Usine Hollyhock 4

A professional Audio, Video, Light

modular software for MAC & PC

Build your own digital environment for live performances, installations and studio recordings.

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Usine Hollyhock 4 is a unique piece of software which introduces several revolutionary concepts.

New in Hollyhock4

HH4 is the biggest release for many years, easier to use, easier to learn and more powerful than ever.

  • - New Modular engine,
  • - Improved modular video engine,
  • - Improved Light engine,
  • - Hundred of improvements,
  • - More than 200 new modules,
  • - New interface design,
  • - New manual.

The ultimate Digital Workstation

Usine is the ultimate Digital Workstation made for live, studio or installations.
Usine can host VSTs/AU, process and route audio, MIDI, video, DMX, OSC and design personalized virtual control interfaces.

Also it’s a modular environment, which means that, even if you can find many ready to use examples, the main goal is to create and customize your live set to fit it exactly to your needs.
Usine is different but finally you’ll realize that it is one of the most powerful software you can find.

Native Surround up to 64 channels.

Ambisonic support, and a complete collection of surround tools. All audio modules are natively 64 channels surround. More about Audio Surround

DMX, Art-Net engine.

Usine provides DMX/ArtNet light engine totally synchronized with audio, video and the timeline. More about Light Engine.
Pixel mapping also transforms a video flow into a set of light pixels. More about Pixel Mapping

Video engine.

A collection of 70 video modules, for transformation, mapping, combination. Can be used with any video sources: video files, cameras, IP cameras, pictures. Totally synchronized with audio, light and the timeline. More about Video Engine.

A powerful timeline

The Grid is perfectly adapted to create complete projects for a solo performance, a band, an interactive installation, or even to create a full score for a video using SMPTE synchronization with our new Video Player.
All racks can be triggered at a precise time and can last as long as you want. Each line has independent durations, and any of the controls can have an automation curve assigned them. Only current, grid-activated racks become visible. This means that your vision is not polluted by unnecessary items. More about the Grid

A huge ready to use library

Usine Hollyhock library offer you more than 200 ready to use patches to process any sources like audio instruments, Videos, DMX fixtures, MIDI devices, Sensors, etc.
Especially some creative and innovative solutions you don’t find in any other software.

Easy modular patching with Usine

More than 100 new modular racks, for audio an video patching, easily customizable. The modular environment can be fully integrated to the timeline, and can handle external sensors, midi devices to create complex workspaces.More about Modular


Intuitive interface

New and modern interface, made as simple as possible. Read More

700 built-in modules

Hi level modules covering a large range of possibilities. Read More

Ultra flexible library

More than 100 ready to use generators and FX to process any sources. Read More

Video engine

A set of originals and creatives real-time modules to process video flows. Read More

VST and AU support

Full integration of Audio Unit and VST plugins in a totally transparent audio chain. Read More

Powerful timeline

Organize precisely your live set with the timeline grid. Read More

64 channels surround

Powerful surround audio buses and included a complete and flexible library. Read More

Powerful light engine

Full Artnet/DMX protocol integration to provide advanced and professional light systems. Read More


OSC made easy with OSC learn on all controls. Read More

Patching made simple

Discover how patching is made simple in Usine. Read More

Interface Builder

Create a very personal design for your workspace. Read More

Customizable interface

Create your personal design and layout without any restriction. Read More

Physics engine

Build fun and responsive effect with the built-in physical engine. Read More

400 addons

Shared by the community to boost your creativity.

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They talk about us

“An open-ended production and performance environment for open-minded musicians, this one’s different, demanding and utterly delightful. Making music Usine Hollyhock is a deep and deeply entertaining experience.”
Computer Music/ issue 220

“The fabulously-innovative BrainModular-Sensomusic Usine combines modular sound powers with multi-touch you can use on high-performance laptop/tablet hybrids.”
Peter Kirn,

“Usine Hollyhock is a mature project, with a GUI neat and pleasant to use ... Olivier Sens gave a personal color to his patches with a 3 stars audio engine for rendering ... was a great moment testing it and I can only urge you to do the same if you are looking for a high class modular environment.”
Christine Webster, Keyboard Recording

“What if your DAW were completely open-ended and modular, allowing you to send audio and control anywhere, and control from any device – including touch?”
Peter Kirn,