Another annoying poll: Hive 2 versus Icarus 2

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Hive 2 or Icarus 2, which would you choose?

Hive 2
26
43%
Icarus 2
19
31%
completely different approaches, get both
16
26%
 
Total votes: 61

KVRAF
1821 posts since 5 Oct, 2003

Post Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:51 am

Curious how these compare, or if in fact they can be compared. Looking to spend the time getting to know one in depth.

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KVRAF
2147 posts since 12 Jan, 2019

Post Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:23 am

They both have great demo policies. They do have enough differences to justify having both. I picked the third option for this reason, although "completely different" is not accurate.
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KVRAF
2617 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Post Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:39 am

I have both. To me, Icarus2 sounds bigger wider and more polished which I like but as a preset guy, the presets aren't as useful for quick grabbing to write songs as Hive is. Hive comes with thousands of presets that can be used across a broad spectrum.I always thought the Icarus presets sounds generally speaking lent themselves more to marketing than composing like a lot of synths do. I also think Hive has something for every genre where Icarus is very tech heavy. Those worn out robotic vocal presets are junk. Glad I have both though.

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KVRian
1432 posts since 25 Apr, 2009 from France

Post Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:42 am

Icarus can do things Hive can’t do, such as resynthesis. And the basses sound huge.
This post is supposed to be non-agressive. Now please give me a broad smile. :ud:

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KVRAF
15516 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:49 am

killmaster wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:51 am
Curious how these compare
Then compare them. They both have demo versions. Asking for other people's opinions will do you no good because we all make different music and we all use different sounds to make that music.

All you'll learn here is what is somebody else thinks. All that matters is what you think.
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KVRAF
5944 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Down the Withywindle

Post Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:53 am

Reaper.
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KVRAF

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1821 posts since 5 Oct, 2003

Post Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:19 am

Teksonik wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:49 am
killmaster wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:51 am
Curious how these compare
Then compare them. They both have demo versions. Asking for other people's opinions will do you no good because we all make different music and we all use different sounds to make that music.

All you'll learn here is what is somebody else thinks. All that matters is what you think.
Good points. I have an issue with the technical part of the process and it takes me forever to really understand things on a deeper level and get the most out of a demo. Usually the demo times out before I really have enough time to evaluate. But, I can't deny this is good advice.

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addled muppet weed
80708 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:24 am

Bombadil wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:53 am
Reaper.
:hihi:

KVRAF
2463 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Post Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:11 am

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KVRAF
22349 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:13 am

fried flounder

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KVRian
1058 posts since 3 Jan, 2019 from Holland

Post Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:07 pm

Can you please add some more synth choices to the poll ? I find none of the 2 interesting.
More BPM please

KVRAF
28846 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:25 pm

Hand the 150 € over to me. I know what to buy with it.
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

KVRAF
8582 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Post Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:33 pm

I wonder how many of the people who'd vote even used both. I mean, I'd want to vote Hive 2 because I own it and enjoy it, but I'll abstain because I never used Icarus 2. Couldn't even tell you the first thing about it.

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KVRAF
9619 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:35 pm

killmaster wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:51 am
Curious how these compare, or if in fact they can be compared. Looking to spend the time getting to know one in depth.
they both have demo versions, so enjoy....

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KVRAF
9619 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:37 pm

chk071 wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:25 pm
Hand the 150 € over to me. I know what to buy with it.
swarfega?

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