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Rob Papen releases RP-Dock - Standalone Host App for Mac

Rob Papen

Rob Papen has released RP-Dock, a standalone host application for Mac OS X for all current Rob Papen instrument and effect plug-ins.

There are handy features like tempo setting and an audio recording/playback facility.
The audio setting for sample rate can be selected from 44.1kHz up to 96kHz (depending on your soundcard/device).

MIDI input offers merging of all connected MIDI controllers and also included is an optional MIDI channel selector.

RP-Dock will host all current RP products and is completely free.

Currently only the Mac OS X version is available, the Windows version is to be released soon.


  • Mac version for OS X 10.6 or higher.
  • File Menu with option to save and load setups.
  • PLUG-IN section with selector for loading RP plug-ins (Instruments and Effects):
    • Volume knob control for the overall plug-in level with dB readout.
    • Selector to open the chosen plug-in in a separate floating window.
  • General audio section with the option to switch audio from the sound card On/Off:
    • Sample Rate selector (Sample rate depends on connected hardware).
    • CPU usage display.
  • Audio input section with select menu for the Core Audio or ASIO driver input channel:
    • Level control for input signal.
    • Mute button (Mute is 'on' by default to prevent audio feedback when no plug-in is loaded).
  • Audio output section with select menu for the Core Audio or ASIO driver. output channel:
    • Level control for output signal.
    • Mute button.
  • Recorder/Player section:
    • File Menu to select a recording. Supported file type is WAV.
    • Time display of the current time from the loaded file.
    • Volume control for the file currently playing back.
  • MIDI section with input selector including 'All MIDI inputs':
    • MIDI Channel selector.
    • MIDI Panic button (Reset All command for MIDI).
    • Tempo setting with a range of 20-500BPM.
    • Tap Tempo button.
    • MIDI Clock setting (Internal / External).
  • Keyboard section with pitch-wheel and modulation-wheel:
    • Mouse click velocity settings.


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