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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Custom controller (for DIVA and others)
by Jax Pok at 27 Apr 2017, 14:08
Hive NOT that light ?
by Perimeter Sound at 27 Apr 2017, 10:08
Diva 2 Wishlist
by AnX at 27 Apr 2017, 06:45
ZebraCM DH skins (update: DH4)
by topaz at 27 Apr 2017, 04:05
by david.beholder at 27 Apr 2017, 00:08
Acid with Zebra (TB-303 Sounds)
by AnX at 26 Apr 2017, 12:37
Repro5 is here, sort of
by surreal at 26 Apr 2017, 11:17
RePro Live Presets + PrEditor Custom Map for Push
by bcm70 at 26 Apr 2017, 03:20
Satin: Mastering and potential updates?
by Sleepwalker at 26 Apr 2017, 00:45
Feature Request : MPE support
by Urs at 25 Apr 2017, 22:52
Zebra 2 oscillators lack significant ammount of high frequencies?
by diaper@ky at 25 Apr 2017, 17:39
Zebra 2 pitch question
by Howard at 25 Apr 2017, 12:12
Linux public beta (4408)
by glokraw at 25 Apr 2017, 11:33
HELP! Cannot change patches/banks on u-he Diva
by bmrzycki at 25 Apr 2017, 09:40
Is the Repro5 really happening?
by pdxindy at 25 Apr 2017, 08:45
Repro-1 on GNU/Linux, how to Enter Serial Number?
by David Else at 25 Apr 2017, 02:46
Latest Builds: Diva 1.4.2 VST3 fix (beta)
by Soarer at 24 Apr 2017, 15:12
The Hive Hexagon Thread
by RamblinWreck at 24 Apr 2017, 13:00
Serenity - A new skin/theme for U-He Hive
by satYatunes at 24 Apr 2017, 09:42
Is there any Z2+Dark Zebra bundle available?
by SiliconDeath at 24 Apr 2017, 08:06