RAPID Synthesizer - NEW Synthwave XT, such nostalgia!

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sircuit
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623 posts since 15 Jul, 2016

Post Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:35 pm

rbx11 wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:14 pm
What's the single sample playback like in Rapid?

1. Does it time stretch, or does it do old school slow down and speed up?
2. Can you loop a sample?
3. Can you ping pong loop?
4. If there are looping options can you also crossfade to help avoid clicks?

Thanks in advance for any answers!
No. The easiest to do the above is by using Falcon.
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parawave
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247 posts since 15 Mar, 2016 from Germany

Re: RAPID Synthesizer - NEW Synthwave XT, such nostalgia!

Post Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:10 am

rbx11 wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:14 pm
What's the single sample playback like in Rapid?

1. Does it time stretch, or does it do old school slow down and speed up?
2. Can you loop a sample?
3. Can you ping pong loop?
4. If there are looping options can you also crossfade to help avoid clicks?

Thanks in advance for any answers!
Single sample import is thought as quick way to play back one-shot samples. Mainly useful for static attacks.

Choose multi sample import and then just drag in a single sample if you intend to loop it. If the file contains loop points, it will use these or check the option "Force Loops" and it will automatically loop from start to end.

You can do most of the mentioned things in pre-production. I mean, ping pong and loop start declick or crossfade isn't necessary if it's already a adjusted loop. It's also easier to use dedicated looper tools or automatic ones than to create them. A pre-rendered multi sample is also less-costly. Take a loop at SampleRobot.

@Development:
Yes, it is being worked on Rapid. Not much to show yet. Just a reassurance for the skeptical ones ; )

Tilly
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23 posts since 18 Feb, 2019

Re: RAPID Synthesizer - NEW Synthwave XT, such nostalgia!

Post Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:28 am

Congrats to 21th place in the musicradar poll. Am I right I can't use 2 of the same effect in the same layer but have to route them to another layer?

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parawave
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247 posts since 15 Mar, 2016 from Germany

Re: RAPID Synthesizer - NEW Synthwave XT, such nostalgia!

Post Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:57 am

Tilly wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:28 am
Congrats to 21th place in the musicradar poll.
Thanks for the votes. Although, annoying that they didn't even bother to use an up to date picture of the current version.
Tilly wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:28 am
Am I right I can't use 2 of the same effect in the same layer but have to route them to another layer?
Yes and there is a reason for that. The list of all automatable parameters in a plugin is fixed. A quirk of VST and most implementations. So you can't add/remove or change the order without breaking automations of your DAW project.

We could add this, but I'm strongly against it because you will loose the ability to automate everything quickly (with automation recording, one touch recording, MIDI CC and so on). Its more important for a good workflow than using an FX twice in the same layer. Most of the time you will not need this. And if you really want it, it's still possible and with parallel routing to more layers by far more interesting and complex.

tl;dr : It's a compromise. Use multiple layer and send fx if you really need it.

Tilly
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23 posts since 18 Feb, 2019

Re: RAPID Synthesizer - NEW Synthwave XT, such nostalgia!

Post Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:03 am

Thanks for clarifitcation! I hardly automate anything else than filters or volume in a synth. I definitely like the concept of having dedicated "automation parameters", which could be pre-routed to the most useful plugin parameters in default, way more. This still works with automation recording, midi and so on.

trusampler
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734 posts since 2 Jul, 2007

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Post Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:01 pm

Once NKS comes out for rapid, I'll buy the rest of the sound sets. This synth is too good for it not to be in NKS,thank you!!
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DavidCarlyon
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384 posts since 17 Mar, 2018

Re: RAPID Synthesizer - NEW Synthwave XT, such nostalgia!

Post Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:47 am

How often are the sales for rapid? Is it pretty much just on black friday?
Love the vibe of this synth.

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parawave
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247 posts since 15 Mar, 2016 from Germany

Re: RAPID Synthesizer - NEW Synthwave XT, such nostalgia!

Post Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:39 am

DavidCarlyon wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:47 am
How often are the sales for rapid? Is it pretty much just on black friday?
Love the vibe of this synth.
Black Friday is guaranteed. Sometimes on holidays, sometimes on special occasions like the big update to 1.5 last year. It will be announced. If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook you can't really miss it.

DavidCarlyon
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384 posts since 17 Mar, 2018

Re: RAPID Synthesizer - NEW Synthwave XT, such nostalgia!

Post Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:08 am

parawave wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:39 am
DavidCarlyon wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:47 am
How often are the sales for rapid? Is it pretty much just on black friday?
Love the vibe of this synth.
Black Friday is guaranteed. Sometimes on holidays, sometimes on special occasions like the big update to 1.5 last year. It will be announced. If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook you can't really miss it.
I couldn't wait. I have wanted this for a while now so i just grabbed it.
Freaking love this synth. It manages to boil so much down into such a speedy interface/workflow.
This is a real workmans synth.
Also, is the insert by filter per-voice?? If so - awesome!!

D.K Envelope
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97 posts since 28 Oct, 2018

Re: RAPID Synthesizer - NEW Synthwave XT, such nostalgia!

Post Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:45 pm

any updates about the reverb or the nice skin where mirko ruta is working on ?

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parawave
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247 posts since 15 Mar, 2016 from Germany

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Post Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:00 am

D.K Envelope wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:45 pm
any updates about the reverb or the nice skin where mirko ruta is working on ?
The new reverb models will be part of 1.7.0. They're called Nuclear, Solar, Nova and Space. Form small to large. They are as soft as butter :hihi:

zeph
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35 posts since 27 Nov, 2006

Re: RAPID Synthesizer - NEW Synthwave XT, such nostalgia!

Post Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:24 am

parawave wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:00 am
D.K Envelope wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:45 pm
any updates about the reverb or the nice skin where mirko ruta is working on ?
The new reverb models will be part of 1.7.0. They're called Nuclear, Solar, Nova and Space. Form small to large. They are as soft as butter :hihi:
Parawave - Any idea of the timing for 1.7 :) :) :) :) :) :) Can't wait for the new reverbs :ud: :ud: :ud: :ud:

D.K Envelope
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Re: RAPID Synthesizer - NEW Synthwave XT, such nostalgia!

Post Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:33 am

cool thanks for the information

StrikerTheFoxy
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9 posts since 21 Jan, 2018

Re: RAPID Synthesizer - NEW Synthwave XT, such nostalgia!

Post Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:15 pm

cant wait for the release!

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parawave
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247 posts since 15 Mar, 2016 from Germany

Re: RAPID Synthesizer - NEW Synthwave XT, such nostalgia!

Post Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:43 am

zeph wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:24 am
Parawave - Any idea of the timing for 1.7 :) :) :) :) :) :) Can't wait for the new reverbs :ud: :ud: :ud: :ud:
Nah, not announcing things this time. Just be excited :wink:

Can also confirm a long requested feature: It's now possible to set the modulation depth on the knob/control itself. And if you hover over the knob, the routing entry modulating it is highlighted. Makes routing things much quicker.

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