u-he - Zebra v2.0 (Pc/Mac/Universal)

Zebra is a next-generation virtual synthesizer plug-in. It combines subtractive and additive synthesis with a powerful modulation engine that even smoothly integrates with the built-in effects section.

With version 2.0, Zebra has not only become an even more wireless modular synth. It also adds the sonic capabilities of FM, modeling of natural sounds and advanced wavetable synthesis... latter can be learned & used quickly with Zebralette, which is an included mini-Zebra

A demo version (AU, VST Mac & Win) is available to musicians with fastidious sound requirements.

Zebra can be ordered online for only 199$ (US)!

Zebra at a glance:

Phat, warm and organic sound. A very musical character

Beautiful, intuitive user interface

More than 1000 great presets

Fully stereo signal paths for wide and deep sounds

Outstanding filters (19 types)

High quality oscillators with innovative Osc FX

Built-in modular effects matrix

Flexible modulation matrix

hundreds of fully automatable parameters

Zebra for live performers:
(or just awesome new creative experimentation)

4 XY-controls, allowing for deep realtime sound morphs

nice and quick preset browsing

MIDI Learn: All knobs remotely controllable by Midi Control Changes, also with relative/incremental controllers

Zebra for sound designers:

Modular architecture with up to 4 oscillators, 4 dedicated fm oscillators, 4 filters, 4 vca/pan, comb filters, waveshapers, ringmodulators, noise generators for each voice

that's 24 audio modules, 28 modulation sources, thousands of parameters to tweak, accessible over a still very intuitive user interface

drag and drop circuit building

4 syncable MultiStage envelopes/step sequencers

4 ADSR envelopes, 4 LFOs per voice

Playmodes: polyphonic, single trigger, legato modes and arpeggiator/step sequencer

Spectral Editor: Unlimited number of Waveforms (including additive synthesis)

Flexible Modulation Matrix

16 on-board Effects: ModFX (Chorus, Flanger, Phaser), Delay, Reverb, Ringmodulator, Filters, Waveshapers, Mixers

2 internal send busses and flexible effects routing

Many effect parameters can be modulated!

... and so much more!

System requirements (Mac):

Apple PowerPC or Intel computer

MacOS X 10.3.9 or higher


Audio Units or VST compatible audio software (see right column)

System requirements (PC):

Intel compatible processor

Windows 2000, XP or newer


VST compatible audio software (see right column)

Demo limitations:

after 10 minutes of use, Zebra will have its own mind on which notes to play...

Otherwise, it's fully functional, but like every software can contain bugs - use at your own risk!