Hive 2.1 Izmo skin by Plugmon

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KVRian
1083 posts since 22 Mar, 2005 from Germany

Post Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:35 am

Hi everyone,

this thread is dedicated to discussing the new Izmo skin, which will be included in the Hive 2.1 update.

You can grab the current Hive 2.1 beta version installers over here: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=559585

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Izmo has been created by the insanely creative GUI designer Plugmon.
It provides a drastically different look and workflow, letting you experience and explore Hive as if it was a completely new synth, sparking your creativity in exciting, new ways.

One goal of the current Hive 2.1 beta is to get as much of your feedback for the new skin as possible.
Izmo is still work in progress, and Plugmon will join the discussion to collect your requests and refine the skin, if needed.

Please give it a good try, and don't hesitate to let us know your honest thoughts.
Is the concept easy to grasp, or are you having difficulties with any parts of the design?
What do you like, what do you dislike about it?
Is it aesthetically pleasing?
How does the workflow feel?

Collaborating with Plugmon to bring you a new look for Hive is quite an experiment for us, as well as for Plugmon.
We are very excited to get your thoughts and opinions about Izmo.

Cheers,
Tas

KVRist
205 posts since 18 Dec, 2005

Post Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:06 am

Now, this is a striking, beautiful GUI :love: :love:
Thanks Plugmon for this stunning work, and Urs and Team for this 2.1 update.
Hive has grown as an amazingly fresh and versatile software instrument.

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KVRAF
2883 posts since 25 Apr, 2011

Post Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:15 am

Cool theme. Too bad it is so light.
Also, i can't find the knob to return to the 'normal osc's' from the WT selection.

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KVRAF
10071 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Post Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:22 am

edit: what was written here was foolishness, sorry.
see three posts down.
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KVRist
64 posts since 22 Nov, 2019

Post Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:24 am

exmatproton wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:15 am
Cool theme. Too bad it is so light.
Also, i can't find the knob to return to the 'normal osc's' from the WT selection.
I double this concerns. Also wish fx could be turned on and off when you click on them.

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KVRAF
2883 posts since 25 Apr, 2011

Post Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:25 am

zvenx wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:22 am
I don't think there is a knob.
Just click on another of the waveforms.

rsp
no..that is for the SUB osc

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KVRAF
10071 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Post Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:26 am

Yeah I realise sorry.
came to edit it but you already saw it.

its a drop down menu... or pop up menu.
Click on wavetable.

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KVRist
64 posts since 22 Nov, 2019

Post Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:28 am

IMO shape sequencer is much better implemented in the new skin. I don't like this pop up screens in the original. It's faster and easier that way.

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KVRAF
2883 posts since 25 Apr, 2011

Post Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:40 am

zvenx wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:26 am
Yeah I realise sorry.
came to edit it but you already saw it.

its a drop down menu... or pop up menu.
Click on wavetable.

rsp
I am only getting all the wavetables in a dropdown. Wherever i press, i don't get the 'normal OSC' menu. I am on Windows btw.

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KVRAF
10071 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Post Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:52 am

Works on windows for me too.
Are you clicking here?

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KVRAF
2883 posts since 25 Apr, 2011

Post Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:52 am

zvenx wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:52 am
Works on windows for me too.
Are you clicking here?

rsp
omg......there it is! I feel stupid. It works :tu:

:D

KVRer
15 posts since 17 Dec, 2020

Post Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:56 am

I just got Hive a few days ago and I am considering moving to the new skin. Looks great :)
On a first look, I like the many fine adjustments, like modifying the filters on the display or via YX.

Two things I came across:
- I also was initially confused about how to switch from WT to other OSCs.
Since the SUB get's so much space for selecting the mode, I overlooked the label for the OSC mode.
- In the scope, when selecting the range the left and right bars are very thin and it's more complicated than in the other skin to drag them.
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KVRist
365 posts since 1 Jul, 2009

Post Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:57 am

Looks like an evolution of the Eclipse theme, which is good, but the color scheme on Eclipse was better. To much black and white in this one. Maybe colorizing the waveforms and filters in the displays would help and/or add a color scheme like in Eclipse.
The layout is good.
Some issues: the rings around the knobs are pixelated, some framerate drops with this skin, especially when the oscilloscope is open, no framerate drops with the original skin. Just dragging the window of Hive around with the mouse is laggy whit this skin.
Win10, VST3, 120% zoom.

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KVRian
1071 posts since 9 Jan, 2014 from Worldwide

Post Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:00 am

Oh wow this looks great, thanks!

KVRian
1386 posts since 26 Jun, 2002 from London, UK

Post Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:08 am

This looks lovely!

How does one manually scroll through multitables on this skin?
Wavetables for DUNE2/3, Blofeld, IL Harmor, Hive and Serum etc: http://charlesdickens.neocities.org/
£10 for lifetime updates including wavetable editor for Windows.

Music: https://soundcloud.com/markholt

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