Berlin-based audio software company u-he was founded in 2001 by Urs Heckmann. Originally a one-man show, the company recently evolved into a tightly-knit team of employees, active associates and 3rd-party contractors – with ambitious plans.
Especially well known for the Zebra2 software synthesizer, u-he has developed several other successful products over the last decade, and regularly contributes freeware to popular magazines (available as download or on cover discs).
Despite their underlying complexity, u-he synthesizers and effects are widely acclaimed for their ease of use. This is often attributed to Urs Heckmann's background as industrial designer. Heckmann sees the seemingly unconventional decision to start an audio software company as a direct result of his equal love for industrial design and for synthesizers.
Most recently, u-he has been exploring concepts for analogue synthesizers, and the first results can be heard in the software synths ACE (audio-rate modulation paths) and Diva (highly accurate simulation of electronic circuitry).
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Bazille in "Man Overboard" by Puscifer
by Howard at 27 Apr 2018, 00:40
Latest Builds: Diva 1.4.3 (beta)
by DrWashington at 27 Apr 2018, 00:13
New u-he Website - preview & testing
by #rob at 27 Apr 2018, 00:08
Diva skin - Blue Wood (simple mod)
by loungepanda at 26 Apr 2018, 23:11
Diva skin - how to change preset browser text highlights? [solved]
by ericzang at 26 Apr 2018, 18:38
AIKO Skin (for U-he Diva)
by Funkybot's Evil Twin at 26 Apr 2018, 14:54
Where is the FX Lane pane file for Zebra 2.8?!
by SciFiArtMan at 26 Apr 2018, 14:53
by ajax.is.great at 26 Apr 2018, 13:48
Volta – A GUI for u-he Diva
by synth_punk at 26 Apr 2018, 12:59
Uhbik comment and wish
by spunkmuffin at 26 Apr 2018, 12:30
The Hive Hexagon Thread
by C.Ray at 26 Apr 2018, 12:27
Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*
by nichttuntun at 26 Apr 2018, 12:02
Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 (beta 02)
by zerocrossing at 26 Apr 2018, 10:06
Diva 1.4.3 update deletes a handful of factory presets?
by zvenx at 26 Apr 2018, 08:45
Filling in the NKS gaps - now for FX too
by lectropunk at 26 Apr 2018, 08:34
NuRev and Zebrify
by Urs at 26 Apr 2018, 08:05
No "make default" in the 2.8 GUI menu [solved, I didn't notice the new preferences :P ]
by Guenon at 26 Apr 2018, 07:16
My hope for Triple Cheese MK2. Are you with me?
by Howard at 26 Apr 2018, 07:08
bass control for vinyl mastering with presswerk?
by sascha at 26 Apr 2018, 06:45
by dangayle at 23 Apr 2018, 19:50