Cakewalk has announced the new Rapture Pro virtual instrument for Windows and Mac. They say that Rapture Pro is the first performance synth to combine algorithmic and sample-based synthesis in an intuitive design for musicians of any skill level--whether simply browsing for the right preset, thrilling audiences on stage, or diving deep into sound design.
A spokesperson had this to say,
"Based on Cakewalk's Rapture and Dimension Pro, Rapture Pro combines the best of both into a unified, cutting-edge instrument that transports synthesis and sampling to new sonic frontiers. Whether you want a classic piano sound for a smooth jazz ballad, searing rock guitars, breathtaking atmospheres, or step-sequenced beats for EDM or hip-hop, you'll find them all in the 10+ GB sound library of instruments, textures, and soundscapes that span all musical genres.
What's more, Rapture Pro adapts to the user's personal workflow. Thanks to an intuitive new Browser, composers can easily find and preview presets created by top content designers from around the world. For performers, Rapture Pro's innovative Perform mode re-thinks synthesis to connect the studio and stage with fast, efficient controller mapping for real-time expressiveness. And for sound design, Rapture Pro's Edit mode really shines--the extensive layering and mixing capabilities combined with the ability to load your own samples, makes it easy to create authentic signature sounds."
Pricing and Availability:
Rapture Pro will be available globally through music and sound retailers, Valve's Steam Store, and the Cakewalk Store in late April 2015.