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Cakewalk Rapture Pro Upgrade + Z3ta+ 2 Combo

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What is Rapture Pro?

Rapture Pro is the first performance synth to combine oscillator and sample-based synthesis in an intuitive design for musicians of any skill level. Simply load a sound and go! Rapture Pro’s innovative Perform mode connects the studio and stage with exceptional control for real-time expressiveness and a sound library that spans all genres of music. Whether you want a classic piano sound for a smooth jazz ballad, searing rock guitars, breathtaking atmospheres, or cutting-edge, step-sequenced patterns for EDM, you’ll find them all in the massive library of instruments, textures, and soundscapes. 

But, Rapture Pro is far from the usual “set-and-forget” instrument. The new Edit mode gives you infinite tweakability by overlaying Rapture’s signature mixing and modulation options for every program. Harness the power of sophisticated synthesis and create sounds that you'll need to hear to believe.



Transform, perform, produce, bend, and twist with new sounds, more FX, and more control
Find and prioritize sounds faster with databased browsing
Performance Mode gives unprecedented freedom to interact with sounds on stage or in the studio
Vector Mixer controls all 6 element volumes simultaneously for creative, real-time mixing
Edit and create sounds easily with the clean, expansive, color-coded user interface
6-element architecture is ideal for MIDI guitar
Effortless parameter mapping with the new Mod Matrix
Each element of Rapture Pro has 7 Step Generators, 7 LFOs, and 7 Envelope Generators
13 crushing distortion FX for massive pads and lead presets
21 sweeping filters for building bass drops and surgical mixing
31 soaring insert FX for each individual element
Freely layer synths and samples
2-click MIDI Mapping for quick controller assignments
Mix your instrument’s elements with the Mixer Page’s faders, pan, and sends
Individual element tone-shaping with a more visual EQ
Supports Mac OS X Audio Units, Windows 7/8 VST3
Nearly 10GB of sounds from professional sound designers
Ability to load individual microtuning files per element
Multitimbral mode allows you to play each element individually


What's New in Rapture Pro

One synth to rule them all. The best features of Dimension Pro and Rapture have added significant innovations to bring you a next-generation musical instrument that bridges the gap between live performance spontaneity and impressive studio sound.



Get ready for a new adventure in virtual instruments.

Explore the new world of Rapture Pro with nearly 1000 presets and 10 GB of sounds. We’ve handpicked some of the best designers from across the world to give you their very first take on Rapture Pro’s monstrous sound engine. From world instruments to ripping bass synths, Rapture Pro makes it possible to explore unthinkable combinations of sounds.


Sounds Designed by the Pros

Rapture Pro’s sounds are designed by some of the most talented professionals in the industry. We hand picked these individuals because their particular styles compliment different parts of Rapture Pro’s ever-evolving design.


Dom Kane

DJ | Producer | Engineer

As a writer & producer, his music has been heard globally in DJ sets from David Guetta, Deadmau5, Orbital, James Zabiela, to name a few, with international radio play from BBC Radio 1 & Sirius (Pete Tong), and Capital FM.


Andrew Hlynsky


Andrew Hlynsky is a teacher, sound ware developer and music technologist from Boston MA. He has attended the New School for Jazz and the Berklee College of Music for Music Synthesis.


Ben Cantil

Musician | Author

Ben Cantil (Encanti) is an electronic music producer and sound designer from Alaska (USA), who currently teaches for the Music Production, Technology and Innovation at the Berklee College of Music campus in Spain.


System Requirements



Win 7, Win 8, Win 8.1*

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or newer

Memory: Minimum 2GB RAM

Disk space: Core installer 50MB, Full installation: 13GB

Formats: VST2i, VST3i, Standalone Version (32 or 64Bit)

Install and activate with Cakewalk Command Center ***


Mac OS X


OS X 10.9 or later

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or newer

Memory: Minimum 2GB RAM

Disk space: Core Installer: 50MB, Full installation: 13GB

Formats: Audio Units, VST3i (32** or 64Bit)

Install and activate with Cakewalk Command Center ***

* Windows XP is blocked, Vista not officially supported 
** Mac OS X not supported on older 32-bit processors (1st Gen Intel Macs) 
*** Internet connection required



Rapture Pro adapts to your workflow

Rapture Pro makes it incredibly easy to find sounds that suit your workflow. Whether you are a composer, live performer or sound designer, Rapture Pro adapts to your needs and lets you meet your artistic vision.


Stay focused on the task of composing by using Rapture Pro's intuitive new Browser to find and preview commercial-ready sounds created by top content designers from around the world.


Live Performance

Rapture Pro's new Instrument page makes live performance fun by providing a dedicated view with controls that can be mapped to your hardware controller for the ultimate flexibility.


Sound Design

Finding your signature sound has never been easier thanks to Rapture Pro's Edit mode, which features extensive layering and mixing capabilities that let you stand out from the crowd.


Redesigned Interface

Expansive, clean, colorful, and easy to use




Find your sound.

Sort, prioritize, and even see your most-used presets from Rapture Pro’s vast library of sounds—directly from the sophisticated Browser Page.


The anatomy of Rapture Pro

Layer real-life instruments and monstrous synth sounds simultaneously, thanks to Rapture Pro’s versatile sound engine and workflow. With 6 elements and 20 instrument types, Rapture Pro lets you customize the way your presets and programs tear through your music with unparalleled sound quality and three different page views for your workflow.


Parametric EQ

Mix your sound with precision.

Sculpt and shape your sound visually with Rapture Pro’s Parametric EQ—integrated individually and globally throughout Rapture Pro’s interface.

Parametric EQ
Vector Mixing

One control for your mix

Sweep among the individual volumes of all 6 elements simultaneously with the Vector Mixer—and map it to your live rig for yet another level of performance control.


Infinite Possibilities

Infinite Possibilities

Rapture Pro’s multiple Envelope Generators, Step Generators, and LFO modulators give you the freedom to control this synth any way you please.



VST3 Ready

A better synth deserves a better plug-in format. Rapture Pro takes performance to another level with advanced VST3 technology.


20 all new instrument types

Rapture Pro now includes 20 all new instrument types, chock full of presets that can be easily mapped to your controller for amazing performance possibilities through the new Instruments Page.


Plus, a world of presets

Rapture Pro comes fully stocked with over 10GB of new content and 4300+ total presets. Plus, you can use any existing expansion pack for Dimension or Rapture Classic.




Expansion Packs


Z3TA+ 2 - The Legend Returns

The legendary waveshaping sound of Z3TA+ (zay'-ta) is back – and better than ever. New filters, modulatable waveshapers, flexible effects, expressive control and a gorgeous new interface make Z3TA+ 2 one seriously powerful synth. It’s not often that a soft synth can be called a classic, but in the case of Z3TA+ it’s definitely appropriate.

Used on countless tracks over the past decade, Z3TA+’s distinctive sound has been a staple of electronic artists the world over.


Bigger and Badder

Z3TA+ 2 has a completely redesigned interface that inspires performance and makes sound design clear and comfortable while preserving that signature sound that has made it a favorite of top producers and musicians around the world.


Z3TA Screenshot

More Spacious

Harness the power of this modern classic with a much more spacious interface featuring logical enhancements and quick access to needed controls. See more information and access more visible parameters, including all Waveshaper controls in the Oscillator section and waveform previews in drop-down menus.


Z3TA Waves

More Possibilities

Z3TA+ 2 comes with thousands of expertly crafted sounds and numerous overall improvements. With 14 dual-stage filter types, a massive Modulation Matrix, highly flexible FX section, and 16 Waveshapers for each of its 6 Oscillators, the sound design possibilities are limitless.


The Sound of a Classic, Only Better

Z3TA+ 2 has a wealth of new sound design capabilities including new filter types, new waveshapers, new modulation destinations and a revamped effects section.


Z3TA Effects Routing

Drag-n-drop Routing

Z3TA+ 2’s effects section features easy routing of all effects and a new, flexible distortion module. The distortion module includes the new Hypertube algorithm and can effect the filter busses, the effects section, or both.


Z3TA Filters

New Filter Types

The Filter section has 4 new filter types bringing the total to 14. Both filters are now readily accessible and visible simultaneously with Separation control for tweaking resonance peaks on stacked filters.


Z3TA Waveshaper Modes

New Waveshaping Modes

Fold: Folds the entire waveform over itself by progressively swapping the left and right halves. 
Spectrum: Harmonic levels wander in alternating directions creating a complex phaser-like quality.
Random All: Creates continuously random variations of all harmonic levels. 
Random Odd: Only odd harmonic levels are randomized, while even harmonics are progressively suppressed.


Z3TA Modulation Matrix

Enhanced Modulation Matrix

All 16 Waveshapers are now accessible via the Modulation Matrix opening up a huge variety of new sound shaping possibilities.


Z3TA Graphical LFOs

Graphical LFOs

New Graphical LFOs clearly show the resulting LFO shapes when morphing between 2 waves and the new AMOUNT fader quickly scales an LFO’s intensity.


Z3TA Graphical Arp

Graphical Arp

New Graphical Arp provides visual display of Arp patterns, including 100 new patterns and 50 new ‘Gate’ patterns from Dance MIDI Samples. Instantly apply trance gates to synth pads and leads and increase total Arp flexibility and expression with Humanize and Swing controls.


Z3TA Graphical Envelopes

Graphical Envelopes

New Graphically Controlled Envelopes feature an improved design and provide visual representation and realtime feedback of all Envelope Generators.


Z3TA High Resolution

High Resolution

Z3TA+’s legendary sound engine has been improved with a new ‘HIGHEST’ SRC algorithm providing smoother, more accurate interpolation of wavetables. Of course, the sound of original Z3TA+ patches have been faithfully preserved.


Total Performance

The Performance Module gives quick, hands-on control of the analog-simulating Burst and Drift parameters as well as Portamento and in-depth X/Y pad control. New speed control for X/Y Pad adjusts the morphing speed of X/Y coordinates.


Adaptive Pitch Bend

Adaptive Pitch Bend allows for the bending of notes within the key and mode performed and automatically learns the key based on performance.


1000 New Sounds

Z3TA+ 2 has 1000 new patches, expertly crafted by a carefully selected design team – some of which designed the original Z3TA+ patches, which are also included.


The Z3TA+ Sounds You Love

Z3TA+ 2 includes the original 1,093 classic patches plus 1,000 newly crafted sounds. Bubbling arps and sequences, evocative pads, massive leads, and structure damaging basses – all with Z3TA+’s unique character.


Get Organized

With over 2,000 included patches, organizing the patch library is more important than ever. Find what you need with the all new patch browser allowing organization by library, bank, and patch. Since Z3TA+ 2 gave you more presets than you could handle, we wanted to make it easier to find the thousands of presets you have by adding a built-in search button. Just click on the magnifying glass to search presets by name, vendor, or category to find the exact sound or patch you need. Patches have never been easier to find!


Sound Designers

Nico Herz, Big Tone Studio
Frank Genus, Pro Sounds
Francesco Silvestri, FI Sound
Chad Beckwith, FI Sound/Patch Arena
Bryan Lee, Xenos Soundworks
Ben Cantil, Encanti Productions
Tim Swartz, Digital Sound Factory
Kieran Swarbrick, Dance MIDI Samples