Synthesizer Workhorse with Stripes
Zebra is a wireless modular synthesizer. It combines many different types of synthesis with a powerful modulation engine. You can create any additive, freehand or spline-based waveform you like, apply a va...
this link is from official youtube channel of u-he plugins. it's a walkthrough of a Zebra2 soundbank created by Hans Zimmer and Howard Scarr. i also saw a video a year ago that Hans was using zebra 2 in his studio. i can't find it right now but if you see the interviews in his studio you can find it.more
"Zebra 2. You didn’t ask why, but I’ll tell you anyway. Because, it’s so versatile, it does a bit of everything: Subtractive synthesis, additive synthesis, wave-table synthesis, things that could be confused as granular synthesis, etc. It has an arpeggiator, amazing filters, a great ring modulator, more modules than you could possibly need, and you only ever have to view the ones you’re using rather than being overwhelmed with dials to choose from. You can draw in your own waveforms and shape them in really particular ways, creating your own wave-tables really quickly and easily. And of course the bottom line is, it sounds amazing!" says Mr. Bill, in [this interview](http://blog.liveschool.net/mr-bill-qa/).more
> Ableton is my playground – I can’t spend hours on it as some other could spend hours on video games. I’m addicted in a way. I love Soundtoys products, all of them, great effects plug in. **I like to make some sequences on Zebra** or Omnisphere, both of them have a good « analogic vibe ». I really more into the « computer » thing than hardware stuffs.more
In this stream on Seamlessr's [youtube channel](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2mgCVJWitRUTIpgd7pLung), Sirensceol says that he uses u-he zebra at 21:41. He says, "I don't know a lot of people that use it. I actually use it a lot. It's one of my main four synths. I use it mainly for kind of softer piano sounds and maybe organ sounds."more
Synthesizer Workhorse with Stripes
Zebra is a wireless modular synthesizer. It combines many different types of synthesis with a powerful modulation engine. You can create any additive, freehand or spline-based waveform you like, apply a vast selection of spectral effects, morph between those waves and send them through classic synth filters. Perhaps use that entire sound as modulator for an FM oscillator, or route it through a comb filter-the building block of physical modeling synthesis. All generator modules, all signal paths, all effects are stereo.
Although the possibilities are practically infinite, you will never be overwhelmed by needless complexity. Zebra's adaptive interface only shows the modules you are actually using. It's a fascinating playground for sound designers! That's what Zebra is all about, that's why it has become so popular. That's why thousands of free presets are available online.
Just started using this synth.The Reverb FX is super powerful when paired with even a single basic oscillator. Add some distortion from external plugins and you've got amazing neurofunk & darkstep worthy sound.
To get my signature Noize Freak sound, I use u-he Zebra as well as TyrellNexus. A lot of people will tell you that they are Lennar Digital people or Native Instruments people. I like both of those plugins but u-he is by far my favorite because the synth design is very simple and versatile. I will say that Zebra's synth design is a little difficult but it is very useful because I have created some very powerful supersaws in there!
This synth is an ar-15 to me. Medium at everything. But accurate, lightweight, and enough power to get the job done without shit getting blown up everywhere and excessive recoil.
Then if you add your own attachments, it starts to become it's own individual piece (distortion, satu, comp, etc).
Extremely flexible. Programming is actually easier than having a shit despite how it looks. Very clever. I mean, u can fucking chain all of their filters together after an osc. or send osc 1 to different filters on a diff lane into disto or ringmod.... fuck. u see?
You can get some really complex textures out of it.
Sold my Waldorf Blofeld for this and had $200 weed money left = Damn great deal.
When zebra first came out it was an analogue perfection to fall in love with still is this pre en of analogy Beaty has very nice filtering and oscillators and the wave tables are magnificent yo use I love how you can implement very vintage stuff especially 80 sound remakes