No, the Hyve is a self-contained instrument, and has a headphone audio output only. It doesn’t need any software or hardware to make music. However, hacking the Hyve to talk to other devices is highly encouraged.
No, the Hyve Maker Kit has everything you need to play the Hyve. With the included legs, the bottom of the circuitry is open. If you plan on tossing it into a backpack or your pocket it is best to have some protection for the circuitry on the back. Playing on a desktop works great without any back.
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