So if you can hear above 19k and like playing with Rapture. You may want to try this little trick… First some history:
As you can see from the date this has been a known trick for some time. Now that Rapture’s user base has increased from the recent deals (also now part of SONAR X2 Producer), I thought everyone might enjoy a refresher on this.
* Please note the steps below involve editing your registry (windows) and preference files (osx). If you don’t feel comfortable editing these things, you should NOT try this.
** Also note, this increases Rapture’s output in higher frequency content at the cost of CPU. You may find it can increase your Rapture CPU usage up to 10% or more, if you are worried about this you should NOT try this.
*** You may want to read the full thread linked above. Again I enjoy this modification because my hearing is sensitive in the 19-20k range. If your hearing is not that good in higher ranges, you should NOT try this.
For those adventurous enough to try, here are the steps:
We want to add the registry key “Out Ratio” with a value of “1” inside Rapture’s registry.
– Open Regedit
– Click Start, and then click Run.
– Type Regedit, and then click OK.
– Navigate to the following location:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cakewalk Music Software\Rapture
*If you are running Rapture 1.2.2 you’ll notice the key is here if you have both entries, might as well try setting both:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cakewalk Music Software\rp
– Create a new registry string in the Rapture registry “Out Ratio”
– Then assign the value of this new key to “1”
– Save your changes and close Regedit
We are going to add the string “Out Ratio” with a value of “1” to Rapture’s plist file located here: /Library/Preferences/com.cakewalk.Rapture.plist
Apple offers a free Property List Editor within their xcode apps. https://developer.apple.com/xcode/. You can also google for other free property list editors on OSX if you’d like.
So if you have a plist editor you can go ahead and perform the following steps:
– Open the file /Library/Preferences/com.cakewalk.Rapture.plist
– Add Child
– Set Key Name “Out Ratio”, Type “String”, Value “1”
– Save your plist and you’re done.
For the sake of making this easy for OSX users I’ve made a quick command script, all you have to do is unzip it and double click to run and you are done.
Or you can also copy and paste the following into your Terminal and hit Enter:
"/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy" -c "Add 'Out Ratio' string 1" /Library/Preferences/com.cakewalk.Rapture.plist "/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy" -c "Set 'Out Ratio' 1" /Library/Preferences/com.cakewalk.Rapture.plist
The first sound demonstrates the use of LFO and filtering on each key. Note: I still do not understand how I was able to do this. As far as I can tell, I might be able to play as many notes as I want with varying LFO speeds. But how can this be since there are only 3-4 dedicated LFOs? The second sound is based off the choir sound from the Roland SR-JV80-02 Orchestal Expansion board. It just increases the volume and opens the filter for each key pressed.
Sweetwater was running a promotion for Cakewalk Rapture for only $19. It seems that deal has now expired. But it looks like you can still download Rapture directly from Cakewalk for $19.
For all the new Rapture users please check out all of the great free Rapture downloads and patches below!
Rapture Patches, Banks, Custom LFOs, and More
|Twisted Oscillators PA bank of the month Rapture Win Installer||patcharena||13092|
|Rapture Muz3um Win Installer||Francesco Silvestri||12726|
|PA Rapture BotM Starter Pack||patcharena||3356|
|Rapture Muz3um OSX Installer||Francesco||2920|
|00 Relative 110||brock||1671|
|B Rock Collection RP-1||brock||1393|
|Twisted Oscillators PA bank of the month Rapture OSX Installer||patcharena||1346|
|Rapture 1.2 Retrigger EG Examples||Ren||1226|
|Flex 110 Wavetable Sequencer||brock||1164|
|B_Rock U-FO Waveforms c||brock||1141|
|B-Rock Friday the 13th||brock||1085|
|RNP - Rapture||wtf||1049|
|Ax Presets||Vince Jones (vincent66)||1012|
|TB - CM Special Rejects||brock||1003|
|ShapeSky Tight Leads||shapesky||903|
|Rapture Wavetable Tools||patcharena||856|
|30 for 30 Rapture Presets||Magic Russ||673|
|Rapture LFO Cake Prog||patcharena||618|
Another touchscreen control app experiment. The audio is synthesized entirely in Max/MSP. No samples or plug-ins were harmed in the making of this video. The control app was built in Cinder, and is running on a 23″ Hewlett Packard touchscreen monitor. (I think the particular model number is “POS” if you’re curious.)
short test playing 4 separate midi sequences
TNT has just uploaded and shared a new download, an OSC XY Touch Pad control group for Android apps (TouchOSC, FingerPlayMIDI, and OSC)
From the readme file:
OSC Mobile XY-TouchPad
link the “parameter modulation 1 (X) and
2 (Y) with your target
now, you can control two faders with your mobile app
If you need feedback events don’t forget to link backwards in this group.
The OSC adress list shows some examples
of Android apps (TouchOSC version 1.3; FingerPlayMIDI,andOSC)
Exciting news, the final MeeBlip SEs have been assembled and are getting ready to ship! You can visit the MeeBlip site and reserve yours:
Features and Enhancements for the MeeBlip SE:
- New orange-on-black color scheme, inspired by some of our favorite synths of the past. We like the way it’s looking – and it’s also easier to read.
- New retro knobs. (And knobs are important; we still believe in being able to control the synth from the front panel – no menus needed.)
- Twice the patch storage. The original SE had 16 slots for storing sounds; you can now use up to 32. We think people who use patches in performance will be especially pleased.
- The latest MeeBlip firmware – as always, fully open source and ready to read or hack at GitHub.
- Fully assembled. Previous MeeBlips were “quick build”; now you can plug this in and use it right away.
The new MeeBlip improvements look exciting. Comments from the MeeBlip team:
We think being fully assembled will be better, too. It means better quality control, and the ability to get making music right away. We also think it’ll help introduce the MeeBlip to people less familiar with synth hardware. For those of you who do want the DIY experience, we recommend MeeBlip micro, the bare board, as it’s something you can build into your own projects. But we’d rather have you hacking and building new things, and getting to making sound, rather than doing our assembly for us.
Thanks for everyone’s support this year. It’s been a time of transition as Peter settles into the synthesizer paradise that is Berlin, and both of us work hard behind the scenes to make a more lasting MeeBlip. It’s been extraordinary, though, to get to see the work you’re doing. You’ll be hearing more from us very soon.
Live and rather rough jam. Elektron, Moog and Dave Smith Instruments synths, Octatrack on sequencing detail. Eventide Space and Moogerfoogers for effects.
The situation for the protagonist Hector is critical, but something buried deep in the ground might give him the strength needed to continue his struggle. But will he get there before his demons consume him?
This movie celebrates the imminent arrival of the next major product from Elektron Music Machines. Keep yourself informed through www.tradition-and-future.com