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Support: support@u-he.com
Address: u-he, Heckmann Audio GmbH, , Wilmersdorfer Str. 98/99, 10629 Berlin, D-GERMANY
Favorite Developer - KVR Audio Readers' Choice Awards 2019

Founded in 2001 by industrial designer and synthesizer fan Urs Heckmann as a one-man show, the Berlin-based audio software company u-he has since evolved into a tightly knit team of employees, active associates and 3rd-party contractors – with ambitious plans.

Known primarily for Zebra2 and Diva, u-he has released several other successful products over the years, and has contributed freeware plug-ins to popular music technology magazines. Despite their underlying complexity, u-he synths and effects are widely acclaimed for their ease of use.

The u-he team has been exploring new technologies for vastly improved analogue synth and delay emulation, as well as various "physical modelling" approaches to acoustic instruments and effects. All valuable groundwork for the Zebra3 project and other spin-off products - watch this space!
Especially well known for the Zebra2 and Diva software synthesizers, 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 synths 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 / Bazille (audio-rate modulation paths) as well as Diva, Presswerk and Satin (accurate simulation of electronic circuitry). Hive is u-he's first foray into the world of low CPU dance-oriented synths.

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"Neumann" GUI for Zebra²/Zebralette
by plugmon at 31 Mar 2020, 18:54
I never remember
by killmaster at 31 Mar 2020, 10:12
Recreating a Serum FM Wub sound in Hive?
by aaron aardvark at 31 Mar 2020, 09:46
"monolith" GUI+presets for ACE
by Timfonie at 31 Mar 2020, 02:34
Uhbik 2.0 public alpha rev. 9313
by Urs at 30 Mar 2020, 23:31
by dark water at 30 Mar 2020, 23:30
Mod Wheel to Smart Control Diva
by tasmaniandevil at 30 Mar 2020, 02:08
Zebra 3 feature suggestions
by fladd at 29 Mar 2020, 14:38
Updates Jan 27th 2020 - Catalina & more
by cantaloupe at 28 Mar 2020, 13:37
Uhbik 2.0 - Concepts & Roadmap
by antic604 at 27 Mar 2020, 03:42
Is Latest Version of ZebraHZ 2.72?
by mcbpete at 26 Mar 2020, 13:34
Diva for 18,78€ is this fake ?
by Urs at 26 Mar 2020, 02:16
Zebrify: start MSEG with input
by digitanimation at 23 Mar 2020, 08:14
Quarantine - The Soundset
by DrGonzo at 23 Mar 2020, 01:45
Triple Cheese to Zebra ?
by The Traveler at 22 Mar 2020, 15:51
- 20 free Repro 5 Presets -
by Yowah at 20 Mar 2020, 09:31
New song with ZebraHZ and Presswerk as of March 15th!
by aaron aardvark at 19 Mar 2020, 17:02

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Discussion: Active


2 July 2018 at 7:58am

Hi u-he, .

I am having problems with Diva. It keeps telling me that it has problems with permissions and it is unable to write the files into the diva folders.

I have already tried all the solutions in this forum and yet it still does not work. I've already tried installing it out of Program Files and granting full permissions to the Diva folder but the problem still persist.

Please help.

2 July 2018 at 8:58am

Hi there, have you tried the solution in our FAQ yet?

Please feel free to contact us at support at u-he dot com anytime.

14 July 2019 at 10:41am

Hi U-He Team.

i have the Idea of 2 versions of your Zebra3! one is a updated version on Zebra2 with the same amount on oscillators, filters and envelopes. And the Other version could be a updated version of Zebra3... for those who need about 8 different envelopes and Msegs, too.... what i want to say is that one version could be that go to Synth and the other version could be a fullscreen 10osc, 20envelopes, 10filter and endless possibilities ZEBRA in BEASTMODE... (i find me using so much Envelopes, i would love to use for everything i need a Envelope for, a new one! this Envelopesharing dont work out that well for me!) a unlimited Envelope offer would be crazycool! i have a few ideas for zebra3, but i guess that ideas could be planned in Zebra3 allready before i write storys here.

thank you for listening.

alex philipp
alex philipp
27 November 2019 at 1:17pm

Hi, U-He.

Maybe it was answered million times, but cannot find anywhere.

I live outside VAT zone, why I charged VAT at your good shop on u-he.com?

Regards, Alex.

27 November 2019 at 1:34pm

The world has changed. Most of United States, Japan, Turkey, Australia, Canada and many other countries now charge VAT, import tax or GST for online sales made abroad.

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