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).
News & DealsMore9 Oct 2015u-he release updates for many products 2 Jun 2015u-he releases Hive for Windows and Mac OS X (VST2, AU and AAX formats - 32 & 64-bit) 1 May 2015u-he updates Presswerk to v1.1 18 Dec 2014u-he releases Presswerk 1.0 - Dynamics Processor for Mac OS X and Windows 17 Oct 2014KVR u-he Synth Bundle Giveaway Winner Announced - Wins ACE, Bazille, Diva & Zebra 7 Oct 2014KVR Giveaway: u-he Synth Bundle - Win ACE, Bazille, Diva & Zebra - Final Day 29 Sep 2014u-he releases Bazille 1.0 - Hybrid Modular Synth for Mac & Win in VST2, AU and AAX formats with Intro Offer 10 Sep 2014KVR Giveaway: u-he Synth Bundle - Win ACE, Bazille, Diva & Zebra 5 Aug 2014u-he updates "Satin - Tape Machine" to v1.2 - incl. Pro Tools AAX Support 7 Jul 2014u-he launches Bazille Patch Competition #3 26 May 2014U-he updates ACE to V1.3 9 Dec 2013u-he Zebra turns 10 - updated to V2.7; Diva updated to V1.3 (Both incl. AAX) 30 Sep 2013u-he updates Satin Tape Machine Plug-in to V1.1 12 Sep 2013u-he releases Satin Tape Machine 2 Sep 2013u-he announces release date and price for Satin - Tape Effects plug-in 30 Apr 2013u-he updates all their plug-ins 11 Apr 2013u-he announces "Satin - Tape Machine" Plug-in for Win & Mac 18 Dec 2012u-he releases free Podolski synth for Mac & Win VST, VST3 & AU (incl. 64-bit) 17 Dec 2012u-he release Uhbik G, P and D Rack Extensions 15 Oct 2012u-he release Uhbik-Q and Uhbik-F Rack Extensions
Help on Diva and Zebra.
by Carlo Celuque at 25 Nov 2015, 03:25
Honey Monster Vol. 1 for HIVE + Free demo
by twolegstoneworks at 25 Nov 2015, 02:39
Zebra 2 Sharp One Semitone?
by Urs at 25 Nov 2015, 02:25
by Urs at 25 Nov 2015, 02:22
Manually generated serial...
by Urs at 25 Nov 2015, 01:02
Bazille Multi-Core Issue
by Urs at 23 Nov 2015, 23:38
Bjulin Waves FREE.03 - Repro - 100 FREE U-he Satin Delay Presets!
by aaron aardvark at 23 Nov 2015, 22:13
Leap Into The Void announces "Polymorphic Atavism" soundset for Bazille
by liv at 23 Nov 2015, 16:10
by kyhon at 23 Nov 2015, 15:11
by drzhnn at 23 Nov 2015, 12:22
Beyond Earth, a soundset for u-he Bazille
by BBFG# at 23 Nov 2015, 09:57
Bazille Patch Analysis
by rofilm at 23 Nov 2015, 07:43
Any plan on making a vintage EQ tool like Satin & Presswerk?
by 3ee at 22 Nov 2015, 16:07
Soliton Soundset for Zebra
by mcnoone at 22 Nov 2015, 04:27
by hakey at 22 Nov 2015, 03:16
Hive Transmitting Spheres by Hollo
by aaron aardvark at 22 Nov 2015, 01:02
u-he preset library
by aaron aardvark at 22 Nov 2015, 00:43
Clipping with some presets.
by Flux Cobalt at 21 Nov 2015, 13:21
by Urs at 21 Nov 2015, 04:34
Linux public beta (3965)
by abique at 20 Nov 2015, 10:38