Cakewalk announces Rapture software synth

Cakewalk, developer of the worlds best-selling music and sound software, announces Rapture, the ultimate wavetable synthesizer for igniting the sounds of todays pop, dance, and electronic music.

ollowing the recent successful launch of Dimension Pro, Rapture is the latest dual platform, music inspiring synthesizer to come from the Cakewalk Instruments engineering team. In Rapture, musicians will find powerful and flexible wavetable synthesis in an inspired creation tool that enables vast sonic possibilities and experimentation.

Rapture is the first product of its kind, combining one of the most advanced and exciting modulation systems available in any synthesizer today, with an unrivaled non-aliasing wavetable resampling engine for unparalleled sound quality and creativity.

Rapture Highlights:

-Wavetable synthesizer with cutting edge sound manipulation capabilities, well suited for electronica-related music styles
-Non-aliasing resampling engine for pristine sound quality
-Over 500 professionally-crafted sound programs
-Six fully-programmable, stereo sound-generating Elements
-Multi-waveform Oscillators with ring modulation
-Two 16-mode filters per oscillator with LoFi and Drive
-Over 40 Envelope Generators, LFOs, and Step Generators for superior parameter modulation
-Comprehensive MIDI Modulation Matrix
-Mix and modulate all Elements through global FX and dynamic Step Generator
-Superbly designed graphical envelope generators and LFOs for ease of use
-Expandable with native support for SFZ sample formats
-Mac formats: AU™, RTAS®, VSTi™
-Windows formats: DXi (32-bit & x64), RTAS, VSTi

Rapture has an estimated street price of $199.00 U.S, and will be available at select music and sound retailers around the world February 2006.

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