Hive 2 or Vital?, that is the question.

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Hive 2 or Vital?

Hive 2
85
45%
Vital
40
21%
They are too different to properly compare
34
18%
I prefer another wavetable option
32
17%
 
Total votes: 191

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KVRian
978 posts since 21 Apr, 2017 from Bahia, Brazil

Post Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:17 am

Ana 2 is similar to Hive and slightly cheaper on sale.. A joy to work with. I liked Vital but due to my Win 7 system the gui eats too much cpu. My issue not Vital. Win 7 is no longer the standard.
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KVRAF
2734 posts since 3 Mar, 2006

Post Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:44 am

Hive 2 is a great synth for quick work and has a surprising amount of flexibility added via the function and shape gens and a very flexible mod matrix.

the .uhm scripting to generate wavetables is also just an insane feature addition if you want to dig into that while not relying on a complicated "in plugin" wavetable editor cluttering up the interface.

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KVRAF
5437 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:05 pm

I can’t say anything about Hive, I don’t own it. Vital is much easier to get along than Surge. I have Pigments which is a very powerful option as well, but in the end personally I stick with Bitwigs Grid...

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KVRian
507 posts since 31 May, 2015 from the Iberian Peninsula

Post Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:03 am

Vital free for quicker sound design and Hive for presets and, when you get used to it, also nice sound design.

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KVRist
176 posts since 9 Jun, 2020

Post Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:23 am

vurt wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:38 am
AnX wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:03 am
dune_rave wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:54 am
Why not choose Dexed and Surge, they are free much longer :)
is dexed a WT synth?
can a synth be noble?
Yeah, if you had GAS.

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KVRist
496 posts since 13 May, 2015

Post Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:37 am

vurt wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:37 am
whether tis nobler...

what?
Vital has slings and arrows but Hive costs an outrageous fortune.

KVRAF
1582 posts since 8 Jun, 2018

Post Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:55 am

SHall1000 wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:37 am
vurt wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:37 am
whether tis nobler...

what?
Vital has slings and arrows but Hive costs an outrageous fortune.
nice that the hamlet quotes are quite correct, the only lines i know by heart strange enough, the passage.. (and by the way i am reading it now..)

well, hive and vital, different beasts in my shake-his-spear opinion. different charactes. so.. great to have this difference, i only own (really own..) Vital, Hive i have demoed, but i had to choose, the NI sale.
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KVRAF
2014 posts since 8 Dec, 2008 from Global Cowboy

Post Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:36 am

Fiends,Ronins and Country Bumpkins...

Lend me your soft synths :wink:
Sorry - I don't use auto-tune....

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addled muppet weed
76732 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:47 am

digitalboytn wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:36 am
Fiends,Ronins and Country Bumpkins...

Lend me your soft synths :wink:
who you calling old man :o

KVRer
4 posts since 17 Jan, 2021

Post Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:44 am

Two great synths. Both are available for Linux. What a wonderful world!

I use Vital. I own Zebra and would like to get deeper into it. I also love Bitwig grid.

KVRAF

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1600 posts since 5 Oct, 2003

Post Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:16 am

WasteLand wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:55 am
Hive i have demoed, but i had to choose, the NI sale.
I'm hoping for a sale soon as well! Do they typically have any sales?

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KVRist
74 posts since 24 Jan, 2021

Post Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:20 am

killmaster wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:16 am
I'm hoping for a sale soon as well! Do they typically have any sales?
No, but they do permit license transfers, and Hive shows up a lot in the Buy & Sell forum.
I hate signatures too.

KVRAF
27717 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:21 am

killmaster wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:16 am
WasteLand wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:55 am
Hive i have demoed, but i had to choose, the NI sale.
I'm hoping for a sale soon as well! Do they typically have any sales?
No. Only when they have one. :ud:

Well, IIRC, so far, they only had the Diva birthday sale, and 2 NI sales. And the introductionary price sales, of course. Which... is quite a lot, considering they don't do sales, if I think about it.
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

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KVRAF
18493 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Post Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:36 am

chk071 wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:21 am
killmaster wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:16 am
WasteLand wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:55 am
Hive i have demoed, but i had to choose, the NI sale.
I'm hoping for a sale soon as well! Do they typically have any sales?
No. Only when they have one. :ud:

Well, IIRC, so far, they only had the Diva birthday sale, and 2 NI sales. And the introductionary price sales, of course. Which... is quite a lot, considering they don't do sales, if I think about it.
U-he didn't used to do sales... now they do... still not very frequently or on a schedule.

KVRAF
2346 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Post Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:30 pm

I picked up Repro on the last u-he/NI sale. I've now got the demos of Zebra 2, Hive 2, Diva, & Bazille, to consider for the next sale. Hmmm...

Curiously enough, Bazille did not appear on the last sale, or I would have snapped that up! Probably due to lack of NKS presets...
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