Hive 2.1: new sonic territory

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Urs
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25476 posts since 8 Aug, 2002 from Berlin

Post Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:25 am

Hi all,

Our first venture into native Apple Silicon support is a rather big one, with loads of fun for Win and Linux as well:

https://youtu.be/dJtf3JmwnjI

Downloads:

Hive 2.1 rev.11037 Mac
Hive 2.1 rev.11037 Win
Hive 2.1 rev.11037 Linux

To update from Hive 2.0.1, simply download and install from above locations.

Enjoy,

- Urs & team


Changes since Hive 2.0.1, revision 9709:

Improvements:

* Native support for Apple Silicon (M1)
* macOS Big Sur compatibility
* macOS 32bit 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

Bug Fixes:

* Fixed: Notes starting on same time stamp but different MIDI channel might not play
* Fixed: Mod assigner arc 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 (will come back in Hive 2.1.1)
* Old presets might display wrong sources in scope
* Context menus need plugin focus to work (Apple issue)

KVRian
984 posts since 23 May, 2012 from London

Post Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:35 am

Woohoo!
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KVRian
1106 posts since 17 Jul, 2007 from Baghdad-Iq

Post Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:42 am

Perfection! Thanks a lot U-He and all who participated in making this awesome update :)
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KVRist
291 posts since 9 Apr, 2005 from Japan

Post Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:48 am

Wow, awesome! Most companies would call this a major upgrade and charge for it. Lots of new features and presets! The new skin is really nice too.

For whatever reason, the 100 new presets didn't appear in Komplete Kontrol until I did a manual rescan. If anyone else runs into the same thing, give that a try. You will also need the NKS Previews (a separate download) to add audio previews for the new presets.
Stormchild

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Urs
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25476 posts since 8 Aug, 2002 from Berlin

Post Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:14 am

Ah, yes, the rescan is mandatory in NKS hosts... we'll make a note to make this more prominent in future!

KVRist
291 posts since 9 Apr, 2005 from Japan

Post Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:17 am

Urs wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:14 am
Ah, yes, the rescan is mandatory in NKS hosts... we'll make a note to make this more prominent in future!
Everything's good after rescanning and updating the .previews folder. The new patches show up in a separate bank. Lots of really good ones!
Stormchild

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KVRian
695 posts since 8 Mar, 2008 from Crestview, Florida

Post Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:24 am

Well, this is a great way to celebrate my birthday! 🥂

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Urs
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25476 posts since 8 Aug, 2002 from Berlin

Post Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:34 am

Sound Author wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:24 am
Well, this is a great way to celebrate my birthday! 🥂
Happy Birthday! :party:

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KVRAF
6383 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:43 am

Congrats on the update!

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KVRer
28 posts since 5 Dec, 2019

Post Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:54 am

Congratulations 🎈🎉

KVRist
73 posts since 2 Jan, 2021

Post Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:26 am

:wheee:

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KVRAF
1849 posts since 12 Jan, 2019

Post Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:39 am

Great video. What is a reverb filter type? What does it mean? I heard it, and it sounds nifty--just can't figure out what it means, what is going on.
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Urs
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25476 posts since 8 Aug, 2002 from Berlin

Post Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:00 am

Dirtgrain wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:39 am
Great video. What is a reverb filter type? What does it mean? I heard it, and it sounds nifty--just can't figure out what it means, what is going on.
It's like a Comb filter, but a full blown reverb algorithm. This is per voice and the Cutoff parameter correlates to room size, i.e. it's "tunable", even if not really harmonic. Unlike the Comb types, it creates a stereo image from a mono source.

But caution! It is *before* the VCA of the voice, such that, a short release phase will gate the reverb.

It's very nice for creating metallic sounds and percussive stuff. Or "bodies".

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KVRAF
15084 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:01 am

Am I correct in saying this is the official release version? I've been waiting to move it to my studio computer.

Thanks for the update. Hive is one of my favorite and most used synths. :tu:
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KVRian
984 posts since 23 May, 2012 from London

Post Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:03 am

Teksonik wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:01 am
Am I correct in saying this is the official release version? I've been waiting to move it to my studio computer.

Thanks for the update. Hive is one of my favorite and most used synths. :tu:
Yeah this is the official release, if you go to the website and download the installer it's exactly the same as have been linked to above.
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