U-he are renowned for their impressive software synthesizers, truly powerful, cutting edge synthesis and DSP work has made them one of the heavy weights. But of course with such power comes CPU load - quite rightly, and Hive has been created to bring the U-He sound into a more manageable level of DSP load.
Hive was made to be fast and simple, with a single page UI, yet able to create complex, modern voices. We asked top-drawer sound designer Ben Crosland to give it the once over.
U-He Hive is available now in VST (Mac/PC), AU and AAX formats priced at $149 (+VAT in the EU)
Note: V1.1 is coming out shortly which addresses:
"clicking when switching effects/presets"
Current PC or intel Mac
Multicore CPU with SSE2
(Sandy Bridge architecture or newer recommended)
Mac OSX 10.5 or newer
1GB RAM, more recommended
30MB free disc space
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OSX: VST2 or AU compatible host software
Windows: VST2 compatible host software
Supports 32bit and 64bit in all formats
AAX support for Pro Tools 10, 11 & 12
White iLoud monitors and a new modelling guitar pedal
CV controlled mixing console and some distinctly dirty effects
New hybrid synth designed in collaboration with Chris Huggett
Ensembles and solos - coming soon
Nopia and Questions
Big Nektarine update too