This is a unique set of 24 patches that can contribute greatly to any electronic-organic artist! This is a freebie set from my commercial soundset of 180 patches, and the full version costs only $15 (every dollar nets you 12 patches!). Please consider getting the full 180 if you like these 24! ;)
Christmas deals every Dec.24-31! 33 percent off every year in that last week of December! Take advantage of that and get this soundset! :)
The patch demos are here: http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=366938
If you have any questions or issues, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Description: Famous sounds from the 90's that will trully deliver in your mix from Ben Insole(B.I), A Demo collection of Rave/Dance/Tech Sounds from that era that you were missing from that "Just Good Mix"
This is a set of three separate drumkits, each made with only one instance of Zebra. They're very keyboard-player worthy and they should have you head-bobbing in no time. Each kit has fully implemented XY controls. I'd like to release a bank of these to sell along side of my future, ever evolving Cinematic Soundbank. If you'd be interested in buying a bigger collection of such kits, let me know. A couple things: These kits have no real toms and also, they have no modwheel controls as of now. Also, if you use them in your music, let me hear it! Enjoy!
This is a demo for a soundbank I plan on releasing sometime this year. Critiques and thoughts on it can be left on the corresponding thread under U-he in the forum section. Or you can just message me if you happen to really like these(or don't)
Version 2.5 supercedes version 2 by adding more wavetables and improving the readme text. Second version of my wavetable compilation featuring bare oscillator presets which create experimental variations and transformations of classic synthesizer waveforms, similar to PWM, sync, distortion, spectral filtering, and morphing. See the readme file for more details.
Second version of my wavetable compilation featuring bare oscillator presets which create experimental variations and transformations of classic synthesizer waveforms, similar to PWM, sync, distortion and morphing. See the readme file for more details.
A bank with mostly some pads, sound effects, and other synth stuff based somewhat loosely around Zebra's powerhouse wavetable capabilities. There's some new ground in here and some bread n' butter, but Zebra does everything well. Enjoy!
My first attempts to create Zebralette patches from real or virtual instrument waveforms. The waveforms come from samples of a Yamaha VL70-m synthesizer and of a (real) flute. I used a little tool I wrote to merge the sampled waveforms into a Zebralette preset. These presets are optimized for use with a MIDI Wind Controller rather than with a keyboard controller (CC#2 modulates WaveWarp and volume).
This a bank of about 20 presets for Zebra, most of them making use of the comb filter. A variety of percussion, pads, and some sound effects are here. The intended use is for film-track writing, but you are of course free to use them any way you like! Enjoy!
Updated Zebra Vision presets 15 new presets added with XY & Arp variations. 181 Original presets 117 XY or Arp variations (updated) 250 wave tables (updated) 143 ZebraCM presets (updated) All use all 4 XY pads, and Mod Wheel ZebraCM presets will load in Zebra2.5 Need Zebra2.5 to use
Just getting into ZebraCM so there's a lot of "familiar territory" in the sounds. Next bank is in the making and starts to stretch its functionality more. Please bear in mind that I've done all this with a pair of headphones on a laptop and no MIDI keyboard (it's broken!).
Glad you agree Farley. Should have added that there is a very clever promotion going on... after taking a photograph of what ever analogue synth you are retiring because of Zebra and sending it in - you get a $50 discount!! Good for your pocket and their ego!!
"So inspiring is the whole experience of discovering Zebra2 that the manual (which has been critised by some) works, quite rightly, more as a great reference point as you venture through this sonic jungle".
Ha! I reviewed Zebra in 2007 and criticised the documentation as well as the presets. Since then the manual has been completely rewritten, and the presets have been retired/replaced... ;-)
I'll be honest with you, Howard. I'd tried Zebra 1 and found it fun but no replacement for other synths I had. The development since then has been on a scale you'd expect from a big set up like Spectrasonics. Fantastic acheivement.
i just bought zebra today, because i like some of its sounds, but i agree, many sounds are over-effected. When turning the wet knob down, the sound is not really good anymore. In my opinion, the reason is first of all the looppoint of the waveforms. Especially with Pad Sounds, you can hear the loop of the used sample, the higher note is looping faster than the lower, resulting in an unsteady, not smooth sound. But this i heard nearly with every Softsynth. But i heard a few sounds, where this is not so obvious. So i hope, it is possible, to create really smooth pad sounds.
Is there a tutorial online "How to make Sounds with Zebra"? The userguide is not sufficient for me: The interface is really overwhelming.
@Babyblue: There are no samples in Zebra2, and therefore no looping or loop points.
BTW Zebra2 Tutorials are here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8B3F7A60F7C76BA ... but I would recommend that you study the manual in more depth first - start at the beginning, read very carefully, understand.
I agree with Howard completely. Read the manual carefully, tweak the various parameters to understand what they do, and turn modules off and on to hear the results. You might also want to research some basics of different types of synthesis so you can really understand. I also recommend that as you go thru the presets you focus on the simpler structures so it is easier to understand what is going on.
And watch every single one of the tutorials! More than once....
You may have to dig around a little to find the waves that "speak" to you -- and remember, each wave has 16 possible iterations, some of which are completely different as you cycle through them.
Zebra is a beast for sound design, it's worth the time to learn how to use it.
thanks Howard and ontrackp for your constructive words! I will do my best and dive into the secrets of zebra. When you say there are no samples used as groundstructeres for tweaking them with the different oscs, LFOs, envs etc., i must believe you. I came to that conviction, when i played a (one) note, i heard a repeating cycle, playing this note lets say 3 notes lower, i hear this repeating cycle too, but this cycle lasts a bit longer, resulting in an unsteady, not smooth sound, when playing both notes together.
But as i said, i try my best, to achieve what i am looking for. Thanks again for your advice and the link.
The cycle speed of a LFO or MSEG can be modulated by key follow (or by specific notes for that matter) so the speed can change as you go up or down the keyboard. My advice is to deconstruct the patches. Go thru module by module and double click on modulation controls, zero out modulation amounts in the matrix and you'll start seeing how the modulators can affect cycling of filter cutoff, pitch, etc....
Just search on youtube for the tutorials, they come up all over the place.