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.
User reviews: Positive (25 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 9, 2013
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Buy Music Creator 7 and Z3TA+ 2 bundle

Includes 2 items: Music Creator 7, Z3TA+ 2

Buy Music Creator 7 and Z3TA+ 2 and Mutant Dance Bundle

Includes 5 items: Music Creator 7, Z3TA+ 2, Z3TA+ 2 - Cakewalk Mutant R3VOLUTION Pack, Z3TA+ 2 - Cakewalk Mutant Revenge Pack, Z3TA+ 2 - Cakewalk Mutant Rebellion Pack

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Includes 5 items: Z3TA+ 2 - DSF Digital Keys Expansion Pack, Z3TA+ 2 - DSF Fashion Leads Expansion Pack, Z3TA+ 2 - DSF Ultraspheres Expansion Pack, Z3TA+ 2 - DSF Wave Scapes Expansion Pack, Z3TA+ 2 - DSF Xtreme Synth Bass Expansion Pack

 

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"Z3TA+ 2 is a great sounding, highly navigable synth plugin. The wavesculpting feature yield lots of interesting sounds that you're sure to enjoy."
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July 28

Z3TA+2 STEAM Update

We've posted a new update for the STEAM version of Z3TA+2

Changes:
  • Added the STEAM Plugin Manager, which is also bundled with Rapture Pro and Cakewalk Sound Center. This allows a user to link plugins in the STEAM managed directory, back to their system global vst folder.
  • Changed the order of launch options. Now 64-bit will be listed first on compatible systems. This should help resolve some of the issues Music Creator 7 users have, since the default MC7 option is 64-bit.
  • Plug-in .dll's were previously under a '64bit' and '32bit' subfolder in the 'Vstplugins/Z3TA+ 2' or 'x64/Vstplugins/Z3TA+2' folders. They have been removed from these subfolders and now just live in their respective 'Z3TA+2' folder.
  • STEAM install script cleanup. x86 users will now only have the native x86 version. Previously, users would have both x86 and x64 on their system, regardless of compatibility.
  • Foundation laid for more Z3TA+ 2 Expansion packs.

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About This Software

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.

Z3TA+ 2 is the perfect add-on for any compatible digital audio workstation (including Music Creator 6 Touch which is also available on Steam).

Bigger and Badder

Z3TA+ 2 has a completely redesigned user interface that inspires performance and makes sound design clear and comfortable while preserving that signature sound that has made it a favorite of top producers and musicians around the world.

1000 New Sounds

Z3TA+ 2 has 1000 new patches, expertly crafted by a carefully selected design team – some of which designed the original Z3TA+ patches, which are also included.

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.

Expressive Playability

Z3TA+ 2’s new Performance Module, redesigned layout, and Adaptive Pitch Bend raises the level of expression and playability.

The new sounds alone are worth the price of Z3TA+ 2 but you also get much more:

  • A completely redesigned user interface
  • Quicker access to needed controls
  • More parameters and controls
  • 1,093 classic Z3TA+ patches
  • All new patch browser
  • New filter types
  • New waveshapers
  • New modulation destinations
  • Revamped FX section with drag and drop
  • New Performance Module
  • All updates and improvements from Z3TA+ 2.1
  • And more!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista 32-bit/64-bit (SP2), Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit (SP1), Windows 8 32-bit/64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or newer processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280x800 minimum resolution, 32-bit
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires VST 2.4 compatible host software. ASIO compatible sound device and MIDI controller are required for the Z3TA+ 2 microhost to be used standalone
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
Sometimes I geek out jamming on this at low volume when other people are sleeping. Other times I'm blasting the squeebs and the arps. It gets me doing the Ray Charles every time I get started. Best vst instrument ever.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
I'm a noob so it took me a while to figure out how to get this thing to work! At first I started it on its own and couldn't figure out how to hear the sounds and spent about 30 minutes troubleshooting. Then I learned how to launch it from Music Creator and then finally heard the sounds! It really is a powerful synthesizer and I'm looking forward to all of the funky sounds I can create with it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
This is the best plugin synth that I own. It's not a toy or a cut down version for casual people who want to "make a cool track". This is a hardcore, complex, fantastic-sounding synth with 6 oscillators and fantastic waveshaping capabilities. You can modulate 16 different waveshaping features in addition to pulse width modulation and other things and there is Frequency and Phase Modulation.

It's not perfect though. I would have liked a way to edit the arpeggios inside the plugin rather than by loading midi files, but it is overall the best synth I own. Add to that the fact that it is 75% off in Steam sales a couple of times a year and you have something which represents stunning value.
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29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
162.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 10, 2013
Z3ta+2 is amazing and you should buy it. I first used a version a million years ago and while it was very powerful, the ui was terrible. Now, the UI is gorgeous and so easy to use. The fx sounds amazing and are incredibly easy to use as well. If you need any kind of synth or sound design or electronic music instruments this is a great choice. It's easy to use and learn and there's so much depth to it. It's the best synth in my collection.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
48.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 10, 2013
A very interesting program for sound design. Lots of options and a really kick ♥♥♥ randomization feature that will 9 timees out of 10 produce something really cool. This is the type of program you can get lost in for hours due to the depth of the options and feature set.
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