Release date: Friday, June 30, 2006

Cakewalk® Updates Rapture™ with Intel® Mac Support Through Free Universal Binary Update

—Free download for registered customers provides Universal Binary support for Intel-based Mac customers using Audio Units enabled Host Applications—

 Cakewalk, developer of the world's best-selling music and sound software, today announces the worldwide availability of the Universal Binary update to the Audio Units version of Rapture, the ultimate wavetable synthesizer for igniting the sounds of today’s pop, dance, and electronic music. The Rapture Universal Binary update is available as a free download for registered Rapture customers at www.cakewalk.com.

The Rapture Universal Binary Update enables users working with latest generation of Intel-based Mac systems to run Rapture as a native application in Audio Units enabled hosts. A future update is planned to update the VST and RTAS® versions of Rapture with Universal Binary support.

Rapture is the first product of its kind, combining one of the most advanced and exciting modulation systems available, with the unrivaled non-aliasing Expression Engine™ a hallmark of the unparalleled sound quality and creativity found exclusively in the Cakewalk Instruments line.

Rapture Highlights:

  • Wavetable synthesizer with cutting edge sound manipulation capabilities, well suited for Electronica and Urban music styles
  • Non-aliasing Expression Engine for pristine sound quality
  • Over 600 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™ (Universal Binary), RTAS®, VSTi™
  • Windows formats: DXi (32-bit & x64), RTAS, VSTi

Pricing and Availability

The free Rapture AU Universal Binary update is available to registered Rapture customers at www.cakewalk.com. Rapture has a $199.00 U.S., estimated street price and is available at select music and sound retailers around the world. For more information call 888-CAKEWALK, +1 (617) 423-9004 outside U.S. or visit Cakewalk on the web at www.cakewalk.com.

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