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Tasmodia releases Zebra Playground
Zebra Playground is a huge collection of carefully crafted sounds ready to be used in your everyday music production, tailored towards a variety of modern music styles with a maximum amount of sonic flexibility through extensive use of the available performance controls.
The main focus of the project was to create usable sounds of high quality which are playable and tweakable so you can quickly adjust every sound to your own likings without first needing to analyse every patch in detail. So even if you are not familiar with all the aspects of sound design you´ll be able to quickly alter a patch in a useful way and save it as a new variation.
You´ll get a big variety of basses from deep & dirty to nice & smooth (even inside a single preset if you make use of the performance controls), pressing Club-Sounds for modern Dance, House, fresh Hip Hop and R&B, a big selection of Drum&Bass patches, lots of energetic chords and mean leads for modern Electronic, Techno or Hard-Trance music, airy keys, bells and instruments for relaxed Chill-Out or retro tracks inspired from the 80´s and 90´s, vivid arpeggios, pulsing sequenced lines and Trance-Gates to add some spice to your tracks and of course a big pad selection of all flavours from smooth and static background strings to dark, distorted sounds, from simple filter sweeping pads to lively, organic, dreamy pad structures.
Zebra Playground features
- 375 original presets, every single one has the Modwheel and all four XY pads assigned to useful parameters acting in sensible ranges. Many of them are very Velocity sensitive and wherever possible even Aftertouch is being assigned to bring you some more fun when playing live.
- 375 extended variation presets, which are derived from the original patches not only through the variation of the XY pad positions but often also through altering additional parts of the patch like EQs, filter modes, modulations and more to create completely new sounds which would be impossible to achieve by altering the XY pads only.
- 600 oscillator presets, 60 oscillator templates that feature different waveforms in each of the 16 available waveform slots of an oscillator + 540 fully-fledged oscillator presets which make full use of all the possibilities a single Zebra2 oscillator module has to offer.
Zebra Playground is available to purchase for 33 EUR (+19% VAT if ordered from inside the EU).