RAPID Synthesizer - User Guide

1.5.1 Newest Version


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The following section lists all additions, changes and fixes of each software version through time.

Version History

1.5.1 - 25. September 2018

Additions:
  • Copy & Paste filter settings.
  • Copy & Paste for effect slots.
Changes:
  • Allow GUI resize down to 50%.
  • Oscillator insert effect amount now uses an uni- bipolar knob, depending on the selected type.
  • Copy & Paste of modulator/effect presets now resets parameters not contained to their default value.
Fixes:
  • Removed clicks in Random Glide LFO on active Mono|Arp when switching a random values.
  • Module slots in the effects can be set be to empty again.
  • At 210% and above, the pre-rendered display images are now correctly resampled.
  • GUI size is now correctly restored some hosts (e.g. Apple Logic).
  • Added missing tooltips for insert effect Mirror A, B, C.
  • Corrected various tooltips.

1.5.0 - 20. September 2018

Additions:
  • Resizeable GUI.
  • GUI 'Themes' are now switchable via options menu.
  • Draggable GUI resizer in the bottom right corner.
  • Graphics rendering via OpenGL (CPU is still available via options).
  • Pitch and modulation wheels on master page.
  • Stereo balance for mixer and send channels.
  • Individual oscillators can now enable skip of filter and insert.
  • Key ranges are now move- and resizeable via mouse wheel.
  • Quick Modifier for Pitch, Mix-Voice, Mix-Delay and Mix-Reverb on master page.
  • Sidechain position marker and preview.
  • Holding shift when setting sequence steps now locks the selected shape.
  • New types Formant A & B for filter module.
  • New oscillator insert effects : Asymmetric Clip.
  • New oscillator insert effects : Sync Add & Formant Shift.
  • New oscillator insert effects : Bend Side/Mid/Double/Mirror.
  • New oscillator insert effects : Overlap 2x/3x.
  • Layer context menu can now reset all macros.
  • Modulator context menu now contains a reset function.
  • Oscillator display now previews wavetable insert effects in realtime.
  • Oscillator display now shows random range, position, phase and loop marker.
  • LFO and Sequences can now use retrigger modes 'First Note' and 'First Input'.
  • Velocity meter plus note value in headline.
  • Previous and next buttons for modulator and effect presets.
  • Added various copy & paste context menus for textfields.
Changes:
  • Application options menu is now available by clicking the RAPID logo.
  • Mix modules uses gain parameter from insert plus balance per voice.
  • Mix module can reorder the processing of filter and insert.
  • Reduced key range minimum to one. Double click to reset to a default range.
  • Adding a modulation via drag and drop now uses a default routing amount greater than zero.
  • When loading another preset the current layer now stays selected.
  • If the voicing count is set to 1, mono legato now uses a monophonic mode and retriggers envelopes.
  • Voicing wavescope is turned off if scale is set to zero.
  • Popup Menu for BPM Sync times (normal, triplet, dotted ) now uses three columns.
Fixes:
  • Envelope position marker now also previews delay time phase.
  • LFO waveform now displays the actual output value as marker with circle head.
  • LFO waveform now uses a different fill method when in bipolar mode.
  • LFO waveform now displays the actual random values for hold and glide mode.
  • Sequences now display a time phase marker at rates below 8Hz.
  • Preset browser now shows ellipses if the text is too long to display.
  • Increased arpeggiator octaves control mouse drag sensibility.
  • Reduced phase artifacts in oscillator insert under certain conditions.
  • Sample playback preview is now displayed relative to pitch.
  • Invalid or zero loop ranges now correctly play oneshots instead of silent loops.
  • Increased comb filter accuracy at high frequencies.
  • Copy & Paste in context menu for most parameters.
  • Midi Learn is now available for almost all external parameters.
Optimizations:
  • Multi-Sample preview is only rendered when displayed, decreasing preset loading times.
  • Pre-Render of multi-sample previews is now multi-threaded.
  • Reduced unnecessary re-draws of running arpeggiator patterns.
  • Reduced re-draw performance of wavescope buffers.
  • Removed modulator preview value runtime alloctations.
  • Removed legato voice nodes runtime allocations.
  • Speedup voice buffer mixing process.

1.1.0 - 26. August 2017

Additions:
  • New source browser design.
  • Support for user content libraries.
  • Wavetable import (incl. resampling to table root frequency).
  • Sample import (incl. loop points, at any input samplerate).
  • Sample Resynthesis. Converts the spectral content of an input sample into a multi-sample.
  • Drag & Drop sound files onto oscillator displays to quickly import new content.
  • Auto map multiple input samples to the whole keyboard range.
  • Import formats (RIFF WAV, AIFF).
  • Sortable and renamable source browser categories and entries.
Changes:
  • Separate Wavetable & Multi-Sample tabs.
  • Remove modulation option in context menu now shows all routings of a control.
Fixes:
  • Tooltips typos.
  • Default VST program name, needed for some VST hosts/wrappers.
  • Increased loop wrap accuracy.
  • Left and right channel was swapped during resampling.
  • Sample playback preview now shows the actual waveform when oscillator keytrack is turned off.
Optimizations:
  • Reduced Wavetable load times.
  • Reduced Multi-Sampler load times.
  • Faster drawing for source browser entries.
  • Removed some runtime allocations.
  • Reduced preset parser load times.
Removed:
  • Multisample pre-render Quality option. There was no real improvement on high setting.

1.0.4 - 15. March 2017

Additions:
  • Sustain Pedal Hold.
  • Aftertouch & Channel Pressure.
  • Midi CC Learn/Unlearn.
  • VST/AU Parameter recording.
Changes:
  • Named MIDI CC.
  • Master mixer faders now also use a context menu.
  • Preset info box now disappears after a few seconds.
Fixes:
  • Poly note now retriggers sustained note.
  • Rare note off miss in arpeggiator patterns.

1.0.3 - 17. December 2016

Additions:
  • Support for Audio Unit and VST on MacOS X.
No changes on Windows.

1.0.2 - 12. November 2016

Additions:
  • Copy & Paste oscillator settings.
Fixes:
  • Some hosts ignored MIDI notes on samplerates greater than 44kHz.

1.0.1 - 26. October 2016

Additions:
  • Enable/Disable tooltip messages.
Fixes:
  • String errors.
  • Tooltip errors.
  • Rare layer change crash.
  • Content browser cover image leak.

1.0.0 - 2. October 2016

  • Official Public Release