Super fast, super sounds!
Hive was made to be fast and simple. The streamlined single screen UI lets you dive into sound creation immediately. A fluid workflow invites you to tweak away until your sound is just right (or wrong in just the right way). Hive was engineered to be light on CPU, and won’t slow you down while you work. But being “fast and simple” doesn’t mean we’ve sacrificed sound quality or creative control - Hive is packed with features, controls and enough flexibility to deliver stunning sounds.
Whatever your style from dance to ambient, progressive rock to R&B—Hive is the right tool for the job: a lightweight synth that delivers a heavyweight sound!
- Single page user interface
- 2,700 presets
- 2 main oscillators, 2 sub-oscillators
- 3 synth engine characters (Normal, Dirty, Clean)
- 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
Music with Hive
Here are a few demo tracks in various styles showing some of the sounds Hive is capable of creating:
Drum and Bass
Hive gets rolling with Enter the Hive — a drum and bass track from Biome Digital. All sounds by Hive except the drums.
Big room style Techno from Biome Digital. All sounds by Hive except the drums.
EDM / Rave
A big and brash EDM type track ‐ Ultimate Power ‐ from Biome Digital. All sounds by Hive except the drums.
An energetic 90s style trance track from Aiyn Zahev called Nectar. All sounds by Hive with some additional FX and compression.
A gentle bubbling downtempo track created by Oddvar. Some additional drums, EQ and compression.
A soundtrack style example from Kevin Schroeder called Escalation and Retaliation. All sounds by Hive.
A contemporary smooth deep house flavoured track created by Oddvar. Some additional drums, EQ and compression.
An atmospheric dubstep piece created by Oddvar. Some additional drums, EQ and compression.
Bringing Hive's acid abilities to forefront with an acid house styled track from Oddvar. Some additional drums, EQ and compression.
Trance / EDM
A high energy trance track created by Oddvar. All sounds by Hive with some additional EQ and compression.
An high-energy, uplifting trance song from Sonic Element. All sounds from Hive except the kick, snare, crash and ride.
Hive Messe Demo Track
Created by Michael Dühr for our Messe demo video. All sounds by Hive, with some EQ and compression.
More Hive Music
One Synth Challenge # 71 selected Hive as the synth of choice. As the name implies, the challenge was to create a track using only one synthesizer. The 67 entries displayed a wide variety of styles and genres—the participants did a fantastic job of showing off Hive's capabilities.
Congratulations to Jasinski for winning, and a big thank you to everyone who participated—great stuff all round!
An Introduction to Hive
We put together a 10 part (short) video series to introduce the parts and features of Hive. The videos are a great way to get familiar with Hive before diving in yourself!
You can watch them above, or on YouTube.