Here are some of our favorite Z3TA+ tips and videos from our archive:
1. EDM Production – Enhance Your Drums with Z3TA+ 2
- Insert two instances of Z3TA+ 2.
- Copy your drum sequence to both Z3TA+ 2 tracks.
- Isolate the Kick on one track and the Snare on the other.
- Setup the first Z3TA+ 2 to generate a Sine Wave for the Kick.
- Setup the second Z3TA+ 2 to generate White Noise for the Snare.
- Adjust the Amplifier Envelope to match the duration of each hit.
- Within Z3TA+ 2 add Reverb, Compression, and EQ.
- Mix in under your existing Drum Loop.
2. How to Customize Z3tA+ 2′s Stock Arpeggios
Z3TA+ 2 comes packed with a massive pool of MIDI programs that power it’s internal Arpeggiator, but why stick to the stock programs when you can make your own?
- Open Z3TA+2 and activate the Arpeggiator Section
- Right-Click on the sequence in the arpeggiator and make sure the following are checked
- Auto Disable Pattern When Dragged to Host
- Auto Fit Patterns to One Measure When Loaded
- Load one of the Arpeggios from the Pattern menu
- Drag and Drop the Arpeggios right into SONAR X2
- Edit the MIDI Clip to your liking
- Go to File > Save As
- Select MIDI 0 in “Save as type”
- Go to C:\Cakewalk Content\Z3TA+ 2\MIDI Arpeggios and Save it
- Load it into Z3TA+2′s Arpeggiator by going to Pattern > Load MIDI File…
3. How to create a bass synth with Z3tA+ 2
Who doesn’t like bass? Especially synth bass. Z3TA+ 2 is the answer to all of your sound design needs especially when you are looking to improve your production in the low end. I’ve put together a short tutorial on how to make a simple bass synth inside of Z3TA+2. Once you understand how everything works together you’ll be able to really start to make this plugin work for you.
Picking the right Oscillators
Within Z3TA+2 the first section you need to start working with is the OSC section. First I’ve selected two different square waves for OSC 1 and 2. They were Vintage Square 1 and Vintage Square 2. When creating a bass synth you need to make sure that your patch will not break up in the low end so be sure not to drop the octaves on the individual oscillators too low. I typically set mine to -2 at the most. Once you get to a certain range the instrument will sound weak and lose it’s driving Bass Synth sound