Luminesce: Ambient Sounds with a Lo-Fi Vibe for U-he Hive

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Thursday, 13 January 2022
  • Time to read: 5 min.

Tom Wolfe has today released Luminesce, his first soundbank for U-he Hive.

Luminesce is a soundset for U-he Hive that focuses on ambient sounds with a Lo-Fi vibe. Full of soft, subtle detuning and vintage character, Luminesce takes Hive’s audio engine in unexpected directions.

From warping, serene pads to light, retro keys, Luminesce is perfect for producers of ambient music as well as film and media composers looking to add a LOFI atmosphere to their cues.

The title track is a dreamy, ambient song with a lo-fi vibe. Luminesce is a musical journey that takes Hive’s audio engine in unexpected directions.

Perfect for Producers of Ambient Music

Luminesce is ideal for ambient music producers and film and media composers wanting to add a lo-fi atmosphere to their music.

Producing Ambient with U-He Hive and Luminesce

Producing ambient music can be difficult, especially if you don’t have the right tools.

U-he Hive is a powerful synth with an amazing sound engine and a lot of potentials. But it’s not always easy to get your head around all of its features.

Luminesce is here to help! This soundset for Hive will give you access to over 100 presets that are perfect for producing ambient sounds or adding a Lo-Fi atmosphere to your cues. With this tool at your disposal, you’ll never struggle again when trying to create something new and different in the world of ambient music!

LOFI Atmosphere

In the music industry, there are different levels of quality and production known as “high fi” and “lo-fi” High fi refers to a clear, pristine sound with minimal background noise. LOFI, on the other hand, is associated with a more rough, unpolished sound. This distinction can be heard in genres like jazz and rock ‘n’ roll, where lo-fi recordings often have a warmer, more authentic feel.

Today, many artists are embracing the lo-fi aesthetic in their music and visuals. The trend began in the early 2010s with bands like Vampire Weekend and Grizzly Bear, who favored earthy colors and natural textures over flashy graphics. More recently, artists like King Krule and Brockhampton have brought lo-fi elements into their hip-hop and R&B music.

Luminesce: Ambient Sounds with a Lo-Fi Vibe for U-he Hive

There are a few reasons why artists might choose to work with lo-fi materials. Some may feel that the rougher sound gives their music a more authentic feel, while others may be drawn to the nostalgic quality of older, simpler technologies. Whatever the reason, it’s clear that the lo-fi aesthetic is here to stay. So if you’re looking for something new and different in your music listening experience, check out some lo-fi artists!

Some popular Lo-Fi Artists include:

  • King Krule
  • Mac Demarco
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Grizzly Bear
  • Brockhampton etc


Is Lo Fi Music Good for Background Noise?

Lo-fi music is generally not good for background noise. This is because lo-fi music embodies a more unpolished sound that usually takes center stage in the mix, rather than acting as a backdrop to other sounds. However, there are some exceptions such as jazz recordings where the roughness of lo-fi can add warmth and authenticity to an already established genre.

For a limited time only, Luminesce is available for the introductory price of £11.99 (regularly £19.99). Offer ends 19th January 2022. 

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