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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Repro VST3 in FL Studio 20?
by Benjamin923 at 18 Jul 2018, 15:22
Repro 5 beta issue still present in FL Studio
by Benjamin923 at 18 Jul 2018, 15:20
u-he Colour Copy - public beta!
by muki at 18 Jul 2018, 13:58
Colour Copy - Contest
by muki at 18 Jul 2018, 13:45
Zebra HZ v2.8 update. Any ETA yet?
by EvilDragon at 18 Jul 2018, 12:25
Transposing a voice from one synth to another
by AnX at 18 Jul 2018, 12:15
Bazille - tips & tricks
by mevla at 18 Jul 2018, 10:41
Feature Request : MPE support
by bafonso at 18 Jul 2018, 05:21
by SLiC at 18 Jul 2018, 04:35
by Rhythmquet at 18 Jul 2018, 04:06
Diva vs. Repro-5
by Urs at 18 Jul 2018, 02:31
Bazille: Unexpected behavior when modding CV signal with itself using multiplex
by Howard at 17 Jul 2018, 22:47
I'd love to talk to Urs about a new synth-concept I haven't found anywhere else.
by Nielzie at 17 Jul 2018, 05:26
Multiple instances of Presswerk per track?
by aaron aardvark at 16 Jul 2018, 18:47
Hive 1.1 latest build - revision 7485
by Delta Sign at 16 Jul 2018, 10:37
Presswerk Limiter: Gain Reduction even when Threshold not crossed ?!
by sascha at 16 Jul 2018, 04:22
New Dance Tune/Video featuring Hive, Zebra, and Zebralette
by Bill D at 14 Jul 2018, 21:33
FR: Enhanced Repro Knobs
by EvilDragon at 14 Jul 2018, 09:41
Zebra 2 - Analog Memories - new sound bank - out now
by Howard at 13 Jul 2018, 23:15
zebra3 lots of noise and randomness
by Howard at 13 Jul 2018, 22:54