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 & DealsMore22 Dec 2015u-he releases Protoverb - Free "Research-ware" Plug-in for Mac & Win VST, AU & AAX 9 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
"Tyrell N6 v3" Kujashi soundset for free
by akira2 at 13 Feb 2016, 03:43
by Jax Pok at 12 Feb 2016, 20:31
Latest Updates (Revision 3898) for 11 u-he products - now available!
by Autobot at 12 Feb 2016, 12:16
Massive Modular Skin : Massive-like Mod System in Zebra²
by Ben.juodvalkis at 12 Feb 2016, 08:28
Registered zebra and Zebra HZ suddenly has noise -- RESOLVED
by #rob at 12 Feb 2016, 04:02
U-He AAX Plugins Take over PT Commands when in Focus on Window 7
by #rob at 12 Feb 2016, 03:39
midi map doesnt work (and theres no option for swing gen)
by Howard at 12 Feb 2016, 03:31
by #rob at 12 Feb 2016, 03:21
Luftrum 13, Zebra audio demo contest $100 prize.
by 3ee at 12 Feb 2016, 02:22
Absolute Zebra: SoundSet for Zebra2
by EdHarvey at 12 Feb 2016, 00:10
U-He Audio Demos (More than 240 demos!)
by EdHarvey at 11 Feb 2016, 23:47
Hive Mind - free Hive soundset
by aaron aardvark at 11 Feb 2016, 21:15
Zebra2 - where can I find a simple sine oscillator?
by resistent at 11 Feb 2016, 11:22
Poll: Favourite Zebra Module (Generator only)
by Howard at 11 Feb 2016, 05:07
Linux public beta (3965)
by lentferj at 11 Feb 2016, 00:18
A high pass in front of the lowpass for a powerfull bass. What is the explanation on this?
by resistent at 10 Feb 2016, 11:07
Leap Into The Void releases "Polymorphic Atavism" soundset for Bazille
by liv at 10 Feb 2016, 08:40
by DrGonzo at 10 Feb 2016, 05:35
Presswerk install issue
by sascha at 10 Feb 2016, 00:13
MFM2 64bit VST not in Live plugin menu
by CinningBao at 9 Feb 2016, 13:24