Oh indeed, he's a master synthesist. The Dark Zebra's presets sounds superb. Going through some Zebra presets now, I just think many of the current factory presets of non-DZ sound a bit cartoony, bar a large handful of exceptions. They are expertly put together, but just not to my taste. Kind of like Steve Vai, or the Dream Theater guys, are master players, but I cannot listen to their soulless wanking.XSIMan wrote:Sounds like a - if it's not got dub step presets its not got any good presets. Howard Scar made the presets for the last two bat man movies. He's at the top of his game.
This is a terrible analogy...I really don't want to lump Howard Scarr in with that lot...too much respect for him. I'm sure you understand what I mean.
Then again, nothing has presets that cater overwhelmingly to my taste, including Bazille's - the presets I do like from Bazille I just like more than the ones I like from the other synths. ...I suppose many of them are just examples of the various timbres and sounds they're capable of, which is fine.
Zebra² previous 2.1 Factory Bank found here if one scrolls down http://www.u-he.com/PatchLib/zebra.html is a little bit more to my liking compared to the current factory presets, probably because it has more than one person providing them all. No dubstep in sight as far as I'm aware (not sure if you were referring to me...I don't care for dubstep presets).
Going through some of Diva's now - I take back what I said about them...it has quite a few presets I enjoy including a lot of Howard's, but this is greatly helped by Diva's amazing inherent audio quality.
In any case, who cares what I or anyone thinks about some bloody presets for some software synthesizers? I don't even use presets!
I just remembered here http://craftedsound.com/product/u-he-zebra/ is a link to Zebra 2.1 factory bank + Zebra 2.2 Howard Scarr presets + 10th Anniversary presets all racked up for Push - free for anyone who's not aware.
Disclaimer - I love Zebra, will love Diva when I finally buy it, and currently worship at the altar of Bazille. I think Howard Scarr makes some amazing presets too.
Have a good evening.