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.
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.)
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.
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.
- Mod Matrix 7-12, XY Mod 3-4 are disabled.
- Watermarks on most images.
- 2 pixel monsters reside in the screen😈
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
If you have some opinion, suggestion or anything about Eclipse, let’s discuss on KVR thread!
All changes are written here.
||v2 Key quantize feature added
||Compatible with Hive2!
||Now you can bypass FX inside preset browser.
||Wheels didn’t respond to external wheel values.
||gate control of 16th step was not clickable.
||Depth knob and Rate knob are the other way around.
||Now you can change modulator panel for a brighter one. It’s in the “Alternative-Parts” folder so please make it on your own.
||The very initial release