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This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


The legendary Z3TA+ synthesizer has been used on countless records, and it’s distinctive sound has been a staple of electronic artists the world over. And now Z3TA+ iOS puts the full power of Z3TA+2 on your iPad. Packed with hundreds of presets, modulatable waveshaping, dual mode filters, and flexible effects, Z3TA+ iOS is the perfect creative synth for making music anywhere, anytime.

Feature Highlights:
• Includes over 500 presets
• User-friendly on-screen Keyboard and external MIDI control
• Waveshaping synthesis with 6 Oscillators, 6 LFOs, and more
• Modulation Matrix including 16 Sources, Curves, Controls, and Destinations
• Advanced modular effects including Distortion, Mod, Compression and more
• Performance section with Tap Tempo, assignable XY Pad, Mod Wheels, and Adaptive Pitch Bend
• Inter-App Audio, Background Audio, and Audiobus support
• Import Z3TA+ presets from iOS, or Z3TA+ 2 Plug-in, available on Windows & OS X.
• Import User Waves, MIDI Arps, Scala Tuning files, and presets via iTunes Sharing.
• Export Z3TA+ iOS presets via AirDrop, or email.
• Scala Tuning support

Z3TA+iOS will be there to quench your thirst for sound design when you’re working behind your studio rig, or on the road. It embodies every characteristic of the original synthesizer with a brand new performance section full of parameters to twist and turn your programs on the fly. Z3TA+iOS is perfect for both experienced and new users especially when connecting to other audio applications using Audiobus and Inter-App Audio. Plugin in any iPad compatible MIDI controller and take your performance to the stage.

What's New in Version 1.3.2

• Bug Fixed: Audio not playing back after Jan 1st 2015

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Customer Reviews

Seems to lack poly aftertouch

The images of Z3TA+ showed "PolyAft" and "ChanAft" modulation sources, so I purchased it thinking that it supports poly aftertouch. Unfortunately, I have not been able to get it to work. Channel aftertouch works fine. My keyboard (xkey37) generates poly aftertouch and I have no difficulty using it with more than 10 iOS synth apps. I reported the problem though the user forum and maybe, someday, I'll get an answer or solution.

One other problem with Z3TA+ is the size of many of the controls. Maybe on a full size iPad they're useable but on an iPad mini, they are nearly impossible to use because they are so small.

I am disappointed about the lack of poly aftertouch and hope that the company fixes this soon, but I am delighted with quality of the sounds.

I finally have my fav synth on iOS

Back in 2003, I bought my first DAW, Cakewalk's Music Creator and both the first tastes of recording MIDI and audio using a PC. As computers got faster I also upgraded to newer versions on Music Creator. I even bought other items like Dimension, SFXs+, Triangle, etc. but the synth that I liked best was z3ta.

Fast forward today, I embraced doing music using iOS and have not used my PC for music making at all, but still missed my favorite synth.

Now that z3ta is here I can use it in my recordings and enjoy all the presets I have stored in the PC. This app has great sound shaping capabilities and can still be useful in an iPad2, which is my main rig. You will not be disappointed by the sheer capabilities.

Cakewalk, there is only one thing that I don't like, the export capabilities are broken. Please fix it as this is important for safekeeping and backing up the patches. I have over a thousand that I have accumulated for over ten years so this is crucial to get fixed. Thanks!

5-star synth, non-existant customer support

Don't get me wrong, this synth is worth 5 stars, but the reason I'm temporarily rating it one star is so this can hopefully grab the attention from somebody at Cakewalk. You can't send customer service a message on their site without going through a ton of loopholes.

The major issue is the preset menu is buggy. It doesn't display correctly the first couple of times you open it after freshly starting the app. Then, when I want to export a preset I created from scratch to send to Dropbox and/or email, bam! It crashes immediately. Exporting presets is one reason I purchase any synth on the Appstore.

Needless to say, I love z3ta+. I've used it for years in vst format. I just want it to function 100% on my iPad Air 2.

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  • $19.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3.2
  • Size: 37.4 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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