Z3TA+2 is designed to suit any and all of your electronic productions. From pop to trap, energetic to atmospheric, you’ll have the sounds you need at your fingertips.
User reviews: Positive (29 reviews) - 93% of the 29 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date: Sep 9, 2013

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Recent updates View all (11)

February 8

Z3ta+ 2 Demo available and mini hotfix update.

Hi Everyone,

We've just released the demo version of Z3ta+ 2.2.2 on the STEAM Store!

Hotfix Notes:
Updated Demo and Authorization UI Prompts to decrease possible confusion for new users.

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February 2

Z3ta 2.2.2 Update is now available!

ATTENTION IMPORTANT:
All existing users will need to run Z3ta+2 standalone once after the update to activate Z3ta+2.2.2. Unlike 2.1, 2.2 will register both 32/64-bit plugins at the same time. Make sure to say [YES] to any Windows UAC administrator prompts. If you don't see the registration prompt, make sure you relaunch STEAM as administrator and turn off any anti-virus applications.

Release Notes:
  • Windows 10 Support
  • AAX and VST3 Support
  • 4 Stage Phaser mono and stereo added to modulation effects
  • Load FX from another Program
  • Bypass button added to Arpeggiator
Improved Search functionality:
  • -Search while typing
  • -Audition patches within a search without having to reopen
  • -Last search is now remembered
New Sources and Destinations added to the Mod Matrix

Sources:
  • Alternate Midi: Alternates 0 1 with midi notes (can be routed to panning to make it go left right etc.)
Destinations:
  • LFO Delay (1,2,3,4,5,6,All)
  • ARP Velocity
  • ARP Length
  • Chorus Delay
  • Chorus Feedback
  • Chorus Speed
  • Compressor Ratio
  • Compressor Threshold
  • Delay Feedback (1,2,3)
  • Reverb Dampening
  • Envelope:(1,2,3,4,5,6, Amp)
  • -Delay Time
  • -Attack Time
  • -Decay Time
  • -Decay Level
  • -Sustain Time
  • -Sustain Level
  • -Release Time
  • -Amount
  • -Pitch Envelope:
  • -Delay Time
  • -Start Level
  • -Attack Time
  • -Attack Level
  • -Decay Time
  • -Release Time
  • -Release Level
  • -Amount

Bug Fixes:
  • Resolved an issue where toggling the Keyboard (Preview Ribbon) would crash StudioOne
  • Resolved an issue where the +/- on the Keyboard with Z3TA+ 2 in focus could cause SONAR to crash
  • Resolved an issue where unwanted panning could occur in Z3TA+ 2.1 when left to loop over a long period of time
  • Resolved an issue where MIDI Learn did not work for Waveshaper parameters
  • Resolved an issue where Drag import MIDI to Arp did not work in some situations
  • Resolved an issue where Preset Inc/Dec and Random did not MIDI learn correctly
  • The Microhost now has a Sample Rate selector on the UI
  • Removed the unintended "Audio Input" control from the mod matrix
  • Resolved an issue where exporting a MIDI file from Z3TA+2 arp, and re-importing the MIDI file results in +1 Octave
  • Resolved an issue reported where Z3TA+ 2.1 would not not automate waveshaper parameters with host-synchronized LFO (CWBRN-8874)
  • Resolved an issue where text for modulation parameters was being cut off in master display
  • Resolved an issue where the Preset name would displays a GUI glitch when searching and selecting a preset
  • Resolved an issue where the Search box was visible on credits/signal flow screen if no text is entered
  • Resolved an issue where clicking extreme-left of Shaper would flip it
  • Resolved an issue where meters and poly count jump thru about page GUI
  • Resolved a patch specific issue (Showcase) Bass Shape 01 FS Delay 1 where it would become non functional
  • Resolved an issue where Waveshaper controls behave differently on User waves
  • Resolved an issue where the mod matrix could becomes unresponsive
  • Resolved an issue where Sync on Modulation was inconsistent when triggering vs played back in SONAR
  • Resolved an issue where CC# 43 displays as 33 in right-click menu when mapping parameters
  • Resolved an issue where the Stereo Chorus was not processing as true stereo chorus
  • Resolved a potential memory leak/potential crash when using the random program picker
  • Updated many buttons to have proper tooltips
  • Resolved an issue where the Z3TA+ Microhost menus did not behave as expected when using Record WAV File
  • Improved responsiveness with controls, such as Filter Link and Control Previews, which were lagging in OSX
  • Resolved an issue when choosing some program names that displayed unrelated "Parameter 659:" tooltip

Hotfix Update:
2.2.16 - 6:30EST - We just pushed out a quick hotfix this afternoon that addressed one issue. The registry keys for VST3 linking had a slight typo. If you're having problems linking the VST3 version of Z3ta+ 2 with our plugin linker applet, run a re-verify of the application cache.

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Reviews

“Oscillators create everything from smooth analogue tones to the weirdest, dirtiest noises imaginable.”
4.5/5 – MusicRadar

“This is an absolutely powerhouse synth, and at a very modest price.”
Keyboard Magazine

Audio Plugins

Z3TA+2 is an audio plugin. For more info on audio plugins please read our Audio Plugin FAQ.

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.

Waveshaping Synthesis for the PC

  • Ultimate waveshaping control with dozens of sonic tools
  • Intuitive and graphically responsive interface
  • 2,000+ professionally crafted presets
  • Built-in fully customizable studio quality FX.

New in Z3ta+2.2

We've recently updated Z3TA+ 2, introducing a wealth of new features and enhancements for Windows users.
  • AAX Support for Pro Tools users
  • Windows 10 Support
  • VST3 Support
  • 4 Stage Phaser
  • Arpeggiator Bypass
  • Improved Search Functionality
  • Load FX from another program
  • Mod Matrix Additions
  • Dozens of fixes and enhancements

Waveshaping Synthesis

  • Choose, tweak, and fine-tune your waveform
  • Free and adaptive pitch-bending analog style performance grid
  • 14 continuously variable dual-stage filter types
  • Envelopes to control any parameter
  • 6 Powerful LFOs for individual or universal control
  • Straightforward Mod Matrix and Arpeggio tools
  • Global control for a crushing brickwall limiter, level, tuning, and polyphony

Built-in Effects

  • 5 distortion types, plus routing options and continuously variable controls
  • Slow, Medium, and Fast compression with threshold, ratio, and makeup gain controls
  • Totally tweakable Room, Hall, and Plate reverbs
  • 7-band graphic eq with variable band settings and colorful Simulator Mode
  • 9 adjustable Chorus, Phaser, and Flanger effects
  • 4 Stereo Delay types with Sync and EQ controls
  • Drag-and-drop effects in any order

Supported in the following DAW Software

  • SONAR
  • Music Creator
  • Cubase
  • Protools
  • FL Studio
  • Studio One
  • Additional VST/AAX Compatible Hosts

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 (32/64-bit), Windows 8 (32/64-bit), Windows 10 (32/64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or newer processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280x800 minimum resolution, 32-bit
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: VST 2.4/3 + AAX require compatible host software. ASIO compatible sound device required for Performance Microhost.
    • Additional Notes: MIDI controller required for the Performance Microhost to be used as a standalone instrument
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2015
With a decent DAW like Sonar or Cubase or Ableton Live, Z3TA+2 is an excellent software synth. Great for EDM and just about any synth use. It isn't as advanced as the high software synth like Massive or Absynth or Reacktor from Native Instruments or as powerful as Zebra. But it is much better than most ofp the sub £100 software synths.

My only real moan is there are not many presets with the base package but enough to show you how to make certain sounds so you can then go mad and make your own.

A great deal when on offer.

8/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2015
Very easy to use and is able to generate more different sounds than you ever need.
Had some minor performance issues with AMD FX-8350 while running several VSTi's but after switching to Intel i7 I haven't encountered problems at all. I've used this instrument for 100+ hours.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2015
Awesome. and delicous
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
I love this synth. Works within sony acid as a VST plug-in except when i try to edit arp sequences. Capable of producing a wide spectrum of rich sounds. High degree of articulation with modulations and waveshaping. Huge library of arp sequences. Effects include many advanced options. UI keeps me coming back. Get the preset packages to fully appreciate its capability.
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29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
162.3 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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