Bios is a preset expansion pack for u-he's Hive 2.
Bios is a very versatile library. The majority of the presets are initially very chilled & understated, making them suitable for underscoring, ambient or downtempo work. Start to use the mapped controls (modwheel, breath, expression & aftertouch) and they can become very nasty in nature! This makes them perfect for genres such as cyberpunk, darkwave & trailer...maybe a load more electronic genres!
Bios comes with 136 presets (with extra variations).
- 10 arps
- 17 basses
- 2 hats
- 2 hat sequences
- 10 keys
- 1 kick
- 11 leads
- 20 pads
- 1 percussion
- 12 plucks
- 16 pulses
- 6 sequences
- 3 snares
- 2 sub basses
- 7 braams
- 5 bass drops (each with 4 length variations)
- 4 risers (each with 7 length variations)
- 5 impacts
- 1 strange
Bios also comes with 21 custom wavetables - these are required to be installed so that the presets function as expected.
The vast majority of the presets have the modwheel, breath & expression mapped. Quite a few also have aftertouch mapped. Using the controls gives a great amount of flexibility and variation in the presets.
I endeavoured to keep the maximum volume of each preset around -5dBFS true peak.
The presets were created in Hive 2 version 2.0.1 (revision 9709) so I cannot guarantee them working in an earlier version. You can get the most up to date version of Hive 2 from u-he’s website.