Whats your verdict on Usine Hollyhock and what do you use it for?

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Tj Shredder
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3237 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:29 am

I couldn't resist the $49 offer. It seems to be extremely powerful. I might fall in love for projects which need video and audio as well as DMX.
As a long time Max user the intro video made me already feel at home...; - )
And MPE works out of the box!

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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14799 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: Whats your verdict on Usine Hollyhock and what do you use it for?

Post Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:48 am

Tj Shredder wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:29 am
I couldn't resist the $49 offer. It seems to be extremely powerful. I might fall in love for projects which need video and audio as well as DMX.
As a long time Max user the intro video made me already feel at home...; - )
And MPE works out of the box!
Do you know how long the offer lasts? Was about to log on to the HH forums, but I can't remember my username let alone my password :scared:

Chandran
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143 posts since 24 Jul, 2012

Re: Whats your verdict on Usine Hollyhock and what do you use it for?

Post Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:53 am

Nice software but weird bugs sometimes, if you have something working well is better to keep with same version as created. I had some weird problems few times when I updated usine to the the last version and tried to load an old project, so beware! I also experimented weird graphic bugs in the gui... However the developers are really kind and responsive as is the little comunity using this exeptional tool. Is especialy great for experimental projects and some tools are unique. With a friend light designer we designed a setup for controlling in realtime the surround sound and light for a dance show with improvised sequences, where everithing was live, we turned the show around the world without crash during the shows! so is a great tool and at this prize a no brainer if you are into modular composition and design your tools.

Whywhy
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414 posts since 11 Aug, 2018

Re: Whats your verdict on Usine Hollyhock and what do you use it for?

Post Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:59 pm

Tj Shredder wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:29 am
I couldn't resist the $49 offer. It seems to be extremely powerful. I might fall in love for projects which need video and audio as well as DMX.
As a long time Max user the intro video made me already feel at home...; - )
And MPE works out of the box!
Tj, that's interesting !

It could be a great addition with a Sensel Morph.
the User HID and the External Device Sensors could bring the morph and Usine on steroids .....

anttimaatteri
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301 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: Whats your verdict on Usine Hollyhock and what do you use it for?

Post Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:02 am

liv wrote:
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:36 am
Whats your verdict on Usine Hollyhock and what do you use it for (or how do you use it)?
wins an award for the dumbest naming in history,
next to "fuzzy dunlop" of course. ;D

Kalamata Kid
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3951 posts since 27 Jul, 2001 from Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA

Re: Whats your verdict on Usine Hollyhock and what do you use it for?

Post Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:51 am

Looks like Hollyhock 4 is out or will be released soon.
https://www.brainmodular.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pg/sensomusicu ... e_internal

Reply to the OP, I will use HH whenever it can be used as a VST then will host is my DAW!
As much as it is a really nice DAW I still prefer Studio One as it has ARA!
23" 10-touch Monitor and iPad Air as Midi Controllers, iConnectMIDI2+, Windows Pro 10-64bit, i9-9900k, 32 GB RAM.

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W23
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440 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

Re: Whats your verdict on Usine Hollyhock and what do you use it for?

Post Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:51 am

I downloaded the demo of 3 and I like it, but I’m a little too far down the road with Ableton/M4L, and am just not up for another learning curve. What Hollyhock seems to have going for it, is that you can skate almost indefinitely on the demo. There’s only a nag screen that you can close at the opening. It’s a lot like Reaper in that respect, except that it’s a subscription model, and kind of an expensive one at that. Isn’t Reaper a one-time fee of $60? A one year Hollyhock (non-professional) subscription is twice that, but you only need a subscription for developer support really. Hollyhock seems to offer everything that Max/MSP and Reaktor does in a slightly more user-friendly package, which is a definite plus.

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