hive - Super sounds, super fast

Super sounds, super fast

$149 + applicable taxes


Hive: lightweight synth, heavyweight sound

Sleek, streamlined and super fast. Hive was built for speed. An effortless workflow, low CPU use and a single page interface means you can build your tracks in no time. Being ‘fast and simple’ does not mean sacrificing sound quality or creative control. Hive is packed with features, controls and enough flexibility to deliver stunning sounds. A lightweight synth with a heavyweight sound.


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Hive UI

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  • CPU-friendly VA synthesizer
  • Single page design
  • Each panel offers presets in a drop-down menu
  • Solo buttons for each oscillator and filter panel
  • Skinnable UI
  • Over 2700 factory presets
  • 3 different synth engine characters
  • 2 pairs of stereo oscillators and sub-oscillators with 9 different waveforms each
  • Polyphonic (up to 16 voices), duophonic, mono and legato modes
  • Up to 16× unison per oscillator
  • 2 multimode filters: lowpass, highpass, bandpass, bandreject or peaking
  • Flexible oscillator and filter routing
  • Common clock for arpeggiator and sequencer, with strict host-sync option
  • 2 LFOs with various shapes, sync options and unipolar switch
  • Extra vibrato oscillator
  • 2 pairs of ADSR envelopes, each stage can be individually modulated
  • Glide control, constant rate or constant time mode
  • 12-slot modulation matrix with 2 targets per slot, countless targets including all FX parameters
  • Drag and drop modulation assignment
  • 7 quality effects on board: distortion, chorus, delay, phaser, EQ, plate reverb, compressor
  • On-screen keyboard
  • Resizable UI from 70% to 200%
  • Arpeggiator with direction, order, octave and frame/restart controls
  • 16-step sequencer to drive notes or modulation
  • MIDI learn page and editable list
  • Global preferences page

Sights and sounds

Whatever your style from dance to ambient, progressive rock to R&B—Hive is the right tool for the job: a lightweight synth that delivers a heavyweight sound.

Global

Polyphonic (up to 16 voices), duophonic, mono and legato modes

Synth Engine

3 synth engine characters (Normal, Dirty, Clean)

Oscillators

  • 2 pairs of stereo oscillators, 9 different waveforms each
  • Up to 16× unison per oscillator

Filters

  • 2 multimode filters (lowpass, highpass, bandpass, bandreject or peaking)
  • Flexible oscillator and filter routing

Arp+Seq

  • Common clock for arpeggiator and sequencer, with strict host-sync option
  • Arpeggiator with direction, order, octave and frame/restart controls
  • 16-step sequencer to drive notes or modulation

LFOs

2 LFOs with various shapes, sync options and unipolar switch

Performance

  • Glide control, constant rate or constant time mode
  • Extra vibrato oscillator

Envelopes

2 pairs of ADSR envelopes, each stage can be individually modulated

Configuration

  • Resizable GUI from 70% to 200%
  • MIDI learn page and editable list
  • Global preferences page

Modulation

  • 12-slot modulation matrix with 2 targets per slot, countless targets including all FX parameters
  • Drag and drop modulation assignment

Effects

7 quality effects on board: distortion, chorus, delay, phaser, EQ, plate reverb, compressor

$149

+ applicable taxes

Download the demo and enter your serial number to unlock the full version. The demo version emits crackling sound at irregular intervals.

Hive 1.1 (revision 3898)
Released October 7, 2015
Release notes

info Linux beta note: Before purchasing, please be aware the Linux versions of our plug-ins are still considered beta. While the plug-ins are stable, we are not able to provide the same level of support for these products as we do for the macOS and Windows versions. Support is provided via the Linux and u-he communities on our forum Link.   CLOSE

Requirements

Apple logo Mac OS X 10.5 or newer
or
Windows logo Windows XP/Vista or newer
or
Linux logo Linux


  • 1GB RAM, more recommended
  • 50MB free disk space
  • 1000 × 600 or larger display
  • Modern CPU (Sandy Bridge or newer recommended)
  • Host software

Formats

Hive is not a standalone product, it requires host software. Hive is compatible with nearly all DAWs.

Avaliable as Audio Units (AU), VST2, AAX (Pro Tools 10.3.7 or later) plug-ins with 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

User Guides


Hive user guide

Downloads for Hive

Try the latest builds of Hive, which include improvements and bug fixes. Note: these are stable, but still beta versions.

Older Hive installers are in our release archive (for legacy systems).

 

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