u-He Uhbik

u-He Uhbik

u-He Uhbik

Fine Collection of Effect Plug-ins
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A collection of nine sophisticated studio effects. Sleek, intuitive and powerful. Each effect comes as a separate plug-in, so you only load what you need when you need it. Create crazy effects chains or add a delicate final touch to your projects. Uhbik supports common surround formats. From subtle to spectacular, Uhbik is ready.

Uhbik is a diverse set of audio processing tools, with familiar controls plus some unusual options for more creative possibilities. They all share a common philosophy: high quality sound and ease of use.

The Uhbiks share certain features, most notably surround sound: All of them can handle up to 8 audio channels including popular formats such as quadrophony, 5.1 and 7.1. No special version required, no confusing extra controls. Everything is right there and ready to go.

Uhbik-A: Ambience and reverb

Good reverb is seldom conspicuous, but when it is not there you notice something is missing.

Uhbik-A combines plate reverb and early reflections, with full control over each part to build the style of reverb you need. Sometimes you want a subtle touch of ambience, other times you want to float in space.

Uhbik-A has three operation modes designed for different reverb styles. All three share common controls that determine the spaciousness and feel. Bass and Treble shape the reflections, mimicking the absorptive properties of natural environments.

Add subtle space and texture or blend sounds together into warm clouds. Uhbik-A is a master of understatement.

Uhbik-D: Delay and echo

Inspired by classic tape echo units, Uhbik-D is a creative tool for vintage-style delays with digital enhancements.

Borrowing from the world of analogue tape echo, Uhbik-D has five taps (playback heads), time (tape speed), and feedback. Two filters and modulation controls add subtle to dramatic colour and motion to your delays, similar to those older tape machines.

Freed from the limitations of the real world, however, Uhbik-D can perform other tricks: Adjust each tap for extremely short delay times, feedback patterns, or create surround sound delays.

Uhbik-D is a big playground for creative delays packed into an easy interface. (If you want even more delay power, check out our more-feedback-machine)

Uhbik-F: Flanger and chorus

The flanging effect comes in two traditional flavours: the twin tape machine method and the bucket brigade stomp box type. With Uhbik-F you get both—even at the same time if you want.

In through-zero mode (tape machine method), the audio is duplicated and the playback speed of one signal is slowed or sped up to create a dramatic “whooshing” effect. The LFO and the built-in delay determine the intensity and character of the flanging effect. The guitar pedal type delivers more subtle, chorus-like sounds by feeding back very short delays and modulating their delay times. In Uhbik-F you can choose either type or a mixture of the two.

Uhbik-F comes with a few extras to enhance your final effect: Drive, a highpass filter to manage bass frequencies, and a feedback control (positive or negative) for intensifying the resonance in one of two different flavours.

Uhbik-G: Granular pitch shifter

Granular pitch shifters break incoming audio into small pieces (grains) of adjustable length (grain size), then play them back at variable rates.

By manipulating grains, Uhbik-G is capable of producing a wide range of effects from simple doubling to dramatic alien soundscapes. Transpose the pitch of each grain in semitones or scale the grain playback speed—which can be negative for unusual reverse effects. Surround sound capability lets you send differently scaled grains to each available channel.

Uhbik-G has a second mode capable of a very different effect: phase vocoding. The phase vocoder mode uses time-stretching / compressing for pitch shifting. Try it on your vocals for curious results.

Uhbik-P: Phaser

Another studio staple, phasers adds movement and colour. With 42 allpass filters, Uhbik-P delivers some of the deepest, warmest phasing available. But a little nudge turns it into a metal monster.

Uhbik-P is capable of many distinct sonic flavours by adjusting the filter frequency and feedback. Frequency adjustments move the filter ’comb‘ (peaks and troughs) around the spectrum, and feedback (positive or negative) widens the distance between peaks. You can control these manually, use automation or let the built-in LFO handle it.

With its built-in LFO and the other options common to all Uhbiks, Uhbik-P is a dramatic modulation device in a simple, sleek UI. Angelic shimmers and metallic textures await.

Uhbik-Q: Semi-parametric equalizer

From simple bass and treble knobs to massive 31 band graphic EQs, equalization is an essential part the recording process. Much can be (and has been) said about which features and qualities make the best EQs.

Uhbik-Q takes a streamlined approach to EQ. Maximum flexibility with an absolute minimum of controls. Maximum audio quality with low CPU usage. Tweakable but with smart automatic behaviour.

Uhbik-Q has two semi-parametric bands with switchable shelf and bell curves; adjust the frequency and the Q-factor is automatically adjusted for you. There are two additional filters for high and low cuts, and a dedicated low-shelf filter for handling bass frequencies.

Uhbik-Q does all an EQ should without affecting your workflow. Chock full of creative options, but uncluttered and simple to use.

Runciter: Distorting filter

Filters are popular sound-shaping tools—cutting and boosting frequencies, adding resonance. Perfect for performing dramatic sweeps, as we all know.

But Runciter is more than a high quality state-variable filter. It also contains some serious distortion circuitry.

Modulate the cutoff frequency manually, with the built-in envelope or via MIDI (breath, velocity, modwheel etc.). Attach a MIDI foot pedal and make your own wah/fuzz box.

The distortion options are capable of anything from mild grit to total sonic destruction. Dial in a little Fuzz, adjust the tone and you have some delicious tube distortion textures. Crank the Drive to push the distortion circuits even harder. Have fun… but watch your speakers.

Uhbik-S: Frequency shifter

Uhbik-S is a frequency shifter. There are similarities to chorus and phasing, but the movement in Uhbik-S is continuous, not back and forth via LFO.

The frequency range and shift is where you control that movement. Shift adjusts the amount of frequency shift (up and down) from the value set by the range option. Dial in some frequency offset to create psychedelic spatial effects.

Uhbik-S never compromises audio quality and minimizes certain side-effects commonly associated with frequency shifters.

Uhbik-T: Tremolo and panning

Tremolo in its simplest form is variation in volume, an LFO modulating amplitude. Uhbik-T goes beyond basic ‘volume wobbling’ into multi-purpose rhythm creation. Uhbik-T’s LFO affects three parameters at the same time: volume, filter cutoff and stereo (or surround) position.

You can play with the regular LFO settings for some interesting synchronized effects, but to push Uhbik-T even further we added user-definable patterns with up to 16 steps. These replace the LFO and open up many more possibilities, turning the definition of a tremolo effect on its head.



The Uhbik-A reverb and ambience lets you add atmosphere to tracks to give them space and movement. Combining plate reverb and early reflections, you have complete control over each aspect of your reverb to send your tracks on a cosmic journey, or keep give them a subtle boost of depth. Featuring three settings, small, direct and open you can tailor the reverb decay and size to your mix and instrument and EQ your reverb with bass and treble dials to control how much low-end rumble and sizzle is in your tone.


Harness the soul and essence of vintage tape echo units with modern appointments to help fit your workflow. Uhbik-D features five delay taps, tape speed and feedback controls to help you dial in the tone that fits the character of your song as well as two filters and modulation controls that add colour to your sound that's reminiscent of vintage tape machines. In order to be competitive with modern delay plugins, Uhbik-D can work in stereo to create ping-pong and stereo effects.


Historically, there have been two methods of creating the iconic flanger sound; twin tape machines played out of sync and bucket brigade stompboxes. With Uhbik F you have access to both of these styles of flanger with the ability to use both at the same time if you want! In Tape Machine mode, the effect is more noticeable with the distinctive "whooshing" sound that is synonymous with vintage flangers. Guitar Pedal mode delivers a more subtle flavour, with chorus-like sounds feeding back into very short delays to create a gentle swirling that can add depth and movement to your tracks. Several contemporary appointments are included to give you a wealth of editing and mixing options, such as a unique drive circuit, LFO and EQ section.


Complete control over your pitch effects with Uhbik-G. A granular pitch shifter that breaks your audio signal into grains for playback at selectable speeds. With Uhbik-G you can manipulate your sound from subtle doubling effects all the way to monstrous, demonic soundscapes! Control each and every grain of audio and transpose them in semitones and select the playback speed to create your perfect pitch effect. Ideal for vocals, the Uhbik-G lets you transform your voice into an otherworldly sound that is perfect for film characters.


A studio essential, the phaser effect has been heard on all of your favourite records for decades. Designed around 42 all-pass filters, Uhbik-P is the deepest and smoothest phaser on the market! Featuring a built-in LFO, you can create extremely deep peaks and troughs for thick and warm swooshes that add movement and excitement to your instruments. To make sure your LFO doesn't overpower your mix, a handy bass sanctuary has been included to high pass any excessive rumble to keep your signal as clean as possible. Try Uhbik-P on a full drum mix for a unique sound that oozes character.


An often overlooked yet essential effect, the Uhbik-Q offers a streamlined and intuitive solution for EQ. Designed to offer maximum flexibility with low CPU usage, you are provided with two semi-parametric bands with selectable shelves and curves to fine-tune your sound and the integrated smart behaviour means that you don't need to spend time setting your Q value as Uhbik-Q does this for you! Simple and easy to use, you are given all the tools to sculpt and shape your sound to either add weight to thin instruments or remove harshness from drum cymbals and more. Don't worry about removing too much gain with several deep EQ moves as the +/-24dB output gain can keep your signal smooth and constant.


More than a basic filter, Runciter is the perfect tool for shaping your low end to add or remove resonance with the added bonus of a gritty distortion circuit. The applications are almost limitless for Runciter, plug in a MIDI-enabled volume pedal to your audio interface and you have a controllable wah/fuzz box at your feet! Pushing your sound into overdrive, the Runciter is capable of delivering anything from subtle drive to fuzz. Try on an electric bass guitar to get mix-ready sounds in seconds.


A great solution for avid sound designers, the Uhbik-S is a versatile frequency shifter. Similar to chorus and phaser but with non-linear movement, you can take your sound into otherworldly, psychedelic territories with Uhbik-S.


Another staple studio recording effect, you will find this effect on all of your favourite records from the last few decades. A streamlined and intuitive plug-in, the Uhbik-T makes tremolo easy for any to use, with a simple LFO modulating amplitude to create the signature sound. Going beyond the standard tremolo effect, Uhbik-T's LFO affects three parameters at once, volume, filter cutoff and stereo positioning, meaning you can create a multi-purpose rhythm section up to 16 steps.


Apple logoMac OS X 10.7 or newer
Windows logoWindows 7 or newer
Linux logoLinux

  • Host software / DAW
  • 1GB RAM, more recommended
  • 50MB free disk space
  • 1000 × 600 or larger display
  • Modern CPU (Sandy Bridge or newer recommended)


Uhbik is not a standalone product, it requires host software. Uhbik is compatible with nearly all DAWs.

AUv2, VST2, AAX*


* AAX requires Pro Tools 10.3.7 or later

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