Release date: Monday, November 30, 2015

Cakewalk® Announces “Rapture Session” Synth, Major Synth Updates, and Pro Tools AAX Support

— The new Rapture Session virtual instrument delivers 4 GB of exceptional sounds with an easy-to-use interface, while both Z3TA+ 2 and Rapture Pro get major updates including AAX support for Pro Tools—

Boston, MA, (November 30, 2015) – Cakewalk, dedicated to powerful and thoughtfully designed software for modern musicians, announces the new Rapture Session virtual instrument for both Mac and Windows platforms. 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 states, “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. Please visit here for all Z3TA+ 2 updates, and for all Rapture Pro updates please visit here. The new Rapture Session information can be found here.

Availability
Rapture Session will be available globally through the Cakewalk Store and Valve’s Steam Store. Please visit www.cakewalk.com for complete version details and localized pricing/availability options from our distribution partners.

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