Cakewalk Z3TA+ iOS synth released for iPad

Z3TA iOS certainly looks similar to the desktop version but can it match its sound
Z3TA+ iOS certainly looks similar to the desktop version, but can it match its sound?

It's been available on desktop platforms for more than a decade, and now Cakewalk's Z3TA+ synth has been released for the iPad

Originally announced at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show, Z3TA+ iOS borrows from Z3TA+ 2, delivering the same sound but sporting an iOS-specific interface that's optimised for touch control.

Z3TA+ features Synth, Modulation Matrix/Arpeggiator and Effects pages and comes with more than 500 presets. There's support for Inter App Audio, AudioBus and MIDI control.

Z3TA+ costs £13.99/$19.99 and is available now from the Apple App Store. You can find out more on the Cakewalk website.

Cakewalk Z3TA+ iOS features

  • Over 500 on-board, expertly crafted presets
  • Support for Inter-App Audio, Background Audio, and AudioBus
  • Classic waveshaping Z3TA+2 synth engine with 6 Oscillators, 6 LFOs, Filters, and more
  • Modulation Matrix includes 16 Sources, Curves, Controls, and Destinations
  • Advanced modular effects—Distortion, Modulation, Compression, Delay, Reverb and Limiter
  • External MIDI control and user-friendly onboard Keyboard
  • Performance section with Tap Tempo and assignable XY Pad, Mod Wheels, and User Controlled In-Key Pitch Bend
  • Designed for iPad 2 or above, iPad Air, and iPad Mini
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