Release notes: Zebra Legacy

Updated with every release (beta versions and latest builds not included)

August 10, 2021

Zebra 2.9.3 (revision 12092)

Native M1 ARM support


  • Native support for Apple Silicon chips (M1)
  • Improved GUI performance (Mac only)
  • Support for Oddsound MTS-ESP
  • Improved handling of junction links on Windows
  • Preset list scroll direction preference

Fixed Bugs:

  • Fixed bug where loop pointer in DotEight fullsize editor wasn't displayed
  • Fixed Ctrl A/B in Zebrify that wasn't using global settings when loading a new instance
  • Fixed some old Zebralette presets that wouldn't load in Zebra2
  • Fixed multiple things in preset browser
  • Fixed crash when loading script presets (e.g. Randomizer)
  • Fixed rare crash on project reload
  • Fixed crash in Bandlab Cakewalk when reloading a project using Zebrify or ZRev VST3
  • Fixed Cakewalk setting instance parameters to default on project reload
  • Fixed audio clicks when switching presets

Known Issues:

  • Context menus need plugin focus to work (Apple issue)

Special Notes:

  • AAX support on Mac removed temporarily (will come back in next update)
  • Updated minimum requirements, CPU needs to support SSE4.2 instruction set
  • Linux: minimum required glibc version is 2.28 (otherwise plugins won't show up)
  • macOS 32-bit support discontinued

October 15, 2020

Zebra 2.9.2 (revision 10409)

Fixed Bugs:

  • Fixed unresponsive parameters on Perform page (DotEight skin only)

October 13, 2020

Zebra 2.9.2 (revision 10374)


  • Big Sur compatibility
  • Soundset installer support
  • Browser: Bank name feature added
  • Browser: Alternative search method using wildcards
  • Reveal in Finder/Explorer behaviour improved
  • Full-size editors: Grid background graphics are back

Fixed Bugs:

  • Browser: Numerous fixes and improvements
  • Loading presets during scan: Issue fixed (Windows only)
  • Minor GUI fixes/tweaks

Known Issues:

  • MSEG fill gradient graphics glitch (Windows only)
  • Context menus need plugin focus to work (macOS issue)
  • Crash when trying to load script presets (e.g. Randomizer)

January 27, 2020

Zebra 2.9.1 (revision 9709)

Fixed Bugs:

  • Fixed an issue with dialogs appearing transparent in Cubase 10.5 and Logic
  • Fixed an issue with symlinks and preset folder permissions
  • Fixed an issue with convert to H2P only working for a single preset
  • Fixed an issue with the preset search field being white in old skins
  • Fixed an issue with the DotEight preferences graphics

Known Issues:

  • MSEG graphics glitch in the fill gradient (Windows only)
  • Crash when trying to load script presets (e.g. Randomizer)
  • Context menus need plugin focus to work (Apple issue)

November 28, 2019

Zebra 2.9 (revision 9436)


  • Mac installer notarized for macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • NKS support for Zebra2 and Zebrify
  • Factory presets all tagged and X/Ys assigned
  • Two new oscillator effects (DX, Smear)
  • Five new presets for Zebrify
  • Browser: file icons added
  • Browser: file system drag&drop support
  • Browser: import/export of favourite assignments
  • Wavetable export function for OSC1 (DotEight only)
  • VST3 MIDI-learn working
  • Windows installer improvements
  • Full UTF-8 support for installation paths
  • Mac installer improved to prevent permission problems
  • Improved GUI response time on some Macs running Mojave (sluggish GUI)
  • Windows GUI performance improved (less CPU load with open GUI)
  • Sustain pedal now working according to standard (0-63 = off, 64-127 = on)
  • Modulation mapper Increment mode resets on host playback start/stop

Fixed Bugs:

  • Fixed an issue where some oscillator effect combinations would lead to silence
  • Fixed an issue where parameters could take over X/Y value from previous preset
  • Fixed an issue with pitchbend when switching presets (VST3, Cubase only)
  • Fixed an issue where microtuning & low notes could lead to problems
  • Fixed an issue with the arp when not receiving MIDI note-off events
  • Fixed an issue with the MSEG in single trigger mode
  • Fixed rare crash when reopening old host projects
  • Fixed rare issue where newly imported presets would not show up
  • Fixed multiple graphics glitches in VCF module
  • Fixed a glitch when trying to adjust MSEG mod depth in Zebrify
  • Fixed wrong link to ZebraHZ presets folder (Windows only)
  • Various other fixes and improvements

Known Issues:

  • MSEG graphics glitch in the fill gradient (Windows only)
  • Main display context menu needs plugin focus to work (Apple issue)
  • Crash when trying to load script presets (e.g. Randomizer)
  • Zebralette VST2 displays option to save as nksf, don't use it, it will crash

Special Notes:

Depending on your hardware setup, the reaction of the fullsize editors might slow down the bigger you set the GUI size of Zebra2. Either reduce the GUI size, or, if you are on macOS, try setting your colour profile to sRGB IEC61966-2.1. Note that this might be noticable even on newer generation computers.

The factory presets in the "0 Tenth Anniversary" folder have now been sorted into the appropriate category folders, and the Anniversary folder has been removed. If you had presets in this folder marked as favourites, and you want to keep the favourite markings, backup the folder, then install the update, and then put the folder back in there before you start the updated plugin for the first time.

We improved the Windows installer to prevent wrong installations and permission issues. Please check the suggested installation paths during installation.

May 31, 2018

Zebra 2.8 (revision 7422)

Fixed Bugs:

  • Crash when loading plugin, due to missing write permissions (Mac only)
  • Crash if a symlink pointed to an external drive (Mac only)
  • Some issues in preset browser when creating or duplicating folders
  • DotEight skin: Lock symbol of the mute button had a graphics glitch
  • Some parameters could take over value from previous preset under special circumstances (X/Y related)

April 25, 2018

Zebra 2.8 (revision 7325)


  • New Preset Browser
  • New DotEight and DarkEight skins
  • Fold wavefolder module added
  • NuRev reverb module added
  • Pitchbend range is now +/−48
  • New user defined MIDI CC sources replace fixed expression and breath modulation
  • Fullsize editor for OSC, MSEG and MMAP modules
  • FMO module has waveform previews in new skins
  • Modulation table for MSEG and MMAP modules
  • X/Y controls now have fine control via shift-click
  • Mouseover shows parameter values in Data Display
  • GUI performance improvements on Windows
  • Plug-in format and OS information shown next to revision number
  • Improved VST3 implementation
  • Windows installer now certified
  • Init preset can be loaded from Data Display
  • Preset organization unified between macOS and Windows
  • Increased maximum number of skins from 10 to 20
  • More parameters exposed to host automation
  • Improved handling of 14-bit MIDI CC assignment
  • Added UTF-8 support for registration names

Fixed Bugs:

  • Fixed unsorted folders and presets when using APFS in macOS High Sierra
  • Fixed possible crash in Cubase when selecting presets (macOS only)
  • Fixed an issue where VST3 did not remember preset name in Data Display (Windows only)
  • Fixed an issue where playing very high notes could lead to a crash
  • Fixed issue where formant filter caused volume spikes when used at 96 kHz sample rate
  • Fixed an issue where Zebrify MSEG was retriggering when in single trigger mode
  • Fixed an issue where last active ARP MOD value was used after switching to different play mode
  • Fixed an issue where the first note of arpeggio sometimes played an additional note
  • Fixed an issue where long preset names could extend outside the Data Display or Preset Browser window
  • Various small fixes and improvements

Known Issues:

  • Crash when trying to load script presets (e.g. Randomizer)

October 15, 2015

Zebra 2.7.2 (revision 3898)

March 27, 2015

Zebra 2.7.1

December 9, 2013

Zebra 2.7

May 1, 2013

Zebra 2.6

November 30, 2012

Zebra 2.5.4

August 8, 2011

Zebra 2.5.2

July 13, 2011

Zebra 2.5.1

October 9, 2006

Zebra 2.0

Version 2 release


Zebra 1.5

December 2, 2003

Zebra 1.0

Initial release