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Spending More Time on My Music Laptop & Dusting Off Some Original Presets for Synths like U-HE Zebra 2

I find I’ve been spending more time making music and sound with my laptop while in isolation than with hardware. Of course I’m still making music and sound with my Elektron boxes, but I’m just noticing the laptop is getting more use in my day-to-day.

Perhaps it’s because I can just take it anywhere in the house and wherever I end up sitting becomes my creative space. While in the past I might have used my iPad for this sort of thing, I find I’m on my iPad more for reading books, blogs, news and connecting with people so the laptop seems like a break. Topsy-turvy times for sure but a good reminder of the the amazing sonic arsenal of tools that sits within most of our laptops.

As you’ve probably seen in recent posts I’ve been spending a lot of time with Ableton Live and Push 2 along with all of Live’s devices and instruments. Over the years though, I’ve created 100s of presets for some amazing virtual instruments.

So I’ve started a new project to dust off some original presets for Live and other commercial synths and get all the sounds out of the archives and back in play on my laptop.

I just restored my collection of original Zebra presets. Here is a short video from my Instagram of a sound that is quite Krell-like. I’m just holding a single key 😀.

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Hans Zimmer Uses the Zebra 2 Software Synth on “The Dark Knight”

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Hans Zimmer, composer the latest Batman film The Dark Knight, used Uhe’s Zebra 2 software synthesizer extensively on the soundtrack.

In Uhe’s latest newsletter, Zimmer says he uses  "…mainly Zebra and no other plugin synth… I don’t believe that there is another software synth out there at the moment that has such a core sonic integrity as Zebra."

Read more on Page 3 of U-he’s newsletter.

Links:

Mark Mosher
www.modulatethis.com
www.markmoshermusic.com