Z3TA+ 2 - The Legend Returns
The legendary waveshaping sound of Z3TA+ (zay'-ta) is back – and better than ever. New filters, modulatable waveshapers, flexible effects, expressive control and a gorgeous new interface make Z3TA+ 2 one seriously powerful synth. It’s not often that a soft synth can be called a classic, but in the case of Z3TA+ it’s definitely appropriate. Used on countless tracks over the past decade, Z3TA+’s distinctive sound has been a staple of electronic artists the world over.
The Sound of a Classic, Only Better
Z3TA+ 2 has a wealth of new sound design capabilities including new filter types, new waveshapers, new modulation destinations and a revamped effects section.
Z3TA+ 2’s effects section features easy routing of all effects and a new, flexible distortion module. The distortion module includes the new Hypertube algorithm and can effect the filter busses, the effects section, or both.
New Filter Types
The Filter section has 4 new filter types bringing the total to 14. Both filters are now readily accessible and visible simultaneously with Separation control for tweaking resonance peaks on stacked filters.
New Waveshaping Modes
Fold: Folds the entire waveform over itself by progressively swapping the left and right halves.
Spectrum: Harmonic levels wander in alternating directions creating a complex phaser-like quality.
Random All: Creates continuously random variations of all harmonic levels.
Random Odd: Only odd harmonic levels are randomized, while even harmonics are progressively suppressed.
Enhanced Modulation Matrix
All 16 Waveshapers are now accessible via the Modulation Matrix opening up a huge variety of new sound shaping possibilities.
New Graphical LFOs clearly show the resulting LFO shapes when morphing between 2 waves and the new AMOUNT fader quickly scales an LFO’s intensity.
New Graphical Arp provides visual display of Arp patterns, including 100 new patterns and 50 new ‘Gate’ patterns from Dance MIDI Samples. Instantly apply trance gates to synth pads and leads and increase total Arp flexibility and expression with Humanize and Swing controls.
New Graphically Controlled Envelopes feature an improved design and provide visual representation and realtime feedback of all Envelope Generators.
Z3TA+’s legendary sound engine has been improved with a new ‘HIGHEST’ SRC algorithm providing smoother, more accurate interpolation of wavetables. Of course, the sound of original Z3TA+ patches have been faithfully preserved.
The Performance Module gives quick, hands-on control of the analog-simulating Burst and Drift parameters as well as Portamento and in-depth X/Y pad control. New speed control for X/Y Pad adjusts the morphing speed of X/Y coordinates.
Adaptive Pitch Bend
Adaptive Pitch Bend allows for the bending of notes within the key and mode performed and automatically learns the key based on performance.