Release date: Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Cakewalk® Announces Rapture 1.2 Update

—Free download for registered customers includes new Envelope Generator and Tempo features, Vista x64 support, and many usability enhancements—
Frankfurt, Germany, Musikmesse, (Hall 5.1, Stand 56), 1 April, 2009 - Cakewalk, the world's leading developer of powerful and easy to use products for music creation and recording, today announces a free update for the Rapture wavetable synthesizer. The free Rapture 1.2 Update will be available to registered Rapture customers late April, 2009 at www.cakewalk.com.

The free Rapture 1.2 Update will include:
  • New Envelope Generator functionality including the ability to retrigger envelopes using the Step Generator, Saving and Loading EG presets, Drag and Drop EG presets, an alternate Zoom mode, and auto-scroll when programming, a useful feature when working with extended or zoomed in waveforms
  • New Internal Tempo option, with a built-in Tap Tempo—use this option to create syncopated rhythmic effects when using Rapture in a host DAW, or use it in stand-alone mode to ensure that Rapture's tempo-based effects and modulations are in time with the music you are performing
  • DC offset blocker to remove unwanted DC offset distortion that can occur when loading some waveforms
  • Extended Vista x64 support including the ability for both the 64-bit and 32-bit versions of Rapture to be installed on the Windows Vista x64 operating system ensuring access within 32-bit DAWs that may be running on the 64-bit OS
  • Selectors added to multiple parameters for quicker access to desired settings
  • Knobs Focus Indicator to help the user identify which knob is currently in focus
  • More

About Rapture
Combining power, elegance, control, and unbeatable sounds, Rapture is one of the most exciting synthesizers to hit the market in years. Capable of producing rich, hypnotic, and rhythmic basses, leads, and pads, Rapture is perfect for performing and designing the modern synthesized sounds igniting today's pop, dance, and electronic music. Rapture is the first product of its kind, combining one of the most advanced and exciting modulation systems available, with the unrivaled non-aliasing synthesis engine, a hallmark of the unparalleled sound quality and creativity found exclusively in the Cakewalk Instruments line.

About Cakewalk, Inc.
Cakewalk, Inc. is the world's leading developer of powerful, yet easy to use products for music creation and recording: Millions of musicians around the world choose Cakewalk products to produce audio for the professional music, film, broadcast, and video game industries. These customers include Grammy® and Emmy®-winning producers, composers, sound designers and engineers. We invite you to learn more about our company and products by visiting www.cakewalk.com.

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