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ACE

Synth by u-he

Any Cable Everywhere

ACE belongs to a new generation of synthesizers developed with the latest, fastest computers in mind. ACE offers classic modular synthesis and more at a fraction of the cost of dedicated hardware. But like its hardware forebears, you can patch any output into any input: the number of different ways to connect modules together is practically infinite. Needless to say, you will never run out of cables! 

The careful selection of modules and clear layout make ACE the ideal instrument for newcomers delving into the fascinating world of modular synthesis. But ACE also delivers the goods: like any medium-sized professional hardware system, ACE has enough synthesis power to keep you discovering new tricks for many years to come! 

List of Modules

  • 2 x LFO (0Hz - 20kHz)
  • 2 x ADSSR envelopes
  • 2 x VCO (0Hz - 20kHz, PWM, VCO1-linked sub)
  • 2 x VCF (LP1/LP2/LP3/LP4 and HP/BP/BR each)
  • 2 x VCA with pan
  • 2 x multiples (with modulation input)
  • 1 x mixer (for standard sources + aux)
  • 1 x ramp generator (loopable)
  • 1 x mapping generator (up to 128 values)
  • 1 x noise (white, pink)
  • 3 x global effects (chorus, delay, 2 x tone)

Key Features

At first glance ACE may seem overly simplistic, but remember that virtually anything can be plugged into anything else. For instance, try plugging an LFO into a Filter, then use that filter as an FM source for an oscillator. Crazy routing is possible, endless fun is guaranteed!

  • Semi-modular architecture, with default routing like ARP 2600
  • 25 signal sources, 30+ signal targets
  • Up to 8 times unison with +/-2 octave detune range each
  • Exceptional filters, can self-oscillate
  • LFOs can be used as VCOs and vice versa
  • Sync, FM, cross modulation
  • Use multiples for inversion, amp / ring modulation etc.
  • Custom LFO waveform "tap map"
  • Microtuning (Scala .tun standard)
  • 100% free of Supersaws!

System Requirements

  • Current PC or intel Mac
  • Multicore CPU with SSE2 (Sandy Bridge architecture or newer recommended)
  • Mac OSX 10.5 or newer
  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  • 1GB RAM, more recommended
  • 30MB free disc space
  • Display 1000x600px and up
  • OSX: VST2 or AU compatible host software
  • Windows: VST2 compatible host software
  • Supports 32bit and 64bit in all formats
  • NEW: AAX support for Pro Tools 10 & 11

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Product Reviews

  • u-he ACE review at Music Radar

    A superior semi-modular synth at a bargain price. We see so many soft synths that it's sometimes hard for us to get excited by them. But...

  • u-he ACE review at Resident Advisor

    Urs Heckmann's U-he is best known for the award-winning Zebra modular soft synth, and more recently the excellent Uhbik effects plug-ins. His...

  • u-he ACE review at SoundBytes

    ACE is a powerful, semi-modular synth plugin that’s easy to learn, has many useful features, and is very flexible. We take it for a test ride...

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