Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

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mclstr
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113 posts since 13 Dec, 2016 from Tucson, AZ, USA

Post Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:48 am

EvilDragon wrote:It would be garbled mess when applied on sum of polyphonic voices, not very useful. Might as well use white noise instead.
I agree in most cases, but used tastefully like with two note chords it(root+5th) could create some nice intermodulation effects kinda similar, but different, form the the typical guitar amp distortion you get when applying clipping to polyphoinc voices.

andresnol
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33 posts since 11 Dec, 2013

Re: Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

Post Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:50 am

have to say, i didn't like the design of the 2.8 when it was shown at superbooth and i do not like it now. i just don't understand how it is supposed to be easier on the eyes. would have just hoped for some hidpi graphics and fonts and thats it. hopefully someone who has similar eyeballs as me will reskin it soon. that said, thank you thank you thank you for the new browser. that search function is wonderful.

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EvilDragon
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17167 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

Post Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:53 am

It's much easier on the eyes, things are aligned more properly and everything is laid out with a lot more sense. That's why it's so much better than the original skin.

andresnol
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33 posts since 11 Dec, 2013

Re: Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

Post Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:24 am

hmm... what do other people think?

Theturbinman
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32 posts since 11 Oct, 2015

Re: Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

Post Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:25 am

For me the Unempty dark horse original skin was alot easier on the eyes with the light teal zebra background when choosing presets which is now all black. The light cool background color was one of the main reasons i used the Unempty Dark horse skin because it was so easy on the eyes.

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clangorous
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260 posts since 13 Nov, 2013 from Charlotte, North Carolina

Re: Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

Post Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:08 am

I love the new Dot8 skin. Everything is laid out even better than the old skin which was the best interface on any synth...until now.

I've spent many hours using it and it is so easy on my eyes and the workflow is even easier now. It's a real pleasure to work with. Am so happy with it I haven't even tried the alternate skin.

I use it zoomed at about 130% and it looks great.

JeeTee
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48 posts since 19 Mar, 2009

Re: Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

Post Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:51 am

I'll second the Dot8 skin. A pleasure to work with!

Many thanks team U-He.

medienhexer
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727 posts since 16 May, 2007 from At home. Good bye city ways!

Re: Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

Post Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:47 am

+1 for Dot8. Works really well for me, no competition.
..off to play with my music toys - personal music endeavors, as well as library music production.
http://www.medienhexer.de

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karrikuh
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296 posts since 6 Apr, 2008

Re: Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

Post Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:58 pm

EvilDragon wrote:That is how "Set current as default" is supposed to behave. Only matters when instantiating Zebra.
Please carefully re-read my post (I added one more remark): The default currently is not always respected when instantiating Zebra.

chk071
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17657 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

Post Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:05 pm

andresnol wrote:hmm... what do other people think?
I like it. Looks much more "elegant" and clear than the design before.

Can't argue about taste ofc. :)

JeeTee
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48 posts since 19 Mar, 2009

Re: Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

Post Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:26 pm

karrikuh wrote:
EvilDragon wrote:That is how "Set current as default" is supposed to behave. Only matters when instantiating Zebra.
Please carefully re-read my post (I added one more remark): The default currently is not always respected when instantiating Zebra.
Hmmm....

1. Open Zebra.
2. Select 'Mixer ' in Osc 1.
3. Close GUI.
4. Open GUI - Osc 1 now reads 'Phase'.

Expected behaviour?
Personally, I'd expect everything to be as I left it... :)

Toddskins
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17 posts since 16 Aug, 2008 from St. Louis, MO

Re: Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

Post Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:37 am

What is this new word "instantiating" ?

I do not own Zebra yet, but more than likely will soon. I despise dark screens. Very, very hard to work with. There's a reason back on Windows XP that Microsoft's default screen after installing the Operating System was that very pleasant greenish/blue color. Their expert testing showed that that color was easiest on the eyes for people who worked in offices and on their PCs all day long.

And I have to add as a request, and recent buyer of Repro, that it would be nice if when you double click a preset in the Windows Explorer window, that the particular synth that is open would simply load it then. Playing around with the Preset Browser method of the U-he synth is not intuitive.

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EvilDragon
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17167 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

Post Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:48 am

Toddskins wrote:And I have to add as a request, and recent buyer of Repro, that it would be nice if when you double click a preset in the Windows Explorer window, that the particular synth that is open would simply load it then. Playing around with the Preset Browser method of the U-he synth is not intuitive.
That just won't work with the plugins being... plugins loaded into another program (and each DAW working differently, for that matter). So you can forget about that, and better get acquainted with the preset browser. It's really not that much different than Explorer.

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EvilDragon
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17167 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

Post Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:04 am

JeeTee wrote:
karrikuh wrote:
EvilDragon wrote:That is how "Set current as default" is supposed to behave. Only matters when instantiating Zebra.
Please carefully re-read my post (I added one more remark): The default currently is not always respected when instantiating Zebra.
Hmmm....

1. Open Zebra.
2. Select 'Mixer ' in Osc 1.
3. Close GUI.
4. Open GUI - Osc 1 now reads 'Phase'.

Expected behaviour?
Personally, I'd expect everything to be as I left it... :)

OK yeah, I can confirm that one.

tasmaniandevil
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553 posts since 22 Mar, 2005 from Germany

Re: Latest Builds: Zebra 2.8 *beta*

Post Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:09 am

EvilDragon wrote:OK yeah, I can confirm that one.
Yup, but afair this is not really a new bug, I think those (and a few other tabs in other modules) were never memorized.
I made an improvement ticket for this, so if there is enough time, someone will hopefully add memory parameters to those tabs (can't promise this though).

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