Cakewalk Z3TA+ 2

Virtual Synthesizer Plug-in with 1,500 Sounds, Intuitive Interface, and Extensive Sound Design Capabilities - Mac/PC VST, AU
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Perfect for Tweakers and Preset-players Alike

If you're only looking for amazing sounds, Cakewalk's Z3TA+ 2 virtual synthesizer packs 1,500 of them. But if you're into designing your own sounds, oh boy are you in for a treat! Z3TA+ 2 is a sound designer's delight - you get customizable oscillators, an incredible modulation matrix, 16 waveshapers, morphable LFOs, and an awesome graphical arpeggiator. From in-your-face leads and basses, to film-worthy evolving textures and soundscapes, it's hard to think of a sound you can't create with Cakewalk's Z3TA+ 2 virtual synthesizer.

Cakewalk Z3TA+ 2 Virtual Synthesizer Plug-in at a Glance:
  • Incredible synthesis power showcased in 1,500 presets
  • Morphing LFOs for complex modulation
  • Create never-before-heard sounds with deep waveshaping capabilities
Incredible synthesis power showcased in 1,500 presets

Even if you've never tweaked a knob, you'll instantly have access to 1,500 amazing sounds in Z3TA+ 2, covering leads and basses to pads, soundscapes, and effects. Cakewalk's design team really pushed themselves to program Z3TA+ 2 to the max, creating sound you've never heard anything like. The powerful synthesis engine behind these sounds is always ready for you to create your own sounds, and Z3TA+ 2's intuitive interface makes complex sound design fast and easy.

Morphing LFOs for complex modulation

Complex modulation is the key to vibrant, living synth sounds, and Z3TA+ 2 gives you some awesome tools including morphing LFOs. Each of the four LFOs can be set to one waveform, or two different waveforms that you can morph between. Used creatively, you can create synth sounds with a whole new dimension of expressiveness.

Create never-before-heard sounds with deep waveshaping capabilities

One of the quickest ways to get inspired and create new sounds with a synth is to take a simple oscillator and apply some waveshaping. Z3TA+ 2 has 16 powerful waveshapers, including Fold, which folds the oscillator waveform over itself by progressively swapping the left and right halves. You also get the Spectrum waveshaper, which causes harmonics to "wander around" in alternating directions, which creates an almost phaser-like sound. You can also randomize all harmonic levels, or just odd-order harmonic levels, to create rich textures you can't get with a filter or simple modulation.

Cakewalk Z3TA+ 2 Virtual Synthesizer Plug-in Features:
  • Synthesizer plug-in for Mac/PC - VST, AU
  • Perfect for creating almost any type of sound, from biting leads and huge basses to surreal soundscapes and special effects
  • 14 filter types, with two filter slots and flexible routing
  • Morphable LFOs give you a whole new way to modulate your sounds
  • 1,500 presets that push Z32A+ 2 to the limits, for fast access to awesome sounds
  • Powerful waveshaping lets you create rich, textured sounds easily
  • Graphical arpeggiator has over 100 patterns, 50 gate patterns, and a whole lot of creative potential
  • Built-in effects section with drag 'n' drop routing - fast and simple
Cakewalk's Z32A+ 2 takes synthesis to a new level!

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Tech Specs

Software Type Synth
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Format VST, AU
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Core 2 Duo, 1GB RAM
Hardware Requirements - PC Intel Core 2 Duo, 1GB RAM
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.6.8
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 (32-bit, SP1)/Windows 7 x64 (SP1)/Windows Vista (32-bit, SP2)/Windows Vista (64-bit, SP2)/Windows XP (SP3)
Manufacturer Part Number 10-ODZ32.00.R0CE

Customer Reviews

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You Need This Plug-In!

I was looking for a great VST. I did my research and found ZETA +2 was the one to go with. The sounds are amazing and I started new tracks right away. I'm using it in Fl Studio and Ableton and it works fine. I picked this up for $75! Love the can't beat it. Zeta has the old packs from the previous version and free packs you download from Cakewalks website. Cakewalks website needs improvement. I found it hard to upload the pre-sets, but after some Youtube videos I figured out. I'm still learning new things about Zeta everyday. Unlimited possibilities ! From chill-step to trance you can't go wrong with this plug-in.
Music background: Musician for 25 years. I play guitar, piano, and ukulele.

Excellent Synth!!!

I could play with this synth all day! So deep and powerful! Sounds are amazing! So glad this is compatible with OS Lion now. Must Have IMO.
Music background: Hobbyist, Composer

Software issues and poor user support.

I am disgusted with Cakewalk at the moment. Their software is completely incompatible with Logic and it appears they have made zero effort to remedy this issue for months now. I feel like I just got robbed. 99$ and I can't even attempt to use this software. Save your money!
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