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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)
Type / Tags SynthSynth (FM)Synth (Phase Distortion)Synth (Sample Based)Synth (Sync Modulation)Synth (Wavetable)Synthesizer
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
Supported Sample Formats (loads or saves) include
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 following elements.


  • Morphable Wavetables.
  • Multi-Samples with Velocity and/or Round Robin.
  • Up to 8x Unison voices.
  • Bass and Treble control per waveform.
  • Tube Distortion and Asymmetric Clip.
  • Phase Modulation and Ring Modulation.
  • Phase & Ring Modulation from other Oscillators.
  • Phase Bend, Phase Double and Phase Mirror.
  • Phase Feedback Modulation.
  • Hard Synchronization and Formant Shift.
  • Pulse-Width Modulator and Phase Overlap.
  • Chaos Phase and 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, Vintage and Xtreme Lowpass.
  • Formant and Vowel.
  • Feedback-Comb and Time-Lag.
  • Bitcrusher and Exciter.
  • Tube Distortion, Overdrive and Tone-Fuzz.


  • 4x ADSR envelopes with adjustable slopes.
  • 4x LFOs with dual waveform and phase bending for complex shapes.
  • 4x Sequences with up to 32 steps, with loop and one-shot mode.


  • 32-Step pattern steps with adjustable lengths.
  • Up, down, random, queue and chord pattern mode.
  • Import/Export external MIDI files.
  • Octave and shuffle control.


  • Legato mode with note glide.
  • MIDI channel filtering.
  • Key-range per layer.
  • Input note filter.
  • Reorder of insert and filter processing.


  • Reverb with Area, Hall, Room & Pipe mode.
  • Delay with smooth delay time modulation.
  • Dual Delay with Cross-Feedback and Ping-Pong mode.
  • Tonal Delay with tunable delay times.
  • Chamber for very short reverb acoustics.
  • Smooth Tube Distortion with dynamic EQ Boost.
  • Bit-Crusher, Rate-Reduction with Jitter.
  • 2-Band Waveshaper with adjustable crossover.
  • 4-Band Saturator with 16 different insert types.
  • Phaser, Flanger, Chorus with precise modulation depth control.
  • Ensemble Chorus.
  • 3-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 control.
  • Send Router, for parallel mixing with other layers.
  • Tapestop with adjustable slope, start and stope time.
  • Glitch for pitch shift, stutter and time jumps, controllable by sequences.


  • 8-Channel Mixer.
  • 3-Band Dynamic Compressor with different reaction models.
  • Output Limiter with automatic makeup gain.
  • Quick Modifier for simultaneous control of Volume and Filter Envelope for all layers.

User Libraries:

  • Single- & Multi-Cycle Wavetable import.
  • Single- & Multi-Sample import with Velocity & Round Robin.
  • Resynthesis Algorithm for new Multi-Sample generation.
  • Archive & Installation of self contained library bundles.


  • Drag & Drop Modulation.
  • Preset Files for Modulator, Effect or Arpeggiator pattern.
  • Copy & Paste Modulators, Patterns or complete layers.
  • 3-Macro Controllers.


  • Resizeable HD graphics with 16:9 resolution.
  • 4K Ready and scaleable up to 300%.
  • Eleven unique UI Themes.

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).
  • 420+ Modulator Presets.
  • 310+ Effect Presets.
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