CAKEWALK RAPTURE SESSION
Drawing on a huge library of sample-based preset sounds, Cakewalk’s plugin synth has to be one of our best giveaways yet…
Claim your PC/Mac plugin synth before 1st Feb 2018
A cut-down but fully functional version of Cakewalk’s flagship Rapture Pro samplebased synth, Rapture Session costs $30 in the shops, but is yours for free only with this issue of Computer Music!
Rapture Session (PC/Mac, VST3/AU/AAX) is powered by a 3.2GB bank of multisamples and wavetables, all taken directly from the full 11GB Rapture Pro library, covering everything from pianos and guitars to synths, strings, atmospheres and more. The easy-to-use interface is designed to make browsing and tweaking of the preset sounds fast and productive, boiling the powerful editing functionality of Rapture Pro down to a macrodriven front-end, complete with hardwired X/Y Pads for real-time performance. And while you don’t get access to the deep synthesis and mixing facilities of its Pro sibling, you do get the Vector Mixer, for sweeping around the up-to-six Elements that make up each preset Program.
To get up and running, simply register the code 3327-46FD-8F9A-BBC7 on the landing page at www.cakewalk.com/CM250. With that done, you’re ready to download Cakewalk Command Center and install Rapture Session. Let’s take a closer look…
BROWSER/INSTRUMENT SELECTOR Switch between the Browser and Instrument controls VECTOR MIXER Adjust the blend of up to six underlying Elements X/Y PADS One or two X/Y Pads let you modulate specific Program parameters KEYBOARD Audition your sound by clicking the keys SPEED Tweak the acceleration of the Vector Mixer and X/Y Pad crosshairs MACROS Shape the sound with these hardwired parameter controls VOLUME LEVEL Raise and lower the volume PAN Position your sound in the stereo panorama LIMIT Activate a soft clipping limiter to prevent overloads