Release notes: Hive 2

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

March 10, 2021

Hive 2.1 (revision 11037)

Improvements:

  • Native support for Apple Silicon (M1)
  • macOS Big Sur compatibility
  • macOS 32-Bit support discontinued
  • 100 new factory presets added
  • New Izmo skin by Plugmon
  • New filter modes (Comb, Dissonant, Reverb, Sideband)
  • New filter stereo offset parameter (available as "spread" in mod matrix)
  • Pan parameters for delay and reverb effects (in mod matrix)
  • Mod Noise modulation source added (in mod matrix)
  • Shape sequencer position modulation option (Halt)
  • Adjusting modulation depth in matrix highlights targets
  • Improved wavetable loading for large WT collections
  • Improved note-stealing behaviour with hold pedal
  • Improved hold pedal behavior, can now play trills in mono modes
  • Scope can display mod matrix modulation
  • New preset list scroll direction preference
  • New XY auto-assign preference
  • Scale Quantizer menu with 15 predefined scales
  • Scale Quantizer is lockable now
  • Soundset installer support
  • Browser: Bank name feature added
  • Browser: Alternative search method using wildcards
  • Browser: Reveal in Finder/Explorer behaviour improved
  • Improved module preset saving (Mac only)
  • Improved GUI performance (Mac only)
  • Many small GUI adjustments

Fixed Bugs:

  • Fixed notes starting on same time stamp but different MIDI channel might not play
  • Fixed mod assigner depth ring was twice as long as it should be for bipolar targets
  • Fixed issue when using MIDI sources as input source for FG in Follow mode
  • Fixed stuck notes when playing notes while plugin bypassed in Cubase
  • Fixed wavetable names didn't have full UTF8 support (Windows only)
  • Fixed random modulation source nonfunctional on effect parameters
  • Fixed shape sequencer one by one mode start position inconsistent
  • Fixed sequencer Mod CCs were only working on MIDI channel 1
  • Fixed rare DC issue (level overshooting or sound cutting out)
  • Fixed sub osc could produce aliasing under certain conditions
  • Fixed rare crash when loading a preset that uses a wavetable
  • Fixed wavetable missing dialog not working for .WAV files
  • Fixed numerous fixes and improvements in preset browser
  • Fixed clock modulation acting erratic in FL Studio
  • Fixed VST3 arp/sequencer issue in Tracktion & Mixcraft
  • Fixed multiple inconsistencies in LFO envelope triggering
  • Fixed LFO could cause false envelope triggers
  • Fixed hold pedal could sustain wrong voice
  • Fixed XY auto-assign quirks

Known Issues:

  • AAX support on Mac removed temporarily (set to return in Hive 2.1.1)
  • Old presets might display wrong sources in scope
  • Context menus need plugin focus to work (Apple issue)

January 27, 2020

Hive 2.0.1 (revision 9709)

Improvements:

  • Mac installer notarized (Catalina)
  • Winstaller improvements
  • UTF-8 support for installation paths
  • Browser: file icons added
  • Browser: file system drag & drop support
  • Browser: import/export of favourite assignments
  • Improved GUI response time on some Macs (sluggish GUI)
  • Windows UI performance improved (less CPU load with open GUI)
  • Scope now running smoother on Mac and Windows
  • Function generator attack/decay times now much longer when being modulated

Fixed Bugs:

  • Fixed an issue with dialogs appearing transparent in Cubase 10.5 and Logic
  • Fixed automatic switching of unipolar/bipolar sources in scope
  • Fixed wrong and missing entries in function generator input menu
  • Fixed multiple issues in browser

Known Issues:

  • Rare DC issue (audio clicks, sound cuts out)
  • "Wavetable not found" warning not displayed for missing wave files
  • Wavetables not loaded if they contain special characters (Windows only)
  • Random modulation source not working when used on effect parameters
  • Tracktion: Issue with VST3 and arp/host sync
  • Context menus need plugin focus to work (Apple issue)

Special Notes:

We improved the Windows installer to prevent wrong installations and permission issues. Please check the suggested installation paths during installation.


May 28, 2019

Hive 2.0 (revision 8676)

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

Fixed Bugs:

  • 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)

Improvements:

  • Better semitone knob scaling
  • Installer now includes "Hive Wavetables.pdf" (Windows only)
  • Installer improved to prevent permission issues (macOS only)

Fixed Bugs:

  • 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

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)

Improvements:

  • New Preset Browser
  • New Wavetable oscillator
  • New X/Y 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 X/Ys 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 14-bit 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 Bugs:

  • Fixed unsorted folders and presets when using APFS file system in macOS High Sierra / Mojave
  • Fixed possible crash in Cubase when selecting presets (macOS 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:

  • 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
  • If installing AU plugin format, you may need to reboot your Mac after installation (Apple bug, macOS only)
  • 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 only)
  • Slight flickering of the browser background when switching presets (Windows only)
  • Tags are now final, so if you were using the latest build (rev. 7485) or the tech preview (7422) to tag your presets, please check and adjust if necessary

Special Notes:

IMPORTANT:
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.


October 8, 2015

Hive 1.1 (revision 3898)

Improvements:

  • Preferences panel
  • MIDI learn panel

June 1, 2015

Hive 1.0 (revision 3514)

Initial release


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