Trusted musician and artist reviews for Cakewalk Z3TA+ 2 Software Synth
Based on 11 Reviews
This synth has an amazing sound! Especially for arpeggios. One thing I like is that for a lead, if the arpeggio sounds good but I don't actually want the arpeggiator on, I can turn it off and I get a crisp lead sound. I usually don't have to put any FX on it except for EQ since the sound is so pure.
This is a really full-sounding synth. It has 6 oscillators and really good control over the shape of the waves; there's 2 filters with quite a few choices for the type; there's 4 "all voice" LFOs and 2 "per voice"; there's 6 envelopes plus one each for amplitude and pitch; there's a bunch of digital effects you can tweak and reorder; there's an arp, and finally, the best thing, there's the modulation table which is like the patch bay: you can route pretty much anything anywhere.
This is great value as it is, at the full price, compared with other softsynths, but if you wait for the big sales on Steam, Winter and Summer basically, you can get this for 75% off which is A TOTAL FREAKING BARGAIN.
The closest analog waveshaping alternative
I use this synth plugin for analog emulations its the only one of few softsynths thats been able to give me the warmth off analog that so hard to come by the filter is brilliant on this synth and the waveshaping and routing facility on board offers the sculpter the possibilty off endless new patchs. Great plugin for the price worth splashing the cash on.