Overview

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.

Highlights

All oscillators can inter-modulate each other using a unique ““circular inter-modulation scheme,”” as follows:

Any modulation option can be chosen in any oscillator. This way, the output of combined modulations can become extremely complex. For instance, OSC1 could ring-modulate OSC2, this output could FM-modulate OSC3, to PM-modulate OSC4, SYNC to OSC5, etc.

FEATURED SYNTH

Product: z3ta+ 2
Developer: Cakewalk
SPECS

Configurations:
VST VST3
StandAlone AU

Supported Formats:
LOADS SAVES AS
.FXP .FXP
.FXB

Polyphony

64
Oscillators

6 – Waveshaping Oscillators
Filters

2 – MultiMode Filters
Envelopes

8 – Envelopes
LFOs

4 All Voice, 2 Per Voice
ARP/SEQ

Yes
MIDI LEARN

YES
SOUND DESIGN
  • Nico Herz, Big Tone Studio
  • Frank Genus, Pro Sounds
  • Francesco Silvestri, FI Sound
  • Chad Beckwith, FI Sound/Patch Arena
  • Bryan Lee, Xenos Soundworks
  • Ben Cantil, Encanti Productions
  • Tim Swartz, Digital Sound Factory
  • Kieran Swarbrick, Dance MIDI Samples
RESOURCES

z3ta+ 2.0 Patches and Banks

Download Description Sound Designer Hits
z3ta+ Muz3uM 2Featuring: - Original Muz3uM patches, arps, and wavetables now converted to z3ta+ 2.0 format. - 540 new Muz3uM patches that take advantage of z3ta+ 2.0 features, including waveshaping modulation and new filter types - patches organized in categories (Arps, Bass, Keyboards, Leads, Pads, Sequences) integrated with z3ta+ 2.0 browser Concepts & Sound Design: Francesco Silvestri Additional Sound Design & Installer: Chad Beckwith Thanks: Steve at Hollowsun.com - original analog samples Special Thanks: Rene - To whom we owe many beers. 🙂Francesco Silvestri17692
The ' Cyberkinesis ' Soundset by CHE for the Cakewalk - Z3TA+ 2 Virtual SynthesizerThe ' Cyberkinesis ' Soundset by CHE for the Cakewalk - Z3TA+ 2 Virtual Synthesizer Welcome Cakewalk Z3TA+ 2 User to the Modern Art Cyberkinesis Soundset. The Theme is ' Technology Manipulation ' another Word is ' Cyberkinesis '. 1 Soundset with 100 Presets in 8 Topics Concept & Preset Design by: CHE Release: Summer 2012 Format: *. FXP Genre: Various For: Z3TA+ 2 Price : Free Size: 1 MB PDF - Info http://www.zeitaugen.de/Helges12037
The ' Thao - Tsou ' Z3TA+ 2 Soundset by CHE 2012[b]The ' Thao Tsou ' Z3ta+2 Soundset by CHE 2012[/b] Here is the ' Thao - Tsou ' Soundset for the Cakewalk's Z3TA+ 2 Software Synthnsizer. 189 Free Fresh Presets in 10 Topics 01.) Atayal -------------------- 10 Presets 02.) Bunun ------------------- 10 Presets 03.) Hoanya ---------------- 14 Presets 04.) Kavalan -------------- 15 Presets 05.) Puyuma ------------ 16 Presets 06.) Rukai -------------- 15 Presets 07.) Saisiyat ---------- 16 Presets 08.) Thao ------------ 18 Presets 09.) Tsou ----------- 17 Presets 10.) Z3ta+2 ------ 53 Presets Install Instructions 1. Copy the Folder " THAO TSOU Z3TA " into: C:Cakewalk ContentZ3TA 2Programs 2. Open Z3TA 2, select your bank 3. Enjoy!Helges9082
The ' Electric Energy ' Soundset by CHE for the Cakewalk - Z3TA + 2[b]The ' Electric Energy ' Soundset by CHE for the Cakewalk - Z3TA + 2[/b] Inside: 1 Soundset with 64 Presets Presets Sound Design by: CHE Format: 9 Folders [*.FXP] Genre: Synthy & Electro Release Date: 08-2014 Info: Read me - PDF For: Z3TA+ v2.1 File Size: 1 MB Price: Free [b]Download & Info[/b] http://ohlenbostelhelge.magix.net/public/index.htm [b]Royalty Free Soundset License[/b] All ' Sonic Sirius ' Freeware Soundsets they can be used commercially in things like movies, games,and anything else you might need a cool sound for. You may not however redistribute them for a profit. [b]Install Instructions[/b] 1. Copy the Folder " Electric Energy " into: C:\Cakewalk Content\Z3TA 2\Programs 2. Open Z3TA 2, select your bank 3. Enjoy! [b]1. Chakra[/b] 01 The Seven Chakra 02 Swadhisthana 03 Sahasrara 04 Manipura 05 Vishuddhi 06 Anahata 07 Ajna [b]2. Force Field[/b] 08 Magnetospheres 09 Perry Rhodan 10 Energy Shield 11 Atmospheres 12 Outer Limits 13 Solar Wind 14 Interstellar 15 Plasma [b]3. Powerhouse[/b] 16 Electrostatic Printing 17 Corona Discharge 18 Electric Tokamak 19 Photocopying 20 Xerography 21 Electrodes 22 Lightning [b]4. Solar Energy[/b] 23 Quantum Mechanics 24 Electromagnetism 25 Electrodynamics 26 Electrostatics 27 Coulomb 28 Ampere 29 Henry [b]5. Superluminal[/b] 30 Superluminal Communication 1 31 Superluminal Communication 2 32 Evanescent Wave Coupling 33 Quantum Entanglement 34 Quantum Nonlocality 35 Faster-Than-Light 36 Wormholes [b]6. Clean Energy[/b] 37 Organic Rankine Cycle 38 Anaerobic Digestion 39 Geothermal Power 40 Hydroelectricity 41 Wind - Biomass 42 Solar Energy 43 Tidal Power [b]7. Kinetic Energy[/b] 44 Electromagnetic Radiation 45 Gravitational Energy 46 Chemical Energy 47 Thermal Energy 48 Nuclear Energy 49 Electric Energy 50 Elastic Energy [b]8. Commodore 64[/b] 51 Discontinued April 1994 52 Memory 64 kB RAM 53 Release August 1982 54 Sold 17 Million Units 55 Atari 8-Bit Family 56 Sound SID 6581 57 CPU 1.023 MHz [b]9. Computer Music[/b] 58 Computer-Generated Music 59 Digital Signal Processing 60 Algorithmic Composition 61 Music Sequencer 62 Home Recording 63 Sound Synthesis 64 Sonic Diffusion [b] More Sonic Sirius z3ta+ 2 Soundsets[/b] - The ' Andromeda Galaxy ' Soundset by CHE for the Cakewalk - Z3TA+ 2 VSTi - The ' Radio Transmission ' Soundset by CHE for the Cakewalk - Z3TA+ 2 VSTi - The ' Starship Enterprise ' Soundset by CHE for the Cakewalk - Z3TA+ 2 VSTi - The ' Transformation ' Soundset by CHE for the Cakewalk - Z3TA+ 2 VSTi - The ' Cyberkinesis ' Soundset by CHE for the Cakewalk - Z3TA+ 2 VSTi - The ' Thao Tsou ' Soundset by CHE for the Cakewalk - Z3TA+ 2 VSTi - The ' Chip Soundset ' by CHE for the Cakewalk - Z3TA+ 2 VSTi [b]Sonic Sirius - Synthesizer Soundsets[/b] Freeware Soundsets for Software and Hardware Synthesizer http://ohlenbostelhelge.magix.net/public/index.htmHelges7060
The ' Andromeda Galaxy ' Soundset by CHE for the Cakewalk - Z3TA+ 2[b]The 'Andromeda Galaxy ' Soundset by CHE 2013 for the Cakewalk - Z3TA+ 2 Software Synthesizer[/b] Inside: 1 Soundset with 64 Presets Presets Sound Design by: CHE Format: 7 Folders [*.FXP] Release Date: 12-2013 Info: Read me - PDF For: Z3TA+ v2.1 File Size: 1 MB Genre: Trance Price: Free Welcome to TONE COLORS Sound Design Freeware Presets for Software & Hardware Synthesizer http://www.zeitaugen.de Royalty Free Soundset / License All ' Tone Colors ' Freeware Soundsets by CHE for the Virtual Software Instruments. They can be used commercially in things like movies, games, and anything else you might need a cool sound for. You may not however redistribute them for a profit. While sending one to a friend is ok, selling one to a customer is not. Install Instructions 1. Copy the Folder " Cyberkinesis " into: C:\Cakewalk Content\Z3TA 2\Programs 2. Open Z3TA 2, select your bank 3. Enjoy! Andromeda Galaxy - 7 Folders Andromeda I Andromeda II Andromeda III Andromeda IV Andromeda V Andromeda VI Andromeda VII Preset Names Andromeda I 001 Acamar 002 Achernar 003 Achird 004 Acrux 005 Acubens 006 Adhara 007 Adhil 008 Agenau 009 Ain 010 Akrab Andromeda II 011 Aladfar 012 Alamak 013 Alasco 014 Alathfar 015 Albaldah 016 Albali 017 Albireo 018 Alchiba 019 Aldebaran 020 Ala zeta Andromeda III 021Aldhafera 022 Aldhanab 023 Aldhibah 024 Alfirk 025 Algenib 026 Algieba 027 Algiedi 028 Algol 029 Algorab 030 Alhena Andromeda IV 031 Alioth 032 Alkalurops 033 Kaphrah 034 Alkes 035 Alkione 036 Alkor 037Alkurah 038 Al Kurud 039 Al Nair 040 Alnilam Andromeda V 041 Alnitak 042 Alniyat 043 Alrakis 044 Alrischa 045 Alsafi 046 Alschain 047 Alshat 048 Alsciaukat 049 Altarf 050 Altair Andromeda VI 051 Altais 052 Alterf 053 Aludra 054 Alwaid 055 Alya 056 Alzir 057 Ancha 058 Angetenar 059 Antares 060 Anser Andromeda VII 061 Anwar 062 Arcturus 063 Arneb 064 ArrakisHelges6654
Radio Transmission by CHETHE FREE ' RADIO TRANSMISSION ' SOUNDSET BY CHE 2012 FOR THE CAKEWALK'S Z3TA+ 2 VIRTUAL SYNTHESIZER. 1 SOUNDSET WITH 192 PRESETS IN 5 TOPICS PRESET DESIGN BY: CHE RELEASE : APRIL 2012 GENRE: VARIOUS FORMAT: *. FXP FOR: Z3TA+ 2 PRICE : FREE SIZE: 1,5 MBHelges6302
Starship Enterprise Soundset by CHEStarship Enterprise Soundset by CHEHelges5135
The ' Chip Soundset ' by CHE for the Cakewalk Z3TA+ 2 VSTiThe ' Chip Soundset ' by CHE for the Cakewalk Z3TA+ 2 VSTi 1 Soundset with 120 Presets in 3 Topics Preset Design by: CHE 2013 Release : January 2013 Format: *. FXP Genre: Various For: Z3TA+ 2 Price : Free http://www.zeitaugen.deHelges4568
PlayTheWaveSynth ReAction Soundset for Cakewalks Z3TA+ 2 VSTiPlayTheWaveSynth ReAction Soundset for Cakewalks Z3TA+ 2 VSTi Here is the \' PlayTheWaveSynth ReAction Soundset \' for the Cakewalks Z3TA+ 2 Softwaresynthesizer. A soundset creation of a musician for musicians! Helges4123
The ' Transformation ' Soundset by Tone Colors for the Cakewalk - Z3TA+ 2[b]The ' Transformation ' Soundset by Tone Colors 2014 for the Cakewalk - Z3TA+ 2 Software Synthesizer[/b] Inside: 1 Soundset with 64 Presets Presets Sound Design by: CHE Format: 7 Folders [*.FXP] Genre: Trance & Other Release Date: 01-2014 Info: Read me - PDF For: Z3TA+ v2.1 File Size: 1 MB Price: Free [b]Welcome to TONE COLORS Sound Design[/b] Freeware Presets for Software & Hardware Synthesizer http://www.zeitaugen.deHelges1845
The ' Chip Soundset ' by CHE for the Cakewalk Z3TA+ 2 VSTiThe ' Chip Soundset ' by CHE for the Cakewalk Z3TA+ 2 VSTi 1 Soundset with 120 Presets in 3 Topics Preset Design by: CHE 2013 Release : January 2013 Format: *. FXP Genre: Various For: Z3TA+ 2 Price : Free INFO http://www.zeitaugen.de DONLOAD http://www.zeitaugen.de/soundsets.htm VIDEO SOUND EXAMPLES http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3xKnVZuDOo&feature=youtu.beHelges1508
The Wave Sound Art Soundset by CHE for the Cakewalk - Z3TA+ 2 VSTi[b]The Wave Sound Art Soundset by CHE for the Cakewalk - Z3TA+ 2 VSTi[/b] Hello Cakewalk - Z3TA+ 2 Software Users, Music makers, Artists and Aliens. Here is a free, fresh, handcrafted & energetic soundset by Che for the Cakewalk - Z3TA+ 2, the legendary Wavetable Virtual Synthesizer. Inside: 1 Soundset with 9 Folders - 129 Presets (*.FXP) Genre: Dance - Electro - Advanced - Experimental Presets Sound Design by: CHE from Sonic Sirius Price: " The Best Things in Life Are Free " Info: Read me Letter (PDF) Release Date: April 2015 For: Z3TA+ v2.1 File Size: 1 MB Price: " The Best Things in Life Are Free " [b]Sonic Sirius - Synthesizer Soundsets[/b] Freeware Soundsets for Software and Hardware Synthesizer http://ohlenbostelhelge.magix.net/public/ [b]Royalty Free Soundset License[/b] All ' Sonic Sirius ' Freeware Soundsets they can be used commercially in things like movies, games,and anything else you might need a cool sound for. You may not however redistribute them for a profit. [b]Install Instructions[/b] 1. Copy the Folder " Wave Sound Art " into: C_Cakewalk_Content_Z3TA 2_Programs 2. Open Z3TA 2, select your bank 3. Enjoy!Helges1444

z3Ta+ 1.5 Patches and Banks

*NOTE – Z3ta+ 2.0 can load any previous patches from version 1.0-1.5.  Those files included below:

Download Description Sound Designer Hits
z3ta+ virus MOD v2This is version 2 of the now famous virusMOD for RGC Audio\'s z3ta+, by Francesco Silvestri, now containing even more waves (57 vs 28 in the old MOD) and patches (612 vs 330). Francesco Silvestri5881
z3ta+ fr4ncesco Muz3uM256 analogue patches organized in 3 banks for rgc:audio z3ta+. These banks make use of external waves extracted from vintage machines (thanks to hollowsun.com and analoguesamples.com). For each bank is provided it\'s \"low CPU mode\" variation (no effects and oversampling switched off). z3ta+ v1.4 needed. Francesco Silvestri4505
z3ta+ BigTone Bank - AmbientTranceTexturesThis is a BigTone bank containing 128 presets of [b]all new material[/b] apart from the Bigtone Factory A+B banks. It was introduced on the rgc:audio forum at KVR (http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=58059) as a freebie 6 months after v1.4 came out, which version introduced the BigTone A+B banks in the factory set. For some time it was included among the resource files for z3ta+ on the former rgc:audio website. Sadly, those resource files reappeared once Cakewalk took over. 🙁 It's a great set - EnjoyBT3429
z3ta+ Kire Commersial tranceA full bank of 128 presets for rgc:audio z3ta+ called \"Commercial trance\", designed by Kire. The bank consists of many trance leads, basses and pads as well as some other great sounds.Kire3238
Dirty House - Volume 1A small bank for Z3ta+ containing dirty and electro style patches.ROBERTTODD2533
z3ta+ PeterSchelfhout Cat1 bankVintage and Dance contains 128 vintage (Juno, Oberheim, D50,...) and modern dance synths for RGC:Audio Z3ta+. The zip-file contains 2 files : Vintage and Dance.fxb and Vintage and Dance.128, they both contain the same sounds.PeterSchelfhout 1515
z3ta+ PeaHead P3D BankThis bank was originally posted on the DOA site (http://www.dogsonacid.com/showthread.php?s=25c180c7868fbd9bf7716a54c8440e39&threadid=453783) as a bunch of FXP files. It included (admittedly by the author) quite a few presets from other people. With some care and judgement, these extra presets were all removed and the Peahead presets were saved as a .128 format bank.\ EnjoyOneToMany1343
z3ta TheWall Wall BankA 128 patch bank for rgc:audio z3ta+, by The WallThe Wall1295
z3ta+ Francesco Silvestri VirusMODvirusMOD for RGC Audio\'s z3ta+, version 1Francesco1211
z3ta+ Kire Fat AnalogA bank for z3ta+ called \"Fat Analog\" containing 64 patches, by KireKire1209
z3ta+ HaraldKarla Cat1 bankA bank for z3ta+, by Harald KarlaHarald Karla1131
Bi-Polar and Blu-Virus z3ta+ SkinsTwo skins - one for your standard z3ta+ and one for your virus mod. Based on the 'Snow' skin, so full credit to Roland Berdo (RVX).no_sensi1120
Zetaskin_Prosounds MaxThis skin was free from Pro-Sounds, but can no longer be found on their site 🙁OneToMany1050
z3ta+ DJ-SunlandA bank of 26 patches for rgc:audio\'s z3ta+, designed by DJ Sunland.DJ Sunland1042
rvx z3ta+ snow skinz3ta+ snow skin by RVX Music. RVX Music990
z3ta+ BruceRainier Cat9 padA bank for z3ta+, by Bruce RainierBruce Rainier989
ZetaSkin_Brendan_Ewin_VirusOneToMany829
z3ta MattBaka DiscoTreats1A bank containing 17 patches for rgc:audio\'s z3ta+, designed by Matt Baka802
z3ta FlameTop12 patches for RGC z3ta+, by FlameTopFlameTop785
z3ta samlaleo skinA z3ta+ skin, based on designs of original bitplant and also reference from USB charlie wood panel, designed by Samlaleo.785
Freuby Skin3 Z3TAFreuby Skin 3 for z3ta+ 764
z3ta_ProSounds-z3taMaxDemoProSounds z3ta+ Max Demo patchesPro-Sounds756
z3ta+ biohazard skin previewbiohazard skin for z3ta+731
Zetaskin_Trip SkinOneToMany712
z3ta+ Orgone 7 SkinOrgone 7 skin for z3ta+704
Zetaskin_Max_Velocity (Llunasol skin edit)OneToMany696
Zetaskin_Llunasol_nordzetaOneToMany678
Z3ta+ Kire TrancemaniaA full bank of patches in fxb format for rgc:audio z3ta+, by KireKire275

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