Dark Zebra 2.9.2 NKS-ready & macOS 10.16 “Big Sur” Compatible

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Tuesday, 20 October 2020
  • Time to read: 2 min.

Dark Zebra 2.9.2

All 400 Dark Zebra presets have been tagged, and each one now has complete X/Y pad control. The presets sound pretty much like they always did – until you start using the pads!

Dark Zebra presets
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While tweaking those extra dimensions, Howard took the opportunity to use the extra modules added for Hans since the initial release. 

Dark Zebra 2.9.2 with The Unfinished Soundset
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If you already own The Dark Zebra, just request an e-mail on the My Licenses page to receive a download link for the updated installer.

The regular Zebra2 is now also macOS 10.16 “Big Sur” compatible. u-he improved the preset browsing experience, added support for bank names, and implemented various minor tweaks. You can read the full list of changes in the release notes.

Dark Zebra 2.9.2
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To update Zebra2 from an older version, download the installer from the product page and follow the installation instructions in the included user guide.

u-he gave their freeware synth Zebralette a completely new look, so she can proudly proclaim her Zebra2 heritage. Head over to the product page for visuals! As always, she installs together with the Zebra2 demo – which of course is our ploy to get you to check out Zebra2, and hopefully upgrade one day…

Dark Zebra 2.9.2 NKS
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Please note: the updates are currently only available for macOS and Windows. Linux versions will follow soon.

Zebra 2.9.2 (revision 10374)


  • Big Sur compatibility
  • Soundset installer support
  • Browser: Bank name feature added
  • Browser: Alternative search method using wildcards
  • Reveal in Finder/Explorer behaviour improved
  • Full-size editors: Grid background graphics are back

Fixed Bugs:

  • Browser: Numerous fixes and improvements
  • Loading presets during scan: Issue fixed (Windows only)
  • Minor GUI fixes/tweaks

Known Issues:

  • MSEG fill gradient graphics glitch (Windows only)
  • Context menus need plugin focus to work (macOS issue)
  • Crash when trying to load script presets (e.g. Randomizer)
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