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Old 05-27-2019, 05:19 AM
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Default To HEAT or not to HEAT?

Is HEAT really worth it? Will HEAT ever be available on native Pro Tools (non Ultimate)?

Currently I am tempted to upgrade from Pro Tools (vanilla flavor) to Pro Tools Ultimate just to have access to HEAT.

Any suggestions/comments from the community would be greatly appreciated !
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Old 05-27-2019, 05:23 AM
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I'm gonna be the first to put it my contentious opinion and say I don't get on with it. I've only ever tried adding after I've mixed though, never tried mixing with it on from the start. Also it doesn't work with instrument tracks so seems bit pointless if you've got a lot of VIs running.
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Old 05-27-2019, 05:28 AM
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Agree with some of Midnight points above!

We use it now and then but have fallen for other plugins that works on VI tracks too which is muy importante para nosotros seeing we use many VI tracks on every session so having to use HEAT on audio and other options on Instrument traxx is a bit annoying and if we want HEAT on all tracks we have to bounce to audio and redo that everytime we wanna change anything on a instrument track.

Also not working on non HD so no go with vanilla.

Also nr 2 it is not worth $500 and for less than $200 you can find alternatives that are Awesome!

So ... I would recommnend trying out other plugins for the HEAT on your traxx and there are some super great option today. Remember that HEAT is pretty old and still Avid wants $499 which is wayyy too much IMHO of course.
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Old 05-27-2019, 05:29 AM
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Thanks - well I don't really use VI (virtual instruments) since I mostly I record analog synths, guitar, voices and an analog drum machine. So HEAT may help with tape-like or tube-like saturation for all of them! But I'm not so sure about spending so much just to get HEAT (but I would buy HEAT right now if HEAT was supported on non-Ultimate Pro Tools)
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Old 05-27-2019, 05:39 AM
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Also nr 2 it is not worth $500 and for less than $200 you can find alternatives that are Awesome!
What other alternatives to HEAT can you guys recommend? I'm running Pro Tools native (no HDX or Avid hardware) - thanks in advance!
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Old 05-27-2019, 05:51 AM
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What other alternatives to HEAT can you guys recommend? I'm running Pro Tools native (no HDX or Avid hardware) - thanks in advance!
I use this, very happy with it, great results, great price. The difference between the 64 channels adds a lot of (welcome) unpredictability to the sound in the box
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Old 05-27-2019, 06:09 AM
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I use this, very happy with it, great results, great price.
Thanks for the tip - will try a demo of the plugin and let my ears do their thing - cheers!
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Old 05-27-2019, 06:30 AM
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There are alot of alternatives to heat... Cranesong (the creator hof heat) has his own plugin line...Phoenix 2, Ra, Peacock...which are also aax DSP.
I use them very often and they have a great quality. Then there is Slate VCC, Softube Harmonics, Sonimus Satson and Britson. McDsp Analog channel and more... I own Waves NLS, but i don΄t use it. I think, there are better alternatives...


I still use Heat for mixing sessions (Audio Tracks only).... There is a workaround to use it with Instruments tracks. You route the Ins Tracks to Audio Tracks and activate input monitoring on the audio tracks. Then the instrument track routed to the audio track use Heat, thanks to the imput monitoring on the target audio track...

It works, but is not the fine way.


I hope, Avid reworks Heat, that it works with Instruments, Aux and co Tracks...
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Old 05-27-2019, 06:35 AM
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I hope, Avid reworks Heat, that it works with Instruments, Aux and co Tracks...
From my part I hope HEAT becomes available on vanilla native Pro Tools (non Ultimate)
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From my part I hope HEAT becomes available on vanilla native Pro Tools (non Ultimate)
With your initial post you disincentivize Avid to do so yourself.
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