Cakewalk has announced the new Rapture Session virtual instrument for both Mac and Windows platforms.
A spokesperson had this to say, "Based on the same pristine sound engine as Cakewalk's flagship Rapture Pro, this easy-to-use synth includes a 4 GB library with 450 hand-crafted presets, advanced browser for fast searches and previews, and a stage-oriented Live Performance Control page that exposes crucial parameters for expressive, real-time control. It's compatible with sound expansion packs for Rapture Pro, Dimension Pro, Rapture, and Cakewalk Sound Center, making it an extremely versatile, useful, and above all, expandable synth that can suit a variety of musical and audio-for-video needs."
Additionally, both the legendary Z3TA+ 2 synthesizer and Rapture Pro synth/sample player have received major updates including AAX support for Pro Tools. Cakewalk Product Manager Lance Riley told us, "We've always had a large number of people requesting our synths be available in the Pro Tools plug-in formats. Now with Z3TA+2, Rapture Pro, and Rapture Session available for AAX, we are excited to introduce ourselves to a larger group of users."
In addition to AAX support for Pro Tools, Rapture Pro enhancements include easier navigation with a more intuitive folder system and normalized content, while Z3TA+ 2 incorporates a four-stage phaser, improved search and auditioning functionality, expanded Modulation Matrix, multiple fixes, and interface enhancements. Both synths now include VST3 support for Windows and El Capitan Support on the Mac platform.
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