Zebralette
by u-he
4.4 / 5     (36 votes)
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VST AU AAX
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.
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Proteus Aug 02 2022
(5 / 5)
Aug 02 2022
Awesome synth!
Eugenius Maximus May 01 2022
(5 / 5)
May 01 2022
One word: Perfection! The Zebralette get under-rated scores from other users, who apparently don't have the sense of sound exploration and sound design. The synthesizer forefathers were all about sound exploration. This gem is not complicated at all; it's all right there on one GUI. If you're not afraid of tweaking knobs and trying new things, this is another Uhe must-have in your arsenal. Period.
Digital Rules Mar 31 2022
(5 / 5)
Mar 31 2022
A Classic. The new GUI is amazing.
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 ...
TCCVM630 Mar 11 2022
Mar 11 2022
"Zebralette is included with the Zebra2 download and is installed at the same time."
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.