Zebra2 soundsets

Zebra2 soundsets

New sounds for Zebra2

We asked world-class sound designers to create soundsets that would inspire our Zebra2 users. From cinematic to club-ready to experimental, these soundsets show off Zebra2’s incredible versatility and sonic range. No need to be a top sound designer to get the most out of Zebra2—we have you covered.

Zebratron

ZEBRATRON is heavily inspired by tape-based keyboards and other groundbreaking instruments of the late ‘60s and ‘70s. Indeed, several of the presets are remarkably similar to the psychedelic sounds of that era, while others reinterpret their flawed aesthetic…

Zebratron author Howard Scarr: "I wanted to simulate what were considered flaws at the time, but are highly prized today: tape and BBD colouration, odd vibrato, various pitch anomalies, recorded room ambience etc.. Zebra's new reverb model came in very handy as a resonator, and the two delay modules make great classic phasers!"

All presets were programmed to be performed using the left hand controls and Zebra's two user definable controls.

Download the full list of presets and Read Me (PDF).

Zebratron

€30 

Requires Zebra2 version 2.8 (or newer).

The sound of Zebratron

Demo tracks


Zebratron Demo
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Track by Urs.
All sounds (incl. drums) come from Zebratron.

Zebratron Drip Hop
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Track by Oddvar and Howard.
All sounds from Zebratron (except drums).

Presets


Drums
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Bowed
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Organs
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Plucks
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Voices
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Winds
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Oddities
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The Dark Zebra

The Dark Zebra arose from a collaboration between Hans Zimmer and Howard Scarr. The soundset contains over 400 presets—nearly all the Zebra sounds found in the The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises soundtracks, and some that did not make it into those films.

Also included, a custom-built version of Zebra2 (ZebraHZ) requested by Hans to suit his workflow. Several of the Dark Zebra presets take advantage of the extra features only available in ZebraHZ.

Download the ZebraHZ / The Dark Zebra user guide (PDF).

Read ZebraHZ’s system requirements and other important info.


Please note: The Dark Zebra requires a Zebra2 license.

The Dark Zebra

€99 

Requires Zebra2 version 2.7 (or newer).

The sound of Dark Zebra


I Saw Only Darkness
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Track by Jarkko Hietanen Link

Darksun Rises
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Track by Arksun Link

Flying Blind
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Track by Ned Bouhalassa Link

The Striped Bat
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Track by Ned Bouhalassa Link

Traveller

Traveller invites sonic exploration with this collection of rich, imaginatively designed sounds. Move between experimental and organic, ambient and sci-fi, abstract and rhythmic. Traveller forges a path between early electronica/ambient and Bereczky’s personal background in orchestral soundtrack.

This 122-preset collection offers an eclectic range of versatile and useful sounds: basses, arpeggios, pads, drones, keys, brass and more. Each preset includes performance control as well as XY pad assignments for immediate sound warping. Move between worlds with Traveller.

Download the full list of presets and Read Me (PDF).

Traveller

€30 

Requires Zebra2 version 2.5 (or newer).

The sound of Traveller


Sweeping
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With a vaguely ’70s feeling, Samuel creates a sweeping track to show off Traveller.

Swirling
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The more dramatic and darker second part of Samuel’s demo track

Techno
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Oddvar ups the BPM and delivers a pulsing techno inspired track.

About the author

Sámuel Bereczky is a composer, sound designer and cello player with a background in acoustic symphonic music. He has performed in many film scores and orchestras and has worked with Ennio Morricone and Tamás Vásáry.

Crystallia

Crystallia delves into the renowned cinematic side of Zebra2. Sound designer Enzalla delivers tailored sounds for film and game composers, and musicians looking to add expressive flair to their compositions. For your epic moments, frenetic action or emotional passages—Crystallia will inspire you. And with Zebra’s flexibility the presets are only a few tweaks away from making them your own.

For anyone into ambient, chill-out and film music productions, these 150 sounds offer a wide range of options: thundering drums, rich pads, percussive FX, crystal clear keys, thick basses and much more. Crystallia will add motion, depth and shine to your compositions.

Download the full list of presets and Read Me (PDF).

Crystallia

€30 

Requires Zebra2 version 2.5 (or newer).

The sound of Crystallia


Atmospheric
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Showing the darker and moody side of Crystallia in this cinematic piece by Enzalla

Heavy
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Tension, urgency propel this piece forward. Created by Enzalla

About the author

Vincenzo Bellanova (Enzalla) is a pianist, composer, teacher and sound designer based in Milan, Italy.

Alexander Hacke: NYC

New York City is a soundset created by Alexander Hacke of the famous German post-industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten. Hacke’s work has influenced musicians worldwide, and industrial music would certainly not be the same without him.

In this collection Hacke combines his love for New York City and Zebra2. A musical homage to the city. A cinematic soundtrack for your travels through the streets, capturing the diverse flavours of New York City. Some sounds are playable chromatically, others tell an entire story with a single note. Some smirk at you ironically, others evoke the strangest of emotions.

For some this is the ultimate synaesthetic guide to the Big Apple, for others it is a most unusual collection of sounds and noises for Zebra2.

Download the full list of presets and Read Me (PDF).

Alexander Hacke: NYC

€39 

Requires Zebra2 version 2.3 (or newer).

Chronospheres

Chronospheres contains 128 expressive sounds created by Bigtone Studios.

Download the full list of presets and Read Me (PDF).

Chronospheres

€30 

Requires Zebra2 version 2.3 (or newer).

The sound of Chronospheres


Pads
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Bass
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Loops, drums, grooves
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Semi-real
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Keys, sequences, leads
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Atmospheres, FX
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DancePack

If anyone claims there are no dance sounds for Zebra2, you can direct them to this soundset. Nick Mortiz and Xenos Soundworks come together on DancePack, a massive collection of percussion, megasaws, basses, digital noises, psychedelic leads and much more.

DancePack is comprised of two parts, Inspiration and Zebra Energy, where each sound designer showcases their sound design skills. Together there are 324 sounds, created to meet the needs of dance music producers, whether it house, techno, EDM, dubstep, drum and bass, hip hop or something totally new.

Download Inspiration list of presets and Read Me (PDF)
Download Zebra Energy list of presets and Read Me (PDF)

DancePack

€39 

Requires Zebra2 version 2.3 (or newer).

The sound of DancePack


Drum ’n bass
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Track by Nick Moritz

House
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Track by Nick Moritz

Cinematic
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Track by Nick Moritz

Inspiration
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Track by Nick Moritz

Extraordinary
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Track by Nick Moritz

Stratospheres

Stratospheres is the sequel to the acclaimed Chronospheres soundset.

Stratospheres focuses on meticulous recreations of classic analogue sounds, but with several surprises included. The sounds were carefully crafted to ensure they remain rich and expressive across several octaves. All presets are truly playable.

Stratospheres is essential for lovers of analogue synthesis and sounds.

Download the full list of presets and Read Me (PDF).

Stratospheres

€30 

Requires Zebra2 version 2.3 (or newer).

The sound of Stratospheres


Keys
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Bass
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Arps
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Leads and sequences
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Pads and atmospheres
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Transmission

Transmission has over 160 presets: smooth warm pads, deep basses, rhythmic / arpeggiated sequences, modern leads and chilled-out ambient washes… all with controller and XY support.

But Transmission is more than a simple soundset. It is filled with tools to help you in your own sound design efforts: 400 XY variation presets, 32 preset templates with a variety of synth configurations, 50 oscillator templates, waveform library, 200 free-running MSEG templates. And a custom Transmission skin for Zebra2.

Download the full list of presets and Read Me (PDF).

Transmission

€30 

Requires Zebra2 version 2.3 (or newer).

The sound of Transmission


Selected presets
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A sampling of individual presets from Transmission.

Zebra Science

If you like the Zebra2 sounds Howard created for Inception, The Dark Knight and other Hollywood blockbusters, you will love this. Zebra Science is packed with expressive instruments (highly recommended for keyboard players), weird and wonderful noises and a slew of fine analog emulations.

Zebra Science includes 242 sounds, 48 oscillator templates, 35 envelope (MSEG) templates and a few tips and tricks to hone your sound design skills.

Download the full list of presets and Read Me (PDF).

Zebra Science

€42 

Requires Zebra2 version 2.3 (or newer).

The sound of Zebra Science


Selected presets
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A selection of individual presets from Zebra Science

Zebra Sciences
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Track by Tanzpartner

ZebraSkools

Two bestselling soundsets from Michael Kastrup, merged into one massive bundle. AfterSkool and OldSkool are now ZebraSkools.

At your fingertips you get more than 600 lush and playable presets covering decades of synthesizer and keyboard history. Skool is in.

Download the full list of presets and Read Me:
Zebra Oldskool Soundset (PDF)
AFTERskool (PDF).

ZebraSkools

€49 

Requires Zebra2 version 2.3 (or newer).

The sound of ZebraSkool


OldSkool
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