Downloads of v 2.9.10374:


Last Update:

15 Oct 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • u-he


zebra audio u-he vst synthesizer aax admin trial

Zebra 2 (Install)

2.9.10374 | Updated: 15 Oct 2020



Downloads of v 2.9.10374:



Software Author(s):

  • u-he

Zebra 2 (Install) 2.9.10374

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To install Zebra 2 (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Zebra 2 (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Zebra 2 (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade uhe-zebra2 -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade uhe-zebra2 -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure uhe-zebra2 installed
    name: uhe-zebra2
    state: present
    version: 2.9.10374
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

chocolatey_package 'uhe-zebra2' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.9.10374'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: uhe-zebra2,
    Version: 2.9.10374,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller uhe-zebra2
   Name     = 'uhe-zebra2'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.9.10374'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'uhe-zebra2':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.9.10374',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install uhe-zebra2 version="2.9.10374" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 17 Oct 2020.


Zebra2: A synth of all stripes
Zebra2 is a sound-design playground. The powerful, high quality (but still CPU friendly) sound engine and the numerous sound sculpting tools make Zebra2 capable of a near-limitless range of new sounds and textures. A favourite amongst soundtrack composers, producers and sound designers, Zebra2 provides all the tools you need—the rest is up to you.

Package Specific

Package Parameters

The following package parameters can be set:

  • /NoVst2x86 - Do not install the x86 VST2 version
  • /NoVst2x64 - Do not install the x64 VST2 version
  • /NoVst3x86 - Do not install the x86 VST3 version
  • /NoVst3x64 - Do not install the x64 VST3 version
  • /NoAaxx86 - Do not install the x86 AAX version
  • /NoAaxx64 - Do not install the x64 AAX version
  • /NoPresets - Do not install factory presets
  • /NoNks - Do not install the nks integration
  • /Vst2Path: - Installation path of the VST2 version
  • /Vst2x86Path: - Installation path of the x86 VST2 version on x64 CPU architecture
  • /UserFolderPath: - Path of the user data (presets, settings, themes) to link outside factory data (optional)
  • /CompanyPath: - Path of the company to put all program files in. Override if you want to have the program files at a custom location. Attention: u-he program files are expected to be directly writeable (no UAC involved) by the user running the software.

You must pass the package parameters like this:

choco install uhe-zebra2 --package-parameters "'/NoVst2x64 /Vst2x86Path:${env:CommonProgramFiles(x86)}\VST2\u-he '"

# Installer Functions
# Comments to this script have been added upon request by the chocolatey community reviewer
function CreateShortcut ($shortcutObject) {
  if($shortcutObject.execute -eq $true) {
    $TemporaryWorkaroundFile = $false;
    $tempShortcutPathAndName = "" + $shortcutObject.linkPath + "\" + $shortcutObject.linkName
    If (-not(Test-Path -Path $shortcutObject.destPath)) {
      If ([string]::IsNullOrWhiteSpace([System.IO.Path]::GetExtension($shortcutObject.destPath))) {
        Write-Debug "Target path does not exist and has no file type extension. Assuming a folder. Creating it first."
        New-Item -ItemType Directory -Force -Path $shortcutObject.destPath
      } else {
        New-Item -ItemType File -Force $shortcutObject.destPath
        $TemporaryWorkaroundFile = $true;
    Write-Debug "This is the Shortcut Full Path:"; Write-Debug $tempShortcutPathAndName
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -ShortcutFilePath $tempShortcutPathAndName -TargetPath $shortcutObject.destPath
    If ($TemporaryWorkaroundFile -eq $true) {
      Write-Debug "Deleting temporary workaround file."
      Remove-Item $shortcutObject.destPath -Force

function CreateSymlink ($symlinkObject) {
  if($symlinkObject.execute -eq $true) {
    $tempSymlinkPathAndName = $symlinkObject.linkPath + "\" + $symlinkObject.linkName
    If ($tempSymlinkPathAndName -eq $symlinkObject.destPath) {
      Write-Error ("Target and Destination Paths of an overwritten parameter and an internal parameter are the same.")
    if (Test-Path -Path $symlinkObject.destPath) {
      Write-Debug ("Destination Path " + $symlinkObject.destPath + " already exists.")
    } else {
      Write-Debug ("Creating " + $symlinkObject.destPath)
      New-Item $symlinkObject.destPath -ItemType Directory -Force
    if (Test-Path -Path $tempSymlinkPathAndName) {
      if((Get-Item $tempSymlinkPathAndName).Attributes.ToString() -Match "ReparsePoint") {
        Write-Debug ("Link Path " + $tempSymlinkPathAndName + " already exists as SymbolicLink. Will overwrite SymbolicLink.")
      } else {
        Write-Debug ("Link Path " + $tempSymlinkPathAndName + " already exists. Will move to destination path and link afterwards.")
        If (Test-Path $tempSymlinkPathAndName -pathType leaf) {
          Write-Debug ("Link Path " + $tempSymlinkPathAndName + " is a file.")
          Move-Item -Path $tempSymlinkPathAndName -Destination $symlinkObject.destPath -Force
        } ElseIf (Test-Path $tempSymlinkPathAndName -pathType container) {
          Write-Debug ("Link Path " + $tempSymlinkPathAndName + " is a folder.")
          Move-Item -Path "$tempSymlinkPathAndName\*" -Destination $symlinkObject.destPath -Force
          Remove-Item -Path "$tempSymlinkPathAndName"
        } Else {
          Write-Error ("Link Path " + $tempSymlinkPathAndName + " is neither file nor folder.")
    Write-Debug ("Linking " + $tempSymlinkPathAndName + " to " + $symlinkObject.destPath)
    New-Item -Type SymbolicLink -Path "$tempSymlinkPathAndName" -Value $symlinkObject.destPath -Force

function CreateRegKey ($regKeyObject) {
  If ([string]::IsNullOrWhiteSpace($regKeyObject.path)) {
    Write-Warning ("Given Registry Object Path is NULL.")

  if($regKeyObject.execute -eq $true) {
    # Determine value type
    if (${regKeyObject}.value -is [String]) {
      $registryValueType = "String"
      Write-Debug("Registry value type is String.")
    } elseif (${regKeyObject}.value -is [Int32]) {
      $registryValueType = "DWORD"
      Write-Debug("Registry value type is DWORD.")
    } else {
      $registryValueType = "String"
      Write-Warning("Registry value type unknown. Using String as type.")

    # Write reg key
    if($regKeyObject.key -eq '') {
      New-Item -PropertyType $registryValueType -Path ${regKeyObject}.path -Value ${regKeyObject}.value -Force
    } else {
      if (Test-Path ${regKeyObject}.path) { } else { New-Item ${regKeyObject}.path -force }
      New-ItemProperty -PropertyType $registryValueType -Path ${regKeyObject}.path -Name ${regKeyObject}.key -Value ${regKeyObject}.value -force

function CreateRegKeyFromFile ($regKeyFileObject) {
  if($regKeyFileObject.execute -eq $true) {
    Write-Debug ("Creating registry entry from file " + $env:ChocolateyPackageFolder + "\" + $regKeyFileObject.path)
    regedit.exe /S ($env:ChocolateyPackageFolder + "\" + $regKeyFileObject.path)

Create the component list that will be parsed to the installer.

Create the component list that will be parsed to the installer. A component is a tickable box in an installer.
The resulting component list depends on the 'execute' bool that should be set before handing the installer
component into this function.

.PARAMETER instParamObject
An installer parameter object/action defined in the chocolateyvariables.ps1.

Comment added because reviewer asked to do so.
function CreateInstallerParameters ($instParamObject) {
  if($instParamObject.execute -eq $true) {
    Write-Debug "Checking Installer Components for: "; Write-Debug $instParamObject.value
    $global:installerComponents += $instParamObject.value
    $global:installerComponents += ","
    Write-Debug ("These are the current installerComponents: " + $global:installerComponents + ".")

function CopyPackageRessources ($PackageResourcePathObject) {
  if($PackageResourcePathObject.execute -eq $true) {
    Write-Debug ("Preparing Package Ressource Path for: " + $PackageResourcePathObject.value + ".")
    $tempPath = ($env:ChocolateyPackageFolder + "\" + ($PackageResourcePathObject.value).ToString())
    if((Test-Path $tempPath) -eq $false) {
      Write-Debug ("The resource object " + $PackageResourcePathObject.value + " does not exist.")
    # We create the target directory first as Copy-Item behaves differently when the target path doesn't exist as directory
    New-Item $PackageResourcePathObject.installPath -ItemType Directory -Force
    if($tempPath -Match "zip") {
      Get-ChocolateyUnzip -FileFullPath "$tempPath" -Destination $PackageResourcePathObject.installPath
    } else {
      Move-Item -Path $tempPath -Destination $PackageResourcePathObject.installPath -Force -Recurse
      Write-Debug ("Copying all files from Package\" + $PackageResourcePathObject.value + " to " + $PackageResourcePathObject.installPath + ".")

function CreateTxtFiles ($txtFileObject) {
  if($txtFileObject.execute -eq $true) {
    Write-Debug ("Creating txt file in " + $txtFileObject.key + " with the content: " + $txtFileObject.value)
    Remove-Item $txtFileObject.key -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    New-Item $txtFileObject.key -ItemType file -Force
    [System.IO.File]::WriteAllLines($txtFileObject.key, $txtFileObject.value, (New-Object ("System.Text." + $txtFileObject.encoding + "Encoding") $

Checks for default installer values
function GetDefaultValues () {
  $newDefaultPath = GetDefaultVst2Directory(64)
  If (![string]::IsNullOrWhiteSpace($newDefaultPath)) {
    Write-Debug("Default VST2 64 Path found: " + $newDefaultPath)
    $global:vst2DefaultPath = $newDefaultPath
  $newDefaultPath = GetDefaultVst2Directory(32)
  If (![string]::IsNullOrWhiteSpace($newDefaultPath)) {
    Write-Debug("Default VST2 32 Path found: " + $newDefaultPath)
    $global:vst2x86_64DefaultPath = $newDefaultPath
If default values were found (for instance in the registry) and no overrides have been given, set default installer settings

If default values were found (for instance in the registry) and no overrides have been given, set default installer settings

function PickDefaultValuesFromSystem () {
  If ([string]::IsNullOrWhiteSpace($pp["Vst2Path"])) {
    If (![string]::IsNullOrWhiteSpace($global:vst2DefaultPath)) {
      Write-Debug("Overwriting VST2 path with value found in registry: " + $vst2DefaultPath)
      $global:vst2Path = $global:vst2DefaultPath

  If ([string]::IsNullOrWhiteSpace($pp["Vst2x86Path"])) {
    If (![string]::IsNullOrWhiteSpace($global:vst2x86_64DefaultPath)) {
      Write-Debug("Overwriting VST2x86 path with value found in registry: " + $global:vst2x86_64DefaultPath)
      $global:vst2x86_64Path = $global:vst2x86_64DefaultPath

  If ($pp["CompanyPath"] -eq $false) {
    # Some installers have an automatic detection mechanism for this path next to a default
    Write-Debug "Checking if automatic install path detection is implemented ..."
    if (Get-Command InstallerCompanyPathAutomaticDetection -errorAction SilentlyContinue) {
      Write-Debug "Method has been implemented!"

      If ($autoInstDetectionCompanyPath) {
        Write-Debug("AutoInstDetectionCompanyPath: " + $autoInstDetectionCompanyPath)
        $global:companyPath = $autoInstDetectionCompanyPath

Checks if a given path is a kind of link and returns its value resolved

Checks if a given path is a kind of link and returns its value resolved. Also returns the path if it's a directory or a file. Returns $null if it doesn't exist.

Comment added because reviewer asked to do so.
function ResolvePath($target) {
  $targetpath = $null

  If (!(Test-Path $target)) {
    Write-Debug ("Ended prematurely")
    Write-Debug ("$targetpath")
    return $targetpath

  if($target.EndsWith(".lnk")) {
    $sh = new-object -com
    $fullpath = resolve-path $target
    $targetpath = $sh.CreateShortcut($fullpath).TargetPath
    Write-Debug ("Target ended with lnk and is " + "$targetpath")
    return $targetpath

  If ((Get-ItemPropertyValue -Path $target -Name LinkType) -eq "SymbolicLink") {
    return $targetpath = Get-ItemPropertyValue -Path $target -Name Target
  } ElseIf (Test-Path $target -pathType leaf) {
    return $targetpath = (Get-Item $target).DirectoryName
  } ElseIf (Test-Path $target -pathType container) {
    return $targetpath = $target

  Write-Debug ($targetpath)
  return $targetpath

Checks if given an array of paths has an entry with a kind of link and returns the first value resolved

Checks if a given an array of paths it checks for link and returns the first value resolved. Also returns the first path if it's a directory or a file. Returns $null if nothing exists.

Comment added because reviewer asked to do so.
function ResolvePaths([String[]] $Paths) {
  Foreach ($path in $Paths) {
    If (ResolvePath($path)) {
      Write-Debug ("Successfully resolved path " + "$path")
      return ResolvePath($path)
  Write-Debug ("Returning NULL path ")
  return $null

Returns a given registry key/name's value

Returns a given registry key/name's value

Comment added because reviewer asked to do so.
function ResolveRegPath($reg) {
  If (!(Test-Path -Path $reg.key)) {
    Write-Debug ("Given key is NULL")
    return $null
  $value = Get-ItemProperty -Path $reg.key -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | Select-Object -ExpandProperty $ -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
  If ([string]::IsNullOrWhiteSpace($value)) {
    Write-Debug ("Given key's name is NULL")
    return $null

  Write-Debug ("Value found: " + $value)
  return $value

Try to find the default VST2 directory

Try to find the default VST2 directory

Wether to find the default 32 bit or 64 bit directory

Comment added because reviewer asked to do so.
function GetDefaultVst2Directory ($bitToCheck) {
  If ($bitToCheck -eq 32) {
    $defaultRegBasePath = "HKLM:\\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\VST"
    $installerDefaultRegPath = $vst2x86_64PathReg
  } ElseIf ($bitToCheck -eq 64) {
    $defaultRegBasePath = "HKLM:\\SOFTWARE\VST"
    $installerDefaultRegPath = $vst2PathReg

  $returnVst2Path = $null

  If (Test-Path -Path $defaultRegBasePath) {
    $newVst2Path = Get-ItemProperty -Path $defaultRegBasePath -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | Select-Object -ExpandProperty VstPluginsPath -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    If (![string]::IsNullOrWhiteSpace($newVst2Path)) {
      If ($vst2AddSubfolder) {
        $newVst2Path += "\$companyPath"
      $returnVst2Path = $newVst2Path

  If (![string]::IsNullOrWhiteSpace($installerDefaultRegPath.key)) {
    $newVst2Path = Get-ItemProperty -Path $installerDefaultRegPath.key -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | Select-Object -ExpandProperty $ -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    If (![string]::IsNullOrWhiteSpace($newVst2Path)) {
      $returnVst2Path = $newVst2Path

  return $returnVst2Path

function RunInstallerWithPackageParametersObject ($packageParameterObject) {
  $installerPathViaPP = (Test-Path $pp["InstallerPath"])
  ## Does the following check work for 32 bit installers??
  $installerEmbedded = ((Test-Path ($env:ChocolateyPackageFolder + "\" + $packageParameterObject.file)) -And ($packageParameterObject.file64 -ne $null) -And (Test-Path ($env:ChocolateyPackageFolder + "\" + $packageParameterObject.file64)))
  $installerDownload = (($packageParameterObject.url -ne $null) -Or ($packageParameterObject.url64 -ne $null))
  $installerDownloadExe = (($packageParameterObject.url -ne $null) -And ($packageParameterObject.url).EndsWith(".exe"))
  Write-Debug ("This is the InstallerPath Variable: " + $pp["InstallerPath"])

  if($installerPathViaPP -eq $true) {
    Write-Debug "Installer overridden via package parameter"
    $packageParameterObject["file"] = $fileLocation
    Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageParameterObject #

  if($installerEmbedded -eq $true) {
    Write-Debug "Installer is embedded"
    $packageParameterObject.file = ($env:ChocolateyPackageFolder + "\" + $packageParameterObject.file)
    $packageParameterObject.file64 = ($env:ChocolateyPackageFolder + "\" + $packageParameterObject.file64)
    Write-Debug ("Installer (32 bit referenced) embedded path: " + $packageParameterObject.file)
    Write-Debug ("Installer (64 bit referenced) embedded path: " + $packageParameterObject.file64)
    Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageParameterObject

  if($installerDownload -eq $true -And $installerPathViaPP -eq $false) {
    Write-Debug ("Installer needs to be downloaded from " + $packageParameterObject.url)
    if($installerDownloadExe -eq $true) { 
      Write-Debug "Installer is exe, running now..."
      Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageParameterObject #
    } else { 
      Write-Debug "Installer inside zip"
      Write-Debug ("UnzipLocation is: " + $packageParameterObject.unzipLocation)
      $packageParameterObject["file"] = $fileLocation
      Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageParameterObject
      Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageParameterObject

  Write-Warning ("No installer found!");

function RemoveInstallerObjects ($packageParameterObject) {
  if($packageParameterObject.file) {
    if(Test-Path ($packageParameterObject.file) -ErrorAction Ignore){
      Remove-Item $packageParameterObject.file -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
  if($packageParameterObject.file64) {
    if(Test-Path ($packageParameterObject.file64) -ErrorAction Ignore){
      Remove-Item $packageParameterObject.file64 -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

function RemoveTemporaryFiles ($PackageResourcePathObject) {
  Write-Debug ("Deleting temp package files: " + $env:ChocolateyPackageFolder + "\" + $PackageResourcePathObject.value + " and" + $env:ChocolateyPackageFolder + "\" + $PackageResourcePathObject.value + ".txt")
  Remove-Item ($env:ChocolateyPackageFolder + "\" + $PackageResourcePathObject.value) -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
  Remove-Item ($env:ChocolateyPackageFolder + "\" + $PackageResourcePathObject.value + ".txt") -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

function HandlePackageArgs ($packageParameterObject) {
  if ($global:installerComponents) {
    If ($global:installerComponents.EndsWith(',')) {
      Write-Debug ("Components list ends with , - removing.")
      $global:installerComponents = $global:installerComponents.Substring(0,$global:installerComponents.Length-1)
    $packageParameterObject["silentArgs"] += " /Components=$global:installerComponents"
  Write-Debug "This are the silentArgs"; Write-Debug $packageParameterObject["silentArgs"]

# Creates txt file containing all zip files and where they have been copied to.
# Also checks whether extracted zip content should be uninstalled or not (.delete=$false).
function WriteUninstallData ($PackageResourcePathObject) {
  if($PackageResourcePathObject.delete -ne $false) {
    foreach($line in Get-Content ($env:ChocolateyPackageFolder + "\" + $PackageResourcePathObject.value + ".txt")) {
      Add-Content -Path ($env:ChocolateyPackageFolder + "\uninstall.txt") -Value ($PackageResourcePathObject.installPath + "\" + $line)

# Creates/Overwrites bit-aware variables, so x86 files can use the same path-var on both platforms
function CreateBitAwareVariables () {
  if($osBitness -eq 64) {
    $global:vst2x86BitAware = "$vst2x86_64Path"
    $global:vst3x86BitAware = "$vst3x86_64Path"
    $global:aaxx86BitAware  = "$aaxx86_64Path"
    $global:vst2x86PathRegBitAware = "$vst2x86_64PathReg"
    $global:rtasBitaware = "${env:COMMONPROGRAMFILES(x86)}\Digidesign\DAE\Plug-Ins"
  if($osBitness -eq 32) {
    $global:vst2x86BitAware = "$vst2Path"
    $global:vst3x86BitAware = "$vst3Path"
    $global:aaxx86BitAware  = "$aaxPath"
    $global:vst2x86PathRegBitAware = "$vst2PathReg"
    $global:rtasBitaware = "${env:COMMONPROGRAMFILES}\Digidesign\DAE\Plug-Ins"

# Uninstaller Functions
function Test-Registry ($path, $value) {
  try {
    Get-ItemProperty -Path $Path | Select-Object -ExpandProperty $Value -ErrorAction Stop | Out-Null
    return $true
  } catch {
    return $false

function DeleteFolders ($folderPath) {
  if([string]::IsNullOrWhiteSpace($folderPath)) {
    Write-Debug "Path variable is null."
  if(Test-Path -path "$folderPath") {
    Write-Debug "$folderPath will be deleted."
    # "Archive" seems to be a lnk file
    if((Get-Item ($folderPath).ToString()).Attributes.ToString() -Match "Archive" ) {
      Remove-Item $folderPath -Force -Recurse
    } else {
      [System.IO.Directory]::Delete("$folderPath", $true)

# Checks, if a folder is empty and if true, deletes that folder. Also checks three levels upwards. -Force is not necessary.
function DeleteFoldersIfEmpty ($folderPath) {
  Write-Debug ("Checking " + $folderPath)
  if([string]::IsNullOrWhiteSpace($folderPath)) {
    Write-Debug "Path variable is null."
  if((Test-Path -Path "$folderPath") -eq $false) {
    Write-Debug "$folderPath does not exist."
  $parentFolder = (Get-ItemProperty $folderPath).Parent.FullName
  $parentParentFolder = (Get-ItemProperty $folderPath).Parent.Parent.FullName
  $folderList = "$folderPath", "$parentFolder", "$parentParentFolder"
  Foreach ($path in $folderList) {
    Write-Debug ("Checking if path exists and is empty: " + $path)
    if($path -ne '' -and $path -ne $null) {
      if(((Test-Path "$path") -and (Get-ChildItem "$path") -eq $null)) {
        Write-Debug "$path is empty and will be deleted."
        Remove-Item "$path"

function DeleteDataFromTxtFile ($uninstallFile) {
  Foreach($path in Get-Content $uninstallFile) {
    If ([string]::IsNullOrWhiteSpace($path)) {
    Write-Debug ("About to delete " + $path)
    if(Test-Path $path -pathType leaf) {
      $directoryName = (Get-Item $path).DirectoryName
      Write-Debug "$path will be deleted."
      Remove-Item "$path" -Force
    if(Test-Path $path -pathType container) {
      $parentDirectory = (Get-ItemProperty $path).Parent.FullName
      Write-Debug "$path will be deleted."
      #Remove-Item -Recurse -Force fails if folder contains a symlink -.-
      [System.IO.Directory]::Delete("$path", $true)

# Removes all registry entires in a given registry file from the registry
function DeleteRegKeysFromFile ($file) {
  if(Test-Path $file) {
    (Get-Content $file) -replace "^\[","[-" | out-file $file
    regedit.exe /S ($file)

# Deletes a registry key or property, if it exists and is not marked as delete=$false
function DeleteRegKeyFromObjects ($regKey) {
  Write-Debug ("About to delete Registry Entry: " + $regKey.path + $regKey.key)
  if($regKey.ContainsKey("delete")) {
  If ([string]::IsNullOrWhiteSpace($regKey.path)) {
    Write-Debug("Given Registry Path is null or empty.")
  if((Test-Path -Path $regKey.path) -eq $false) {
    Write-Debug ("Registry Entry does not exist anymore.")
  if(($regKey.key -eq "")) {
    Write-Debug ("Deleting " + $regKey.path)
    Remove-Item -Path $regKey.path -Force
  if ($regKey.key -ne "") {
    Write-Debug ("Deleting Key " + $regKey.key + " at Path " + $regKey.path)
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path $regKey.path -Name $regKey.key -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

  If (([string]::IsNullOrWhiteSpace((Get-Item -Path $regKey.path | Get-ItemProperty))) -And ([string]::IsNullOrWhiteSpace((Get-ChildItem -Path $regKey.path)))) {
    Write-Debug ("Deleting orphaned key " + $regKey.path)
    Remove-Item -Path $regKey.path

# Deletes a file, if it exists
function DeleteFile ($pathToFile) {
  Write-Debug ("Checking " + $pathToFile)
  if(Test-Path $pathToFile) {
    Write-Debug ("Deleting " + $pathToFile)
    Remove-Item $pathToFile -Force

# Packaging functions
function CreateFileList ($packagePaths, $targetPath) {
  Remove-Item ($targetPath + ".txt") -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
  Foreach ($path in $packagePaths) {
    #Add-Content -Path ($targetPath + ".txt") -Value (Get-ChildItem -Path "$path" -Recurse -Name) -Force
    Add-Content -Path ($targetPath + ".txt") -Value ((Get-Item -Path "$path").Name) -Force
function CreateDataArchive ($packagePaths, $targetPath) {
  # This cmdlet does not include hidden files/folders
  Compress-Archive $packagePaths $targetPath -CompressionLevel Optimal -Force

function CreateDataArchiveAndFileList ($packagePaths, $targetPath) {
  if ((Test-Path $targetPath) -eq $false ) {
    New-Item $targetPath -Force
    Remove-Item $targetPath -Force
  CreateDataArchive $packagePaths $targetPath
  CreateFileList $packagePaths $targetPath

Reduces the nupkg package file by deleting big binaries from the file.

  Reduces the nupkg package file by deleting all files from the .nupkg file that are not necessary anymore like installer files or 7z binaries.
  It keeps the following files and folders:

  The rest will be removed from the nupkg file.

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function ReducePackageSize () {
  .$env:ChocolateyInstall\tools\7z.exe d ($env:ChocolateyPackageFolder + "\" + $env:ChocolateyPackageName + ".nupkg")  * -r  -xr!package -xr!tools -xr!_rels -x!"*.nuspec" -x!"[Content_Types].xml"
Which installation steps are actually necessary for the given OS and package parameters?

Checks the current OS bitness and the given package parameters and marks all steps from the chocolateyvariables file to be actually executed by setting their 'execute' bit.

.PARAMETER objectsList
A list of objects with a 'validpp' key and a 'bit' key from the chocolateyvariables.ps1 file.

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function DetermineExecutionOfAllObjects ($objectsList) {
  Foreach($object in $objectsList) {
    $object.Add('execute', $false)
    $bitStatus = ($object.bit -eq $null) -Or ($object.bit -Contains $osBitness)
    $ppIndependent = (($object.validpp -eq $null) -Or ($object.validpp -Like "Always"))
    Write-Debug ("ppindependent: " + $ppIndependent)
    Write-Debug ("bitStatus: " + $bitStatus)

    Foreach($packageParameter in $object.validpp) {
      Write-Debug ("Status of evaluated package parameter:" + $packageParameter)
      if((Test-Path variable:pp.packageParameter) -eq $true) {
        Write-Debug $pp[$packageParameter]
        Write-Debug ($pp[$packageParameter] -eq $false)
      if(($pp[$packageParameter] -eq $false) -And $bitStatus) {
        $object.execute = $true

    if($ppIndependent -And $bitStatus) {
      $object.execute = $true

    If ($object.ContainsKey("dropIfNull")) {
      Write-Debug ("Object $object contains a dropIfNull!")

      Foreach ($variableToCheck in $object.dropIfNull) {
        If ([string]::IsNullOrWhiteSpace($variableToCheck)) {
          Write-Debug ("Dependent variable is NULL")
          $object.execute = $false
        } else {
          Write-Debug ("Dependent variable is $variableToCheck")

Create the protocol file for the uninstallation

Writes a list of files that have been extracted from zip files embedded in this package. Is empty if no zip files have been embedded.

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function CreateUninstallFile () {
  # Create empty uninstall file
  Out-File -FilePath ($env:ChocolateyPackageFolder + "\uninstall.txt")
# Comments to this script have been added upon request by the chocolatey community reviewer
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$toolsDir    = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$unzPath = "${env:TEMP}"
$osBitness = Get-ProcessorBits
if(Test-Path Env:\ChocolateyPackageFolder) {
  . $env:ChocolateyPackageFolder\tools\chocolateyfunctions.ps1
  . $env:ChocolateyPackageFolder\tools\chocolateyvariables.ps1
} else {
  . ((Get-Item -Path ".\" -Verbose).FullName + "\tools\chocolateyfunctions.ps1")
  . ((Get-Item -Path ".\" -Verbose).FullName + "\tools\chocolateyvariables.ps1")

# Get default values that may or may not be already on the machein

$pp = Get-PackageParameters
# Audio plugins can come in various formats for multiple platforms, all contained in one single installer with different control schemes at the CLI (if available).
# With the package parameters below it is possible for the user to have a single unified interface for all audio plugin packages I create.
# If the package parameter is set here and an equivalent installation action is found in the chocovariables.ps1 with the 'validpp' key being equal to the
# package parameter, the default behaviour of the package/installer can be changed.
# Not all possible package parameters here actually do something as this depends on the specific package/software vendor. If a package parameter either does
# not exist below or does not exist in a 'validpp'-key in the chocolateyvariables.ps1, it will be ignored and have no effect.
if ($pp["NoVst2x86"]      -eq $null -or $pp["NoVst2x86"] -eq '')     { $pp["NoVst2x86"] = $false }
if ($pp["NoVst2x64"]      -eq $null -or $pp["NoVst2x64"] -eq '')     { if($osBitness -eq 64) { $pp["NoVst2x64"] = $false }}
if ($pp["NoVst3x86"]      -eq $null -or $pp["NoVst3x86"] -eq '')     { $pp["NoVst3x86"] = $false }
if ($pp["NoVst3x64"]      -eq $null -or $pp["NoVst3x64"] -eq '')     { if($osBitness -eq 64) { $pp["NoVst3x64"] = $false }}
if ($pp["NoAaxx86"]       -eq $null -or $pp["NoAaxx86"] -eq '')      { $pp["NoAaxx86"] = $false }
if ($pp["NoAaxx64"]       -eq $null -or $pp["NoAaxx64"] -eq '')      { if($osBitness -eq 64) { $pp["NoAaxx64"] = $false }}
if ($pp["NoRtas"]         -eq $null -or $pp["NoRtas"] -eq '')        { $pp["NoRtas"] = $false }
if ($pp["NoPresets"]      -eq $null -or $pp["NoPresets"] -eq '')     { $pp["NoPresets"] = $false }
if ($pp["NoNks"]          -eq $null -or $pp["NoNks"] -eq '')         { $pp["NoNks"] = $false }
if ($pp["NoUserFolder"]   -eq $null -or $pp["NoUserFolder"] -eq '')  { $pp["NoUserFolder"] = $false }
if ($pp["NoShortcuts"]    -eq $null -or $pp["NoShortcuts"] -eq '')   { $pp["NoShortcuts"] = $false }
if ($pp["InstallerPath"]  -eq $null -or $pp["InstallerPath"] -eq '') { $fileLocation = "$unzPath\$unzInstPath"; $pp["InstallerPath"]=$false } else { $fileLocation = $pp["InstallerPath"] }
if ($pp["CompanyPath"]    -eq $null -or $pp["CompanyPath"] -eq '')   { $pp["CompanyPath"] = $false }                                          else { $standardCompanyPath=$global:companyPath; $global:companyPath = $pp["CompanyPath"] }
if ($pp["LibraryPath"]    -eq $null -or $pp["LibraryPath"] -eq '')   { $pp["LibraryPath"] = $false }                                          else { $libraryPath = $pp["LibraryPath"] }
if ($pp["UserFolderPath"] -eq $null -or $pp["UserFolderPath"] -eq ''){ }                                                                      else { $userFolderPath = $pp["UserFolderPath"]}
if ($pp["Vst2Path"]       -eq $null -or $pp["Vst2Path"] -eq '')      { }                                                                      else { $global:vst2Path = $pp["Vst2Path"] }
if ($pp["Vst2x86Path"]    -eq $null -or $pp["Vst2x86Path"] -eq '')   { }                                                                      else { $global:vst2x86_64Path = $pp["Vst2x86Path"] }
if ($pp["Vst3Path"]       -eq $null -or $pp["Vst3Path"] -eq '')      { }                                                                      else { $vst3Path = $pp["Vst3Path"] }
if ($pp["Vst3x86Path"]    -eq $null -or $pp["Vst3x86Path"] -eq '')   { }                                                                      else { $vst3x86_64Path = $pp["Vst3x86Path"] }

# Create/Overwrite bit-aware variables. These variables are used to access different paths across different OS bitnesses in a uniform way.

# Create all the necessary information for the setup after package parameters changed the packages default values.
# This includes registry keys to write, shortcuts to create or additional installer parameters to parse.

# Begin with handling the components of the installer so the settings can be written to registry afterwards
Foreach ($item in $installerComponentsList)  { CreateInstallerParameters($item) }

# Now that the package parameters (from possibly previous installations) have been evaluated
# as well as the installer components, we pick default values for any settings without overrides

# Decision to use previous values or package parameters have been made. Whatever it is, finalize and append to installer call.
Foreach ($item in $packageParametersObjectsList) { HandlePackageArgs($item)     }

# Installer components are now fully evaluated and can be written to registry in case some installers don't save these settings on their own (needed for upgrades)

# These functions are necessary for embedded installer and other embedded files, only. Nothing actually happens if
# this package doesn't include something in the 'bin' folder.

# For each possible install action defined in chocolateyvariables.ps1 that can be customized via package parameter or depends on the OS bitness,
# it is determined if it is ultimately executed or not. Up until here including all DetermineExecutionOfAllObjects calls, nothing has actually
# happened on the system.
$objectsLists = $regKeys, $regKeyFileObjects, $shortcuts, $symlinks, $PackageRessourcePathList, $PackageNewFiles
Foreach($objectsList in $objectsLists) { DetermineExecutionOfAllObjects($objectsList) }

# Each possible install action defined in chocolateyvariables.ps1 with the execute-bit set to true is being executed by each corresponding function.
Foreach ($item in $regKeys)                  { CreateRegKey($item)              }
Foreach ($item in $regKeyFileObjects)        { CreateRegKeyFromFile($item)      }
Foreach ($item in $shortcuts)                { CreateShortcut($item)         }
Foreach ($item in $symlinks)                 { CreateSymlink ($item)         }
Foreach ($item in $PackageRessourcePathList) { CopyPackageRessources($item)     }
Foreach ($item in $PackageRessourcePathList) { WriteUninstallData($item)        }
Foreach ($item in $PackageRessourcePathList) { RemoveTemporaryFiles($item)      }
Foreach ($item in $PackageNewFiles)          { CreateTxtFiles($item)            }
Foreach ($item in $packageParametersObjectsList) { RunInstallerWithPackageParametersObject($item) }
Foreach ($item in $packageParametersObjectsList) { RemoveInstallerObjects($item) }
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$osBitness = Get-ProcessorBits
. $env:ChocolateyPackageFolder\tools\chocolateyfunctions.ps1
. $env:ChocolateyPackageFolder\tools\chocolateyvariables.ps1

#Create the registry and shortcut objects
Foreach ($item in $regKeys) { DeleteRegKeyFromObjects($item) }
DeleteDataFromTxtFile($env:ChocolateyPackageFolder + "\uninstall.txt")
$packageName = 'Zebra2'
$softwareName = "${packageName}"
$company = 'u-he'
$url32        = ''
$releases = ''
$checksum32 = '0e628dd77a0635d68dad8db1e36fa323d90a30b2591d4ca1c77c380d564030ef'
$global:companyPath = "${env:SYSTEMDRIVE}\VstPlugins\$company"
$global:vst2Path = "${env:PROGRAMFILES}\Steinberg\VSTPlugins\$company"
$global:vst2x86_64Path = "${env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\Steinberg\VSTPlugins\$company"
$global:vst2AddSubfolder = $true
$vst3Path = "${env:COMMONPROGRAMFILES}\VST3"
$vst3x86_64Path = "${env:COMMONPROGRAMFILES(x86)}\VST3"
$aaxPath = "${env:COMMONPROGRAMFILES}\Avid\Audio\Plug-Ins"
$aaxx86_64Path = "${env:COMMONPROGRAMFILES(x86)}\Avid\Audio\Plug-Ins"
$global:vst2PathReg = @{'key'="HKLM:\SOFTWARE\U-HE\VST"; 'name'="VSTPluginsPath"}
$global:vst2x86_64PathReg = @{'key'="HKLM:\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\U-HE\VST"; 'name'="VSTPluginsPath"}
$global:userFolderPath = $null
$unzipInstVersion = '292'
$unzInstPath = "${packageName}_Win\Zebra${unzipInstVersion}Winstaller.exe"
$zipSuffix = ""

# This needs to be wrapped into a function so this object also has the data from the package parameters
function CreateRegistryObjects () { $global:regKeys =
  # The installer does not have an option for custom paths so we need to create the registry entry before
  @{'path'=$vst2PathReg.key;                                        'key'=$;      'value'="$vst2Path";                    'bit'=64;     'validpp'="NoVst2x64"; 'delete'=$false},
  @{'path'=$vst2x86_64PathReg.key;                                  'key'=$;'value'="$vst2x86BitAware";             'bit'=64,32;  'validpp'="NoVst2x86"; 'delete'=$false}
function CreateRegistryFileObjects () { $global:regKeyFileObjects }
function CreateShortcutObjects () { $global:shortcuts =
  @{'linkPath'="$vst2Path";        'linkName'="$"; 'destPath'="$companyPath\$"; 'bit'=64,32; 'validpp'="NoVst2x64","NoVst2x86"},
  @{'linkPath'="$vst2x86BitAware"; 'linkName'="$"; 'destPath'="$companyPath\$"; 'bit'=64;    'validpp'="NoVst2x86"},
  @{'linkPath'="$vst3Path";        'linkName'="$"; 'destPath'="$companyPath\$"; 'bit'=64,32; 'validpp'="NoVst3x64","NoVst3x86"},
  @{'linkPath'="$vst3x86BitAware"; 'linkName'="$"; 'destPath'="$companyPath\$"; 'bit'=64;    'validpp'="NoVst3x86"},
  @{'linkPath'="$aaxPath\$packageName.aaxplugin\Contents\x64";          'linkName'="$"; 'destPath'="$companyPath\$"; 'bit'=64; 'validpp'="NoAaxx64"},
  @{'linkPath'="$aaxx86BitAware\$packageName.aaxplugin\Contents\x64";   'linkName'="$"; 'destPath'="$companyPath\$"; 'bit'=64; 'validpp'="NoAaxx86"},
  @{'linkPath'="$aaxx86BitAware\$packageName.aaxplugin\Contents\Win32"; 'linkName'="$"; 'destPath'="$companyPath\$"; 'bit'=32; 'validpp'="NoAaxx86"}
function CreateSymlinkObjects () { $global:symlinks =
  @{'linkPath'="$companyPath\$\UserPresets\$packageName"; 'linkName'="${env:username}";  'destPath'="$userFolderPath\$company\$packageName\Presets\$packageName"; 'validpp'='Always'; 'bit'=64,32; 'dropIfNull'[email protected]("$userFolderPath")},
  @{'linkPath'="$companyPath\$\UserPresets\Zebralette";   'linkName'="${env:username}";  'destPath'="$userFolderPath\$company\$packageName\Presets\Zebralette";   'validpp'='Always'; 'bit'=64,32; 'dropIfNull'[email protected]("$userFolderPath")},
  @{'linkPath'="$companyPath\$\UserPresets\Zebrify";      'linkName'="${env:username}";  'destPath'="$userFolderPath\$company\$packageName\Presets\Zebrify";      'validpp'='Always'; 'bit'=64,32; 'dropIfNull'[email protected]("$userFolderPath")},
  @{'linkPath'="$companyPath\$\UserPresets\ZRev";         'linkName'="${env:username}";  'destPath'="$userFolderPath\$company\$packageName\Presets\ZRev";         'validpp'='Always'; 'bit'=64,32; 'dropIfNull'[email protected]("$userFolderPath")},
  @{'linkPath'="$companyPath\$\Modules\MSEG";             'linkName'="${env:username}";  'destPath'="$userFolderPath\$company\$packageName\Modules\MSEG";         'validpp'='Always'; 'bit'=64,32; 'dropIfNull'[email protected]("$userFolderPath")},
  @{'linkPath'="$companyPath\$\Modules\Oscillator";       'linkName'="${env:username}";  'destPath'="$userFolderPath\$company\$packageName\Modules\Oscillator";   'validpp'='Always'; 'bit'=64,32; 'dropIfNull'[email protected]("$userFolderPath")},
  @{'linkPath'="$companyPath\$\Tunefiles";                'linkName'="${env:username}";  'destPath'="$userFolderPath\$company\$packageName\Tunefiles";            'validpp'='Always'; 'bit'=64,32; 'dropIfNull'[email protected]("$userFolderPath")},
  @{'linkPath'="$companyPath\$";                          'linkName'="Support";          'destPath'="$userFolderPath\$company\$packageName\Support";              'validpp'='Always'; 'bit'=64,32; 'dropIfNull'[email protected]("$userFolderPath")},
  @{'linkPath'="$companyPath\$\Presets\$packageName";     'linkName'="Third Party Z2";   'destPath'="$companyPath\Third Party Presets\$packageName\Presets";      'validpp'='Always'; 'bit'=64,32; 'dropIfNull'[email protected]("$userFolderPath")},
  @{'linkPath'="$companyPath\$\Modules\MSEG";             'linkName'="Third Party MSEGs";'destPath'="$companyPath\Third Party Presets\$packageName\MSEGs";        'validpp'='Always'; 'bit'=64,32; 'dropIfNull'[email protected]("$userFolderPath")},
  @{'linkPath'="$companyPath\$\Modules\Oscillator";       'linkName'="Third Party OSCs"; 'destPath'="$companyPath\Third Party Presets\$packageName\OSCs";         'validpp'='Always'; 'bit'=64,32; 'dropIfNull'[email protected]("$userFolderPath")}
function CreateInstallerObjects () { $global:installerComponentsList =
  #Warning: The order of the list *is* important
  @{'value'="vst2_32";   'bit'=64,32; 'validpp'="NoVst2x86"},
  @{'value'="vst2_64";   'bit'=64;    'validpp'="NoVst2x64"},
  @{'value'="vst3_32";   'bit'=64,32; 'validpp'="NoVst3x86"},
  @{'value'="vst3_64";   'bit'=64;    'validpp'="NoVst3x64"},
  @{'value'="aax_32";    'bit'=64,32; 'validpp'="NoAaxx86"},
  @{'value'="aax_64";    'bit'=64;    'validpp'="NoAaxx64"},
  @{'value'="presets";   'bit'=64,32; 'validpp'="NoPresets"},
  @{'value'="nks";       'bit'=64,32; 'validpp'="NoNks"}
function CreatePackageRessourcePathObjects () { $global:PackageRessourcePathList }
function CreateTxtFileObjects () {
  $global:PackageNewFiles = @{ 'key'="$env:ChocolateyPackageFolder\uninstall.txt";'value'=
$companyPath\$\Modules\MSEG\Factory MSEGs
$companyPath\$\Modules\Oscillator\Factory OSCs
$companyPath\$\$packageName user guide.pdf
$companyPath\$\Zebralette user guide.pdf
;'encoding'="UTF8"; 'bom'=$false; 'validpp'="Always"; 'bit'=64,32}
  If (-not ($userFolderPath -eq "" -or $userFolderPath -eq $null)) {
    $global:PackageNewFiles["value"] +=
$companyPath\$\Presets\$packageName\Third Party Z2
$companyPath\$\Modules\MSEG\Third Party MSEGs
$companyPath\$\Modules\Oscillator\Third Party OSCs
function CreatePackageParametersObjects () {
  $global:packageArgs = @{
    packageName   = $packageName
    unzipLocation = $unzPath
    fileType      = 'exe'
    url           = $url32
    url64bit      = $url64
    softwareName  = "$company $packageName*" #part or all of the Display Name as you see it in Programs and Features. It should be enough to be unique
    checksum      = $checksum32
    checksumType  = 'sha256' #default is md5, can also be sha1, sha256 or sha512
    silentArgs    = '/VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /SP-' # Inno Setup
  $global:packageParametersObjectsList = $packageArgs
function InstallerCompanyPathAutomaticDetection () {
  $global:autoInstDetectionCompanyPath = (ResolvePaths @("$vst2Path\$", "$vst2x86_64Path\$", "$vst3Path\$", "$vst3x86_64Path\$", "$aaxPath\$", "$aaxx86_64Path\$")).Parent.FullName

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Zebra 2 (Install) 2.9.9709 163 Thursday, January 30, 2020 Approved
Zebra 2 (Install) 2.9.9436.20200207 21 Friday, February 7, 2020 Approved
Zebra 2 (Install) 2.9.9436 59 Thursday, November 28, 2019 Approved
Zebra 2 (Install) 2.8.7422 126 Thursday, January 17, 2019 Approved
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