u-he launches Hive synth plugin preview + pre-order

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u-he has launched a preview version of its Hive synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

u-he Hive

We are taking the wraps off a new synth – Hive. What is Hive? Think sleek, low CPU use, “super” sounding synth with a streamlined workflow. We wanted to make a synth that was fast, fluid, light on CPU but still had a heavyweight sound.

There are lots of features packed into the single page interface to make your sound design quick and intuitive – drag and drop modulation, solo buttons, parameter linking and much more.

Hive is now available for download as a public beta. We are putting the finishing touches on Hive and this is your chance to give some feedback and help us get ready for release.

The public beta is available to download for Windows and Mac from the u-he forum at KVR Audio.

Hive is available for purchase now for $99 USD ex VAT while it is in public beta (regular $149 USD ex VAT). The serial number works with both the beta version and the final released version.

More information: u-he / Hive

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u-he updates Presswerk dynamics plugin to public beta Rev 3225

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u-he Presswerk

u-he has released public beta Rev 3225 of its Presswerk dynamics effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Updated again: Rev 3225 (December 9th) adds presets by Bob Humid and 3ee, marks last milestone before release candidate.

This version also adds a skin without “shadow parameters”. Some people found the red glows that depict the invisible parameter states confusing. We would like to know if not seeing them is easier to work with before we decide how to go on, i.e. which alternatives to present.

We’ve also fixed a lot of issues, I’ll update this post once we got the final list.

The latest public beta of Presswerk is available to download from the u-he forum at KVR Audio. The plug-in is available for purchase at a 30% discount during the public beta.

More information: u-he / Presswerk

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audioD3CK releases Eekjuliza EQ plugin public beta

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audioD3CK has announced the release of the public beta version of Eekjuliza, a parametric equalizer effect plug-in suited for all kinds of tasks.

audioD3CK Eekjuliza

Eekjuliza offers you the classic filter types and can operate on any channel you want, be it left, right, mid or center. Need to find a specific frequency? No problem, hold down alt and find your frequency with temporary bandpass filter. Filter not steep enough? Just duplicate it and move them around as one!

Eekjuliza features

  • Supports all major platforms (MAC/WIN AU/VST/VST3/RTAS/AAX).
  • Virtually unlimited number of bands.
  • Complete 64-bit signal path.
  • Channel selection per band (left/right/mid/side/all).
  • Multi-channel input and output DFT analyzers.
  • Classic analog style filters (high-pass, low-pass, peak, high-shelf, low-shelf, notch, band-pass).
  • High quality, flexible oversampling.
  • Graphical representation of the equalizer’s magnitude curve.
  • Frequency “seeking” function (alt+drag).
  • Band-gain mirroring.
  • Multi editing and dragging of EQ bands.
  • Full undo/redo.
  • Resizable UI.

Eekjuliza is currently available at the introductory price of 19 EUR.

More information: audioD3CK / Eekjuliza

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u-he launches new public beta of plug-ins for Linux

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u-he has announced new Linux public betas of its plug-ins.

We have news – good news! Users of Linux-based operating systems can join the u-he crowd. Over the past few months we have been building and testing native Linux VST2 x64-bit versions of our plugins. Many of them are ready for public beta testing.

ACE, Bazille, Diva, Podolski, Satin, and Uhbik are immediately available, the others will be released as soon as possible. So download the plugins, start making some music and let us know about any problems.

Downloads and installation instructions are available at our KVR forum.

The public beta is currently rev 3193, which also includes Presswerk and Zebra 2.

More information: u-he / Linux public beta

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u-he updates Presswerk public beta to rev 3169

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u-he has released public beta rev 3169 of Presswerk, the dynamics effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

u-he Presswerk

We’ve been working really hard on this. Here’s a new beta of Presswerk, with a vast number of improvements and most niggles fixed.

But also, after reading all the feedback and carefully weighing pros and cons, we decided to rework the usability concept. This meant dropping the “vintage views” we had in the first beta.

Changes in Presswerk rev 3169

  • Redesigned workflow.
  • Repositioned HQ button (main LCD panel).
  • Added Whole-State Undo (undo for accidental mode or preset changes).
  • Added stuff to the manual.
  • Improved latency reporting to Host.
  • Changed BOTH to LINK (non-destructive behavior) and added a Parameter Feedback Overlay.
  • Renamed ANLG button to DPR (DUAL PHASE ROTATION).
  • ‘SHIFT + knob’ on Dry:Wet, Int:Ext & percentage knobs now shows fine resolution in data display.
  • Many fixes.

The new public beta is available to download from the u-he forum and KVR Audio. The plug-in is already available to purchase at a 30% discount during the beta period.

More information: u-he / Presswerk

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