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 & DealsMore2 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 26 Aug 2012u-he updates Diva to v1.1.1 and Zebra2 to v2.5.4
zebralette questions or suggestions
by danboid at 1 Jul 2015, 15:39
Any Zebra in Terminator Genisys?
by aaron aardvark at 1 Jul 2015, 11:42
U-He Hive sounds different in FL Studio and Studio One?
by themachinelt at 1 Jul 2015, 10:53
New Soundset for Hive, Mysterious Hexagon, 25 free presets
by aaron aardvark at 30 Jun 2015, 22:59
Satin 1.2 RealTime
by diaper@ky at 30 Jun 2015, 12:27
Dedicated Hive feature request thread.
by Shiek927 at 30 Jun 2015, 09:33
Problems with Presswerk 1.1 & Ozone 6
by u-he-michael at 30 Jun 2015, 04:32
Diva always snaps to zero cutoff in Ableton Live
by anykeystudio at 29 Jun 2015, 22:29
Zebra - love it :)
by Coorec at 29 Jun 2015, 12:26
Linux public beta (3531)
by abique at 29 Jun 2015, 12:12
VAT on U-He.com
by Urs at 29 Jun 2015, 06:02
Diva "Modulate By"
by Howard at 28 Jun 2015, 13:52
COILED soundset for Zebra released.
by Perimeter Sound at 28 Jun 2015, 07:29
FX - XMF3 filter dont show on Dark Horse Skin (v 2.71)
by EvilDragon at 28 Jun 2015, 05:14
Big Zebra 2 96khz Bug
by diaper@ky at 27 Jun 2015, 17:09
How to change Presswerk's VST id?
by aMUSEd at 27 Jun 2015, 11:15
by tedlogan at 27 Jun 2015, 09:11
Hive: How do I delete a user Modulation Matrix entry?
by dburns at 27 Jun 2015, 08:28
"Cosmic Plucks" for U-He Hive
by Polarity at 27 Jun 2015, 04:40
Bazille Dedicated MIDI Controller
by nilhartman at 27 Jun 2015, 01:02