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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Zebra 2 and HZ serial number issue
by Fraggle at 18 Jun 2019, 21:42
Will your plugins be updated to support the AVX on newer cpu's?
by btw at 18 Jun 2019, 20:04
Tech Preview: Hive Wavetables
by cytospur at 18 Jun 2019, 15:26
Zebra 3/Hive schedule?
by omiroad at 18 Jun 2019, 07:23
U-He plugins are very sluggish on Live 10.0.5 and Mojave 10.14.2
by Urs at 18 Jun 2019, 06:44
by Whywhy at 17 Jun 2019, 21:34
by Sound Author at 17 Jun 2019, 18:04
Dune 3 vs. Hive 2
by zerocrossing at 17 Jun 2019, 14:27
Hive 2.0 - Recrafted GUI By The Intrancer
by Ploki at 17 Jun 2019, 11:50
Leap Into The Void announces "Bioethical Genome Modification" - soundset for Bazille
by liv at 17 Jun 2019, 07:21
[HIVE 1 + 2] Updated soundsets + New soundset
by DrGonzo at 16 Jun 2019, 00:02
With Novation SL MKII DIVAs parameters don't update after selecting another preset
by JochenCX3 at 15 Jun 2019, 23:45
ACE crashes in Bitwig 2.5 and bitwig 3 beta
by backtomusic at 14 Jun 2019, 15:13
by detriot at 14 Jun 2019, 07:32
U-he The Cat
by glokraw at 14 Jun 2019, 01:19
by medienhexer at 13 Jun 2019, 02:48
by Urs at 12 Jun 2019, 11:39
NKS versions for U-He libraries
by joris.roling at 12 Jun 2019, 01:09
Hive 2: FX Phaser/Flanger moving even though rate is set to 0?
by cnt at 10 Jun 2019, 12:53
FR: emulating 1176 all buttons mode needs exp release curve in Presswerk
by midi_transmission at 9 Jun 2019, 14:49