Heartwood Soundware has announced the release of a new soundset for the Hive 2.0 synthesizer instrument by u-he.
Ideal for all your dark cinematic needs, Agate delivers a collection of 111 patches inspired by the sound palettes of IDM/electronica artists like Plaid and Ochre, as well as recent soundtracks from Cliff Martinez, Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury.
U-he’s Hive2, is a radical update of Hive, adding wavetables and noise and takes an EDM synth into territory that is much more cinematic, but also darker and experimental.
With this set you are going to find warping wavetable pads, morphing drones, grungy basses, basslines, chiming keys leads, broken synths, percussive loops, sequences and ARP patterns. But you can warp and punish these sounds into very radical different tones and textures.
This time there is no separate WTF section, as Hive2 has extensive X/Y performance controls. Each sound has been carefully programmed to make use of both the modwheel and the X/Y controllers – just see how quickly a sound can get into WTF territory…..