RAPID Synthesizer | Granular Synthesis. First Audio Preview.

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cb8rwh
KVRist
406 posts since 25 Apr, 2005

Post Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:03 am

I have just released a preset expansion pack for Rapid - Chiasa.

Chiasa was created as primarily a cinematic library, but could be used for a wide-range of electronic genres.

Demo tunes

Preset walkthrough video

Hope you like it, cheers.

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zvenx
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8156 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Re: RAPID Synthesizer | Granular Synthesis. First Audio Preview.

Post Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:34 am

Quite liking the sound of many of those patches in the walkthru (thanks for doing a walk thru too).
I am not a customer, but a potential one (Probably get Rapid the next time it goes on sale, then I may be a customer).
Suggestion though, I know naming patches can be a pain in the ass, but let me tell you why it is very useful to me at least.

I name all my tracks using software synths with the name of the patch... So if the project gets corrupted or the synth for whatever reason has a version that defaults everything to the init patch (has happened quite a few times with various synths over the decades), it makes it easier for me to 'fix' the project as I know which preset goes with which track.

If I have several developers all with Bass 1, for example it makes the process much more tedious.

My 2 cents. And good luck with the bank.
rsp
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cb8rwh
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406 posts since 25 Apr, 2005

Re: RAPID Synthesizer | Granular Synthesis. First Audio Preview.

Post Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:06 am

Thanks zvenx, appreciate you commenting. Yeah the whole preset naming thing is something I am never sure what to do about. A while back I asked (I think the in soundware forum) for people's thoughts on naming presets. I have to admit to thinking that naming presets was pointless (maybe pointless is a strong word) process, but your situation is a very real one and one that definitely does make naming presets a good idea, in fact possibly the only real need for naming them...imo.

I have already started my next pack and you'll be pleased to know that I have started to name them differently - maybe not trying to describe the preset in one or two words, but at least giving them a more unique name.

Thanks again.

Caine123
KVRAF
6300 posts since 5 Aug, 2009

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Post Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:56 am

cb8rwh wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:03 am
I have just released a preset expansion pack for Rapid - Chiasa.

Chiasa was created as primarily a cinematic library, but could be used for a wide-range of electronic genres.

Demo tunes

Preset walkthrough video

Hope you like it, cheers.
wow this sounds really great and i need to get this! i always love to know or see how those songs are made, are there maybe Projectfiles/midi files included?
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cb8rwh
KVRist
406 posts since 25 Apr, 2005

Re: RAPID Synthesizer | Granular Synthesis. First Audio Preview.

Post Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:02 am

Thanks very much Caine. I used Cubase 10.5 to write the tunes in - if you have Cubase I am happy to get the project files to you - some of the drums/percs wouldn't work as the ones that aren't made in Rapid are using things in Kontakt...mainly.

Marco Leronso
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5 posts since 21 Jun, 2020

Re: RAPID Synthesizer | Granular Synthesis. First Audio Preview.

Post Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:53 pm

I purchased Rapid this very day, what an incredible Synth it is.
So few Synths allow layering in such a way that manage such CPU efficiency.

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zvenx
KVRAF
8156 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Re: RAPID Synthesizer | Granular Synthesis. First Audio Preview.

Post Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:01 pm

cb8rwh wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:06 am
Thanks zvenx, appreciate you commenting. Yeah the whole preset naming thing is something I am never sure what to do about. A while back I asked (I think the in soundware forum) for people's thoughts on naming presets. I have to admit to thinking that naming presets was pointless (maybe pointless is a strong word) process, but your situation is a very real one and one that definitely does make naming presets a good idea, in fact possibly the only real need for naming them...imo.

I have already started my next pack and you'll be pleased to know that I have started to name them differently - maybe not trying to describe the preset in one or two words, but at least giving them a more unique name.

Thanks again.
:) Actually even weird, a name catches my attention and may even subconsciously motivate how I use it, for good or bad.

My two cents.
You are most welcome.
rsp
sound sculptist

vertibration
KVRist
126 posts since 11 Nov, 2010 from ny

Re: RAPID Synthesizer | Granular Synthesis. First Audio Preview.

Post Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:02 am

exmatproton wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:40 am
Mirko R. wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:10 am
vertibration wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:21 pm
I dont know if this has been requested besides Venus Theory on his youtube Rapid video, but I want to request being able to FM oscillators. This is kind of super important
Rapid has a regular PM since v1.0 and a "PM from osc" since v1.6 in the osc insert section. PM and FM works in different ways but creates the same results. ;)
Well, no. It can create similar results, but because of the workings it can act quite different and create different results.
Agreed. In Serum, you can mute one oscillator, and use that to FM the other oscillator. Would be nice to see that function in Rapid

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exmatproton
KVRAF
2750 posts since 25 Apr, 2011

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Post Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:22 am

vertibration wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:02 am
exmatproton wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:40 am
Mirko R. wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:10 am
vertibration wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:21 pm
I dont know if this has been requested besides Venus Theory on his youtube Rapid video, but I want to request being able to FM oscillators. This is kind of super important
Rapid has a regular PM since v1.0 and a "PM from osc" since v1.6 in the osc insert section. PM and FM works in different ways but creates the same results. ;)
Well, no. It can create similar results, but because of the workings it can act quite different and create different results.
Agreed. In Serum, you can mute one oscillator, and use that to FM the other oscillator. Would be nice to see that function in Rapid
That is possible already. Just turn the Volume down of the mod-osc

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parawave
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322 posts since 15 Mar, 2016 from Germany

Re: RAPID Synthesizer | Granular Synthesis. First Audio Preview.

Post Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:05 am

shonky wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:32 pm
When is the update dropping, looking forward to trying out the granular features...
The update will be released in July. There will be new content and presets, so this still takes a while.

SLiC
KVRAF
5282 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Re: RAPID Synthesizer | Granular Synthesis. First Audio Preview.

Post Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:32 am

parawave wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:05 am
shonky wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:32 pm
When is the update dropping, looking forward to trying out the granular features...
The update will be released in July. There will be new content and presets, so this still takes a while.
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zvenx
KVRAF
8156 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Re: RAPID Synthesizer | Granular Synthesis. First Audio Preview.

Post Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:36 am

parawave wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:05 am
shonky wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:32 pm
When is the update dropping, looking forward to trying out the granular features...
The update will be released in July. There will be new content and presets, so this still takes a while.

And hopefully a sale too :)
rsp
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Mik_lo
KVRist
50 posts since 6 May, 2017

Re: RAPID Synthesizer | Granular Synthesis. First Audio Preview.

Post Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:23 am

Any plans in the pipeline for filter FM?

Iva
KVRist
182 posts since 23 Apr, 2009 from Russia

Re: RAPID Synthesizer | NEW Cinematic Exposure XT

Post Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:44 am

MissOptimyst wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:34 pm
Hey there! Heard a sound demo of Rapid and I really like what I hear. I’m thinking of picking it up soon to compliment my soft synth collection. Does anyone know if it is compatible with Catalina OS?
no, I think its not. GUI extremely lags in CPU mode with logic and cubase

MissOptimyst
KVRist
133 posts since 1 Mar, 2020

Re: RAPID Synthesizer | NEW Cinematic Exposure XT

Post Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:59 pm

Iva wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:44 am
MissOptimyst wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:34 pm
Hey there! Heard a sound demo of Rapid and I really like what I hear. I’m thinking of picking it up soon to compliment my soft synth collection. Does anyone know if it is compatible with Catalina OS?
no, I think its not. GUI extremely lags in CPU mode with logic and cubase
At this point I own it and confirm it works fine. A few minor bugs here and there in Logic, but all have work arounds and it’s been working smoothly.

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