Hive 2.0 is out!

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Urs
u-he
23676 posts since 8 Aug, 2002 from Berlin

Post Tue May 28, 2019 8:13 am

Hi all,

Here we go! Our sleek and streamlined baby just got supercharged!


Image



https://youtu.be/0cam8cb2C_o


https://youtu.be/KXTPlb2tFpQ


Downloads:

Hive_200_8676_Mac.zip
Hive_200_8676_Win.zip
Hive_200_8676_Linux.tar.xz

Factory NKS Previews

Important:

Hive 2.x overwrites and replaces Hive 1.x. Being a paid upgrade, it uses a new serial number. Hive 1.x serials won't work, hence all owners of Hive 1.x should check out this PDF which also comes with the download:

u-he_Hive_2_Upgrade.pdf


Price: 149€ (same as it was)
Upgrade from Hive 1.x: 20€, or free if bought within grace period (after Jan 20th 2019)

Enjoy,

- Urs & team



New features & improvements
  • 378 new presets
  • more wavetables
  • NKS-ready (Previews available as separate download)
  • 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
  • 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
Last edited by Urs on Tue May 28, 2019 8:21 am, edited 2 times in total.

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aMUSEd
KVRAF
30858 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Re: Hive 2.0 is out!

Post Tue May 28, 2019 8:16 am

Yay!!

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terminus_one
KVRist
233 posts since 21 Jan, 2015

Re: Hive 2.0 is out!

Post Tue May 28, 2019 8:21 am

:party:

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martinjuenke
KVRAF
3639 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Re: Hive 2.0 is out!

Post Tue May 28, 2019 8:23 am

That helps me through this night...

Flowing atmospheric music
http://www.sonoryth.bandcamp.com/music

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Chris-S
KVRAF
2644 posts since 10 Nov, 2013 from Germany

Re: Hive 2.0 is out!

Post Tue May 28, 2019 8:27 am

Download is very slow?
EDIT: Finished after 24 mins.
Last edited by Chris-S on Tue May 28, 2019 8:45 am, edited 1 time in total.

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aMUSEd
KVRAF
30858 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Re: Hive 2.0 is out!

Post Tue May 28, 2019 8:36 am

Very - but got there in the end

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Urs
u-he
23676 posts since 8 Aug, 2002 from Berlin

Re: Hive 2.0 is out!

Post Tue May 28, 2019 8:37 am

Yeah... might be a typo in the download link, or even our CDN is aching under pressure...

KBSoundSmith
KVRian
748 posts since 6 Jul, 2009

Re: Hive 2.0 is out!

Post Tue May 28, 2019 8:39 am

Congrats on the release! :clap:

I just got Hive 2 registered and running, after using the RC demo the last few days. I hadn't purchased a newly-released synth since Serum -- what you and your team accomplished with Hive 2 is amazing.

I can't say I was too interested in Hive 1, already owning Zebra, Diva, Serum... but between the efforts of Hive 1.2 and 2.0, I think this has evolved into a sophisticated and mature instrument. It sounds great, it's extremely fast to get good sounds, the modulation system is powerful while being simple to use, the scope is treated like the serious tool it should be (this may be the 1st synth with a truly useful built in scope, IMO), great presets, and the GUI is gorgeous... bravo!

Hive isn't the most complicated or feature-rich synth I own, certainly. But it I feel like it may be the most carefully conceived and executed. It seems to be a very focused effort.

cb8rwh
KVRist
317 posts since 25 Apr, 2005

Re: Hive 2.0 is out!

Post Tue May 28, 2019 8:44 am

Congrats on the release!

Quick question, is there any need to download the final release if I have the RC installed? It looks like the same version number.

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bharris22
KVRAF
1505 posts since 3 Mar, 2010

Re: Hive 2.0 is out!

Post Tue May 28, 2019 8:45 am

I know that Hive 1 was very light on performance requirements - does Hive 2 improve on this, as well?

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Yorrrrrr
KVRian
799 posts since 25 Sep, 2011 from Cartagena - Colombia

Re: Hive 2.0 is out!

Post Tue May 28, 2019 8:46 am

Congrats on the release. Hive 2 is my certainly one of my go-to synthesizers. Fast workflow, great flexibility and power, awesome sound.

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Urs
u-he
23676 posts since 8 Aug, 2002 from Berlin

Re: Hive 2.0 is out!

Post Tue May 28, 2019 8:50 am

bharris22 wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 8:45 am
I know that Hive 1 was very light on performance requirements - does Hive 2 improve on this, as well?
Yes and no.

The wavetable thing which came with 1.2 has had some impact on CPU, depending on the interpolation quality.

The new modulations in Hive 2.0 don't cost much, and some other optimisations should make up for them.

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bharris22
KVRAF
1505 posts since 3 Mar, 2010

Re: Hive 2.0 is out!

Post Tue May 28, 2019 8:53 am

Urs wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 8:50 am
bharris22 wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 8:45 am
I know that Hive 1 was very light on performance requirements - does Hive 2 improve on this, as well?
Yes and no.

The wavetable thing which came with 1.2 has had some impact on CPU, depending on the interpolation quality.

The new modulations in Hive 2.0 don't cost much, and some other optimisations should make up for them.
Got it - thanks!

Funkybot's Evil Twin
KVRAF
6385 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Re: Hive 2.0 is out!

Post Tue May 28, 2019 9:04 am

bharris22 wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 8:53 am
Urs wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 8:50 am
bharris22 wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 8:45 am
I know that Hive 1 was very light on performance requirements - does Hive 2 improve on this, as well?
Yes and no.

The wavetable thing which came with 1.2 has had some impact on CPU, depending on the interpolation quality.

The new modulations in Hive 2.0 don't cost much, and some other optimisations should make up for them.
Got it - thanks!
Urs did mention in a prior thread that the Scope and Wavetable views add a bit of CPU overhead so if you see an increase with those windows open, changing views will solve for that.

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muki
KVRist
43 posts since 14 Jul, 2018

Re: Hive 2.0 is out!

Post Tue May 28, 2019 9:05 am

is this any different from the sanityCheck's-thread RC version or the same ? (both are 8676)

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