You don't have to be a top sound designer to make full use of Zebra – over a hundred Zebra2 programmers have already shared thousands of their creations with the world...
Many of them compiled extensive collections, others contributed patches by taking part in our monthly Zebra2 Patch Contest (see forum link). The following link takes you to an overview of all available Zebra2 patch banks (of which we are aware!), both free and commercial:
<<< PatchLib >>>
Below are some remarkable commercial patch collections by world-class sound designers,
all available directly from our online store...
The Dark Zebra
A soundset for Zebra 2.5 – with extras
A bank of over 400 presets, a collaboration between Hans Zimmer and Howard Scarr. Practically all Zebra sounds in the The Dark Knight as well as The Dark Knight Rises soundtracks are included, plus several more that didn’t quite fit into the scores. The pack also includes Hans' custom built update from a licensed Zebra2.x to the version you can see in this video, ZebraHZ. Many of the more recent patches make use of the extra features available in ZebraHZ.
For more info, system requirements and video: The Dark Zebra
Note: The included ZebraHZ does not work with Pro Tools and it doesn't work on Macs with PowerPC CPU.
I Only Saw Darkness|
by Jarkko Hietanen
by Ned Bouhalassa
The Striped Bat|
by Ned Bouhalassa
More than 600 patches for Zebra2
These are the bestselling sound sets by Michael Kastrup merged into one bundle: OldSkool and AfterSkool. More than 600 outstanding, playable and lush sounding patches that cover decades of synthesizer & keyboard history:
Alexander Hacke: NYC
150 patches in 5 buroughs
New York City is the new patch bank for Zebra2 by Alexander Hacke, of the famous German post-industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten. Hacke’s work has influenced many musicians around the world, and the musical genre Industrial would certainly not be the same without him!
In this amazing patch collection, Hacke combines his love for New York City with his love for Zebra2. A musical hommage, a cinematic soundtrack that captures the flavor of various New York locations. Some sounds are playable chromatically, others tell an entire story within a single note. Some smirk at you ironically, others evoke the strangest of emotions. Always read the patch info, and always try the XY controls for extra expression!
For some this will be the ultimate synaesthetic guide to the Big Apple, for all others it will be the most unusual collection of individual sounds and loops they have ever heard from Zebra2.
(click) to download Catalogue & Tasties
Fresh supply from BIGTONE
ReadMe & Patch List (pdf, 548k)
Stratospheres is the sequel to the acclaimed Chronospheres soundset. BIGTONE proudly presets a brand new bank, the likes of which have never been heard from a digital synthesizer.
The main focus of this soundset is on meticulous emulations of classic analogue sounds – but several surprises are also included! Great care has been taken to ensure that all patches remain rich and expressive across several octaves: all sounds are truly playable...Stratospheres is a must for all aficionados of analogue synthesis!
Leads & Sequences||
Pads & Atmospheres||
Fuel up your Tech-Deck - with 324 sounds
by Nick Moritz and XENOS Soundworks
INSPIRATION ReadMe & Patch List (pdf, 610k)
Zebra Energy ReadMe & Patch List (pdf, 106k)
If anyone boldly claims there are no suitable Dance sounds for Zebra2, you can tell them about this compilation! Nick Moritz and Xenos Soundworks have pooled their resources to create a tremendous collection of drums & percussion, megasaws / hoovers, edgy digital noises and psychedelic leads...
Comprising Inspiration and Zebra Energy, DancePack was engineered to satisfy the demands of all cutting-edge Dance, House or Drum 'n' Bass producers today.
Zebra Energy - DnB||
Zebra Energy - House||
Zebra Energy - Cinematic|
Inspiration - Demo||
Inspiration - Extraordinary||
demos by Nick Moritz
128 expressive sounds by BIGTONE
ReadMe & Patch List (pdf, 215k)
Loops, Drums, Grooves|
Keys, Seq, Leads||
Extend your Howie collection
If you like the Zebra2 presets or the sounds Howard programmed
for Inception, The Dark Knight and other Hollywood blockbusters,
you'll love this. Chock full of very expressive instruments (highly recommended for keyboard players), some weird and wonderful noises... plus a whole heap of fine analog emulations!
As well as the 242 sounds, Zebra Science also includes 48 oscillator templates and 35 envelope (MSEG) templates, plus a few tips and tricks to hone your programming skills.
Many individual Science sounds...||
Zebra Sciences by Tanzpartner|
Patch and Template Collection for Zebra2
Included are over 160 patches with controller and XY support, over 400 XY variation patches, and 32 patch templates with a variety of synth configurations to aid you in your sound programming.
You'll find smooth and warm pads, deep and nasty basses, pulsing rhythmic and arpeggiated sequences, ambient and modern VA-style synth patches.
50 oscillator templates, including a large waveform library, and 200 free-running and rhythmic Multistage envelope templates add a wealth of core content you can use in your own patches.
Also included as a bonus extra is a custom designed Zebra2 Transmission skin for Zebra, and a full PDF manual.
Transmission Patch Sampler