U-He tells us that Hive 1.0, introduced at Messe, is ready to share with the world, the release date is set for June 2nd. They've also drawn our attention to a small update to the release plan for Hive. This is what a spokesperson had to say...
"Normally, we extend the introductory price for a couple of weeks after release, but with the recent addition of a reseller program we needed to make some changes. On release day the $99 (+VAT in the EU) introductory price ends and the regular price will be $149 (+VAT in the EU).
To make sure that you have the chance to get Hive for $99 before it changes, between now and June 2nd (12:00PM midday Berlin time) you can buy and download the Hive 'release candidate'. This version is the same as Hive 1.0 that will be publicly available on June 2nd. All presets, features and bug fixes included. The only difference between the two versions is the price!"
Pricing and Availability:
$99 until June 2nd
White iLoud monitors and a new modelling guitar pedal
CV controlled mixing console and some distinctly dirty effects
New features, new patches
Jim takes a look
Live inputs from webcam and HDMI too
New hybrid synth designed in collaboration with Chris Huggett