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System Requirements
Current PC
Multicore CPU with SSE2
(Sandy Bridge architecture or newer recommended)
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
1GB RAM, more recommended
60MB free disc space
display 1000x600px and up
VST2 compatible host software
Supports 32-bit and 64-bit in all formats
AAX support for Pro Tools 10, 11 & 12
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System Requirements
Intel Mac
Multicore CPU with SSE2
(Sandy Bridge architecture or newer recommended)
Mac OS X 10.5 or newer
1GB RAM, more recommended
60MB free disc space
display 1000x600px and up
VST2 or AU compatible host software
Supports 32-bit and 64-bit in all formats
AAX support for Pro Tools 10, 11 & 12
License & Installation Method
Instant (Serial Number)
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Hive

Hive is a modern digital synthesizer built for speed, flexibility and low CPU usage. Whether you are creating fantastic soundscapes, stomping basses or smooth pads, Hive can deliver the goods with a minimum of fuss - whatever your style of music.

Selected features:

  • Single page user interface.
  • 2,700 presets.
  • UI resize, from 70% to 200% in 10% steps.
  • 3 synth engine characters (Normal, Dirty, Clean).
  • 2 main oscillators, 2 sub-oscillators.
  • Up to 16x unison per oscillator.
  • 2 multimode filters (LP, HP, BP, BR or Peak).
  • Flexible oscillator and filter routing.
  • Solo buttons for individual oscillators and filters.
  • Arpeggiator, step sequencer.
  • 12-slot modulation matrix, 2 targets per slot.
  • Drag & drop modulation assignment.
  • Create, save and load individual panel presets.
  • 7 quality effects, rearrange in any order.
  • Global configuration overlays, including MIDI learn.
User Reviews Average user rating of 4.75 from 4 reviewsAdd A Review

Reviewed By ubailey
March 14, 2018

Very powerful under-rated synth. My new go to synth. Bb. ..m........................... .................

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Reviewed By matteogk
September 19, 2017

Simple, very effective, I'm using it a lot. Sounds amazing!.

What is best than "I design it in Hive, so I immediately get the sound I want"?

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Reviewed By Mastrcode
October 27, 2015

I'm a Trance producer and i was searching for a All in one-VST that fits all my needs. And with Hive i've found it.

A versatile instrument with awesome sounding oscillators. They can process up to 16 multi-voices per osca good condition or bright and fat trance sounds like supersaws, etc. A good idea was the implementing of a vibrato control directly into each of the several oscillators. This makes it easy to create vibratos without the need of special mod matrix routings.

The filters are geat, they can sound very clean, but also very agressive and dirty.

The envelopes are very fast and crisp, which is important for most trance sounds like fast plucks, fast filter envelopes or percussive sounds.

The LFO's are very useful for a big palette of modulations.

I like the mod matrix and it's routing capabillities with the possibillity of "drag and drop"-routing.

The Arpeggiator is very good, the step sequencer is awesome.

The effects section sounds very good. With a great distortion fx for agressive and dirty sounds, a nice sounding chorus, awesome sounding reverb and delay, EQ section, a usefl compressor and a nice phaser effect.

The 3 sound engines (clean, normal and dirty) are a great idea. So Hive can aound very clean, but also very warm, dirty or even lo-fi.

And the most important thing is the CPU load. You can create very complex sounds with very low CPU load.

For me Hive is the best VST on the market to create sounds for trance or other similar electronic music. Even way better sounding than Sylenth1.
For me Hive is THE Sylenth killer par excellence.

10/10 points.

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Reviewed By hivkorn
June 7, 2015

on the paper it seems to be a common synth...
but NO !!!!!! it is AMAZING !
The gui made the synth easy to use and the sound is really powerfull.
It can generate some nice perc with the pink noise, some badass bass, killing lead ...
The dirty mode is really something I love..

The arp & seq section in the hexagon is just a good idea from the dev.
The FX are section is good, special mention to the chorus and the distortion.

I usually use a lot of NI in my song, but HIVE steal the show,
I' sorry to said it but Fm8&Massive seems to be grand-pa and grandma when HIVE is playing.

It is released as a EDM synth but you could use it easily for a lot of genres.
The best is to try it.Make your own advice.

9 / 10 because the perfection don't exist.

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