Saturday, November 13, 2010

Mothman Z3000

CZ-3000 Emu

The Z-3000 is now freeware! GET IT HERE!!



The Mothman Z-3000 is the newest sibling of the Mothman synthesizers and this one is the best one yet. It's a 16 voice polyphonic synthesizer that features two Phase Distortion DCOs, two DCWs, and two DCAs all six featurethe famous 8 point envelope section that made the CZ synthesizer so famous. You have the ability to make some of the most complex waveforms you've ever heard.


It also has the stereo chorus, noise and LFO just like the original CZ-3000. Also, there's an added switchable velocity feature that gives greater expression than the original CZ, and an added analog style filter on DCA2 to give even more sound options. You can also pan the different DCOs to give more stereo fx. But other than that, I kept it pretty faithful to the original synth. Programming is very similar to the original CZs, the only difference being that on each 8 stage envelope there is a "scale" feature, which acts like a master envelope control to quickly lower or raise the length of the envelope all around without changing each one individually. You can even use the original Casio CZ-3000 Manual to understand the concepts behind programming this VST.


There are 64 preset slots with 18 presets already created. The sound of this synth is very similar to the real thing. Real phase distortion synthesis is used, real eight point envelopes and a cool "Mothman" design make this synth a must have addition to your VST library.


This is a windows only VST, sorry mac users one day I will make a synth for you guys too.


To purchase the Mothman Z3000 just click the buy it now link below and after payment is completed a copy of the VST will be sent to you. The price is slightly higher than my other VSTs, but the amount of work I put into this one I think makes it worth it. $24.00 USD.  Here's a little jingle a user created using the MMZ3000

10 comments:

  1. Very cool CZ sounds! I love it, but I can't seem to find a way to load and save patches. I have a whole bunch of CZ3000 patches that I'd like to load.

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  2. Thanks Fred,
    Unfortunately there's no way to import patches from the real CZ, however I intend to work on that for the next version. You can save patches within your DAW the same way you would with any other VST, it just depends on what program you are using.

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  3. OH YES! If you can load in CZ sysex data, then it would be VST CZ! I want one! Will pay for CZ virtual instrument that I can put actual cz patches into. How long before it's ready? How much will it cost? I want to reserve a copy now!

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  4. Hey David, yeah you are right, this would really make the product much better. I have been so bogged down with my day job these days, I haven't had anytime to get back to the MM. However, since continued interest keeps coming in, I am going to get back to work and make some time. I don't have an ETA yet, but will post on my blog as soon as some progress is made. Sorry to keep everyone waiting, it just is hard sometimes to find the time for everything I want to do.

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  5. This looks awesome. If you could make this SysEx compatible so I could load my pre-existing patches into it, and load patches I create in it to my CZ's, I would happily drop $50 on it...

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  6. It would be great a plugin that also works as an editor for the cz, id love to create a patch in the plugin and then put it on my cz and viceversa. it would be totally awesome

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  7. would be awesome!!! would definetely be interested!!

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  8. Happy Holidays. Just a friendly reminder that there is someone out here who is ardently hoping for a virtual CZ. I can't find anything that I can load my CZ sys-ex patches into without jumping through a lot of data conversion hoops. I play, I don't convert....not my thing. If it helps to motivate you, lets talk about the price. How much would it take to get an interface that will let me load actual CZ sys-ex patches and quickly switch from one patch to the next. Editing would be nice also, but that would take more finesse in the GUI department. One person's easy to use interface is another persons nightmare. Think about it. Get back with me. Thanks

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  9. I appreciate the comment and info, and I do realize a lot of people want the synth with sysex patch support. I would like to to this, but out of all honesty, I don't know when I can get to it. I was hoping to already, but I have too many projects! Then my day job usually eats up the computing part of my brain for the day and when I get home I find it hard to want to sit down and work on this. If I can't get to it someday, maybe I will release the source and let somebody else do it, but don't hold that as a promise ;)

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  10. hey, just letting everyone know that the link to download the MM synths is above in the title bar. Thanks for all the support!

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