Serum vs. Zebra vs. Bazille vs ...? Meaningful comparisons?

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Re: Serum vs. Zebra - a meaningful comparison?

Post by pencilrocket » Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:24 am

by the way, why is zebra's GUI like freeware synth?....
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Re: Serum vs. Zebra - a meaningful comparison?

Post by jcrystal » Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:27 am

I own and love both. The "digital" sound people mention about Serum is largely related to very high quality including more of the frequency spectrum than normally heard...I love the clarity and can always filter if needed. Zebra may ultimately be deeper, Serum more accessible

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Re: Serum vs. Zebra - a meaningful comparison?

Post by beats me » Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:48 pm

If you get Serum you can get another 25,000 Waveforms for $40 here to drop in it.

http://www.galbanum.com/products/archit ... eforms2010

That should keep you busy. Of course you can also use those in any wavetable synth that allows you to use your own sound sources (Massive doesn't).

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Re: Serum vs. Zebra - a meaningful comparison?

Post by mihai » Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:17 pm

zebra <3

@pencilrocket yeah, zebra's gui is my only gripe with the synth. it's very old though and they're working on zebra 3 which is also supposed to feature a new (read better) interface.

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Re: Serum vs. Zebra - a meaningful comparison?

Post by LFO8 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:52 pm

I don't know what you guys are complaining about Zebra's GUI for:

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Re: Serum vs. Zebra - a meaningful comparison?

Post by mihai » Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:58 pm

@LFO8 yeah except zebra had a bug that wouldn't remember the theme or zoom lever so it would revert to default right after it was closed. time to check out that update.

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Re: Serum vs. Zebra - a meaningful comparison?

Post by Tarekith » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:04 pm

Is that really the new GUI for Zebra?

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Re: Serum vs. Zebra - a meaningful comparison?

Post by mihai » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:13 pm

no, it's a skin you can download for it though.

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Re: Serum vs. Zebra - a meaningful comparison?

Post by Tarekith » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:33 pm

One of the better user ones I've seen, I kinda like it.

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Re: Serum vs. Zebra - a meaningful comparison?

Post by tedlogan » Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:23 pm

That skin,"Redux", is great for workflow. I think u-he will (should) be taking some ideas for Z3 from it.

Here is the thread where you can download it from:

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic ... 1&t=418671

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Re: Serum vs. Zebra - a meaningful comparison?

Post by deva » Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:16 pm

mihai wrote:zebra <3

@pencilrocket yeah, zebra's gui is my only gripe with the synth. it's very old though and they're working on zebra 3 which is also supposed to feature a new (read better) interface.
There may be a new GUI before Zebra 3...

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Re: Serum vs. Zebra - a meaningful comparison?

Post by mihai » Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:37 am

i hope so.

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Re: Serum vs. Zebra - a meaningful comparison?

Post by Machinesworking » Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:12 am

tedlogan wrote:That skin,"Redux", is great for workflow. I think u-he will (should) be taking some ideas for Z3 from it.

Here is the thread where you can download it from:

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic ... 1&t=418671
I like the layout and general look, but the contrast is too little, it's kinda blurry to use IMO, too blended.

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Re: Serum vs. Zebra - a meaningful comparison?

Post by tedlogan » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:52 am

Machinesworking wrote:
tedlogan wrote:That skin,"Redux", is great for workflow. I think u-he will (should) be taking some ideas for Z3 from it.

Here is the thread where you can download it from:

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic ... 1&t=418671
I like the layout and general look, but the contrast is too little, it's kinda blurry to use IMO, too blended.
Yeah, it took some time to get used to that aspect of it. There are variations of the colour scheme included in the download though.

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Re: Serum vs. Zebra - a meaningful comparison?

Post by Machinesworking » Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:00 pm

tedlogan wrote: Yeah, it took some time to get used to that aspect of it. There are variations of the colour scheme included in the download though.
The only variation I see is where he mixes the Zebra Redux theme colors in a bit.

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