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AdamWysokinski
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96 posts since 16 Feb, 2017

Postby AdamWysokinski; Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:01 pm Zebra 2 or ...?

Hi,
My synth bases are almost covered, but I'm looking for one more to complete my set nicely (Alchemy, Absynth, FM8, Monark, Reaktor, Bazilla and Serum). I do wide range of ambient music (usually dark and cold, from Lustmord to Biopshere). I use a lot of field recording, but for these I have Alchemy and Reaktor, so granular capabilities are not a must. No dongles for me (so Falcon is out of the list). I like complex, modular or semi-modular synths. I don't use presets, I create my own weird, experimental sounds. I have good effects (delays, reverbs and various mangling things), so these don't have to be top-notch in the synth. I usually do multilayers of different synths, bounced and re-processed, so I don't care for CPU usage.

I have heavily demoed Zebra and while I like its semi-modular structure, there's something weird in Zebra sound (for the lack of a better word it's "lack of clarity", both in presets and in demos available over the net). So - are there other good alternatives to consider? Please, give me something special: complex, flexible and weird :)
kokotte
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Postby kokotte; Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:06 pm Re: Zebra 2 or ...?

Solo rack, bazille, icarus
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AdamWysokinski
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Postby AdamWysokinski; Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:08 pm Re: Zebra 2 or ...?

kokotte wrote:Solo racks


Forgot to mention: Logic X here, so 64-bits AU only.
Zexila
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Postby Zexila; Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:23 pm Re: Zebra 2 or ...?

Nvmnd...
Gearslutz is simply a far more expensive version of people arguing about nonsense. Incubus
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AdamWysokinski
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Postby AdamWysokinski; Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:27 pm Re: Zebra 2 or ...?

Nice, but I think it cannot get me deeper than Reaktor.
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VariKusBrainZ
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Postby VariKusBrainZ; Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:48 pm Re: Zebra 2 or ...?

Melda MPowersynth, stupid name but deep and awesome sounding
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egbert101
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Postby egbert101; Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:33 pm Re: Zebra 2 or ...?

If Zebra 2 is too warm sounding, I suggest either Predator 2 or LinPlug Spectral (which is only $49), which are more pure and cold sounding. Predator 2 has that XY Pad so you can do performance stuff while the sound is playing.
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ATN69
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Postby ATN69; Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:49 pm Re: Zebra 2 or ...?

Just for your info, Falcon actually require iLok but not any dongle. You can use the soft iLok which is a piece of software you install. I would otherwise suggest you look into Serum. Not a cheap synth plugin but very capable. There have been many threads where some people complained it sound too cold :D ..but as always, its a matter of taste.
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DJErmac
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327 posts since 25 Apr, 2009, from Fr

Postby DJErmac; Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:28 pm Re: Zebra 2 or ...?

If you don't use presets, then I also recommend Melda MPowerSynth. Excellent synth. The presets are a very, very bad demo of what it can do.
www.youtube.com/ErmacFrance
(at the moment I'm having fun remixing Sonic The Hedgehog songs again)
pdxindy
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12605 posts since 2 Feb, 2005, from in the wilds

Postby pdxindy; Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:03 pm Re: Zebra 2 or ...?

Phonem... totally different from what you got!
generaldiomedes
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186 posts since 14 Apr, 2017

Postby generaldiomedes; Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:12 pm Re: Zebra 2 or ...?

Weird and semi-modular? I think Aalto fits the bill .. ArcSyn is also kind of 'out there' in terms of the sounds it creates.
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EnGee
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4157 posts since 7 Oct, 2005, from Auckland - NZ

Postby EnGee; Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:23 pm Re: Zebra 2 or ...?

I think there are two options. Either going the digital way (I would choose Razor, Prism or Harmor)

Or the analogish way (like Diva, Repro-5, Lush 101)

or maybe a third way! Like a nice VA ( Sylenth1, Spire, Hive, Dune, ...etc)

Ok there are more than two options! :hihi:

Windows 10 PC/ Nektar LX25+/ Waldorf blofeld/ Casio PX-5S and Yamaha HS7 monitors.
Cubase 9/ Reaper 5/ FL Studio 12 with synths/instruments/effects mainly from u-he, Air, NI, Steinberg, Sonivox and Synapse Audio.
pdxindy
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12605 posts since 2 Feb, 2005, from in the wilds

Postby pdxindy; Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:21 pm Re: Zebra 2 or ...?

Also... there really is nothing like Zebra... the range of modules, the semi-modular grid, the FX grid, the ease of use...

so really what you want is Zebra 3!! :hihi:
dreamkeeper
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Postby dreamkeeper; Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:56 pm Re: Zebra 2 or ...?

NI Massive - sounds errm... massive :hihi: and is great for experimental noises.

Reaktor Form - for a different angle of mangle.
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VELLTONE MUSIC
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Postby VELLTONE MUSIC; Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:24 am Re: Zebra 2 or ...?

Synthmasters - right now half price for both...when it comes to synth basses u can try this : https://velltone.wixsite.com/velltone/wonderland
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