U-he appreciation

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Re: U-he appreciation

Post by crystalmsc » Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:28 am

XSIMan wrote:Wow now all we need is to hear it do a phaser supersaw pad :)
The first demo of the synth https://app.box.com/s/16skhoqwubeo0g4jzh0i by 3ee-soundesign
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Re: U-he appreciation

Post by Martin Gifford » Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:40 am

Looks freaking awesome! Hope it sounds as good and the presets are fast to find and there's enough sound variety for most uses. Then it's goodbye Sylenth for me.

Not sure about the hexagonal screen in the middle - looks a bit like something out of Stargate. I hope some skins come out to tweak that.

Edit: Oh no, I just had a listen to the demo above, and it sounds frosty like Serum. That's exactly my worst fears. :(

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Re: U-he appreciation

Post by Stromkraft » Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:42 am

Martin Gifford wrote: Edit: Oh no, I just had a listen to the demo above, and it sounds frosty like Serum. That's exactly my worst fears. :(
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Re: U-he appreciation

Post by Martin Gifford » Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:59 am

Nearly every sound in Serum sounds harsh, cold, frosty, raspy, etc. That's also the opinion of many others so it can't be a coincidence. It's got to be the instrument. Some of the plucks and pads are good in Serum. Anyway, I've heard two sounds from Hive and they both sound Serum-ish to me. :cry:

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Re: U-he appreciation

Post by tedlogan » Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:27 pm

I'm glad it's a one-page layout, like Bazille's Gearporn skin. Faster and more creative patching for me. I tend to not use stuff buried in other pages as often as I should, simply because of how my thought process works.

A forumite over at KVR created a single-page skin for Zebra called Redux. Looks very classy, but alas, it's quite tall vertically, but not widened proportionately, so all the controls and windows are quite small to work with even on a 24" monitor. Probably unusable on a laptop. Digressing. I'm digressing.

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Re: U-he appreciation

Post by Stromkraft » Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:42 pm

What software plug-ins can have their skins changed?
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Re: U-he appreciation

Post by tedlogan » Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:47 pm

Stromkraft wrote:What software plug-ins can have their skins changed?
u-he's ones. Zebra has many user-made skins, and around three "official" ones - Original grey, TDZ (my favourite), and Unempty DarkHorse (which was a user skin originally I think). Bazille has 2 official ones. Don't know about Diva and ACE.

Or was there some joke in your question and it went over my hungover head?

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Re: U-he appreciation

Post by Stromkraft » Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:13 pm

tedlogan wrote:
Stromkraft wrote:What software plug-ins can have their skins changed?
u-he's ones. Zebra has many user-made skins, and around three "official" ones - Original grey, TDZ (my favourite), and Unempty DarkHorse (which was a user skin originally I think). Bazille has 2 official ones. Don't know about Diva and ACE.

Or was there some joke in your question and it went over my hungover head?
Thanks. No, I'm curious about this. I bought some Waves plug-ins last week and while familiar in look and layout I'd really like to be able to construct my own interface for it. I actually prefer the look and flexibility of the interface in plug-ins like the line from Melda Productions, especially their "minimal" variant.

This got me thinking about interfaces for plug-ins. Of course I'm able to solve most interface issues with just moving controls to Push, except for when I need to view something graphical.
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Re: U-he appreciation

Post by mholloway » Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:55 pm

/original post deleted in attempt to be 'nice'


Serum sounds great. Hive will likely sound great, it's a u-he synth.

the comments that Serum has sound quality problems seem pretty much based in subjective, non-scientific judgements that are really pretty, uh, silly...

anyway, bring on the Hive, Urs.
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Re: U-he appreciation

Post by XSIMan » Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:32 am

Stromkraft wrote:
Martin Gifford wrote: Edit: Oh no, I just had a listen to the demo above, and it sounds frosty like Serum. That's exactly my worst fears. :(
??? Programming, Martin, programming.
Because it's a metallic type of preset design it sounded a bit like what I'm after at the end. I don't think anyone who makes trance has got their hands on it yet. It needs some typical JP-8000, Z3TA type of sound demos. Urs knows what he's doing he is going to release the public beta unfinished so we wont know the true HIVE until next year. I hope Adam Szabo get a copy to test and make presets for. Whenever someone says Zebra is not for trance I give the Adam Szabo preset bank demo link.

http://www.adamszabo.com/zebra2-soundset/ that's the kind of presets HIVE needs

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Re: U-he appreciation

Post by XSIMan » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:54 pm

Just found this skin for Zebra it turns Zebra into an all stuff on one page like Bazille gear Porn :)
Zebra Redux
Download link http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic ... 1&t=418671
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Re: U-he appreciation

Post by XSIMan » Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:25 pm

Some trance music done with u-he HIVE

By VitaminD done with HIVE but not the percussion.
http://www.auralscape.com/the_hive_loop_fades.mp3

Hive public beta is not available yet.

HIVE preset by u-he http://www.u-he.com/songs/Hive/HiveSuperGroove.mp3

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Re: U-he appreciation

Post by XSIMan » Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:56 pm

Sounds like its only a week off now :)

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Re: U-he appreciation

Post by deva » Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:34 am

Hive is super easy to work with...

all in one window (except Mod Matrix tab 2)
drag-n-drop modulation
every meaningful parameter can be modulated including FX

I don't do trance stuff, so others will have to do some demos for those interested. This is a Hive example.

http://draigathar.org/sounds/Hive23.mp3

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Re: U-he appreciation

Post by Martin Gifford » Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:11 am

http://www.auralscape.com/the_hive_loop_fades.mp3

That sounded good musically, but still a little bit on the harsh/cold side.

http://draigathar.org/sounds/Hive23.mp3

That sounded Bazille-ish or maybe draigathar/deva-ish?

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