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Waveshaping Synth Plugin by Cakewalk
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Z3TA+ has an average user rating of 4.63 from 30 reviews

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User Reviews by KVR Members for Z3TA+

Reviewed By bajongo [read all by] on 8th December 2002
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Windows
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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My favourite synth. Period. Very versatile. Has a GREAT sound.
Do you want it fat? I can hear you.
Do you want it agressive? Oh yes, I can hear you.
You want it smooth as silk/cream? One of the easiest things.
Check out the 400 FANTASTIC presets. World class.

User interface: Well, I don't like the scrollwheel approach too much but I got used to it. Looks nice though.

Sound: Did I already say that this synth sounds absolutely awesome? Wanna replace e.g. your JP8000 with a VSTi? No problem with this one.

Features: Man, it can do a lot. 6 OSCis, 2 Filters with 10 different characteristics that sound great, 6 LFOs, 8 Envelopes, tons of FX, etc., etc.

Documentation. Good and nearly complete.

Presets: Awesome. Usable.

Customer support: One of the best in the whole world.

Value for the money: Compared to the (few) other top notch VSTis this synth is at the lower end of the price range. Worth every cent.

Stability: Didn't crash once. Super stable.

If you think that VSTis are toys: Check out this one and prepare to get shocked. One of the best shocks around. ;-)

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Comments & Discussion for Cakewalk Z3TA+

Discussion: Active
7 January 2013 at 2:11pm

*Very High Sound Quality

*Lots of presets & expansions

*Nice GUI

OVERALL - 8/10.....

29 March 2015 at 2:54am

they need to fix the modulation for the wave shaper.

8 July 2020 at 1:32pm

I tried to get the demo. The site is still there and says to download Command Center to get it. But you can't sign up a new account.

6 April 2021 at 1:33am

Revisited this oldie today. 5 instances, ~45 polyphony, all 2x oversampled = 30% CPU usage, which includes all insert effects. They don't make synths like this anymore. One instance of Diva alone reaches 50% at high polyphony.

6 April 2021 at 8:17am

It's not really fair to compare this to Diva. They use different ways to make sound. Z3ta is a wave table synth and Diva is a virtual analog synth that what I think recreates the circuits of an old analog synthesizer. That takes a lot more processing power. Also you can change the quality in Diva. But I agree with you. Z3ta is an awesome synth.

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