RAPID is a modern polyphonic hybrid synthesizer designed to bring together fast workflow and powerful synthesis techniques. The unique layer engine that powers RAPID lets you shape and customize all aspects of your sounds, resulting in dynamic and fat patches, ready for production, performance or simply inspiration.


User Manual

Version History

RAPID comes with a great variety of production ready sounds. Each preset designed and handcrafted for playability and creativity in mind, passed through careful quality control. All macros are linked to allow an easy control of the most striking sound aspect.


With version 1.8.6 support for VST3 was added.

With version 1.8.5. the new effects Chorus X and Vintagizer have been added.

Since version 1.8.0. a new bonus sound package Granular Elements is now included for free.

Since version 1.7.0. the additional plugin RAPID FX is included. This allows the use as an effect unit on DAW mixer, insert and send channels and opens up a whole new dimension of sound processing possibilities.

RAPID is guaranteed to receive functional and compatibility updates, ensuring its seamless integration and continued performance across evolving platforms and technologies. If you encounter any issues, please don't hesitate to report them.

Each of the 8 synthesis layer can be controlled separately and consist of the following elements.


  • Morphable Wavetables.
  • Multi-Samples with Velocity and/or Round Robin.
  • Up to 8x Unison voices.
  • Bass and Treble control per waveform.
  • Tube Distortion and Asymmetric Clip.
  • Phase Modulation and Ring Modulation.
  • Phase & Ring Modulation from other Oscillators.
  • Phase Bend, Phase Double and Phase Mirror.
  • Phase Feedback Modulation.
  • Hard Synchronization and Sync Bend.
  • Formant Shift and Phase Overlap.
  • Organic Drift and Pulse-Width Modulator.
  • Chaos Phase and Noise Generator with smooth Brown/White/Pink fading.

Granular Synthesis

  • Up to 100 true stereo grains.
  • Morphable grain envelope shapes.
  • Grain lengths from 10 milliseconds up to 1 second.
  • Chaos randomizer for grain position, rate, length volume and detune.
  • Can also use stereo Multi-Samples as granular source.
  • Free bonus library Granular Elements included.

Filter & Insert

  • 6, 12, 24 dB Lowpass and Highpass.
  • 12, 24 dB Pro-Lowpass.
  • 12, 24 dB Bandpass and Peak.
  • 24 dB Multi-Bandpass and Multi-Peak.
  • 12 dB Notch and Multi-Notch.
  • Acid, Analog, Legacy and Vintage Lowpass
  • Xtreme Lowpass I and II.
  • Formant, Vowel, Bitcrusher and Sample and Hold.
  • Feedback-Comb and Time-Lag.
  • Parallel and Serial Low/High-Pass combination.
  • Tube Distortion, Overdrive and Tone-Fuzz.
  • Exciter and Attack Booster.


  • 4x ADSR envelopes with adjustable slopes.
  • 4x LFOs with dual waveform and phase bending for complex shapes.
  • 4x Sequences with up to 32 steps, with loop and one-shot mode.
  • Different trigger modes for various use-cases.


  • 32-Step pattern steps with adjustable lengths.
  • Up, down, random, queue and chord pattern mode.
  • Octave and shuffle control.
  • Import/Export external MIDI files.


  • Legato mode with note glide.
  • MIDI channel filtering.
  • Key-range per layer.
  • Input note filter.
  • Reorder of insert and filter processing.


  • Reverb with 8 spatial models for different sizes.
  • Delay with smooth delay time modulation.
  • Dual Delay with Cross-Feedback and Ping-Pong mode.
  • Tonal Delay with tunable delay times.
  • Chamber for very short reverb acoustics.
  • Smooth Tube Distortion with dynamic EQ Boost.
  • Bit-Crusher, Rate-Reduction with jitter.
  • 2-Band Waveshaper with adjustable crossover.
  • 4-Band Saturator with 16 different insert types.
  • Phaser, Flanger, Chorus with precise modulation depth control.
  • Ensemble Chorus.
  • Multi-Stage dual Chorus X.
  • 3-Band-Equalizer with low-pass, high-pass, low-shelf, high-shelf and bell filter.
  • Talker Filter 6 vocal formant modes and internal crusher.
  • Dynamic Compressor with Digital and Analog mode.
  • Syncable Sidechain leveler with different shapes.
  • 32-step stereo Trancegate with Shuffle-Rhytmn control.
  • Send Router, for parallel mixing with other layers.
  • Tapestop with adjustable slope, start and stop time.
  • Glitch for pitch shift, stutter and time jumps, controllable by sequences.
  • Vintagizer Retro and Lo-Fi emulation.


  • 8-Channel Mixer.
  • 3-Band Dynamic Compressor with different reaction models.
  • Output Limiter with automatic makeup gain.
  • Quick Modifier for simultaneous control of Volume and Filter Envelope for all layers.

User Libraries:

  • Single- & Multi-Cycle Wavetable import.
  • Single- & Multi-Sample import with Velocity & Round Robin.
  • Resynthesis Algorithm for new Multi-Sample generation.
  • Archive & Installation of self contained library bundles.


  • Drag & Drop Modulation.
  • Preset Files for Modulator, Effect or Arpeggiator pattern.
  • Copy & Paste Modulators, Patterns or complete layers.
  • 3-Macro Controllers.


  • Resizeable HD graphics with 16:9 resolution (1280 x 720 px).
  • 4K Ready and scalable up to 300% (3840 x 2160 px).
  • Ten unique UI Themes.
  • Fancy (optional) HDR Bloom effect.

Plugin Types

  • Rapid Synthesizer
  • Rapid FX


  • 1.8.8
  • Future updates included

Factory Size

  • 2,0 GB


  • Internet Download


  • 660+ Sound Presets
  • 250+ Modulator Presets
  • 250+ Arpeggiator Presets
  • 510+ Effect Presets
  • 110+ Rapid FX Presets


  • 250+ Wavetables
  • 190+ Multi-Samples
  • 370+ Oneshot Drum Samples (44.1 kHz, Stereo, 16-bit WAV)

Content List

Audio Plugin Specification

Plugin Format

  • VST 2
  • VST 3
  • Audio Unit


  • 32-bit (x86)
  • 64-bit (x64)
  • Apple Silicon (ARM64)

Supported Hosts

  • Ableton Live 11
  • FL Studio 20
  • Cubase 11
  • Logic Pro X
  • Studio One 4
  • REAPER 6
  • Bitwig Studio 3
  • Most other DAWs. Test the Demo for compatibility to be sure!

Channel Output

  • Stereo

Supported Samplerates

  • 44.1 kHz (internal)
  • 48, 96 and 192 kHz (resample)

System Requirements

Operating System

  • Windows 7, 8, 10, 11
  • MacOS 11, 12, 13 (Ventura)
  • MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra) and later (Catalina)


  • SSE2 available
  • Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon (recommended)
  • AMD with at least SSE2
  • Apple Silicon M1 (ARM64)

GPU (optional)

  • OpenGL 3.2 compatible graphics card


  • 4GB RAM
  • 8GB RAM (recommended)
  • at least 3GB free disk space

Screen Resolution

  • 1280×1024
  • 1920x1080 (recommended)

VST 2 Windowsx86x64

Audio UnitMacOS


Copy Protection

  • Serial Number / Online Activation

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RAPID Synthesizer

  • Product Code: 1.0
  • 179.99€

  • (Incl. Tax 20% )

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