Have you heard of the manufacturer, u-he? They have been developing soft synths & plug-ins for 19 years in Berlin, Germany, and has recently received recognition for their hits with wavetable-equipped soft synths such as the Hive2. I would think that just having been active for 19 years in Germany, which has produced various prestigious music-related manufacturers, on its own is great. u-he develops products every day with the conviction that developers create what they want to use, and with the cooperation of major artists including Hans Zimmer, who has been nominated for Academy Awards.
The characteristic of u-he is the fat, yet familiar sound. Their commitment is clear from the fact that they have released mainly analog synth software. It can be said that the character has a certain presence and warmth as a whole. Even their wavetable synths such as Hive2 have the impression of inheriting ideas based on this characteristic, and I think that it is one of the characteristics that draws u-he product lovers. u-he has received a considerable number of awards on overseas forum sites, and is quite popular.
* As an aside, staff photos and profiles are available on the homepage, and you can feel a kinship just looking at them ♪
u-he has come within reach, due to price reductions, for those on a budget! This time, I would like to introduce some typical products. * Demo videos are also available on the product pages. You can also download a free demo version from the domestic distributor's Dirigent site! (Please note that there is no support for the demo version)
A software synthesizer with flexible routing and high-quality effects. It contains a wide variety of presets that are useful for music production in various genres, such as sound that includes radical changes in tone like a wavetable. There are many u-he-like sounds that will sound familiar, and the operation is light and it is reliable.
This is a delay plug-in. You may feel that the delay is a simple effect, and the ones that come with your DAW software are enough. However, modeled on analog delays using a classic bucket brigade relay device (BBD), Color Copy also has functions that are useful for creating sounds. The COLOR knob changes the texture of the delay sound just by twisting it. By default, the delay sound filter gradually closes; even if you do not fiddle with anything, it is perfectly set and that alone indicates good sense. Another point is that you can easily adjust the brightness of the sound with the BRIGHTNESS knob and the width of the sound with the WIDTH knob. A parameter called DUCKING can be set to reduce the volume of the feedback sound in response to a new voice input. This makes it possible to adjust overlapped sounds and clutter when making longer feedback sounds. There are also a lot of presets, and you can use them on anything including guitar, piano, and even vocals. Color Copy has just been released, but it's going to be popular because it's easy to get a nice delay.
Finally, a software synthesizer that emulates a vintage synth. Presets such as Mini and Jupe-8 are available, and the sound combines the fatness of analog with the ease of use that comes with u-he. It's no wonder that Sound & Recording magazine noted that Takkyu Ishino likes it. The very thick analog bass & lead, the soft synth pads, the nostalgic polysynth sounds, and so on, are just like the things you can do with your hands on a physical synth.
So, roughly, we introduced three u-he products. There are other attractive products such as REPRO for vintage synth modeling, Satin for adding tape saturation to the sound, and Presswerk for a plug-in compressor. If you are interested, please check them out!