Eclipse

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The other side of Hive

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The fastest got even faster.

  • Wavetable intended design
  • Full space for SEQ/FX/XY
  • Massive style modulation (for Filter)
  • Partial module linking (Generators/Modulators)
  • Additional “Linked Controls”
  • Notify you of inactiveness in various ways
  • Coordinated colors make MM clear
  • Comes with presets and custom wavetables

Originally designed for Hive 1.2, and now compatible with v2.0.

Fly from Hexagon

The central hexagon in the original skin symbolizes its name “Hive”. So they seems to be sticking to it. But…

Because of the hexagon, you cannot see the 16 step sequencer stay in a single line.

Because of the hexagon, you cannot see the 7 great effects set in a single lane.

And because of the hexagon, you cannot see the 4 XY pads placed side by side.

Ok now, fly from your hexagon and start from square one.

Colors that Matters

Each modulator has its own color, which helps you distinguish between them.

Editing mod matrices is now really intuitive. When you want to edit mod depth related to LFO, you just look for green. No need to read each label until you grasp all modulations.


Law of Friendship

What is efficiency and how do we improve it? There are many factors, but one definite measure is what I call friendship.

Say you just finish adjusting OSC1 volume, where will you go next? it is likely that you next edit OSC2 volume. Of-course it’s not always so, but there on the average must be the ranking of probability.

likeliness

I personally call this “friendship“. OSC1 vol and OSC2 vol has great friendship, for example. Elements with higher friendship must be placed closer, so that your mouse movement will be minimized.

Below illustrates the area you have to move when mixing sounds (volume controls and filter routings).

The Eclipse theme

The original theme


You’ll soon notice that the hexagon enshrined in the center gets in your way, for you know FX/SEQ things never have stronger friendship with OSC1 than that OSC2 has with. It’s like a bed room placed between a living room and a kitchen.

So, the symmetric design does look beautiful, but does not work beautifully. You may have not recognized that, but if you try the Eclipse, you’ll understand the difference.

Routing Mixer

Above all, the “routing mixer” is quite comfortable to work with. You can at a glance get all the information related to routings, and it even quietly tells you when no signals flow into a filter (by greying out the labels).

Series Routing

Parallel Routing


Inactive Sign

The Eclipse Soundset

The eclipse theme comes with a preset library and 60 custom wavetables.
This soundset is an “all-purpose” sound library and will invite you to Hive’s new sonic realm.

Every preset uses wavetables in order to…

  • Get some uniquely evolving sounds
  • Get exquisite nuances that static waves don’t have
  • Get sounds that can never be achieved without wavetables.

Unlike our other packages such as Massive Modular or AIKO, this library is not a bonus, but a serious product.
Every single preset was elaborately built up until it hit some “sweet-spot” of wavetables. All presets are mod-wheel ready and fully XY pad assigned.


Demo sounds

We are so much proud of its sound quality that the demos all are a solo demonstration of a single preset in turn. No external effects are inserted. You’ll be surprised how versatile and realistic they sound!

(If the player won’t start, please try selecting another track.)

Eclipse for Hive
Basses (Characteristic)
Eclipse for Hive Basses (Characteristic)
Eclipse for Hive
Pads
Eclipse for Hive Pads
Eclipse for Hive
Keys
Eclipse for Hive Keys
Eclipse for Hive
Plucks
Eclipse for Hive Plucks
Eclipse for Hive
Leads
Eclipse for Hive Leads
Eclipse for Hive
Basses (Basic)
Eclipse for Hive Basses (Basic)

Well Organized

All presets are tagged. In addition, presets are sub-categorized by number from 1 to 4. Each number implies its basic sound character.

  • 1: Soft, gentle, simple, closed filter.
  • 2: Warm, fat, analog, semi-open filter.
  • 3: Bright, noisy, digital, open filter.
  • 4: Modulated, inharmonic, pseudo-real instruments.

It means “Scroll down and go intensive”. So if you want very soft pad, look for “PD1-” presets. If you want aggressive trans pad, look for “PD3-” presets.

60 Custom Wavetables

Eclipse presets are made both with factory wavetables and ones we originally created. So, in addition to 128 presets, you get those 60 wavetables!

Note:With the v2 update, 7 of our wavetables are acquired officially by U-he, and now they’re included in factory wavetables.

This video introduces 7 wavetables as examples. Some are basic and suit many situations, some are strange but suit particular situations.

Get Demo

You can download the demo version of the skin. Two versions — for Hive2 & Hive1.2 — are included.

There could be rare cases where the skin causes DAW to crash. Please try changing some presets, editing parameters, pushing buttons such as settings or save presets.
And the skin is basically made for 100% zoom. Please check if it looks beautiful in your screen and your preferable zoom rate.

You should read userguide to learn how the skin works.

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Demo Restrictions

  • Mod Matrix 7-12, XY Mod 3-4 are disabled.
  • Watermarks on most images.
  • 2 pixel monsters reside in the screen😈

“Eclipse for Hive Demo” eclipse-demo-pack.zip /24 MB

Userguide

Eclipse adds many new features to Hive, and the whole UI is changed dramatically. Therefore it is recommended that you read through the userguide.

  • How to install the theme, presets, wavetables
  • How the skin works
  • Additional features
  • Preset list / Wavetable list
  • How to update / re-download

Click to view, right-click to download.


Installation

Mac OSX

  • 1.Go to “Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/u-he/Themes”
    and drop the theme folder. (Note that it’s not your USER’s LIBRARY folder.)
  • 2. Open HIVE.
  • 3. Click the cog icon (top-right) to open the preference.
  • 4. Choose “Eclipse” as the default skin.

Windows

  • 1. Find your HIVE folder. it may be on “C:VSTPlugins:u-he:HIVE.data”
  • 2. Then move to “Support:Themes” and drop the theme folder there. If there’s no such folder, then create on your own.
  • 3. Open HIVE.
  • 4. Click the cog icon (top-right) to open the preference.
  • 5. Choose “HIVE” as the default skin.

Compatibility

  • It supports HIVE v2.0.
  • It also supports HIVE v1.2. We keep an older version as a legacy archive.
  • It does not support v1.0 or v1.1.

Discussion

If you have some opinion, suggestion or anything about Eclipse, let’s discuss on KVR thread!

Release Notes

All changes are written here.

v1.11 (2019.06.05)
improved Keyboard v2 Key quantize feature added
v1.1 (2019.05.31)
improved General Compatible with Hive2!
improved Browser Now you can bypass FX inside preset browser.
v1.0.2 (2019.01.09)
fixed Wheels Wheels didn’t respond to external wheel values.
fixed Seq gate control of 16th step was not clickable.
v1.0.1 (2019.01.02)
fixed Chorus Depth knob and Rate knob are the other way around.
added UI Now you can change modulator panel for a brighter one. It’s in the “Alternative-Parts” folder so please make it on your own.
v1.0 (2018.12.26)
Released The very initial release

2 reviews for Eclipse

  1. Gianfranco (verified owner)

    You’re the best designer in the world and you know, and with this skin seems i’ve bought another synth, thanks

  2. Mayk

    I BEG YOU make Eclipse2 for Hive2!
    I wont be able to use Hive2 unless you release skin with same asymetrical design.

    • Yuta Yoshimatsu (verified owner)

      It’s got a quick update and now you can access to new features (FG, Shape Seq, Scope & New Modulation System)😎

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