Zebra 2 Tip: Adding Spectral Effects with “Osc FX”

Zebra is on my mind with all the news of Dark Zebra. Zebra is all about pure synthesis – no samples. I found the interface a bit daunting at first but once you push through the initial learning curve it makes a lot of sense. It’s perfect for those who want to a strong set of sound shaping tools in a semi-modular form. The layout exposes a lot of flow and params on one page. That being said there is just a crap load of features under the hood as well so I encourage to RTFM and/or click on labels and explore.


For example, in the Oscillator Module there are sub-menus.


If you select the “Osc FX” the panel to the right allows you to select two different internal spectral effects "routed in series (left > right) for processing the oscillator waveform

To select an effect, click on the label. Adjust the value and/or modulate
to taste. The speed/smoothness of most spectral effects, when modulated, is highly dependent on the value of oscillator Resolution.


List of Spectral Effects


Keep Poking Around

As you can see Osc FX alone provides a staggering amount of possibilities. Time to explore.


Mark Mosher
Electronic Musician, Boulder CO


Synth: Zebra 2.x

Mark Mosher • Audio/Visual Synthesist | Boulder, CO View All →

Artist site: http://www.markmoshermusic.com
Host of Sonic Encounters Podcast: http://markmoshermusic.com/podcast/.
Boulder Synthesizer Meetup founder and host: http://www.bouldersynth.com

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