We gave it a spin at Musikmesse 2015 and were left just a bit impressed! u-he describe HIVE as being powerful, but CPU-friendly. We'd go further and say it has an easy-on-the-eye interface and, in our brief time with it, felt like a synth that can become a quick creative tool for sound design.
u-he tell us: 'the fluid workflow lets you tweak away until your sound is just right (or wrong in just the right way). HIVE was engineered to be light on CPU - it won't slow you down while you work. HIVE: A lightweight synth that delivers a heavyweight sound!'
Watch Video teaser of HIVE:
More information and demo download: http://www.u-he.com/hive