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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RePro-1 and RePro-5 Skins (Updated as of Dec 11, 2017)
by exmatproton at 12 Dec 2017, 16:00
Repro V1.1 Release Candidate #2 Rev 6794
by bcm70 at 12 Dec 2017, 15:58
u-he refurbished Preset Browser discussion
by jbraner at 12 Dec 2017, 14:34
"correct" way to organize Zebra preset folders
by cb8rwh at 12 Dec 2017, 13:55
Kudos To The RePro-5 Sound Design Team!
by synth_punk at 12 Dec 2017, 13:38
Bazille Spring Reverb Independant Plugin Version
by synth_punk at 12 Dec 2017, 12:50
by mevla at 12 Dec 2017, 10:04
Repro V1.1 Release Candidate Rev 6780
by Urs at 12 Dec 2017, 08:37
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by Urs at 12 Dec 2017, 05:09
U-He "Rent To Own"?
by abstractcats at 11 Dec 2017, 18:07
Pulse Wave LFO in Zebra2?
by armenjc at 11 Dec 2017, 09:55
Linux public beta (4408)
by calimerox at 11 Dec 2017, 09:28
Congratulations to all at U-He, you won...
by aaron aardvark at 10 Dec 2017, 15:03
U-he Repro-1 & Repro-5 lemur template
by Amram at 10 Dec 2017, 02:28
Repro-5: free patches thread
by Ingonator at 10 Dec 2017, 00:10
Bazille's Delay and the "Center" timing...
by Howard at 10 Dec 2017, 00:01
u-he preset library
by Paree at 9 Dec 2017, 18:54
Sidechaining: Calling the community for help!
by nino213 at 9 Dec 2017, 11:23