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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Linux 'most' stable versions ?
by glokraw at 20 Nov 2018, 10:56
Which fonts does Diva use?
by EvilDragon at 20 Nov 2018, 10:23
by Urs at 20 Nov 2018, 10:16
by scoplunk at 19 Nov 2018, 22:40
Color Copy feature suggestion
by Weasel-Boy at 19 Nov 2018, 14:50
Tech Preview: Hive Wavetables
by Captain at 19 Nov 2018, 10:19
Patch I made that causes aliasing? in Zebralette.
by V0RT3X at 19 Nov 2018, 01:50
Zebra 3 feature suggestions
by pdxindy at 19 Nov 2018, 00:41
Dark Star for U-he Repro-1
by Musicisbest at 18 Nov 2018, 17:17
Hive 1.1 latest build - revision 7485
by hollo at 18 Nov 2018, 14:38
New Zebra track
by Esgalachoir at 18 Nov 2018, 04:53
Zebra HZ v2.8 update. Any ETA yet?
by bhinton at 17 Nov 2018, 14:46
Any update or info on Howard's Bazille Cookbook?
by Fotizimo at 15 Nov 2018, 06:51
Installing U-He synths on Arch Linux
by xv770 at 14 Nov 2018, 06:53
by nschmidt-dd at 14 Nov 2018, 06:33
dx and smear spectral effects ..not in 2.8 ??
by Delta Sign at 14 Nov 2018, 02:50
Looking for Diva preset (The organ on Atlas Air - Massive Attack)
by di0de at 13 Nov 2018, 16:36
Was there more than one Factory Bank for the Prophet 5
by ZeePok at 13 Nov 2018, 13:36
Help with Omnisphere 2.5
by Funkybot's Evil Twin at 13 Nov 2018, 07:21
Free Tyrell N6 Skin by Plugmon - Interstellar
by gentleclockdivider at 12 Nov 2018, 07:35