Zebra 2.9 released

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suisidechain
KVRer
1 posts since 21 May, 2018

Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:20 pm

Got the Zebras and Hive. I was always afraid of the complexity of Zebra when I previously demoed it but the new skin is brilliant. It is so clear, so clean, a real pleasure to work with. The surprise was Hive, need to re-read the manual, watch the tutorials and take written notes (as I usually do with new plugins). I spent most of the time with the Z so far.

For some reason I thought ZebraHZ had no mod matrix but then I found it 2 days later - I had an Evrika moment realizing thst HZ is simply “more of” Zebra.

I freaking love this synth. It can be a rabbit hole but for some very strange reason I can simply stop at any time, without endlessly tweak a preset to death.

Now I am aware that nothing I say is new and that I am commenting on a synth over a decade old. But it was so much ahead of time at launch and as it is right now, is the best sounding synth I own (and I own over a dozen).

I heard people saying that Zebra is cold and characterless and whatnot, I only did “analog” patches these days and I learned that ZHZ can replace Diva in many situations. This thing can only sound as the human behind it can program it.

What I wanted to say, I guess, thank you Urs and u-he team for developing such great and nicely thought products. Thank you for continuously perfecting these tools and supporting new os’es. Thank you for a decent and hassle-free copy protection. And thank you for this winter sale, hopefully you gained some new happy clients. Cheers!

Razzia
KVRist
356 posts since 21 May, 2016

Re: Zebra 2.9 + Black Friday sale!

Post Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:42 am

suisidechain wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:20 pm

I heard people saying that Zebra is cold and characterless and whatnot
Maybe by default, and only when compared to things like Repro and Diva. IMHO Zebra generally has a richer sound than most workhorse type synths. But as you know, it doesn't take much effort to warm it up. The one really easy thing that I do a lot is just bending the waveforms a bit. My analog synths don't make perfect saw waves with straight lines and perfectly sharp angles, especially my Sub37. It's more of a hill. Easy to do in Zebra

sircuit
KVRian
733 posts since 15 Jul, 2016

Re: Zebra 2.9 released

Post Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:49 am

Quick question: what is the use of "convert to h2p" option in the preset browser? The presets seem to be h2p already. It has something to do with legacy?

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Urs
u-he
24200 posts since 8 Aug, 2002 from Berlin

Re: Zebra 2.9 released

Post Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:56 am

sircuit wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:49 am
Quick question: what is the use of "convert to h2p" option in the preset browser? The presets seem to be h2p already. It has something to do with legacy?
If you have presets in .fxp, .nksf or .aupreset (Mac only), you can convert them to .h2p

Likewise, if you select, say, .fxp as save format, it'll say "convert to fxp" and you can batch-convert .h2p to .fxp

(I don't recall if there was a separate format for VST3 and if we support it)

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carrieres
KVRAF
1665 posts since 10 Apr, 2002 from Poissy, France

Re: Zebra 2.9 beta + Black Friday sale!

Post Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:13 pm

carrieres wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:21 pm
#rob wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:16 am
#rob wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:02 am
Stefken wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:01 am
Can you combine the 30% discount on Zebra 2 with the dinosaur crossgrade
No.
My bad, "internal miscommunication".
Yes, it's possible. But don't tell anybody. ;)

Note: only serious requests with actual synths will be considered during this sale.
So no fun stuff, you know how we Germans roll.
i really don't know how i can resist the zebra at this price :cry:
I could not resist, i am weak :help:
now, i am looking for luftrum soundbank :help:
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aMUSEd
KVRAF
31119 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Re: Zebra 2.9 released

Post Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:20 pm

Urs wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:56 am

(I don't recall if there was a separate format for VST3 and if we support it)
There is - '.vstpreset' - but I don't think you do

the-machine
KVRer
4 posts since 17 Mar, 2008

Re: Zebra 2.9 released

Post Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:15 pm

Urs, are there any specifics what features HZ version will get?

Elektronisch
KVRAF
3678 posts since 3 Feb, 2010

Re: Zebra 2.9 released

Post Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:00 am

the-machine wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:15 pm
Urs, are there any specifics what features HZ version will get?
would be interesting to know :)

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