Cakewalk announces Z3TA+ 2 synth

Z3TA+ 2 will be available in July.
Z3TA+ 2 will be available in July.

Cakewalk's Z3TA+ has proven to one of the most enduringly popular plug-in synths ever created. It was originally released by rgc:audio back in 2002, yet only last year, MusicRadar users voted it one of the 17 best VST plug-in instruments in the world today. We're delighted, then, that Cakewalk has just announced that a successor, Z3TA+ 2, will finally be released in July.

Little is known about the specifics of the update, but Cakewalk has said that Z3TA+2 will feature "a redesigned user interface, deeper editing controls, new effects, and superior sound quality".

New sounds are also promised, designed by many of the same people who concocted the original Z3TA+ presets.

Z3TA+2 is being launched as part of Cakewalk's Summer Of Sonar X1 promotion, and we're told that existing users will be able to pick it up for "a very special price". It seems that it'll be available to non Sonar users too, though we're guessing that it'll retain its PC-only status.

More details as we get them.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.