In this email: u-he and Bitwig promotion, new soundsets for Hive and Diva, and video interview with Alexander Hacke…

SEPTEMBER 1, 2017   ⋅   View in your browser

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u-he + Bitwig promotion 2017

u-he and Bitwig special offer

Summer is winding down… the days are growing shorter, the weather is cooling off. Which, of course, means more time to spend in the studio making music.

Special offer

To make the jump back into the studio even more enticing, we partnered with fellow Berlin software developers Bitwig for a September special offer.

From September 1st through 12th, u-he customers will receive 100€ off Bitwig Studio Standard or the Bitwig 8-track upgrade. (Note: Producer Pack Bundle, NFR or EDU licenses are not eligible for this discount)

To claim your discount, log in to your account and look for the big grey box with your code. Use this code when making your purchase in the Bitwig shop. The coupon is valid until September 30, 2017.

Log In and Get Your Bitwig Discount  ➞

If you do not have a account, you can create one here.

If you do not own any u-he software yet, you are still eligible for the Bitwig discount. Purchase any u-he plug-in during the promotion period and you will receive a discount code in your account.

More goodies…

Bitwig is also offering you something special this September

When you purchase Bitwig Studio from September 1st through 12th, you get either Presswerk or Bazille for free. Will it be modular madness or a powerful compressor to add to your music? Your choice.

Bitwig Studio owners are not left out—until September 30th, existing Bitwig customers get 25% off any purchase at (Note: Transfer tokens and merchandise are not included in this offer)

For more information about both offers, go to Bitwig's website.

New Soundsets

New soundsets

We have new soundsets for you. First, an atmospheric library for Diva by sound designer extraordinaire Bjulin. Second, Tarot: a special project we collaborated on with Alexander Hacke—watch the video for details of his new soundset and and insights into his creative work.


Atmos inhabits the space between the real and the fantastical. Bjulin's work evokes the dimension, emotion and atmosphere of various scenes—like floating high above the clouds or standing at the edge of a mysterious forest.

All 128 presets in this collection of arpeggios, leads, pads and ambient effects are permeated with a sense of space. Bjulin created the pure sounds to be sophisticated from the start, but applying Diva's built-in effects thoughtfully, he manages to highlight each unique atmosphere and ambience.

Atmos is especially well suited for ambient, chillout and downtempo music, but can fit easily into almost any of your music projects.

Atmos Soundset Info  ➞



Tarot, our latest soundset for Hive, draws its inspiration from the eponymous set of cards. The cabalistic collection was created by musician and composer Alexander Hacke, best know for his work with the influential German industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten.

In the spirit of the tarot deck, the soundset takes a holistic, interconnected approach to sound design. Sounds echo and build upon each other, building musical themes and motifs for each suit.

While the categories might be unusual, you will still find plenty of inspiring sounds. Bassy growls, sweeping pads, rich textures, intense leads and loping sequences, all ready to use. Each sound is shaped by Alexander Hacke's unique style and aesthetics, and they showcase Hive's sonic range.

Tarot Soundset Info  ➞


Alexander Hacke video interview

Interview with Alexander Hacke

We visited Alexander Hacke in his Berlin studio and talked about his creative work, the tarot deck and his new soundset.

Watch the Interview  ➞



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