Stunning Sound. Fast Workflow.
Combine multiple synthesis layers to achieve powerful and dynamic sounds.
Control every aspect of your patch by fine-tuning each layer separately.

Colorful Sound

RAPID shines in various colors and genres. From hard bass wobbles to soft envolving spectral pads, dynamic synth solos or bright key attacks. Provided with the possiblitiy to layer and shape your sound with complex fx-chains, anything is possible. But hear for yourself.

Check out our audio examples below to get an insight into the numerous variants of sounds you can create with RAPID. Each sound you hear in the showcase is also avaible as separate sound preset within the default Factory Sounds library, already included in RAPID.

Morphable Wavetables & Multi-Samples
Super clean alias-free oscillators capable of playing high-quality wavetables and multi-samples. Each oscillator can generate up to 8 unison voices and apply several insert effects, like Phase Modulation, Phase Bending, Ring Modulation, Hard Sync and more.

Optimized for performance and load times you can use up to 8 layers, each with 3 oscillators, several possible modulations and multiple effect stacks. This allows you to build fat and complex sounds with only one instance

Boring and thin patches belong to the past.

Modulate Everything.
Easily Drag & Drop modulation sources on any knob or slider. You can directly set the modulation depth in the main interface without bothersome switching to a hidden modulation page.

The real modulated value is directly previewed on the respective control, for a better understanding of what is happening in complex patches.

Sequences. Quick and Easy.
A simple sequence can breathe life into your sound. However, spending to much time on automations is often bothersome. Instead you can use the various step sequences to modulate parameters.

Choose from a set of useful shapes and simply edit single steps. Or quickly browse between previously created sequence presets.

You can also work with loop points, shuffle rhythm, oneshot mode and different speeds.

Powerful Arpeggiator
Building harmonies and keeping an overview over complex note sequences is sometimes exhausting. With the dynamic arpeggiator this is no longer a problem.

Each layer can use a separate one, playable with different modes, speeds and patterns.

You can even import and export note sequences from external MIDI files.

Lots of Tools
Each layer has its own modulation matrix and adjustable modulations sources. Many LFOs, Envelopes and other modulation sources allow for creative sound design.

Quickly copy & paste parameter settings from one modulator to another, or save them as preset for later use. You can even copy a whole layer to quickly stack and combine existing layers to massively complex patches.

Effect Stack
Each layer has a separate fx-chain with 7 sortable slots, which can choose from 18 available effect types. Of course all knobs within the effects slots are modulatable by different layer modulators. It is also possible to route one layer to another to increase the complexity of your fx-chains.

We designed an especially smooth algorithmic reverb, ideally for giving your dry patch the certain extra dimension.

Fast Workflow
No more unnecessary complex setups, or fiddling arround with your DAW. Quickly layer enormous sounds and save them for later use.

Thanks to the fast preset browser, macro and quick-modifier knobs, you can easily mix, compress and shape existing sound. They will instantly fit in your production!

What you will get
Massive sounds and a fast workflow.

650+ Sound presets.
250+ Wavetables.
190+ Multi-Samples.
210+ Modulator Presets.
220+ Effect Presets.

- 8 Layers, each with its own modulation and effect stack.

- 8 Oscillator Insert Effects.
- 20 Filter Types.
- 7 Insert Effects.
- 4 Envelopes, LFOs and Sequences per Layer
- 12 Layer Effects.
- Intelligent Arpeggiator.
- Trancegate and Sidechain.
- finally a good sounding Synth Reverb.
- 3-Band Equalizer and Master Compressor/Limiter.

- Wavetable Import.
- Multi-Sample Import.
- Resynthesis Import.

Simply a modern synthesizer for the future. RAPID will constantly be developed further and include new synthesis modules and workflow features.

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RAPID Extensions
Aside from normal Soundsets available through 3rd Party Sound-Designers, we distribute a special form of expandability through RAPID EXTENSIONS.

These individual packages expand the standard sound browser by providing new wavetables, multi-samples, sound presets and additional tools. Passed through the high quality assurance of our sound design team, we only offer the most carefully crafted presets and samples, to enable you a compact and fast way to increase your scope of musical possibilities.

We design for operational readiness and creativity and ensure all presets are ready for both production and performance. You will hear the difference.

Rapid Extensions

Click to watch the YouTube Showcases.

XT - Electronic Energy XT - Vintage Sol XT - Tropical Delight XT - Trance Essence XT - Deep House XT - Future Strike XT - Supernova

Each extension is themed in a different way, for specific pack of genres, mood, style or application. Dependent on your wishes and requests we will also try to incorporate your needs and regulary analyze the market, to only offer the most enhanced state of the art sound.



Computer Music Magazine 9/10

All in all, Rapid makes a welcome and worthy addition to the new generation of supersynths. It's got all the technical and sonic credentials required, but despite its relative complexity, it manages to remain approachable and intuitive. A truly outstanding debut by Parawave.
Computer Music 05/17 Issue #242

Bedroom Producers Blog 95% | Brilliant

For me, there is very little to dislike about Rapid. It’s a “master of all trades” synthesizer with a workstation bent, allowing you to blur the lines between sound design, mixing and sequencing.

Interface Magazine

The sound is powerful and modern, the effects are up-to-date and importing samples and convert them to wavetables opens new creative posibilities.
Interface 03/18 Issue #216

KEYS Magazine

For me, working with the layers and the arpeggiator was a lot of fun. Rapid invites you to experiment and at the same time lends itself well to quickly sketch multitrack ideas.
KEYS 06/17

Beat Magazine 5.5/6.0 Points

Whether players or hobbyists, Rapid offers something for everyone. From simple synth-sound to epic sound-worlds - the synth makes a difference. Thanks to a clear GUI, the overview is never lost.
Beat 12/16 Issue #132

Rekkerd 4.3/5.0 Stars

Rapid is a very powerful synthesizer with a great workflow, a large collection of quality presets, and plenty of features to design your own sounds from scratch with ease.

Sample Library Review

I was really impressed with the whole process and how easy it was to get a great sound crafted from scratch.

Producer Spot

I’m surprised by the amount of work, the quality of the effects, the modulators. This synth is beautiful and awesome.