recursive one wrote:I used to think that Z3 will be mostly the same as Z2 but with better sound like Bazille/Repro, but it seems to be taking a completely different direction.
Both. It'll mostly be Zebra as it is. But a few things will be a bit more elaborate. And example:
Zebra3 is going to have a page we currently call "Pitches & Glides". This is where you set transpose, microtuning and glide time, but also whether or not you wish to quantize MIDI Notes to a certain scale, e.g. minor or pentatonic. You can also add a modulation source to pitch, e.g. and LFO for vibrato or an envelope. So far so good. However, you're not restricted to one such tuning. You can have up to 4, and each oscillator, filter whatsoever can subscribe to either of those 4. So you can tune your oscillators right there, and you can tune them so that the chords or intervals are always within the scale you're using.
This is very similar to how our stuff has Glide and Glide2, resulting for instance in KeyFol and Kefol2, which are automatically mapped to Osc1/3 and Osc2/4. Only, with Pitches & Glides you're a whole lot more flexible.
Yet, because everything in P&G 2, 3 and 4 defaults to P&G 1, and everything (transpose, tuning, quantization, modulation) is optional, there is no difference to how it is in Zebra2, unless you tick a box and make it so.
This is a concept we're transforming from modular stuff in to Zebra's conceptual space. Similarly, we're going to allow to disconnect trigger and gate events from NoteOns. Like we did for envelopes in Tyrell and Hive, but on a larger and *consistent* scale. So that, Zebra can have step sequencers which trigger envelopes, LFOs, MSEGs in more complex patterns and be controlled by MIDI or automation. By default however, everything works as it currently does.
Consistency is a key word here, we're eliminating "this works like that, but this does something similar, just slightly differently".