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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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29 May 2019u-he releases Hive 2.0 14 Jan 2019u-he releases Twangström, a flexible spring reverb featuring a shake control 12 Dec 2018u-he updates Hive to v1.2 featuring wavetable scanning, and releases Twangström Public Beta 31 Oct 2018u-he updates ZebraHZ, releases funk soundset for Repro, supplies hotfix for preset-sorting issue 16 Aug 2018u-he releases Colour Copy for Mac and Windows, Zebratron soundset for Zebra2, and updates Presswerk to v1.1.2 26 Apr 2018u-he updates Zebra to v2.8 and Diva to v1.4.3 18 Dec 2017u-he updates Repro to v1.1 (Repro-1 and Repro-5) 14 Jul 2017u-he releases ReSequenced soundset for Repro-1 6 Dec 2016u-he releases Repro-1 for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux 3 Jul 2016The Unfinished launches u-he Synth Contest 27 Jun 2016u-he updates Presswerk and Satin 5 Apr 2016u-he releases RePro-alpha - "Research-ware" Plug-in for Mac & Win VST, AU & AAX 22 Dec 2015u-he releases Protoverb - Free "Research-ware" Plug-in for Mac & Win VST, AU & AAX 9 Oct 2015u-he release updates for many products 2 Jun 2015u-he releases Hive for Windows and Mac OS X (VST2, AU and AAX formats - 32 & 64-bit) 1 May 2015u-he updates Presswerk to v1.1 18 Dec 2014u-he releases Presswerk 1.0 - Dynamics Processor for Mac OS X and Windows 17 Oct 2014KVR u-he Synth Bundle Giveaway Winner Announced - Wins ACE, Bazille, Diva & Zebra 7 Oct 2014KVR Giveaway: u-he Synth Bundle - Win ACE, Bazille, Diva & Zebra - Final Day 29 Sep 2014u-he releases Bazille 1.0 - Hybrid Modular Synth for Mac & Win in VST2, AU and AAX formats with Intro Offer

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(Latest Posts)

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

Hive 2.0
by Whywhy at 17 Jun 2019, 21:34

ACE Hole
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

Bazille 2
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



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.

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