New Features and Improvements
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.
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
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 files are now supported
Z3TA+ 2.1 includes the latest full library of Scala tuning files
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
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
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
Waveshaper is now an integral part of the Oscillator section with 4 new Waveshaping modes. All Waveshapers are now accessible via the modulation matrix opening up an enormous amount of new sound shaping possibilities.
4 new Filter modes bringing the total to 14 filter modes with separation control for tweaking resonance peaks on stacked filters. Both filters are readily accessible and visible simultaneously.
New Graphically controlled Envelopes providing visual representation of all envelopes, mouse controlled ADSR, and improved naming and interface arrangement.
New Graphical LFOs clearly show the resulting LFO shapes when morphing between two waves and the new AMOUNT fader quickly scales an LFO's intensity.
New Graphical Arp provides visual display of Arp patterns, including 100 new patterns from Dance MIDI Samples. 50 new 'Gate' patterns, also from Dance MIDI Samples, instantly apply trance gates to synth pads and leads while Humanize and Swing controls increase total Arp flexibility and expression.
Effects enhancements include: Simple drag and drop routing of all effects, new Hypertube distortion algorithm, and highly flexible distortion module routing (apply to filter busses and master section or both simultaneously).
Real-time Expression is enhanced with Adaptive Pitch Bend which allows for the bending of notes within the key and mode performed; automatically learns key based on performance.
All Waveshapers can be mapped to the modulation matrix opening up a whole new world of expression when mapped to velocity and bend controls.
XY Pad speed control allows users to adjust the morphing speed of XY coordinates.
Z3TA+'s legendary sound engine has been improved with a new 'HIGHEST' SRC algorithm providing smoother, more accurate interpolation of wavetables.
Layout is rearranged with numerous usability improvements.
Menu items now show graphical previews (oscillator shapes, velocity curves, etc).
New extended ribbon controller with latch (Shift-click).
Menus are revamped with clearer organization and descriptions.