RAPID Synthesizer | 1.8.5 Released | Chorus X, Vintagizer and more

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KVRist
370 posts since 15 Mar, 2016 from Germany

Post Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:03 am

We released version 1.8.5. of Rapid.

If you are a customer, you can download it now on your Purchased Products page.

CHORUS X

A new effect slot for RAPID. It's a multi-stage dual chorus that can be used to create vintage-sounding ensemble chorus effects, phasing fx, small plate reverbs and much more. Various unique parameters allow a detailed and versatile control over the chorus stages and offer a variety of characteristics. The stereo visualization of each stage gives you a good idea of what the overall result will sound like.

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VINTAGIZER

Another new and unique effect. Various emulations and vintage processors are applied to the signal to reproduce the behavior of old devices such as vinyl, cassette tapes, wire recorders and much more. This effect is perfect for LoFi genres. With 24 different device models with loudspeaker, drift, artifact, tube and noise control, you can fine tune the desired result and quickly give vocals or general sounds a unique touch.

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IMPROVED BROWSER

The sound preset browser on the master page now consists of different views. The new search view offers a quick way to search for presets by entering a keyword. In addition, multiple tags and other filters can be applied to quickly find presets for your purpose. Each preset can be marked as a favorite or added to a custom preset collection to enhance the workflow with many presets and projects. Moreover, the browser got many small features like renaming and duplication of presets.

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LAYER LOADING

The improved browser now allows you to drag and drop presets. To load a preset directly into a layer, simply drag the preset file onto one of the eight layer buttons. This allows you to create massive patches instantly by joining previously created sounds into one large patch.

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Support for Big Sur and Apple Silicon

With the latest version of Mac OS 11 (Big Sur), Apple presented its new ARM-based Apple Silicon M1 chips. Previously, Rapid 1.8.0 could already be executed with the Rosetta 2 Intel to ARM emulator supplied. To provide the best performance for this new platform, Rapid for Mac now natively supports the ARM64 instruction set.

Change Log
Additions:
  • New effect: Chorus X.
  • New effect: Vintagizer.
  • New insert: Sample and Hold.
  • Preset search: Sort by type, name, bank or date.
  • Filter presets by type tags, keywords, bank or author.
  • Copy, Paste, Duplicate, Rename and Browse functionality for preset entries in the browser.
  • Drag and Drop preset entries to other banks.
  • Preset favorites: Can be marked by a star and are now browsable in the favorite view.
  • Preset collections: Reference presets in multiple favorite lists.
  • Layer Loading: Drag and Drop preset entries onto layer buttons to load the first layer.
  • New Options: Set the default output level to 0, -3, -6, -9 or -12 dBFS.
  • Compability for MacOS 11 (Big Sur) and Apple Silicon (ARM64) platform.
Changes:
  • Increased bitcrusher fx rate reduction accuracy at high frequencies.
  • Currently selected bank and preset row is now restored if the plugin instance is reloaded or duplicated.
  • Deleting user library samples will now move the files to the trash bin.
  • Removed preset browser "One-Click" loading option. This can be done now by using the middle mouse button, or shift key + left click, or command key + left click.
Fixes:
  • Changing the bank/preset sort order will now retain the selected row.
  • Hanging note events in some DAWs that unusually triggered on/off when stopping or using a visual keyboard.
  • Hanging notes due to small loops in arpeggiator MIDIs that had adjacent notes at the end of the loop.
  • Avoid out of bounds index access when resynthesizing samples with very low root note resampling ratios.
Visual:
  • Changed the oscillator source browser colour scheme to a dark theme.
  • Added hover states for preset and content lists.
Presets:
  • 54 Chorus X Presets.
  • 45 Vintagizer Presets.
  • 29 Rapid FX Presets.
  • 9 Feature Presets.
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Get the newest demo here.

Enjoy. Discuss.
Last edited by parawave on Wed May 19, 2021 10:26 am, edited 3 times in total.

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KVRAF
10119 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Post Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:04 am

Yes.
Thank you.
rsp
sound sculptist

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KVRist

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370 posts since 15 Mar, 2016 from Germany

Post Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:09 am

We also started our yearly Winter Sale. Yes, it's a bit late this time, but because of this we will extend it until 5th January.

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KVRian
732 posts since 8 Oct, 2019

Post Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:12 am

Yes!! Chorus X and Vintagizer sound awesome! Downloading.

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KVRAF
10119 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Post Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:16 am

"Currently selected bank and preset row is now restored if the plugin instance is reloaded or duplicated."

As Simple as this may seem this is big for me.
Thank you.

Hopefully the favourite system allows a simple way to transfer for it from one machine (mac) to another (pc) and vice versa.

rsp
sound sculptist

KVRian
1372 posts since 2 Jul, 2007

Post Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:21 am

:tu: Nice features, thanks ;)
Cpu: Win10/Intel Core i9-10900K + Apple Mac OSX/BigSur/Slate VMS/Antelope Audio Discrete 8 Synergy Core
Synths: Sequential Prophet 10|OB-6/Deepmind 12/Virus TI2 61/Waldorf Blofeld/Yamaha Motif XS7/Akai MPC X

KVRAF
7665 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:26 am

Another great update to a great synth, thank you.
PC, Studio One, BWS, Live, FL Studio, Renoise, Reason, X32 Desk, Hardware Synths, Drum Machines + Eurorack, TD27 V Drums, Guitars & Basses

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KVRAF
10119 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Post Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:31 am

Strangely.
Arp I want this to be my first preset, wont' allow me to favourite it :)
rsp
sound sculptist

KVRian
1372 posts since 2 Jul, 2007

Post Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:37 am

One request for future release.. Please allow the Preset button to be midi cc assignable,in order to step through our presets.. Refer to any new Arturia synth in the V Collection 8 as they have nailed it correctly, and in my opinion if any piece of kit doesn't support program changes, they should at least offer midi cc assignable next and previous buttons, to get away from using the dreaded mouse.
thanx/love the new browser
Cpu: Win10/Intel Core i9-10900K + Apple Mac OSX/BigSur/Slate VMS/Antelope Audio Discrete 8 Synergy Core
Synths: Sequential Prophet 10|OB-6/Deepmind 12/Virus TI2 61/Waldorf Blofeld/Yamaha Motif XS7/Akai MPC X

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KVRAF
10119 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Post Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:40 am

+1 to what Trusampler asks for.


My non favouriting is Cubendo mac and pc.
Shows up in the favourites file but does not display as favourited.

rsp
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KVRian
732 posts since 8 Oct, 2019

Post Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:43 am

I honestly didn't care for the Chorus very much. The new one is awesome. Very happy with that!!

KVRian
1372 posts since 2 Jul, 2007

Post Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:50 am

Is there a valid reason why there's a 20% tax on digital goods from your company? Seems outrageous to pay that much in taxes! Buying presets with a 20% tax seems ridiculous. :roll:
Cpu: Win10/Intel Core i9-10900K + Apple Mac OSX/BigSur/Slate VMS/Antelope Audio Discrete 8 Synergy Core
Synths: Sequential Prophet 10|OB-6/Deepmind 12/Virus TI2 61/Waldorf Blofeld/Yamaha Motif XS7/Akai MPC X

KVRian
1372 posts since 2 Jul, 2007

Post Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:01 pm

The Loading of Layers is Amazing, this is an incredible job !!
Cpu: Win10/Intel Core i9-10900K + Apple Mac OSX/BigSur/Slate VMS/Antelope Audio Discrete 8 Synergy Core
Synths: Sequential Prophet 10|OB-6/Deepmind 12/Virus TI2 61/Waldorf Blofeld/Yamaha Motif XS7/Akai MPC X

KVRist
373 posts since 7 Sep, 2012

Post Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:11 pm

not sure if I don't see it...but I can't find the option to choose presets by clicking it once instead of using double-click.

KVRian
732 posts since 8 Oct, 2019

Post Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:16 pm

trusampler wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:50 am
Is there a valid reason why there's a 20% tax on digital goods from your company? Seems outrageous to pay that much in taxes! Buying presets with a 20% tax seems ridiculous. :roll:
Hm, strange. In Germany the sales tax on digital products is 7% and was reduced to 5% due to Covid.

Edit: For me it shows up at 16% which actually seems correct. The standard here is 19%, but this was also Covid-reduced until the end of the year. I thought digital products were 7%, but actually software seems to be 19% (16 atm). Can get pretty confusing. So on January 1st there should be a 3% price increase as the tax rates go back to normal :D

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