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Synth (Wavetable) Plugin by Cakewalk
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Rapture has an average user rating of 4.50 from 4 reviews

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User Reviews by KVR Members for Rapture

Reviewed By digitalboytn [read all by] on 6th December 2011
Version reviewed: 1.2 on Windows.
Last edited by digitalboytn on 26th December 2012.
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This is a wonderful sounding synth...Very expressive and very musical and it never fails to impress me....

I love wavetable synths and this one and Z3TA+2 are my favourites.....

Rene's creations have always been inspiring and Rapture is the evolution of many of those ground breaking ideas...

The open architecture of this synth with the importing of single cycle waveforms and sfz files,provides you with an almost infinite number of possibilties...

There is a real zen like quality to Rapture - where the instrument becomes invisible and you are absorbed inside the performance....

Mmmmm ....what a pleasant way to pass the time....

The sound engine is one of the best ones out there and the filters in this instrument are impressive...

Then you have the envelopes...Multi stage envelopes for Amplitude,Pitch and Pan plus Cutoff and Resonance for each of the two filters with an LFO and key tracking - for every element...

You can layer up to 6 elements - each element also has a 3 band parametric EQ,an FX insert,a multi stage DSP section and a step generator...

Then you have the global section with a dual FX insert,Master FX,another 3 band parametric EQ and a global step generator....

And let's not forget the modulation matrix and the XY pad....

So much of the time,we are bombarded with specs that are meant to impress us,but we are often disappointed with the actual outcome...

Well - Rapture has all the specs,but more importantly - it's got soul and there's a real magic about this very musical instrument...

It's the perfect companion to z3ta+ 2 - smoother and a little more refined.

Rapture and z3ta+ have stood the test of time and it's testament to Rene's inspired genius,that they will continue to stand tall forever..

When the mechanics at Cakewalk get around to tweaking this synth and releasing a V2,as they did with z3ta+ 2,they can advertise it as "Rapture -The Second Coming".....

Not a bad wrap for a God-like synth :)

5 Stars all the way....

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Comments & Discussion for Cakewalk Rapture

Discussion: Active
21 September 2012 at 11:20am

I would want to buy this plug, i think it sounds fantastic. Anyone know if there are AAX version in the pipeline?

Also, is it stable in Pro Tools 10 ?


7 January 2014 at 11:20pm

Hi modularmoog... If you buy Computer Music 200 (Feb 2014) the full version is free on the DVD!.

Runs on mac 10.6.8 and earlier afaik.


3 February 2016 at 4:21pm

Rapture v1 is awesome. I still use it regulary. Though rapture pro.. Haven't heard good things about it :P.

3 February 2016 at 5:20pm

I don't encounter any issue with it. Nothing abnormal after six months of use. Either in the wavetable synthesis either in the sample reading, even with very big samples and the six layers used. Have you sent reports of issues to the Cakewalk support?

4 February 2016 at 9:54am

Hmmm, everything works fine without any problems and it sounds really good. Okay, I am a Windows-10-user.... puhhhhhh :-) I would give 9 out of 10.

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