Cakewalk have announced a retail version of the award-winning Waveshaping Synthesizer which has previously only been available via download from rgc:audio, leading developer of DXi and VST synthesizer plug-ins, recently acquired by Cakewalk.
In Cakewalk's words the Z3TA+ is, "Designed for the professional musician and sound designer who demands uncompromised sound quality and features, Z3TA+ employs exclusive Bandlimited Waveshaping technology to deliver capabilities well beyond that of other conventional, virtual analog synthesizers. Z3TA+ presents a plethora of the finest authentic, vintage analog and cutting edge modern sounds, from lush, warm pads, to slowly evolving atmospheres, searing leads, and sparkling FM sounds."
DXi, VSTi, and stand-alone versions included Hundreds of professional presets Printed manual 32-bit wavetable synthesis 6 oscillators 60 built-in/6 user-loadable waveforms 64 voice polyphony with Intelligent Voice Allocation Independent per-oscillator Waveshaper with 14 transformations stereo filters 10 filter modes Morphing-capable, tempo-sync LFOs Eight 6-stage envelope generators Algorithmic arpeggiator MIDI arpeggiator with 100 built-in patterns 16 row modulation matrix 24 modulation sources 6 drive modes Progressive stereo decimator Tempo-sync stereo modulation with 9 modes Dedicated tempo sync compressor with 3 modes 3 independent tempo-sync delay lines Full stereo reverb with 4 modes Full 7 band stereo equalizer with 11 modes 19 stereo amp cabinet simulations
Z3TA+ has a $299 U.S. MSRP and will be available at select music and sound retailers around the world mid-April 2005. Europe 's average suggested retail price for Z3TA+ is â‚¬199.
More info: www.cakewalk.com