Z3TA+ 2.1 Update

Last updated on 3/21/2016

A new update is available for Z3TA+ 2 that adds new functionality and addresses various issues.

New Features and Improvements

Arpeggiator Updates:


  • The Arpeggiator's new Auto Fit mode will adjust imported MIDI files to work properly
  • The Arpeggiator sync menu is now a fly-out menu
  • Arpeggiator patterns can now be dragged out from the graph and into your host
  • There is an option to disable the Arpeggiator when patterns are dragged out from it in the Options menu.

Documentation Updates:



  • The User Guide and About Box can now be opened from the Options menu
  • The documentation has been updated with many small improvements
  • French and German documentation were updated

Misc Updates:



  • Loading stereo WAV files is now supported
  • Loading 24 bit & 32 bit WAV files is now supported
  • Z3TA+ 2 now supports modifications via alternative installation folders in the same way Z3TA+ did

Program & Preset Menu Updates:



  • Users can now search for presets by using the magnifying glass Preset Search button
  • Programs section is now bigger to allow for more characters and has improved Previous/Next icons
  • There is a new option to add sequential numbers to the front of the name of imported presets when importing .FXB banks in order to preserve their original order
  • The Programs Menu now has a Most Recent section, displaying the 20 most recent programs used
  • Users can now set any preset as their default preset, or have Z3TA+ 2.1 default to a random preset each time, via an option in the Programs Menu
  • Saving a new patch now defaults the save dialog to the folder currently accessed in the program menu

Scala Tuning:



  • Scala tuning files are now supported
  • Z3TA+ 2.1 includes the latest full library of Scala tuning files


UI Updates:

  • The state of the show/hide ribbon setting is now saved globally
  • The ribbon controller now lights up when clicked on with a mouse, and remains lit when Ribbon Latch is active
  • You can now CTRL+Click an oscillator tab to turn it on or off, and SHIFT+Click to solo
  • Filter Link can now be automated and MIDI Learned
  • Right-clicking now activates latch in the Ribbon Controller


Issues Addressed




  • Resolved an issue where the Arpeggiator was getting stuck on some patches
  • Resolved an issue where the Up/Down 2 Arpeggiator mode wouldn't re-trigger properly if a pattern was stopped in its descent
  • Fixed problems with the Arpeggiator reading improper MIDI data
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Arpeggiator from displaying certain MIDI patterns




  • Resolved an issue where the Limiter was letting some patches clip
  • Resolved an issue where certain modulation modes would silence the program
  • Improved the stability of the modulation effect section overall




  • Fixed an issue where the Uninstaller wasn't being added to Add/Remove Programs on some systems
  • Fixed an issue where Microhost shortcuts were not being installed to the Start menu




  • Resolved an issue where Velocity was mapped inaccurately in some older programs
  • Resolved an issue where in some cases the Paste Program menu wouldn't paste elements of a copy
  • Resolved an issue where Ribbon latch wasn't working with a couple MIDI Arpeggiator files
  • Resolved an issue where ProTools would reset Z3TA+ 2 to the default patch whenever played
  • Pitch EG Start & Level knobs now use Bipolar bitmaps




  • Fixed an issue where MIDI Learning certain controls could cause large CPU spikes
  • Fixed an issue where pressing F1 would make the micro host entirely white
  • Fixed an issue where Mismatched oversampling options could create no sound on mix down
  • Fixed an issue where the random LFO waveforms were slow to operate and were using excessive CPU
  • Fixed an issue where in some cases, the oscillator graph would show spikes
  • Fixed an issue where some patches were silent after changing programs
  • Fixed an issue where wave shaping wouldn't affect the sound when holding a note on an external controller
  • Fixed an issue where hiding the ribbon controller wasn't working properly in some hosts
  • Fixed an issue where manipulating a control assigned to the modulation matrix caused drawing issues with the waveshaper
  • LFOs in the Arpeggiator, Modulation section and LFO section are now more stable
  • The Limiter now has a smooth ON/OFF transition to avoid clicks
  • Improved the performance of Ribbon Latch
  • Memory usage has been greatly improved

XY Pad:



  • Joysticks now work in the XY pad when using the micro host
  • The DC adjust and Pulse Width waveshapers (mouse X/Y draggable) are now working properly



Installation Instructions


Z3TA+ 2.1 is a full installation and does not require that you have Z3TA+ 2.0 installed. If you do have Z3TA+ 2.0 installed, you can install 2.1 over it by simply running the 2.1 installer.

To access your download, please do the following:

  1. Log into your Cakewalk Store account at http://www.store.cakewalk.com
  2. Once visiting the store, make sure to click the Sign In button and then log in to your account.
  3. After logging in, click the My Account button at the top. Your product registrations will be listed below and your products that have downloads available will have a "Download" link listed next to them.
  4. Click the download link next to Z3TA+ 2 to access your download of Z3TA+ 2.1. This file will be named Z3TA_2.exe and will have replaced your previous 2.0 download.

You can confirm that you are installing Z3TA+ 2.1 because the installer will say "Welcome to the Z3TA+ 2.1 Setup Wizard" as shown in the image below:

Z3TA+ 2.1 Installation Wizard




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