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Zebra2

Synth by u-he

Synthesizer Workhorse with Stripes

Zebra is our wireless modular synthesizer. It combines many different types of synthesis with a powerful modulation engine. Imagine – you can create any additive, freehand or spline-based waveform you like, apply a vast selection of spectral effects, morph between those waves and send them through classic synth filters. Perhaps use that entire sound as modulator for an FM oscillator, or route it through a comb filter – the building block of physical modeling synthesis. All generator modules, all signal paths, all effects are stereo.

Although the possibilities are practically infinite, you will never be overwhelmed by needless complexity – Zebra's adaptive interface only shows the modules you are actually using. It's a fascinating playground for sound designers! That's what Zebra is all about, that's why it has become so popular. That's why thousands of free presets are available online.

Performance Pads

Four XY pads give you instant control of up to 64 parameters, each with a user-definable range. Because they effectively bundle parameters together, XY positions are the perfect targets for automation within your DAW.

Patches Window

Load factory presets of select from literally thousands of free patches as well as several commercial sound sets available online.

Hide/unhide or mark/unmark patches as personal favourites.

Data Display

Quickly step through patches or instantly load a patch from the current directory. Show parameter values. unlock the demo (using your registration code) or switch between compatability modes.

Undo, Info & Style

Step backwards or forwards through your edits (unlimited depth). Show individual patch information, load alternative skins, select GUI size from miniscule to cinematic!

Generators Rack

Control panels for any generators you use - wave and FM oscillators, noise generators, comb filters, standard and x-modulation filters, sideband filters, mixers, ring modulators, waveshapers.

Unused generators will not appear in the rack - What you use is what you see!

Main Grid

Create and organise our synth structure here. No cables or pins, but an ingenious 2D grid in which you place and reposition generator modules.

Modulators Rack

Control panels for all modulators you use - envelopes, LFOs, mod mappers and modulation mixers.

Use a modulator (e.g. Envelope4 or LFO 3) anywhere, and its panel will instantly appear in this rack.

Mod Mappers

Unique and highly flexible prcoessors containing up to 128 discrete values each.

Radically reshape modulation sources , create trains of sound (or round-robin effects) by stepping through values, add individual offsets across the entire MIDI note range - hundreds of uses are just waiting to be discovered!

Patch Mixer

Four channels, one for each lane of the Grid. Mute buttons, envelope selectors, modulatable pan and volume controls, effects bus routing selectors.

Oscillator Editor

Load, create and store oscillator waveforms in this comprehensive Wave Editor - the heart of Zebra2!

16 morphable waves per oscillator, 4 waveform modes including spline and freehand drawing as well as additive synthesis (128 partials).

Effects Grid & Panel

Define your effects structure here. The signal flows from top to bottom, sidechains can be defined.

Effect control panels appear to the right of the grid. Not only chorus, delay and reverb, but also compressors, filters, EQ and more.

MSEG

Four loopable Multi-Stage Envelope Generators with up to 32 segments each. Several drawing aids include magnetic positioning (vertical or horizontal). Also velocity, trigger mode and rate controls, template load/save.

Tuning

Support for "Scala" format (.tun) microtuning, two Glide rates (for odd/even numbered modules), truly global swing generator effects LFOs as well as arpeggios.

Why we think you'll love Zebra

  • The unique patching system is a bliss to work with, complexity never gets in your way
  • It is renowned for crystal-clear quality... which can turn dark & dirty if you want
  • No static samples here – pure synthesis delivers more expressive & natural sounds
  • Heavily featured in blockbusters The Dark Knight, Inception, Transformers, Tron:Legacy...
  • The editor window is resizable, and there are some nice alternative skins available
  • It has an independent charm, with a vibrant community of helpful users in the KVR forum
  • The clever design and adaptive UI keep everything you need on a single page... and so much more!

System Requirements

  • Current PC or intel Mac
  • Multicore CPU with SSE2 (Sandy Bridge architecture or newer recommended)
  • Mac OSX 10.5 or newer
  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  • 1GB RAM, more recommended
  • 30MB free disc space
  • Display 1000x600px and up
  • OSX: VST2 or AU compatible host software
  • Windows: VST2 compatible host software
  • Supports 32bit and 64bit in all formats
  • NEW: AAX support for Pro Tools 10 & 11

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