DIVA, Virtual Modular Synth from U-He.

All user reviews for the U-He DIVA

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Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 5 reviews )
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Keyzer's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" You dreamed, U-HE did!! huge"

Installation very simple, no config incompatibilities and very intuitive, the manual not read because I had a bunch of VSTI and sytnhés hardware, and given the logic of this synth I read the manual was not helpful


Installed on 2 pc

mine profile: 2.66GHz dual core, 4gb ram, Motu Ultralite MK3 sound card, browsing some presets have the processor to its knees, it's food, especially good mode Divine, but even Great or lower, I think updates that will fix the pb

Pc Studio: quad core Intel Core i7 2600K (3.4 GHz, 3.8 GHz in turbo mode), 16 gb of ram (soon passage 32 or 64 gb) windows 7 64 bit, Cubase 6.5, Sound Card MOTU 828 mk3 Firewire HDD WD 1TB sata 3, well I think it's a beast race, and even some presets (bcp more rarely than mine of course) it's off the cubase vst performance, but overall it remains very stable, house presets do suck less CPU

Performance in general we will say, as is said below, he eats a lot, but on the pc studio we were able to use many without being forced to convert some audio tracks


I use it for 2 months, so I tried vsti, oula! speaking only emulation concerning the Diva jsuis passed by Arturia, the Minimonsta (which however is already an excellent emulation) Korg Legacy breaks etc .... Diva competition, potato, filters beautiful, this long race lasts for a time in which the digital vainly endeavored to approach the warm, creamy, rich and everything you want pure analog has come to an end, and it has only just begun, it's just huge , from the 1st testing on the origins nimble it feels, must be able to combine the osc ms-20 with moog filter (among other possible combinations with juno and jupiter) it just gives a beautiful result. I had the money it there's a time to buy a bo n large analog, I put everything in vsti and it took until 2012 for not regretted not having a Moog Voyager or else, I'm not going to detail, the test is quite explicit about the capabilities of this vsti, but I bought 179 euros without pb, but if I am at the end of the month and I have nothing to eat in the fridge, 179 euros!! 2 months that I have and when I touch it ... I can not believe when I play for example with the preset Hoover (one of the famous human resource dominator) I took a slap and that this preset, the bass, pads, leads, nothing to throw away everything is perfect, they even thought about the possibility to resize the vst, I just have a few pbs for automation, but it must come from me, a lil effort on my part and you should be fine. I recommend not ... uh frankly I almost want to force people to buy it is on they will certainly not be disappointed after Zebra and ACE, as well as the effects Uhbik (reprinted in part in Diva), U-he is now recognized as a leader in the market VSTI, thank you to them

n_vincent's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very very good, highly recommend"

Easy nothing to report


A little hard side performance, but my mac book pro i7 quad core manages without problems even in maximum quality mode divine.


1 month of happiness and it will continue.

The sound quality and diversity, quality and quantity of patches that is an important point for me who am not a sound designer. A number of source patch are free and paid.

Ghislain2b's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" DIVA marks the end of the playground in the world of analog modeling!"

The installation is very simple.
To activate the software you just need to copy the license key received by email after purchase.
It is possible to install sound banks in a different directory than the VST.


The software is stable but terribly hungry CPU.
This is the price to pay for a truly exceptional sound reproduction.
However, the options of the software, it is possible to adjust the rendering quality depending on the power of your configuration.


DIVA is a semi-modular synthesizer hybrid in the sense that you can choose to use the section VCO, VCF and envelope famous analog synthesizers as Minimmog, Jupiter, Juno, or MS-20 and to combine these build your own synthesizer VA.
It has a very decent effects section and provided with full sound in different styles. You can control just what vst with any midi control surface.
Finally sound side, I leave you to judge the quality with this little demo I made:

On the publisher's website you can also find other songs: https://www.u-he.com/cms/diva
Without doubt, the software opens a new era in the field of VA and may precipitate in the closet many VST!

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Amazing! and yes it is a vst!"

The installation is more than easy, after downloading the demo on the site of U-He, for the official vesrion a simple download of license on the site, click two and it was gone ... the way I want to congratulate the manufacturer because many should take another example ...


I use it on a MacBook, 2 gig of ram and I must admit that I have to install the ram and more because it is extremely cpu intensive ...


I use it for a week, and I must say I'm not a big fan of virtual keyboards, until now I stood my ground, that is to say the analog synth ...
But I must admit I am amazed! sometimes I even find it hard to tell me that this is a vst and I am even sure that anyone who'd break your teeth on it.
I intended to invest in a new poly analog synth but in my current config need!

At sonnorités, I love his pad and lead (not tested because the bass stay on my moog) but what I find incredible is that warmth and Absorbed power that stands out from its competitors (if it has !), it does not have this feature that displeases me in vst, it does not sound metal.

At that price it's amazing, congratulations U-He!

suntsu's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Really stunning but extremely greedy"

An installation without any difficulty, very classic and almost entirely the result of "click" on "next". No inconsistency was noted and everything is clear to see even clear!


DIVA has the sound and in my opinion the most convincing analog emulations ... Arturia has better watch out ;-) By in performance against ... It is a gulf in CPU usage especially in quality mode "Divine" ...


I use it for a few hours, that is just long enough to go around all the "presets" and tease a little knobs of the beast ... The value for money is unbeatable mainly to January 15, 2012 ...
In my opinion, the quality of analog emulation is higher than qu'Arturia mainly produces the DIVA does not emulate hardware in particular, but being alone is a virtual analog synth full of all traits analog of the largest "vintage" ...