Sonic LAB: U-he Hive - DSP Efficient Powersynth

Ben Crosland takes a look      22/09/15

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Buying Choices

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

  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8

  • 1GB RAM, more recommended

  • 30MB free disc space

  • display 1000x600px and up

  • 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


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