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 RAPID Synthesizer by Parawave Audio is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin and an Audio Units Plugin.
RAPID Synthesizer
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Product RAPID Synthesizer
Developer Parawave Audio
Price (MSRP) 179.99€
Type / Tags
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Operating System Availability
Download Released  - Released
System Requirements
Windows 7 and later
Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon (recommended)
CPU with SSE2
4GB RAM, 8GB RAM (recommended)
3GB free disk space
Screen-Resolution 1280×1024 and up
VST2 compatible host software
supports 32-bit and 64-bit  - Released
System Requirements
MacOS 10.7 and later
Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7
CPU with SSE2
4GB RAM, 8GB RAM (recommended)
3GB free disk space
Screen-Resolution 1280×1024 and up
Audio Unit or VST2 compatible host software
supports 64-bit
Miscellaneous Information
Copy ProtectionOnline Activation (Challenge / Response)

RAPID is a modern polyphonic hybrid synthesizer designed to bring together fast workflow and powerful synthesis techniques. The unique layer engine that powers RAPID lets you shape and customize all aspects of your sounds, resulting in dynamic and fat patches, ready for production, performance or simply inspiration.

Each of the 8 synthesis layer can be controlled separately and consist of the follwing elements.


  • Morphable Wavetables.
  • Multi-Samples with velocity layer and/or Round Robin.
  • up to 8x unison voices.
  • Bass and Treble control per waveform.
  • Phase Modulation, Phase Bend, Chaos Phase.
  • Ring Modulation, Pulsewidth Modulator, Hard Syncronisation.
  • Tube Distortion, Noise Generator with smooth Brown/White/Pink fading.

Filter & Insert:

  • 6, 12, 24 dB Lowpass and Highpass.
  • 12, 24 dB Bandpass and Peak.
  • 24 dB Multi-Bandpass and Multi-Peak.
  • 12 dB Notch and Multi-Notch.
  • Acid, Analog, Legacy and Vintage Lowpass.
  • Feedback-Comb and Time-Lag.
  • Bitcrusher and Exciter.
  • Tube Distortion, Overdrive and Tone-Fuzz.


  • four ADSR envelopes with adjustable slopes.
  • four LFOs with dual waveform and phase bending for complex shapes.
  • four sequences with up to 32 steps, with loop and oneshot mode.


  • 32 step pattern mode.
  • up, down, random, queue and chord mode.
  • import/export external MIDI files.
  • octave and shuffle control.


  • Legato Mode with Glide.
  • MIDI Channel Filter.
  • Keyrange per Layer.
  • Key-Input filter.


  • Reverb with Room, Hall or Area mode.
  • Delay with smooth delay time modulation.
  • Dual Delay with Cross-Feedback and Ping-Pong mode.
  • Chamber for very short reverb acoustics.
  • Smooth Tube Distortion with dynamic EQ Boost.
  • Bitcrusher, Rate-Reduction with Jitter.
  • two band waveshaper with adjustable crossover.
  • Phaser, Flanger, Chorus with precise modulation depth control.
  • Ensemble Chorus.
  • three band Equalizer with low-pass, high-pass, low-shelf, high-shelf and bell filter.
  • Talker Filter with Male, Female and Child vocal mode and internal crusher.
  • Dynamic Compressor with Digital and Analog mode.
  • syncable sidechain leveler with different shapes.
  • 32-step stereo Trancegate with shuffle-rhytmn mode.
  • Send Router, to mix the output parallel to other layers.


  • 8-Channel Mixer.
  • three band Multiband Dynamic Compressor with different mode.
  • output level Limiter with automatic makeup gain.
  • Modifiers for Volume and Filter Envelope, to control all layers with only one knob.


  • Drag & Drop Modulation.
  • Save each Modulator, Effect or Arpeggiator Pattern as separate Preset File.
  • easily copy and paste Modulators, Patterns or whole Layers.
  • three easy accessable Macro Controllers.

RAPID comes with a great variety of production ready sounds. Each preset designed and handcrafted for playability and creativity in mind, passed through careful quality control. All macros are linked to allow an easy control of the most striking sound aspect.


  • 650+ Sound Presets.
  • 250+ Wavetables.
  • 190+ Multi-Samples.
  • 370+ Oneshot Drum Samples (44.1 kHz, Stereo, 16-bit WAV).
  • 210+ Modulator Presets.
  • 220+ Effect Presets.

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