Blew the dust off.... Z3TA+ 2

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chk071
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33355 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Wed Nov 30, 2022 1:58 pm

I have a serial for Z3TA 2, but, my account on Cakewalk says "N/A" for the registration code.

And, I really don't remember having to fill that in on my last installations...

I don't really want to install Cakewalk Command Center.

Oh well, not that important. :)

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Teksonik
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17650 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Wed Nov 30, 2022 2:22 pm

Hmmm I get N/A for the Z3ta+2.2 reg code here as well. It's been so long since the last time I had to reinstall Zeta that I don't remember the process but I thought the Command Center was no longer needed?

Did you try to download just the Zeta installer ? Bitdefender blocks it here.
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chk071
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33355 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Wed Nov 30, 2022 2:33 pm

I still had the Z3TA 2 installer backed up on my hard drive (alongside the serials).

I don't remember having had any issues either when I last installed it... don't get it.

liquidsound
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3789 posts since 30 May, 2006 from Hollow Earth

Post Wed Nov 30, 2022 2:36 pm

telecharge wrote: Wed Nov 30, 2022 1:50 pmThe last I heard, Cakewalk Command Center still worked. :shrug:
Some older synths just need serial number and authorization code.
Teksonik wrote: Wed Nov 30, 2022 2:22 pm Hmmm I get N/A for the Z3ta+2.2 reg code here as well. It's been so long since the last time I had to reinstall Zeta that I don't remember the process but I thought the Command Center was no longer needed?

Did you try to download just the Zeta installer ? Bitdefender blocks it here.
IIRC, up to 2.0x I could just use a serial number and the with the 2.1 upgrade the Command Center was equired and that's when all my Cakewalk plugins went straight into an online storage.
Nothing has changed then :shrug:
:D

chk071
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33355 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Wed Nov 30, 2022 2:38 pm

Could well be that I last installed and activated it via the Command Center. It's been a while.

Makes sense.

Examigan
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7031 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Post Wed Nov 30, 2022 2:54 pm

I went to the Cakewalk site, logged in and downloaded it.
It did show me the reg code I needed to use (not N/A).
It works fine here and didn't have to use the Command Center.

I think the products with N/A in the list (after you login) are demo versions if you didn't originally buy them at some point. For some products though, I do have a couple that show N/A but I know I bought them. I think those were the ones I paid for that were CD versions way-back-when (one is Guitar Tracks 2), so the reg code is probably with the packaging for those.
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chk071
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33355 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Wed Nov 30, 2022 2:59 pm

I definitely bought Z3TA 2. That can't be it.

I'll try another thing, be right back. ;)

Examigan
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7031 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Post Wed Nov 30, 2022 3:01 pm

I just noticed there are two entries for Z3ta+ 2 in the list of my products.
I have one that shows as N/A in the list and the other has the registration code.

chk071
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33355 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Wed Nov 30, 2022 3:05 pm

I just tried to fill in the registration code I have for z3ta+ for Z3TA 2, but, that didn't work either.

I'm 100% sure now that, last time I had Z3TA 2 installed, I installed and activated it via the Cakewalk Command Center.

Anyway, I'll just use z3ta+. The differences are minimal anyway, apart from the GUI.

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planetearth
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2118 posts since 10 Jul, 2006 from Tampa

Post Wed Nov 30, 2022 3:14 pm

chk071 wrote: Wed Nov 30, 2022 3:05 pm I just tried to fill in the registration code I have for z3ta+ for Z3TA 2, but, that didn't work either.

I'm 100% sure now that, last time I had Z3TA 2 installed, I installed and activated it via the Cakewalk Command Center.

Anyway, I'll just use z3ta+. The differences are minimal anyway, apart from the GUI.
If you had z3ta 2 installed and activated, BandLab's support may be able to help you. They've been helping people re-activate Cakewalk plug-ins that can't be activated through the site. I haven't had to try it yet (I'm sure I will eventually), but I've seen where they've helped others.

https://help.cakewalk.com/hc/en-us

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chk071
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33355 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Wed Nov 30, 2022 3:16 pm

Thanks, I'll send them a message tomorrow. :)

Edit: Just sent them the message, I'll let you know what they say.
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digitalboytn
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2633 posts since 8 Dec, 2008 from Global Cowboy

Post Wed Nov 30, 2022 3:19 pm

Rene is a smart cookie who coded some great synths with some forward thinking designs and ideas ...

I hope that Cakewalk will revive them again one day with input from Rene,because he was the spark that started it all...

Imagine Zeta+2 and Rapture Pro with improved filters and updated effects etc 🌞
No auto tune...

chk071
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33355 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Wed Nov 30, 2022 3:27 pm

That would be great. Probably only a dream though. ;)

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GaryG
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7397 posts since 13 Jan, 2003 from Darkest Kent, UK

Post Wed Nov 30, 2022 11:20 pm

For the record, Z3ta+ and DImension Pro both install, authorise (with serials) and run fine on Windows 11. GUIs getting small but usable.

I'm not a big user of traditional sounds but DimensionPro still cuts it when I want a simple organ or rhodes or lofi strings (<3 Garritan Pocket Orchestra) etc.

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T-CM11
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2747 posts since 31 Jan, 2003 from Ghent, Belgium

Post Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:13 am

chk071 wrote: Wed Nov 30, 2022 3:05 pm I just tried to fill in the registration code I have for z3ta+ for Z3TA 2, but, that didn't work either.

I'm 100% sure now that, last time I had Z3TA 2 installed, I installed and activated it via the Cakewalk Command Center.

Anyway, I'll just use z3ta+. The differences are minimal anyway, apart from the GUI.
Z3TA 2.1 installs with a simple serial, v2.2 needs challenge response.

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