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Z3TA+ 2

Waveshaping Synthesis for Mac and PC:

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

Z3TA+ 2 - The Ultimate Waveshaping Synth

Z3TA+2 is designed to suit any and all of your electronic productions. From pop to rap, energetic to atmospheric, you’ll have the sounds you need at your fingertips.

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 brick-wall 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 colourful 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

What's New?

We've recently updated Z3TA+ 2, introducing a wealth of new features and enhancements for Mac and Windows users:

  • AAX Support for Pro Tools users
  • Windows 10 Support
  • OS X El Capitan
  • Mac OS X El Capitan Support
  • VST3 Support
  • 4 Stage Phaser
  • Arpeggiator Bypass
  • Improved Search Functionality
  • Load FX from another program
  • Mod Matrix Additions
  • Dozens of fixes and enhancements


With a wealth of waveshaping tools, Z3TA+ 2’s interface has everything you need to build a sound from the ground up:

  • Osc/Perform: Choose from a vast collection of wave shapes or add your own, then modify it to your heart’s content. Perform with analog feel and digital precision using real-time controls.
  • Filter: 14 different filter types, real-time visual response and link, dual, and parallel routing modes
  • EG: Graphically Controlled Envelopes provide visual representation and feedback of all Envelope Generators
  • LFO: Create LFO’s as simple or complex as you need them to be. Clearly see the resulting LFO shapes when morphing between 2 waves
  • Mod/Arp: Clean Mod Matrix with updated routing capabilities. Graphical Arpeggiator for instantly building musical grooves
  • Master: Visual feedback of everything else, and a brickwall limiter to cap it all off


Bring your sounds to life with a variety of effects and routing options:

  • Distort: Add a little warm saturation or annihilate your sound completely with 5 distortion modes and variable controls
  • Compress: 3 compression modes to even out your performance or use as an effect
  • Reverb: Create and customize a sonic space for your sounds
  • EQ/Sim: 12 EQ Modes and 30 simulators to graphically shape and sculpt the sound you're after
  • Modulate: Syncable Chorus, Phaser and Flanger effects with all the controls to tweak to perfection
  • Delay: Use up to 3 separate delays at once and create captivating spatial effects
  • Route: Instantly alter the routing of all 6 effects in one simple drag-and-drop interface

System Requirements


  • Minimum: OS X 10.8, Recommended: OS X 10.10 - 10.12
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or newer
  • Memory: Minimum 2 GB RAM
  • Disk space: Approximately 60 MB
  • Formats: AAX, Audio Unit, VST3i (32 or 64-bit)


  • Minimum: Windows 7, Windows 8 / 8.1, Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or newer
  • Memory: Minimum 2 GB RAM
  • Disk space: Approximately 60 MB
  • Formats: AAX, VST2i, VST3i, Standalone Version (32 or 64-bit)


  • Internet connection is required

Notice: Security update 2015-001 included in the 10.10.2 update introduced compatibility issues with Z3TA+ 2.

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