Considering the many years u-he has been creating software, it should be no surprise that certain plug-ins have reached retirement age. Some were replaced by something newer, others by something better. Some simply outlived their usefulness.
These plug-ins are presented as-is, and will no longer be updated or supported.
The synth that started it all.
In 2002 when Apple introduced Audio Units (AU), Urs realised that nobody was offering a decent GUI construction kit for plug-ins. While others discussed the general AU feature set, he created a quick and easy GUI toolkit called CAUGui.
CAUGui allowed Urs to create the first AU with a fancy custom user interface—Rumblence:pure. An incredibly buggy distortion plug-in. He subsequently developed Zoyd, one of the first ever AU synths. Zoyd never really left the beta stage, but apparently some people still use it now and again.
Note: 32-bit AU version only
LtmLab is a very simple but fun drum machine, with a new set of samples and patterns supplied every month.
The original design was a Max/MSP device by Joker Nies, and the editor of the German magazine Sound & Recording asked whether u-he could convert it into a plug-in for both Mac and Windows.
LtmLab has 64 patterns in 8 banks, and up to 4 patterns can be linked to form a longer sequence. There are 8 instruments, with up to 16 steps per instrument. Each step includes accent, pan, volume and tune settings. Some instruments play an alternative sample instead of an accent (notably the hi-hat). To add variety or even weirdness, individual steps can play the sample in reverse.
Simple. Fun. It became a bit of a cult classic.
LtmLab is only available with back issues of Sound & Recording.