Release notes: Hive

Updated with every release (beta versions and latest builds not included.)

May 28th, 2019

Hive 2.0 (revision 8676)

New features and improvements:

  • 378 new presets
  • More wavetables
  • NKS-ready
  • New GUI
  • Shape Sequencer
  • Function Generators
  • Scope
  • Key Quantizer (play custom scales)
  • XY section expanded
  • New mod matrix modifier: Sample & Hold
  • More quantization options in mod matrix
  • New Seq Mod modulation source
  • Mod Assigners for visual feedback of assigned modulations
  • Modulation overview/unassignment via right-click on parameters
  • Newly added presets now easily findable through saved search entry


  • Unwanted clicks on note attacks
  • Compressor parameters smoothed to avoid zipper noise
  • Selecting init preset does not switch folder selection anymore
  • Modulating clock swing could cause unexpected results
  • Clock swing could delay the first note
  • Strict host sync could cause too early or cut off notes
  • Rare crash when trying to reopen a host project fixed
  • Improved mouse drag sensitivity for Ctrl A/B selection on MIDI table page
  • Sustain pedal now working according to standard (0-63 = off, 64-127 = on)
  • Improved sustain pedal behaviour when playing same note repeatedly
  • VST3 was reporting only one MIDI channel to the host
  • Ctrl A/B now working correctly in VST3 version
  • MIDI learn now working in VST3

Known Issues:

  • Wavetables not loaded if they contain special characters (Windows only)
  • Tracktion only - Issue with VST3 and arp/host sync (use VST2 instead)

March 5, 2019

Hive 1.2.1 (revision 8296)


  • Fixed locale issue which caused scripts to not load on some Linux systems
  • Fixed rare issue causing clicks on note release in left channel
  • Fixed wrong frame count for stereo wavetable samples
  • Fixed wavetable info (disappeared if apostrophe was used)
  • Fixed automatic loading of scripts while being edited
  • Fixed scripting error messages
  • Windows installer now includes “Hive Wavetables.pdf”
  • Improved semitone knob scaling
  • Mac installer improved to prevent permission issues

Known Issues:

  • Windows version not loading wavetables if they contain special characters (Umlauts, ...)
  • Tracktion only - Issue with VST3 and host sync (use VST2 instead)

December 11, 2018

Hive 1.2 (revision 8115)

Due to the new preset browser, it is important to install the update into the same location as the previous version, and to make sure to select all previously installed plugin formats during installation. Alternatively, you can remove the old installation, and start over with a fresh installation. But it is crucial to not mix old and new plugin versions, since the old versions can not cope with the new preset browser, and will crash (or otherwise misbehave) if you try to load them.

New features and improvements:

  • New Preset Browser
  • New Wavetable oscillator
  • New XY Macro Control with auto-assignment
  • New Mod Matrix modifiers (Curve, Quantize, Rectify, Slew Limiter)
  • New Mod Matrix modulation depth cross modulation
  • 489 new factory presets
  • Added MicroTuning support
  • Added VST3 support
  • Pitchbend range now +/−48
  • New user defined MIDI CC sources replace fixed expression and breath modulation
  • Control A/B offset feature added (to use XYs instead of user defined MIDI CC sources)
  • Reveal in Finder/Explorer function available for module presets
  • Plug-in format and OS info displayed in GUI alongside revision number
  • Mouseover shows parameter values in Data Display
  • GUI performance improvements on Windows
  • Init preset can be loaded from Data Display (for Win users: also works via right-click)
  • Increased maximum number of skins from 10 to 20
  • Improved handling of 14bit MIDI CC assignment
  • Added UTF-8 support for user registration
  • Windows installer suggests new default installation location
  • Windows installer now certified
  • MacOS High Sierra / Mojave compatibility
  • Factory presets are tagged now
  • Volume of factory presets now more consistent


  • Fixed unsorted folders and presets when using APFS file system in macOS High Sierra / Mojave
  • Fixed possible crash in Cubase when selecting presets (Mac OS X only)
  • Fixed an issue where long preset names could extend outside the Data Display or Preset Browser window
  • Fixed an issue in sequencer, if 'dynamic velocity' was active, it could produce notes with zero velocity
  • Fixed zipper noises when turning/modulating distortion parameters
  • Fixed an issue where clicks could occur during the first few notes played
  • Fixed an issue where envelope sustain could overshoot and create loud clicks
  • Smoother dry/wet fx parameter modulation
  • Oscillator in flow mode now randomizes phase of first played note
  • Fixed an issue where link button was reactivating itself when switching skins
  • Various small fixes and improvements

Known Issues & Notes

  • Depending on the used wavetable, some presets might take a short moment to fully load
  • Storing wavetables next to presets will only work in local (factory presets) location for now
  • Mac: if installing AU plugin format, you may need to reboot your Mac after installation (Apple bug)
  • Windows: if running an update installation, please check if the automatic folder selection chooses the correct path; if in doubt, use the manual folder selection option
  • Windows: slight flickering of the browser background when switching presets
  • Tags are now final, so if you were using the latest build (rev. 7485) or the tech preview (7742) to tag your presets, please check and adjust if necessary

October 8, 2015

Hive 1.1 (revision 3898)

New features and improvements:

  • Preferences panel
  • MIDI learn panel

June 1, 2015

Hive 1.0

Initial release