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u-he ACE: the affordable new power synth?

ACE: your new favourite synth?
ACE: your new favourite synth?

u-he's new ACE synth looks to have a it all: a cracking pedigree (it comes from the same stable as the fabulous Zebra); an affordable price (it'll retail for €69/$85); and, most importantly, a faintly preposterous acronym (ACE stands for Any Cable Anywhere).

We're fully expecting this to be a great-sounding instrument, but u-he is also keen to point out that ACE makes modular synthesis accessible to beginners. Put simply, you can connect its modules together in a practically infinite number of ways, and possibly have a great time in the process.

We don't know how many presets you'll get at the moment, but it has been confirmed that ACE will be cross-platform and released in early December. Until then, here are some screenshots to whet your appetite.

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I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology.