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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[.uhm] FM Synthesis in Hive
by Urs at 23 Sep 2018, 06:45
The other side of the synthesizers learning curve
by lunardigs at 22 Sep 2018, 23:14
Song with ACE, Diva, Hive, and Presswerk to check out as of Sept. 23rd!
by aaron aardvark at 22 Sep 2018, 23:07
by pdxindy at 22 Sep 2018, 13:54
New orchestral/hybrid soundset for zebra
by Delta Sign at 22 Sep 2018, 02:00
Tech Preview: Hive Wavetables
by Urs at 21 Sep 2018, 22:11
How to change Diva Presets via midi programm change commands?
by dlarseninclusive at 20 Sep 2018, 15:41
ZEBRA midi assignation is a nightmare
by zvenx at 20 Sep 2018, 13:54
by lunardigs at 20 Sep 2018, 13:41
u-he Colour Copy - public beta!
by zvenx at 20 Sep 2018, 11:42
"Professional Toolkit" for U-he Colour Copy
by SteveWZ at 20 Sep 2018, 03:36
[.uhm] Karplus-Strong in Hive
by ZeePok at 19 Sep 2018, 13:33
Arturia KEYSTEP MOD WHEEL WITH DIVA VST/ABLETON
by liquidsn at 19 Sep 2018, 10:14
Fourier Transform of orbiting objects, translated to OSC wave forms and oscillation.
by dlarseninclusive at 19 Sep 2018, 08:58
Presswerk causes crackles in Reaper
by #rob at 19 Sep 2018, 01:51
Zebratron is live
by dlarseninclusive at 17 Sep 2018, 13:47
RePro Alpha in Beat Magazine
by krabbencutter at 17 Sep 2018, 07:06
u-he refurbished Preset Browser discussion
by zvenx at 16 Sep 2018, 11:30
by drzhnn at 16 Sep 2018, 09:20
Neptune Funk, Soul and Disco - new soundpack for Diva
by SWAN808 at 16 Sep 2018, 03:28