Cakewalk Announces Z3TA+ iOS Music Synthesizer for iPad


2014 NAMM Show: Cakewalk announced Z3TA+ iOS for iPad.

According to Cakewalk, Z3TA+ iOS retains the sonic signature of the Mac/Windows versions, but the new touch control capabilities open up new waveshaping sound possibilities.

Here’s an overview of Z3TA+ iOS for iPad:


  • Over 500 on-board, expertly crafted presets
  • Support for Inter-App Audio, Background Audio, and AudioBus
  • Classic waveshaping Z3TA+2 synth engine with 6 Oscillators, 6 LFOs, Filters, and more
  • Modulation Matrix includes 16 Sources, Curves, Controls, and Destinations
  • Advanced modular effects—Distortion, Modulation, Compression, Delay, Reverb and Limiter
  • External MIDI control and user-friendly onboard Keyboard
  • Performance section with Tap Tempo and assignable XY Pad, Mod Wheels, and User Controlled In-Key Pitch Bend
  • Designed for iPad 2 or above, iPad Air, and iPad Mini

Pricing and Availability

Z3TA+ iOS will be available on Apple’s App Store in February 2014 for $19.99. More information is available at the Cakewalk site.

13 thoughts on “Cakewalk Announces Z3TA+ iOS Music Synthesizer for iPad

  1. This is an awesome synth. I bought it as soon as it was available for my Mac. Stoked to see they are making an iOS version . I will def buy it when it comes out. Now if Rapture would be made available for Mac that would be very cool.

  2. I had such a strong opinion of the music in the demo video that I am definitively going to buy/not buy this app when it comes out.

  3. Now you are posting funny comments but you are all going to die, and the music of the demo will still be there , lonely, bad and uninspired as it is

  4. I hadn’t really paid any attention to this app before (when it was Windows only) by the time it was Mac, I already had Big Tick’s Rhino– and didn’t really have that much dough to throw around.

    Now I’ve studied this synth a bit and it is VERY impressive. I hope they keep the Scala scale/tuning maps in the iPad version, but even if they don’t this one seems like a great synth for iPad. Will buy for sure.

    1. Rhino is underrated – it was one of the synths that got me into FM again, and of course it also has filters, effects, a sequencer, etc..

      There really is an embarrassment of wealth of excellent software synths, but the iOS ones are so appealing because of their lower pricing. 😉

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