NAMM 2019: u-he teases Hive 2, a new version of its classic go-to soft synth

NAMM 2019: u-he is teasing version 2 of its excellent Hive plugin synth. Already one of our favourite plugins, this new version seems likely to take the instrument to even greater heights.

Details are scant at this stage - all we have to go on is as a brief social media post - but we’re told to expect an overhauled user interface, new modulation sources, support for NI’s NKS standard and more. Importantly, the update will also be backwards compatible with Hive 1.x, so should be able to slot straight into your existing projects.

The upgrade will cost €20, though those who purchased Hive after 20 January or who buy it between now and the release date will get it for free. We’re expecting further updates in the run-up to release, which should be in the second quarter of 2019.


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Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.