Category Audio Production / Virtual Instruments
Version 1.3
Format AURTASVST
Compatibility ACEMacOS X Intel
Licence Commercial Software
Price $87  /  69€
Rating
Updated On May 27, 2014
Total Downloads 2,354
Mac Downloads 2,083
Category Audio Production / Virtual Instruments
Version 1.3
Format VST
Compatibility ACEWindows
Licence Commercial Software
Price $87  /  69€
Rating
Updated On May 27, 2014
Total Downloads 2,354
PC Downloads 271

Modular synth

The software synthesizer ACE (Any Cable Everywhere) delivers top quality sound at a highly competitive price. The selection of modules and clear layout make ACE the ideal instrument for newcomers delving into the fascinating world of modular synthesis. The number of ways to connect modules together is practically infinite, and you will soon discover how much more fun it is to make your own sounds in ACE than in a non-modular synthesizer.

Features :
ACE may seem underspeced judging from its raw feature list, but bear in mind that virtually everything can be plugged into everything else. You can plug an LFO into a Filter and from there use it as a source for FM. Crazy stuff. Endless fun.
* 2 x LFO (1 sine, 1 sine/tri/saw/sqr) 0Hz - 20kHz
* 2 x ADSR (same as Bazille)
* 2 x VCO...
more...
The software synthesizer ACE (Any Cable Everywhere) delivers top quality sound at a highly competitive price. The selection of modules and clear layout make ACE the ideal instrument for newcomers delving into the fascinating world of modular synthesis. The number of ways to connect modules together is practically infinite, and you will soon discover how much more fun it is to make your own sounds in ACE than in a non-modular synthesizer.

Features :
ACE may seem underspeced judging from its raw feature list, but bear in mind that virtually everything can be plugged into everything else. You can plug an LFO into a Filter and from there use it as a source for FM. Crazy stuff. Endless fun.
* 2 x LFO (1 sine, 1 sine/tri/saw/sqr) 0Hz - 20kHz
* 2 x ADSR (same as Bazille)
* 2 x VCO (saw/pwm) 0Hz - 20kHz, VCO1 with SubOsc
* 2 x VCF (two variable outlets each: LP1/LP2/LP3/LP4, HP/BP/BR)
* 2 x VCA/Pan
* 2 x Multiples (as in Bazille)
* 1 x Mixer (Osc balance, Sub, Noise, Aux)
* 1 x Ramp Generator (up->hold->down->rest, loops if rest < 100)
* 1 x Mapping Generator (creates variable values for each note or key, can be used as custom waveform for LFO2)
* 1 x noise (white, pink)
* 1 x the common extras, such as Glide/Glide2
* 1 x stereo chorus (global)
* 1 x ping pong delay (global)
* 1 x Bass/Treble booster (global)
less...
Current PC or IntelMac CPU with SSE2 MacOS X 10.5 or newer Windows XP/Vista/7 1GB RAM, more recommended 20MB free disc space display 1200x800px and up On Mac: VST2, VST3 or AU compatible host software On PC: VST2 or VST3 compatible host software supports 32bit and 64bit in all formats (support for Pro Tools tba)
Current PC or IntelMac CPU with SSE2 MacOS X 10.5 or newer Windows XP/Vista/7 1GB RAM, more recommended 20MB free disc space display 1200x800px and up On Mac: VST2, VST3 or AU compatible host software On PC: VST2 or VST3 compatible host software supports 32bit and 64bit in all formats (support for Pro Tools tba)
ACE ACE v 1.3 May 27, 2014 MacOS X Intel
200 new presets by Howard Scarr
new oscilloscope options - fire! glow!
new mapping generator drawing tools
filter reset
UI display options improved - brightness options, antialiased text
bug fixes
AAX support
Urs Heckmann (u-he) ACE ACE v 1.2 May 4, 2013 MacOS X Intel
All - Cleaned up installers, texts and manuals.
All - Added a demo nagscreen to enter registration.
All - VST2 64-bit for MacOS X!
All - VST3 support on MacOS X and Windows!
All - Improved installers on Win and Mac.
All - Loading of converted vst2 presets in .vstpreset format.
All - Added Revision numbers for simple version control (e.g. for support).
All - Horizontally scrolling preset selector added to all plugins with multi-column view.

Zebra2 - Now comes with the ZebraHZ - Easter-Egg filters!
Zebra2 - Pitchbend range is now up to +- 24 semitones!

Diva - Osc reset! Check Trimmers page for knobs to set the start phase of the oscs. (Trimmers page will be redesigned before final release)
Diva - Drift goes up to 200 now.
Diva - PWM is tiny a bit smoother now. (Requires no preset changes.)

ACE - Multicore support!
ACE - Standby buttons for FX section. Enables preset switching with FX turned off.

Filterscape - Added PitchBend Down control.

ZebraCM - Added Pitchbend ranges.

  • ---- Fixed -----


  • All - Improved 14bit MIDI Controllers
    All - Mac Installers are signed differently and allow downgrades to older versions.
    All - Improved and updated readmes and user guides.
    All - Microtuning window displayed "not applicable" after opening the guy twice. Fixed.
    All - Sometimes Notes didn't go off properly - they were 'hanging'. Fixed.
    All - "On/Off" buttons didn't work in some plugins (for example Triple Cheese). Fixed.
    All - On Windows, long preset descriptions were cut of and replaced by "...". Fixed.
    All - VST3 forgot to draw cables (like in ACE) sometimes. Fixed.
    All - .tun file loading crashed sometimes, fixed.
    All - When a midi preset change was sent although the midi presets folder was empty, it crashed on windows; fixed.
    All - The effect of double clicks happened a few pixels next to the mouse pointer, fixed.
    All - Vst 64bit (Mac), when opened a second time, appeared to be shifted out of the window, fixed.
    All - Module presets work under vst3 now. This fixes the problem, that Zebra couldn't load it's waveforms!
    All - .h2p ending isn't shown in preset browser anymore.
    All - In Reaper/Windows, the preset save dialog quit on even if the cursor was in the description field. fixed!
    All - Crashes on preset change via drop down menu, fixed.
    All - No u-he folder in Library/ApplicationSupport or Library/Audio/Presets did crash, fixed.
    All - Hanging notes and missing notes, no more! Hopefully... :-)
    All - VST2 presets didn't load correctly in preset browser, fixed.
    All - Retriggering of voices was changed to the worse. This affected certain legato and arp situations. Fixed.
    All - Using a Wacom tablet gave problems with random erroneously right clicks, fixed.
    All - Reaper adds a buffer when playing a loop using a u-he synth. Workaround: A text file renamed to default.h2p put into the preset folder with !BLOCK_LATENCY_OFF=YES in it cures that problem.
    All - U-he AU Parameters weren't updated in Maschine on preset changes, fixed.
    All - MidiLearn: Unlearning created an entry in the midiassign.txt, fixed.
    All - AU, wrong formatting of text and other problems in the preset save dialog, fixed.
    All - VST, GUI size was wrong under certain circumstances, fixed.
    All - Portamento now takes stack-voice Detuning into account to calculate the pitch start position.
    All - Glide not working properly for stacked voices, fixed.
    All - Cocoa Namespace Collisions. It wasn't possible to mix AU and VST versions of one plugin in one project. Not all GUIs were shown. Fixed.
    All - "Voice" modulator is now called "Stack Index".
    All - All Windows installers handle the options correctly now (vst2 doesn't install vst3 anymore).
    All - Mac versions are quicker now.
    All - Slightly updated manuals.

    Zebra2 - Fixes problem that creates overtones in Zebra's GeoBlend mode.
    Zebra2 - Opening the Zebra GUI in VST3 twice showed more modules than were actually used; fixed.
    Zebra2 - "set current to default" didn't work on the upper page selectors, fixed.
    Uhbik & Zebra2 - Windows Installer doesn't create empty Program Files folder anymore.

    The Dark Zebra - Windows installer installed presets wether they were selected or not. Fixed.
    The Dark Zebra - Nag screen didn't disappear properly. Fixed.

    Diva - MS20 Oscillator was one octave off depending on the accuracy setting. Fixed. (This may require a change in your settings if you were working in Fast or Draft accuracy!)
    Diva - DCO overloaded the CPU which resulted in crackles, fixed.
    Diva - LPF crashed in draft mode on Windows, fixed.
    Diva - The "Stack Index" didn't have the right "Dymo"-image, fixed.
    Diva - Noise was too low when in Acc modes higher than draft and TuneMod was on, fixed.
    Diva - Some faders were slighty misplaced on the GUI, fixed.
    Diva - Switching Diva Offline Acc while in Realtime does not click anymore.
    Diva - The Damp parameter in Diva's Plates doesn't turn the reverb off anymore when turned to max.

    ACE - MIDI Program Changes "incomplete". Sometimes only a part of the preset was changes using a midi program change. Fixed.
    ACE - Browser bug: Couldn't select the lowest patch if the horizontal slider was hidden. Fixed.

    Uhbik - Low level output was cut off at a to high level. Fixed.
    Uhbik - some Uhbiks did denormals since the 1.2 update. Sending audio, waiting a minute with no input and the CPU meter went up. Fixed.

    Filterscape - Slew rate of the LFO was too high, fixed.
    Filterscape - Sometimes it wasn't possible to choose Arp as Voice Mode. Fixed.

    and much, much more
    Urs Heckmann (u-he) ACE v 1.1 Jul 25, 2011 MacOS X UB
    Native 64-bit support for Mac AU and VST Win.
    Extra factory presets by Howard Scarr.
    Improved installers take Win7 permissions issues into account.
    Improved compatibility of RTAS (Mac) version, supports "3-finger salute" automation.
    Adds Cocoa view to AU version.
    Several minor bugs and niggles fixed.
    ACE ACE v 1.3 May 27, 2014 Windows
    200 new presets by Howard Scarr
    new oscilloscope options - fire! glow!
    new mapping generator drawing tools
    filter reset
    UI display options improved - brightness options, antialiased text
    bug fixes
    AAX support
    Urs Heckmann (u-he) ACE ACE v 1.2 May 4, 2013 Windows
    All - Cleaned up installers, texts and manuals.
    All - Added a demo nagscreen to enter registration.
    All - VST2 64-bit for MacOS X!
    All - VST3 support on MacOS X and Windows!
    All - Improved installers on Win and Mac.
    All - Loading of converted vst2 presets in .vstpreset format.
    All - Added Revision numbers for simple version control (e.g. for support).
    All - Horizontally scrolling preset selector added to all plugins with multi-column view.

    Zebra2 - Now comes with the ZebraHZ - Easter-Egg filters!
    Zebra2 - Pitchbend range is now up to +- 24 semitones!

    Diva - Osc reset! Check Trimmers page for knobs to set the start phase of the oscs. (Trimmers page will be redesigned before final release)
    Diva - Drift goes up to 200 now.
    Diva - PWM is tiny a bit smoother now. (Requires no preset changes.)

    ACE - Multicore support!
    ACE - Standby buttons for FX section. Enables preset switching with FX turned off.

    Filterscape - Added PitchBend Down control.

    ZebraCM - Added Pitchbend ranges.

  • ---- Fixed -----


  • All - Improved 14bit MIDI Controllers
    All - Mac Installers are signed differently and allow downgrades to older versions.
    All - Improved and updated readmes and user guides.
    All - Microtuning window displayed "not applicable" after opening the guy twice. Fixed.
    All - Sometimes Notes didn't go off properly - they were 'hanging'. Fixed.
    All - "On/Off" buttons didn't work in some plugins (for example Triple Cheese). Fixed.
    All - On Windows, long preset descriptions were cut of and replaced by "...". Fixed.
    All - VST3 forgot to draw cables (like in ACE) sometimes. Fixed.
    All - .tun file loading crashed sometimes, fixed.
    All - When a midi preset change was sent although the midi presets folder was empty, it crashed on windows; fixed.
    All - The effect of double clicks happened a few pixels next to the mouse pointer, fixed.
    All - Vst 64bit (Mac), when opened a second time, appeared to be shifted out of the window, fixed.
    All - Module presets work under vst3 now. This fixes the problem, that Zebra couldn't load it's waveforms!
    All - .h2p ending isn't shown in preset browser anymore.
    All - In Reaper/Windows, the preset save dialog quit on even if the cursor was in the description field. fixed!
    All - Crashes on preset change via drop down menu, fixed.
    All - No u-he folder in Library/ApplicationSupport or Library/Audio/Presets did crash, fixed.
    All - Hanging notes and missing notes, no more! Hopefully... :-)
    All - VST2 presets didn't load correctly in preset browser, fixed.
    All - Retriggering of voices was changed to the worse. This affected certain legato and arp situations. Fixed.
    All - Using a Wacom tablet gave problems with random erroneously right clicks, fixed.
    All - Reaper adds a buffer when playing a loop using a u-he synth. Workaround: A text file renamed to default.h2p put into the preset folder with !BLOCK_LATENCY_OFF=YES in it cures that problem.
    All - U-he AU Parameters weren't updated in Maschine on preset changes, fixed.
    All - MidiLearn: Unlearning created an entry in the midiassign.txt, fixed.
    All - AU, wrong formatting of text and other problems in the preset save dialog, fixed.
    All - VST, GUI size was wrong under certain circumstances, fixed.
    All - Portamento now takes stack-voice Detuning into account to calculate the pitch start position.
    All - Glide not working properly for stacked voices, fixed.
    All - Cocoa Namespace Collisions. It wasn't possible to mix AU and VST versions of one plugin in one project. Not all GUIs were shown. Fixed.
    All - "Voice" modulator is now called "Stack Index".
    All - All Windows installers handle the options correctly now (vst2 doesn't install vst3 anymore).
    All - Mac versions are quicker now.
    All - Slightly updated manuals.

    Zebra2 - Fixes problem that creates overtones in Zebra's GeoBlend mode.
    Zebra2 - Opening the Zebra GUI in VST3 twice showed more modules than were actually used; fixed.
    Zebra2 - "set current to default" didn't work on the upper page selectors, fixed.
    Uhbik & Zebra2 - Windows Installer doesn't create empty Program Files folder anymore.

    The Dark Zebra - Windows installer installed presets wether they were selected or not. Fixed.
    The Dark Zebra - Nag screen didn't disappear properly. Fixed.

    Diva - MS20 Oscillator was one octave off depending on the accuracy setting. Fixed. (This may require a change in your settings if you were working in Fast or Draft accuracy!)
    Diva - DCO overloaded the CPU which resulted in crackles, fixed.
    Diva - LPF crashed in draft mode on Windows, fixed.
    Diva - The "Stack Index" didn't have the right "Dymo"-image, fixed.
    Diva - Noise was too low when in Acc modes higher than draft and TuneMod was on, fixed.
    Diva - Some faders were slighty misplaced on the GUI, fixed.
    Diva - Switching Diva Offline Acc while in Realtime does not click anymore.
    Diva - The Damp parameter in Diva's Plates doesn't turn the reverb off anymore when turned to max.

    ACE - MIDI Program Changes "incomplete". Sometimes only a part of the preset was changes using a midi program change. Fixed.
    ACE - Browser bug: Couldn't select the lowest patch if the horizontal slider was hidden. Fixed.

    Uhbik - Low level output was cut off at a to high level. Fixed.
    Uhbik - some Uhbiks did denormals since the 1.2 update. Sending audio, waiting a minute with no input and the CPU meter went up. Fixed.

    Filterscape - Slew rate of the LFO was too high, fixed.
    Filterscape - Sometimes it wasn't possible to choose Arp as Voice Mode. Fixed.

    and much, much more
    Urs Heckmann (u-he) ACE v 1.1 Jul 25, 2011 Windows
    Native 64-bit support for Mac AU and VST Win.
    Extra factory presets by Howard Scarr.
    Improved installers take Win7 permissions issues into account.
    Improved compatibility of RTAS (Mac) version, supports "3-finger salute" automation.
    Adds Cocoa view to AU version.
    Several minor bugs and niggles fixed.
    Urs Heckmann (u-he)
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