Cakewalk has announced the availability of Z3TA+ 2 Waveshaping synthesizer for Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher in VST3 and AU formats.
Z3TA+ is highly revered as a classic synthesizer with unique character and tonality. It’s unmistakable signature sound has been used in countless electronic, trance, and dance productions around the globe for a decade. The key to Z3TA+’s success has been its formidable sound synthesis generation engine, featuring unique per-oscillator waveshaping capability, vast filters, multi-stage envelope generators, morphing and advanced modulation matrix with powerful effects routing.
Z3TA+ 2 builds upon the solid foundation of this classic waveshaping synthesizer with improved controls via a complete user interface overhaul for extensive, hands-on control of parameters including envelopes, effects routing, waveshaping, and performance functions. Real-time performance and expression controls are centralized into the Performance Module featuring the new Adaptive Pitch Bend. All this provides new inspiration for sound design, real-time expression, and is all bounded by impeccable sound quality.
Z3TA+ 2 loads all original Z3TA+ patches and sports a new browser providing easy access and organization of patches. Z3TA+ 2 also includes a thousand new presets from renowned sound designers Nico Herz of Big Tone Studios (who crafted many of the original Z3TA+ patches), Francesco Silvestri/FI Sound, Frank Genus/Pro Sounds, Chad Beckwith/ FI Sound / Patch Arena and other talented designers.
Z3TA+ 2 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for an estimated street price of $99 USD/79 EUR/£69 GBP. Customers who purchased Z3TA+ 2 for Windows will automatically receive the Mac installer in their store account at no additional charge. Registered Z3TA+ customers can upgrade for $49 USD/39 EUR/£35 GBP. Prices include VAT.
Cakewalk has announced SONAR X2, an updated version of its digital audio workstation software for Windows.
Cakewalk introduces its upcoming SONAR X2 music production software.
From getting great tone to releasing a final mix, today’s musicians must master every element of the music production process. SONAR X2 Producer is there every step of the way, and the revolutionary Skylight interface lets you move seamlessly among the elements, instantly going from recording to editing to mixing and back again.
Dial up the perfect synth sound with Rapture or a searing guitar tone with TH2 Producer. Record it, tighten it, chop it, and drop it in the Matrix for realtime triggering. Shape it with the ProChannel. Warm it with the Console Emulator. And do it all with a single Smart Tool. It’s genius.
Starting August 1 through October 31st, when you purchase SONAR X1, you will get SONAR X2 for free once it becomes available.
Cakewalk has announced that its Electronic Musician’s Dream Bundle special offer is now available.
Cakewalk and iZotope have teamed up to bring you three inspiring tools for electronic music at a price that will make you think you are dreaming! Save over 50% when you download the Electronic Musician’s Dream Bundle which includes:
Z3TA+ 2 (regular price: $99)
Rapture (regular price: $99)
iZotope Stutter Edit (regular price: $249)
Regularly $447 USD / 373.90 EUR if purchased separately, you can download this special bundle for only $199.95 USD / 179.95 EUR through July 24th, 2012 (over 50% off the regular price).
Cakewalk has announced Deadly Dubtronica, an expansion pack for the Z3TA+ software synthesizer.
Deadly Dubtronica by Xenos Soundworks contains a total of 140 powerful and moody patches inspired by artists as Digital Mystikz, Rusko, Burial, Hybrid, Zomby, Kromestar, Mala, Kode9, 12th Planet and more.
Z3ta+ and Z3ta 2 owners will find plenty of material here for their Dubstep, Breakbeat, DnB and Future Garage/Ambient-Dub tracks. The soundset contains 128 sounds for Z3TA+ 1.5, plus an additional 12 patches for a total of 140 sounds for Z3TA+ 2.
These quality sounds are brought to you by Xenos Soundworks who contributed to the new factory sounds that come with Z3TA+ 2.
The expansion pack is available to purchase from Cakewalk for $14.99 USD.
Random Wave Music has announced Zeomorphosis, a new soundscape pad & synth sound bank for Cakewalk Z3TA+ 2.
The ZEOMORPHOSIS sound bank contains 64 new Programs further expanding Z3TA+ 2′s sound pallet. Included in the ZEOMORPHOSIS sound bank are evocative atmospheric soundscapes and moods, analog-digital hybrid pads, vocal based sounds and a variety of different synths.
The 64 programmed sounds are organized into 4 general category sound types: Atmosphere, Pad, Synth and Vocal
The programmed sounds include controller assignments mapped to key velocity, modulation wheel and aftertouch for further expressiveness.
64 new Presets in .fxp Cakewalk Z3TA+ 2 Program file format.
Program files provided in standard 1.0X and 2.0X oversampling playback quality.
Documentation including Manual, Patch List, License Agreement.
The soundset is available to purchase for $12.50 USD.
Xenos Soundworks has announced the release of Deadly Dubtronica, a soundset for Cakewalk’s Z3ta+ software synthesizer for Windows and Mac.
Deadly Dubtronica contains a total of 140 powerful and moody patches inspired by artists as Digital Mystikz, Rusko, Burial, Hybrid, Zomby, Kromestar, Mala, Kode9, 12th Planet and more. Z3ta+ and Z3ta 2 owners will find plenty of material here for their Dubstep, Breakbeat, DnB and Future Garage/Ambient-Dub tracks.
The soundset ships with two versions – the Z3ta+ 1.5 version FXB file containing 128 sounds, plus the Z3ta 2 version which contains an additional 12 extra patches for a total of 140 sounds.
The soundset is available to purchase for the introductory price of $6 USD. Xenos is offering all Z3ta banks at a 60% discount until June 9th, 2012.
Cakewalk has announced the Marathon Sale, offering 26.2% off anything at the Cakewalk Store for a limited time.
Cakewalk is proud to be a Boston-based company and one of the biggest events of the year is happening this month – the Boston Marathon. We thought it would be fun to help celebrate this event by offering a store wide sale starting today and running through April 30th. Naturally, we decided to go with a 26.2% discount to commemorate the event (there are 26.2 miles in a marathon). This means big savings for all customers on EVERYTHING at the Cakewalk Store.
How to save instantly: Participating in a marathon event has been never been easier. Just go to the Cakewalk Store and enter promo code MARATHON before you checkout to save 26.2% off any purchase – no price minimum.