Avid HEAT Plug-in

Analog-emulating Processor for Pro Tools|HD - Mac/PC TDM, AAX
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HEAT Up Your Mixes!

Note: HEAT requires Pro Tools 8.1 or higher. It is not compatible with earlier versions of Pro Tools|HD software.

Add some fire to your mixes with HEAT (Harmonically Enhanced Algorithm Technology), the latest sonic advancement from Avid. Designed in conjunction with legendary designer Dave Hill of Cranesong, HEAT brings analog soul to your Pro Tools|HD sessions. Not a plug-in, HEAT is built right into your mixer window and endows you with the ability to change the sound of the entire "board" on a global level. The key to HEAT's magic lies in the Drive and Tone controls. Drive faithfully emulates the non-linear processing of magnetic tape merged with the harmonic content that naturally occurs with tape, letting you dial in a fatness that smoothes high-frequency transients. The Tone control gives you control over the amount of brightness that get accentuated, and works in conjunction with the Drive control to add analog magic to your sound. Get HEAT and see what your mixes have been missing.

Avid HEAT Virtual Processing Software Features at a Glance:

  • HEAT adds the euphonic qualities of vintage analog audio gear

  • Achieve realistic modeling of pleasant sounding analog harmonic distortion, reminiscent of vintage analog mixers and outboard gear
  • HEAT is built right into the Pro Tools mixer and is controlled using a single global control
Analog Vibe for Pro Tools|HD with Avid's HEAT!

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Tech Specs

Software Type Analog-emulating Processor
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Format TDM, AAX
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Core 2 Duo, 1GB RAM
Hardware Requirements - PC Intel Core 2 Duo, 1GB RAM
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7/XP
Manufacturer Part Number 8115-62106-00

Customer Reviews

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Improbably but the fact

I usually use Reel tape saturation, URS, FATSO, Sony Inflator, e.t.c, but... It... Should be at everyone ProTools users. Incredible!!!
Music background: Arranger,ProMusician

Love it!!!

Wow absolutely love it. Can't live without it now. What I miss about analog is at my disposal. A little goes a long way definitely applies here. Thanks Dave Hill and Avid!!!

Sweetwater Advice

Stuart Niven

Avid HEAT is a complete game changer for us Pro Tools HD Accel owners! It brings the warmth, depth, and "vibe" of a large-format console to the Pro Tools environment. The difference is night and day! If you run an HD Accel system, this is a must-have plug-in!
See also: Compression Software, Avid, Avid Plug-ins: Dynamics