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Your favorite Zebra 2 soundsets?

kimarnesen

Senior Member
As a new owner of Zebra 2 and Dark Zebra, I'm interested to hear about your favorite Zebra 2 soundsets. Yes, I know, I can make my own sounds. And I will!
 

Jaap

Senior Member
Any thoughts on PulseSetter?

Just saw this topic and was about to recommend them. They are really great and my favorites. Very smart and intelligent design and use of Zebra 2. I have both of them and they are both great! (as well as their Omni 2 set btw)

Edit: also check Sonic Underworld - Stephan Baer has created some great soundsets as well - http://sonicunderworld.com (disclaimer: I do create some demos for his products now and then and have received free products)
 

Circe

Member
I bought time ago corin neff Orchestral sounds.
Incredible quality !!!!

If I could make me my own instruments, from wavs .....but seems to be ultra-difficult
 

Quasar

Senior Member
As a new owner of Zebra 2 and Dark Zebra, I'm interested to hear about your favorite Zebra 2 soundsets. Yes, I know, I can make my own sounds. And I will!
I just got Zebra this morning as well. Used a 20% GC discount code, but I don't have the Dark Zebra, at least not yet. I'm inclined to try and learn a little bit about how to use this synth before throwing even more money at it.

There are a ton of free sound banks at Rekkerd.org:
https://rekkerd.org/patches/plug-in/zebra/
 

synthpunk

Senior Member
Some good freebies out there to get you started...

Free Zebramatic soundset
https://originsofaudio.com/product/zebramatic/

Free The Unfinished Box of Delights
http://www.theunfinished.co.uk/free/

Free Sonic Underworld Sigma
http://sonicunderworld.com/freebies/

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Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten) NYC
https://www.u-he.com/cms/zebra2-patch-banks/105-hackesnyc?u_he_AddCart=Hackes_NYC

Kyhon Zebra ( very eccentric website and sounds. WARNING if you are epileptic do not load his website)
http://www.kyhon.com/zebra

Also been impressed with the Sonic Underworld stuff lately mentioned above.

Agreed on Matt's (The Unfinished), Joseph's (Hollo), and Soren's (Electric Himalaya) work as well.
 
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khollister

Senior Member
Big Tone's two banks sold by u-he: Chronospheres and Stratospheres: http://www.u-he.com/cms/zebra2-patch-banks#traveller

Sound Author's Undertow https://eclipse-sound.com/72/5/zebra/undertow72-detail

Ed Harvey's Absolute Zebra: http://aural.science/

Electric Himalaya's Analog Memories (exceptionally playable) http://www.electric-himalaya.com/u-he_zebra2_presets.html

And of course Hollo stuff already mentioned.
rsp
Undertow is excellent - forgot to mention that one
 

zvenx

Senior Member
Undertow is excellent - forgot to mention that one
I think that is my favourite one tbh, I keep telling SoundAuthor, if ever I can afford to, he will be my Howard (to Hans)
rsp

I should add stealing jaap's disclaimer"
(disclaimer: I do create some demos for his products now and then and have received advanced/'free' products)
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rsp
 
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Quasar

Senior Member
I have too many to pick any favs...

Zebra Orchestra is ridiculous tho.

Can you or anyone else elaborate on the Zebra Orchestra? There's not much out there in the way of reviews/demos, but what I've heard sounds great. Not exactly "real" like a quality sample library, but still great in a 21st century, postmodern orchestral sense. I'm guessing that it might blend really well & flexibly with samples for so-called hybrid music...

...Anyone using it? Is it worth $40? Half of me wants to get this along with Joseph Hollo's Padsheaven bundle, and half of me wants to get The Dark Zebra instead for about the same amount of $$$. Can't do both right now.

Zebra is pretty much blowing me away. For whatever reason I just jibe intuitively with it, and think I can use it to learn synthesis from the ground up, which I've never actually done.
 

EvilDragon

KSP Wizard
Yes, it's great for blending, or for full-on synthesized madness.

If you're on the fence, I think you should probably go with Padsheaven sets, they are more immediately useful (not that ZO doesn't have immediately useful patches, it does). ZO sometimes needs massaging to get it to sing (but oh what a song then!).
 
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