use for mini- mal distortion or when you only want to use the filter and EQ.

****** Page 18 ****** • SATURATION This circuit is reminiscent of classic tape saturation. Wooly and warm. ENHANCEMENT Adding tube-like glow and sheen to a track or loop. MID DRIVE Mid-range focused overdrive with a solid and distinct body. ROUGH CRUNCH Gritty, worn and gnarly character. Full of flavor. • CLASSIC DIST Pleasantly distorts upper mid-range frequencies. Ideal for acid bass lines. ROUND FUZZ Adds a lot of harmonics and alters the signal in interesting and often unpredictable ways. HIGH GAIN Probably the most aggressive of all the circuits. Very maxed out! 5.4 FILTER TYPE Change the type of filter by pressing one of the two [FILTER TYPE] keys. You can also press the two [FILTER TYPE] keys simultaneously to toggle the filter on/off. It is possible to change the filter type even if the filter is turned off. There are seven different analog filter types in the Analog Heat to help to shape the sound. LOW PASS 2 (two-pole, 12 dB per octave) LOW PASS 1 (one-pole, 6 dB per octave) BAND PASS HIGH PASS i (one-pole, 6 dB per octave) HIGH PASS 2 (two-pole, 12 dB per octave) BAND STOP PEAK 5.5 EQUALIZER LOW and HIGH adjusts the amount of low-end and high-end frequency gain or attenuation of the effect circuit. Each character circuit comes with its tailor-made equalizer characteristics. 5.6 DRIVE Sets the gain level in the effect circuit. A higher setting increases the effect of the selected circuit type, typically resulting in more distortion. 18

****** Page 19 ****** 5.7 WET LEVEL Sets the level of the signal coming from the effect. It is applied before the DRY/WET mix. It is used to match the level of the dry signal for easy mixing of the two. 5.8 DRY/WET Sets the mix between the clean signal and the signal that is affected by the effect. 5.9 SETTINGS MENU Press [SETTINGS] to access the SETTINGS menu. HOOULRT1nn sTiÅGs: OPTIons Scroll through the list of settings by using the PRESET/DATA knob. Open a highlighted menu by press- ing the PRESET/DATA knob or [YES]. To change the settings in the menus, first press, and then turn the PRESET/DATA knob. 5.10 PARAMETER PAGES Access the parameter pages by pressing the corresponding key [AMP], [FILTER/EQ], [ENV], and [LFO]. There are two pages associated with each key (AMP has only one page). You can access the secondary pages by pressing the [PARAMETER] key a second time. 5.11 PARAMETER EDITING The four DATA ENTRY knobs are used to change the parameter values that are shown on the LCD screen. (Some parameters also have dedicated knobs on the panel.) The physical location of the knobs on the front panel correspond to the layout of the parameters on the screen. The parameters will be adjusted in larger increments if you press down the DATA ENTRY knob while turning it. This makes it much quicker to sweep through a whole parameter range. • Press [SETTINGS] + turn DATA ENTRY knob to quantize the parameter value to integers. • Press DATA ENTRY knob + [NO] to reset the parameter to the default value. • Press [PARAMETER] key + [NO] to reset the selected parameter group to default values. • Use the [NO] key to exit an active menu, back to a higher level menu and to negate. 19

****** Page 20 ****** 5.12 LCD SCREEN TITLE BAR Preset number Change indicator Preset name OOI*NUMBEF; CINE Audio input meter Trigger icon MüClE HTH REL TRIG The Preset number and Preset name displays the currently selected preset. If you push one of the parameter keys, the title bar briefly shows the name of the active parameter page. This text is replaced by parameter names when turning the DATA ENTRY knobs or the dedicated controllers. Between the preset number and the preset name, there is an indicator showing if the preset has been altered. (i.e. changes that may be lost unless you save the preset.) The Audio input meter displays the level of the incoming audio. The Trigger icon signals that a trigger event has been generated by the Envelope Follower. 5.13 OVERBRIDGE Overbridge allows you to use the Analog Heat as a VST/AU plug-in for analog distortion and filter processing in your DAW. It also has a librarian for a clear overview of your presets and gives the ability to load, edit, and save them. When using the Overbridge setup, the user interface for the Analog Heat will present itself as a clearly laid out plug-in window in your DAW. Browse through and organize presets. Access, edit or automate parameters for sound shaping on screen. Always find your device preset parameters in the same state as you left them when you return to your DAW project, with the convenient total recall functionality. You need an Analog Heat, a USB cable, a computer running Overbridge, and a DAW. N.B. You must have Analog Heat OS 1.02 or later, and Overbridge 1.15 or later to run Overbridge with Analog Heat. Overbridge is available as a complimentary download on the Elektron website. Please read the Over- bridge User Manual (available on the Elektron website in the Support section) to learn more about its setup, uses and capabilities. 20

****** Page 21 ****** 6. TECHNICAL INFORMATION ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS Impedance balanced audio outputs Main outputs level: +22 dBu peak Output impedance: 440 Q unbalanced Headphones output Headphones out level: +22 dBu peak Output impedance: 55 Q Balanced audio inputs Input level: +22 dBu peak Audio input impedance: 39 kQ Control inputs Input level on tip: -5 V — +5 V Supplies +5 V on ring Accepts CVS Expression pedals, Foot switches Unit power consumption: 12 W typical Compatible Elektron power supply: PSU-3b HARDWARE 122 x 32 pixel back-lit LCD MIDl In/Out/Thru with DIN Sync out 2 x 1/4″ impedance balanced audio out jacks 2 x 1/4″ balanced audio in jacks 1 x 1/4″ stereo headphone jack 2 x 1/4″ control input jacks 48 kHz, 24-bit D/A and A/D converters Electrically isolated hi-speed USB 2.0 port Power inlet: Center positive 5.5 x 2.5 mm barrel jack, 12 V DC, 2 A PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS Sturdy steel casing Dimensions: W 215 x D 184 x H 63 mm (8.5″ x 7.2″ x 2.5″) (including power switch, jacks, knobs and feet) Weight: approximately 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs) 100 x 100 mm VESA mounting holes. Use M4 screws with a max length of 7.4 mm. Maximum recommended ambient operating temperature: +350C (+960 F) 21

****** Page 22 ****** 7. AND CONTACT INFORMATION CREDITS PRODUCT DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT Oscar Albinsson Ali Alper Gaklr Oscar Dragén Magnus Forsell Anders Gärder Fabian Hundertmark Christer Lindström Jimmy Myhrman David Revelj Mattias Rickardsson ADDITIONAL DESIGN Johan Damerau Ufuk Demir Thomas Ekelund Simon Mattisson Jon Mårtensson Olle Petersson Cenk Saynll DOCUMENTATION Erik Ångman 22 CONTACT INFORMATION ELEKTRON WEBSITE OFFICE ADDRESS Elektron Music Machines MAV AB Sockerbruket 9 SE-414 51 Gothenburg Sweden TELEPHONE +46 (0)31 743 744 0








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