New u-he Website - preview & testing

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Urs
u-he
22406 posts since 8 Aug, 2002 from Berlin

Post Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:12 am

Hi all,

We're finally leaving our rushed mess behind which has served us nicely, but got a bit dated and difficult to maintain. After some considerable work, we're happy to start beta testing our new web presence:
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https://preview.u-he.com

Note that there are still some placeholder text/images here and there. We're still optimizing some stuff, e.g. the "Hover over dots..." feature does not flip graphics yet, and there won't be a bilingual version in its first iteration.

Also, some products are marked as released which clearly are not yet. The release of the website will most likely coincide with the release of Diva and Zebra updates.

One major difference is, there is no "real" user account area to sign up and log into anymore. This website has minimal active content to meet modern privacy and security standards. We have been testing this system in another thread, and we think it'll be cool.

Lastly, the redeem system for registration codes from resellers is only a dummy in this preview. Please use the link provided by your reseller for now.

Anyhow, it's very close now - we'll update on the fly over the next few days - and we'd like to hear your thoughts and get feedback if you run into problems browsing it.

Cheers,

- Urs
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m_d_p
KVRist
45 posts since 6 May, 2014

Re: New u-he Website - preview & testing

Post Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:14 am

If you find glitches / oddities it would be really helpful if you include your OS and browser version. And a screenshot would also be very welcome.

This new site works for mobile devices too, so please test with your phone / tablet.

Thanks,
Michael

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core
KVRAF
4657 posts since 2 Sep, 2005 from city of lights (nl)

Re: New u-he Website - preview & testing

Post Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:41 am

Great job, it looks really nice on both desktop and mobile :tu:
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Stan Navi
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76 posts since 27 Nov, 2014

Re: New u-he Website - preview & testing

Post Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:55 am

Great!
Why when i choose PD in instruments, there is Zebra 2 too? I thought it only Bazille feature.

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Elevated_being
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144 posts since 31 Jan, 2014 from Denmark

Re: New u-he Website - preview & testing

Post Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:04 am

Suggestions:
1. Put Zoyd and LtmLab under one entry in the products drop-down list as "retired plugins"
2. Order the synths in alphabetical order
3. Consolidate all "limited" synths under their parents, e.g. Put Zebralette & Zebra CM under Zebra


In Support -> Downloads -> Latest Builds
You link to a KVR post with builds. I'm not sure, but aren't the builds listed there quite old?
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Howard
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3619 posts since 23 May, 2004 from Bad Vilbel, Germany

Re: New u-he Website - preview & testing

Post Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:03 am

Stan Navi wrote:Why when i choose PD in instruments, there is Zebra 2 too? I thought it only Bazille feature.
Hm, yes… marginal: The oscillator spectral effects include a mode called "PhaseDist". The oscillator wave acts as a function for the phase of an inverse cosine, so it seems to be true phase distortion.

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Urs
u-he
22406 posts since 8 Aug, 2002 from Berlin

Re: New u-he Website - preview & testing

Post Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:13 am

Now also securely browsable:

https://preview.u-he.com

8-)

chk071
KVRAF
17021 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: New u-he Website - preview & testing

Post Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:18 am

Looks nice, and kudos especially for stating the prices on the product pages. That has really become rare these days... often you first have to click buy, and then you already get taken to the cart, or even to the checkout page.

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Teksonik
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11482 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Re: New u-he Website - preview & testing

Post Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:26 am

Just FYI.......
Uhe 041818-1.png
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KVRAF
5667 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Re: New u-he Website - preview & testing

Post Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:30 am

Looks great, but I think the navigation could use improvement. For instance, if I just want to go to the Patchlib, I have to go to Community and scroll all the way down until I find the link for the Patchlib. If I were looking for press resources, I'd have to go to About and know there's a Press section down at the bottom. So using the top-menu, 1) I don't know what's in each section, and 2) I have to go to some other landing page, before I can actually go to the page I actually want (Community first - then Pathlib). The footer is actually the most direct way to get the lay of the land, but it's all the way down at the bottom and it wouldn't be the most obvious place for a user to look.

I think a sub-menu system off the top with more direct links would be the most intuitive (common) method for dealing with going directly to the page I want.

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stardustmedia
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1638 posts since 12 Dec, 2012 from Switzerland

Re: New u-he Website - preview & testing

Post Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:35 am

Coming and looking good Urs

Don't have much time to test in detail... just found this one by accident :D

- Page 'Synth Bundles': https://preview.u-he.com/products/bundl ... ynths.html
- Click 'Details & Download' for Repro 5
- Ended up at 'Filterscape': https://preview.u-he.com/products/filterscape/

Checked all the URLs for the synths in the synth bundle. No URL for 'Details & Downloads' is correct. E.g. Bazille is linked to Satin
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chk071
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17021 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: New u-he Website - preview & testing

Post Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:36 am

Teksonik wrote:Just FYI.......
Uhe 041818-1.png
That's just down to your browser preferences though.

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#rob
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488 posts since 20 Aug, 2013

Re: New u-he Website - preview & testing

Post Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:52 am

chk071 wrote:
Teksonik wrote:Just FYI.......
Uhe 041818-1.png
That's just down to your browser preferences though.
Yup, very likely browser related. No such message here.
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Do you maybe have JavaScript or LocalStorage disabled?
Any over-enthusiastic ad or tracking blockers running?
stardustmedia wrote:Checked all the URLs for the synths in the synth bundle. No URL for 'Details & Downloads' is correct.
I've passed it on. Manual copy&paste problem, should be easily fixable. ;)
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Rob
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m_d_p
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45 posts since 6 May, 2014

Re: New u-he Website - preview & testing

Post Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:54 am

stardustmedia wrote:Coming and looking good Urs

Don't have much time to test in detail... just found this one by accident :D

- Page 'Synth Bundles': https://preview.u-he.com/products/bundl ... ynths.html
- Click 'Details & Download' for Repro 5
- Ended up at 'Filterscape': https://preview.u-he.com/products/filterscape/

Checked all the URLs for the synths in the synth bundle. No URL for 'Details & Downloads' is correct. E.g. Bazille is linked to Satin
Ah.. thanks. Fixed now.

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Teksonik
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11482 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Re: New u-he Website - preview & testing

Post Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:58 am

For comparison.........
Uhe 041818-2.png

I have "Use Tracking Protection to block known trackers = Always" set in FF's Privacy and Security Options. :wink:
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