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Sensomusic Intros Usine HollyHock 3

Sensomusic has introduced Usine HollyHock 3, a major update that delivers new features, a new UI, an updated media library and more.

Here’s what they have to say about the new version:

A new media library contains many Samples Banks. The updated media brings around 500 MB of new additional sound material to start off using with Usine.

The sequencing Grid has been redesigned for clarity and ease to synchronize with the Piano Roll and Sampler. In addition to drag-and-drop grid placement, now you can also place Patches and Presets within the Grid.

Demonstrations workspaces are also included which illustrate the use of several new features of Usine. Updated manuals and many English and French Video Tutorials are also now available online to help the user explore and learn these new features.

Several new Synthesis patches are available and also a Classic Moog inspired Synthesis Demo Workspace called Poly Mini Mogg, which provides a great example of how Usine can be used as a modular audio tool. The module library has been updated and includes 150 new modules.

Usine now is a complete external communications tool, which provides audio peak detection as well as external sensor and data interface integration. Available implementations include items such as the Leap, the Wiimote, the wireless Hot Hand MIDI controller, and collaboration with Interface-Z to provide a new collection of patches that integrate directly with sensor hardware.

For the artist who wants to include video layers to their performances, we have created a modular video engine with 40 newly included modules and filters. Several playback methods are also available which include the Images Player, which creates picture-based slideshows, the Video Flow Player that boasts IP streaming, as well as the previously available Video Detection module which now has been updated to include 32 detection zones. This update of the Video Detection module improves the usability for installation and dance performance based applications where demand for accuracy is required.

DMX and Art-net users have not been forgotten either in this update. All light management engines have been improved upon as well.

Of course, all of the previous functions that have made Usine a success in the professional performance world are all available to the user. These include Multi-Surround with up to 64 native inputs and outputs, LAN patch sharing for collaborative and educational performance and demonstration, Direct-to-Disk recording, and Midi Timecode integration. Among other previous functions the update of easily created Automation Curves, Workspace Organization playlists, and many others are either updated or still available for use within Usine HollyHock 3.

Version 3 Video Tutorials:

Pricing and Availability

HollyHock 3 is available starting at US $99.