EDIT: RAPTURE has some problems with its functions. The dials on the frequency filter don't show numbers and there aren't any copy and paste on the filter section. Also in the oscillator section im not able to get the chain up element section to chain up properly. It is very analog but not quite perfect.
Rapture is absolutely incredible. Its a real 10. It's real analog and has so many features for manual adjustability which is for advanced/intermediate users mostly but if you are intermediate/beginner you might be able to learn too. This synth is most likely not suited for you if you want presets. The presets are simple and a little lame.
This synth has many different filter combinations with a total of 2 filters per oscillator. This part is the most difficult to understand of the whole synth by far. What you'll need to understand is that f1 goes to filter cutoff 1 and f2 is to filter cutoff 2. DSP is for those efx listed in that section nearby. And all the filter and DSP gets routed in the drop menu's showing. That being learned, you will be able to easily operate the synth now regardless of ability. Given you put a good amount of effort in.
Rapture has 6 oscillators. Each have their own set of identical parameters. Each osc. has filter cutoff, DSP, pitch with ADSR, cutoff with ADSR, resonance with ADSR and amplification with ADSR. Next and not least is the LFO (low frequency oscillator). It does not have an ADSR but it does have changeable paramters like attack and release sort of things. Quite useful for dubstep and pads especially.
It's EFX are cool but are not capable of many simultaneously per osc. It also has a master EFX and section but lacks a MASTER ADSR at the end of all the oscillators.
I highly recommend Galbalum waveforms. They're way cooler than the stock waveforms. If you want presets I wouldn't look to the factory presets, they are simple and uninteresting.
Rapture is easy to install but you need to install the update separate and the new version I've had trouble with only in the area of it showing the frequency values on the cutoff filter which seem to be missing this time.
Great synth for Hip hop and and rock, metal. That classy sorta hard or more flat trance. It has a mildly hard sound that is very analog when done up right. This could easily be the greatest synth out but it lacks the noise osc. factor of which its noise is very mellow and not bright. Which is well valued for originality I suppose. Well, I guess it's a flat sounding synth with great depth in the analog area. Enjoy! It's got the largest tweakabilty.
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?