by u-he
4.3 / 5     (32 votes)
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Zebralette is a hybrid synth

Zebralette has two LFOs (one per voice, one global), a multi-stage envelope and three on-board effects (chorus, EQ, delay). Not forgetting Zebra2's famous dual spectral effects, which include several squelchy filter algorithms.
John Burns Aug 04 2021
(3 / 5)
Aug 04 2021
Pretty cool. Quite complicated. The sound reminds me a bit of Dexed but I prefer Dexed. I think it's a more charming, warm synth whereas this one is a bit too crisp or something. If you like big, edgy tones then you'll like this. Also it installs a bunch of trial software (as well as the free synth) which is annoying.
Bob Angelo Aug 31 2020
(5 / 5)
Aug 31 2020
A strange synth, but pretty fun to create sounds and tweaking them in this strange way as the user interface is very good. As nearly every vst from U-HE, there is a lot of presets, and they are excellent. There is a paid version named Zebra, but this Zebralette is already a truely amaysing synth in his own right.
musicman Jul 10 2020
(5 / 5)
Jul 10 2020
Really versatile for electro / trip hop / jazz / abstract dub etc. I end up loading this up when I need some inspiration, something that will sound good enough for the time being while I get some ideas hammered out. A dependable go-to-synth for starting a new track. Although many of the presets can sound a little thin, they are all tweak-able and high quality in nature. The sound is 'rich' and fully alive unlike many dead sounding digital synths.
Kennedy Amoah Apr 24 2020
(5 / 5)
Apr 24 2020
Very very good and useful also
PC-Edy Feb 27 2020
Feb 27 2020
Free U-He babe. What else do you need to jump on it.-
Digital Rules Dec 01 2019
(5 / 5)
Dec 01 2019
Very good synth, no doubt!
Freqz Sept 22 2019
(5 / 5)
Sept 22 2019
This Plugin is awesome.
AM May 09 2019
(5 / 5)
May 09 2019
Pretty capable synth. And it sounds very good.
Mato Apr 08 2019
(5 / 5)
Apr 08 2019
Zebralette is a true Classic freeware softsynth. It has a stellar quality sound engine and it is easy on the CPU. A real timeless Classic freebie. <3
virusnumber9 Jan 20 2019
(2 / 5)
Jan 20 2019
Along with this plugin, a bunch of unnecessary additional software was installed, some effects, demo versions of paid synthesizers, something else ...
L@zarus Apr 17 2018
(5 / 5)
Apr 17 2018
Awesome synth, very melodic and a joy to create very strange or powerful sounds... i spend many hours to program some sounds and at any time i was a surprised how good this tool is! Thx a lot
Dave The Barbarian Mar 31 2018
(5 / 5)
Mar 31 2018
If it's half as good as the full version of Zebra then it still gets 5 stars.
Redeen Jan 05 2018
(5 / 5)
Jan 05 2018
STVRZ, this one is on a lot of short lists - i.e. the word is out. But chiming in: very rich timbre, distinctive presets, highly malleable. I was blown away by this plugin, and yet the demo of the commercial version somehow manages to top (have not purchased it yet, but if U-He wanted to distinguish themselves, this did the trick). The graphical interface is great fun. Best compliment is to say I have used it on several tracks.
Humid Peony Jul 05 2017
(5 / 5)
Jul 05 2017
One of the most interesting free synths for sure! It has good sound quality,low CPU load, very pleasant looking wodden-style GUI, detailed documentation, amazing factory presets and vast user-made preset library (https://www.u-he.com/PatchLib/zebra.html#zlette). Another important feature is it's workflow, which is differs from other synths - thanks to the spectral FX section. Yeah, maybe it is just a reduced version of U-He's commercial plugin, but hey, does it matter, if Zebralette is so awesome on its own?
Firak Mar 16 2014
(5 / 5)
Mar 16 2014
Amazing sound, perfect synth. Best of free
superfirak Jan 23 2014
(5 / 5)
Jan 23 2014
Best of free synth, powerfull sound.
STVRSZ Nov 19 2013
(5 / 5)
Nov 19 2013
10 stars. I know, I've posted my opinion all over this site, but this is the best free synth out there. It will do ANYTHING. It sounds FANTASTIC. I don't normally gush about u-he stuff because of the CPU load, but comfortably run this with other synths and vocs no problem. I cannot believe no one else has not posted on this already. I am saving up for the real ZEBRA2. The ZebraCM is also fantastic albeit not totally free (magware) and much more conventional.