Dang, No Z3ta+3

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recursive one
KVRAF
3694 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Post Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:43 am

This thread made me check some Z3ta sounds on youtube. This thing sounds good! There is some rawness and presence, kind of "in your face" sound which I really like. Surely, not the most hi-fi sounding synth out there but it does have certain character which I think is quite nice. . I have a license, not sure if I even have it installled and I never actually used it a lot, but I must give it a chance now :)

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tonedef71
KVRian
901 posts since 21 Sep, 2007 from USA

Re: Dang, No Z3ta+3

Post Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:06 pm

izonin wrote:No, after Z3ta+ and Z3ta++ comes Z3ta#
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dandezebra
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714 posts since 21 Dec, 2013 from USA

Re: Dang, No Z3ta+3

Post Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:15 pm

I haven't paid attention at all to Bandlab as I'm not a Sonar user. Anyone hear anything about the Cakewalk instruments?

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mutantdog
KVRAF
1723 posts since 21 Sep, 2007 from The Infinite Void

Re: Dang, No Z3ta+3

Post Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:28 am

Something was mentioned months ago about how they were planning to support the instruments but i haven't seen anything yet.

zzz00m
KVRian
1328 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Re: Dang, No Z3ta+3

Post Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:38 am

dandezebra wrote:I haven't paid attention at all to Bandlab as I'm not a Sonar user. Anyone hear anything about the Cakewalk instruments?
Someday. Maybe. Z3TA+2 and Rapture Pro were the only Cakewalk instruments that still had active developer support at the time that Gibson pulled the plug. The other legacy instruments had discontinued development years ago, even though many were still bundled with Sonar for project compatibility. So if BandLab were going to bring anything back, those two would be the most likely.
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chk071
KVRAF
17241 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Dang, No Z3ta+3

Post Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:47 am

zzz00m wrote:
dandezebra wrote:I haven't paid attention at all to Bandlab as I'm not a Sonar user. Anyone hear anything about the Cakewalk instruments?
Someday. Maybe. Z3TA+2 and Rapture Pro were the only Cakewalk instruments that still had active developer support at the time that Gibson pulled the plug.
Partly, i would say. While they obviously changed the GUI, and enhanced some of the functionality, the core sound of both stayed the same.

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dandezebra
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714 posts since 21 Dec, 2013 from USA

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Post Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:13 am

I actually prefer using Rapture over Pro. I real update would be welcome as the Pro update was underwhelming.

chk071
KVRAF
17241 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Dang, No Z3ta+3

Post Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:39 am

recursive one wrote:This thread made me check some Z3ta sounds on youtube. This thing sounds good! There is some rawness and presence, kind of "in your face" sound which I really like. Surely, not the most hi-fi sounding synth out there but it does have certain character which I think is quite nice. . I have a license, not sure if I even have it installled and I never actually used it a lot, but I must give it a chance now :)
Z3TA is capable of some nice sounds. The issue i have with it, as with many soft synths, is that it has a sweet spot. Leave it, and it won't be so much fun. Also, it has a pretty cold general character, and can sound a bit harsh and metallic.

Talking about Trance music, i think it was quite popular when it came out, but, soon got replaced by many with Sylenth1. One of the first decent sounding soft synths though, AFAIC.

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digitalboytn
KVRian
1262 posts since 8 Dec, 2008 from Global Cowboy

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Post Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:16 pm

dandezebra wrote:I actually prefer using Rapture over Pro. I real update would be welcome as the Pro update was underwhelming.
I used to feel this way about Rapture Pro v the original,but after revisiting RP Pro,I have come to appreciate it a lot more and it has become the one I use...

Both Dimension Pro and Rapture have been deleted because of the hybrid nature of Rapture Pro...

The Dimension sound engine is very high quality and it's amazing to hear what sounds you can create with just a few single cycle waveforms or some sfz's...

If the "new" Cakewalk is going to get back into soft synths,one of the smartest moves they could make is to bring Rene Caballos into the development team...

BTW...I still use Z3TA+2...it's a very good soft synth....thanks Rene :party:
Sorry - I don't use auto-tune....

zzz00m
KVRian
1328 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Re: Dang, No Z3ta+3

Post Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:00 am

chk071 wrote:
zzz00m wrote:
dandezebra wrote:I haven't paid attention at all to Bandlab as I'm not a Sonar user. Anyone hear anything about the Cakewalk instruments?
Someday. Maybe. Z3TA+2 and Rapture Pro were the only Cakewalk instruments that still had active developer support at the time that Gibson pulled the plug.
Partly, i would say. While they obviously changed the GUI, and enhanced some of the functionality, the core sound of both stayed the same.
I did not mean to imply that they were still being actively developed, only that they were the only Cakewalk synths that were being sold and supported in the store. Everything else was already history.

While some would like to see the older Cake stuff make a comeback, I would think that chance is slim to none. Rene has left the scene, and the other devs have moved on. Plus there are a lot of really good soft synths on the market today that they would have to compete with. Just look at AIR having to give stuff away.
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chk071
KVRAF
17241 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Dang, No Z3ta+3

Post Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:10 am

Yep. I'm not expecting anything in that regard.

zzz00m
KVRian
1328 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Re: Dang, No Z3ta+3

Post Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:16 am

digitalboytn wrote:
dandezebra wrote:
BTW...I still use Z3TA+2...it's a very good soft synth....thanks Rene :party:
Agree about the synth! But the only credit to Rene on v2 is for the original z3ta+ architecture and development. Cakewalk proceeded with basically a UI facelift, but it's essentially the same synth under the hood.
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