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Postby trench » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:58 am

I just started using z3ta+ and am slowly falling in love with it. I figured I’d start a thread for all things z3ta. People usually talk about Massive, Albino, Absynth, FM8, Thor, ex…. But not much about z3ta, which is shocking considering how good it is. I know many people (including myself) that still have questions, and would also love some new presets to play with. So post up anything you want in here that's z3ta related; Presets, tricks, tips, questions, skins, mods, and so on.

I’ll start things off:

Manual:
http://www.cakewalk.com/products/z3ta/Z3TA+%20Waveshaping%20Synthesizer.zip



Tutorials:
Sound Design 101: http://www.cakewalk.com/products/z3ta/tutorial.asp
Dubstep Wobble: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxfm26TGjlc
Reese Bass: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg_0dSvIu1g&feature=related
Automation with FL Studio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xyrIuBA0Kc&feature=related



Presets\Patches:
280 Various Patches: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ot4ojp
Deadly Habit Dubstep Bass Patches http://www.sendspace.com/file/7zdqkx
LordBass: http://rapidshare.com/files/210329999/z ... _Vol.1.rar
LordBass 2: http://rapidshare.com/files/162413827/z3ta_Free_Presets.rar



Skins & Mods:
Z3ta Virus Mod Tutorial [got links for the files too]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S79qBHXlWks

Trip Skin Mod (Green edition) by Tripaddict: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=OVN7WJ0R
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Airyck’s Indigo RMX Skin: http://airyck.com/Airycks_Indigo_RMX_Skin.rar
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Nebulae Skin: http://www.nebulae.com/collect/z3ta_skin_by_nebulae.zip
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Ovin 7’s Orgone 7 Skin: http://www.conscious-energy.com/downloads/z3ta+%20Orgone%207%20Skin.zip
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Cryophonik Nordique Skin: http://www.cryophonik.com/graphics/z3ta_skins/nordique_skin.zip
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Roland Berdo’s Snow Skin: http://www.patcharena.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=61&func=startdown&id=648
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Freuby Skin: http://grafik-welt.de/music/Freuby_Skin3_Z3TA.rar
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Postby upstateface » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:57 am

:U: my favorite synth :U:
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Postby b166er » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:57 am

All those skins and it still looks like my dogs ass with worms. :twisted:

Sorry but I like my synths like I like my ladies... with tweak-able knobs!

But it does have a great sound, and very easy to program. Love its bit reduction.
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Postby upstateface » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:00 am

b166er wrote:Sorry but I like my synths like I like my ladies... with tweak-able knobs!

I've never met a lady with a knob. :lol:
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Postby b166er » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:10 am

upstateface wrote:
b166er wrote:Sorry but I like my synths like I like my ladies... with tweak-able knobs!

I've never met a lady with a knob. :lol:

Yeah, I think nipples look more like knobs than penises. I don't know who came up with "slob my knob" but it just doesn't look right in my head. My dick aint no knob.
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Postby trench » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:57 am

I enjoy the sliders... i find it a welcome change from the usual knob style of every other soft synth. Don't get me wrong, when it come to real synths (hardware) it's all about the knobs. But when your using a mouse, the sliders work great. Besides, if I want the knob feel from z3ta, I just assign a midi controller to the sliders... done deal.
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Postby bunge » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:06 am

b166er wrote: Yeah, I think nipples look more like knobs than penises.


I've never looked at a nipple and thought it was a knob :lol:
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Postby boot » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:03 pm

Just dropping by to show some love for Z3ta
Don't use it all the time (Virus and Reaktor are my main choices) but it's a sick little synth
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Postby nowaysj » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:36 pm

Zeta does sound good, but the filter doesn't sound too good. I know that's basically oxymornical. But whatevs, that's what I think. :?
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Postby trench » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:51 pm

nowaysj wrote:Zeta does sound good, but the filter doesn't sound too good. I know that's basically oxymornical. But whatevs, that's what I think. :?


I think I'm noticing what your talking about. So far i've been using it for dnb and the filter was working nice for the bass and pads I was making. But i'm having trouble getting a good dubstep wobble bass out of it, and I think it might be the filter... not sure. I can get it going of course, but I can't get the nice wobble i've been getting out of albino and other synths. It might be cause I just started using it. If anyone has a dope dubstep wobble bass patch, i'd love to check it out and backwards engineer it.
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Postby deadly_habit » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:57 pm

not at home atm, but if he wants upstate can up the patches i sent him
hell a couple i used in released tunes
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Postby upstateface » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:08 pm

deadly habit wrote:not at home atm, but if he wants upstate can up the patches i sent him
hell a couple i used in released tunes

Upstate is uploading them now. :D
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Postby upstateface » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:14 pm

knell wrote:i have the weirdest boner right now
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Postby WeBang » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:31 pm

Z3ta is extremly powerful. Massive Z3ta and thor our all I need
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Postby futures_untold » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:11 am

Excellent contribution!

Send a PM to Daft tnuc and ask him to add this to the production forum bible.

I'll uploadmy Z3ta+ skin if I can find it.

+1000 points for anyone who can tell me how to set mono retriggering in non legato mode.... :|
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Postby youthful_implants » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:30 am

good fred!!! need moar freds like these.

I love Z3ta to death, use it all the time is a great go to for many different kinds of sounds and its always sounding phat!

I'm gonna download the most eye bleeding skin now cos some of those are horrendous lol! must have.
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Postby tripaddict » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:22 am

:w: i made the green skin :) :w:

big up dude

*dont believe me check the about screen :P

... and i have another modded version with better sliders and text on the banks if you'd like a copy :)
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Postby WeBang » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:34 am

The Access Virus Skin is the best
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Postby deadly_habit » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:36 am

We Bang wrote:The Access Virus Skin is the best

its a full mod
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Postby upstateface » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:51 am

bunge wrote:
b166er wrote: Yeah, I think nipples look more like knobs than penises.


I've never looked at a nipple and thought it was a knob :lol:

How does a nipple resemble a knob at all? :lol:
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