• Added Steam Cloud support - Users may now run the standalone Z3TA+ 2 microhost and save presets into a Steam Cloud synced folder. Bring your favorite presets to any installation. Presets saved to here in the Z3TA+ 2 Demo will also carry over to the full version.
This update addresses a known crash after a recent Windows 10 update. If you are experiencing a crash when scanning or instantiating these plug-ins please use the Steam Beta Branch menu to access the 'Early-Access-Beta' build for Z3TA+ 2.
To Opt In: -In your steam library, right click on Z3TA+ 2 and click on Properties. -Go to the tab called BETAS -Change the drop down to 'Early-Access-Beta'. -Allow STEAM to Update Z3TA+ 2 -Launch the Microhost or use in your DAW
Rapture Pro and Rapture Session builds for Early Access will also be coming soon related to the same issue. If you are using one these plug-ins you may be able to use SONAR in Compatibility mode to prevent crashes on scanning or instantiating the plug-ins.
If you encounter any critical issues prior to official public release, post them to the Problem Reports Forum. Please include Z3TA+2 Early Access in the post title, and refrain from including issues not related as they may get missed. We’ll do our best to lock posts as we confirm the reports.
Note: Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3201845) appears to resolve the issue stated below. Make sure to check your Windows 10 updates, if you are having issues.
It has come to our attention that a recent Windows 10 update has introduced instability in a subset of our plug-ins and may cause SONAR or other Windows DAWs to crash. The problem is related to a change in the timing for thread initialization on Windows, which leads to intermittent crashing on project load, plug-in scanning, or adding these plug-ins to a project. We are able to reproduce the issue and it appears to only affect some systems since it is timing related.
We are actively working on a resolution and will release fixes to the affected plugins as soon as possible.
Plug-ins that may be affected:
We appreciate your patience while we work to resolve this issue,
A bug with long arpeggio MIDI files causing drawing errors has been fixed
A bug resulting in incorrect CC selection has been fixed
Steam Specific Changes:
SteamReg Updated Last week we identified an issue that could impact new users registering or existing users reinstalling Z3ta+2, and the application would stay in Demo Mode. This issue has now been fixed.
Updated the Demo to latest version of Z3TA+ 2
The prior Z3TA+2 2.2.2 Update is available to rollback to if users encounter any issues.
To Rollback: 1. Right-click ‘Z3TA+ 2’ in the Steam Client and select Properties 2. Go to the Beta Tab 3. Select Early-Access 4. Click [OK] and allow Steam to update.
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.
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
Alternate Midi: Alternates 0 1 with midi notes (can be routed to panning to make it go left right etc.)
LFO Delay (1,2,3,4,5,6,All)
Delay Feedback (1,2,3)
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
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.
We've posted a new update for the STEAM version of Z3TA+2
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.