Rapture is described as “the ultimate wavetable synthesizer for igniting the sounds of today’s pop, dance, and electronic music”. It combines an advanced modulation system with an non-aliasing wavetable resampling engine. Rapture offers comprehensive sound design capabilities with patches that blend up to six different Elements. Out of the box you get a collection of over 500 programs including Basses, Leads, Pads, Arpeggios, Textures, Electronic Percussion and Sequences. At the heart of Rapture’s six-part sound engine are powerful, multi-mode wavetable oscillators. These wavetables provide a virtually endless array of sonic possibilities, plus you can multiply each oscillator up to 9 times across the stereo field with controlled detuning. Rapture’s high resolution anti-aliasing rendering engine ensures that every note of every voice will be pure and vibrant.
Rapture offers over 40 Envelope Generators, LFOs, and Step Generators per patch. These Step Generators breathe life into your sound, allowing for dramatic trance gate effects and percussive rhythms. With graphical step sequencing of sound parameters, Rapture provides a modern extension to traditional envelopes and LFOs, allowing you creative control of Pitch, Filters Amplitude, and other parameters. Rapture’s global and per-Element FX stages provide the finishing touches to your sounds. In the Global FX Stage Rapture offers 3 multi effect units with 9 Delay and 3 Chorus types, 3 Parametric EQs, and a dynamic Step Generator for volume with independent L/R control. The per-Element FX stages offer the multi-effect units and EQs mentioned above, plus two 16-mode filters per oscillator with LoFi and a 5-mode Overdrive section for additional control.
A new update is available for the VST and Audio Unit versions of Rapture. Please note this update is not applicable to the RTAS version.
Enhancements in Rapture/Rapture LE 1.2.2
Windows 7 compatibility
Mac OS X 10.6 support
VST 2.4 support
Windows 64-bit VST improvements
Micro-host application icons updated
Support has been discontinued for the following
DXi Installation Instructions:
Download the correct file for your OS below, if prompted choose ‘Save As’ and save the file to a location you can find on your computer
Double-click the .exe (Windows) or .dmg (Mac) to begin installation
Please Note: Rapture/Rapture LE version 1.1 or greater must be installed prior to installing this update.
On the “VST Folder – Browse to where your previously installed VST plug-ins are located” window, click the [Browse…] button and select the parent folder that Rapture is installed to. NOTE: Do not select the Rapture folder itself.
The default location Rapture installs to is C:\Program Files\Cakewalk\Vstplugins
For 32-bit Rapture on a 64-bit OS, the default location is C:\Program Files (x86)\Cakewalk\Vstplugins
If you have installed Rapture to a custom location, select the parent folder that your Rapture plug-in folder is installed to Click [OK] and make sure the correct path (see Step 4) is listed under VST Folder Click [Next]
If you are prompted with a “Browse For Folder – Select the folder where your VST plug-in is currently installed” window, select the parent folder that Rapture is installed to. NOTE: Do not select the Rapture folder itself. This path is the same as in Step 4.
Click [OK] and then click [Install]
The Audio Unit (AU) versions of Rapture and Rapture LE cannot coexist on the same OS X system, the most recently installed version will be available.
When updating Rapture LE from the VS Production Pack on Windows you may end up with multiple file names. The latest Rapture LE is named ‘Rapture32LE’
64-bit Cubase users may experience issues when attempting to use the 32-bit versions of Rapture/Rapture LE. We recommend using the native 64-bit VSTi. 32-bit Cubase users should not experience these issues. When installing Rapture on a 64-bit Windows system only the 64-bit or 32-bit version can be installed at one time, if multiple installations occur only the most recently installed version will appear in your host.