u-he launch their first Eurorack module and a pair of effect plugins
Software stalwarts u-he entering the Eurorack world was one of the more surprising revelations we heard at Superbooth.
Their debut modular offering is Civilization, a 4x4 grid-based router that offers some interesting options for quickly and conveniently re-routing signals. It’s an interesting looking device, and certainly one worth keeping an eye out for over the coming months.
Software fans fear not though, as the German developers also had a pair of new plugins to show off. Firstly, Colour Copy is a BBD-style delay housed in a simple, singlescreen UI. It offers LFO modulation and a sidechain ducking mode to get things moving. On first impressions, it seems like a great source of crunchy overdriven delays and wobbling vintage-style effects. This was joined on the show floor by Spring Reverb, which – unsurprisingly – is a classic spring-style ‘verb effect. It’s a beefed up version of the processor found in u-He’s Bazille synth. There are Tone and Gain controls for adjusting the sound, plus a resonant filter. There’s also an envelope section which can be used to modulate the amplitude, filter cutoff of spring ‘shake’ amount.