Release date: Monday, January 4, 2016

Cakewalk® Features New “Rapture Session” Synth at CES 2016

— The new Rapture Session virtual instrument delivers 4 GB of exceptional sounds with an easy-to-use interface at an affordable price point —

Las Vegas, (January 6, 2016) – Cakewalk, dedicated to powerful and thoughtfully designed software for modern musicians, will feature the new Rapture Session virtual instrument for both Mac and Windows platforms at CES 2016 (Gibson Tent, CES Central Plaza – CP1). Based on the same pristine sound engine as Cakewalk’s flagship Rapture Pro, this easy-to-use affordable synth includes a 4 GB library with 450 hand-crafted presets, advanced browser for fast searches and previews, and a stage-oriented Live Performance Control page that exposes crucial parameters for expressive, real-time control. It’s compatible with sound expansion packs for Rapture Pro, Dimension Pro, Rapture, and Cakewalk Sound Center ? making it an extremely versatile, useful, and above all, expandable synth that can suit a variety of musical and audio-for-video needs.

Along with its ease of use, Rapture Session now supports the AAX format for Pro Tools compatibility.  This same format capability has been added to Rapture Pro and the legendary Z3TA+2 synths. Cakewalk Product Manager Lance Riley states, “We’ve always had a large number of people requesting our synths be available in the Pro Tools plug-in formats. Now with Rapture Session, Z3TA+2 and Rapture Pro all available for AAX, we are excited to introduce ourselves to a larger group of users.”

In addition to AAX support for Pro Tools, Rapture Session incorporates an intuitive interface that was designed for ease of use. Users can organize by Bank, Type and Program, but can also sort by alphabet and frequency of use. Two X/Y Pads and a Vector Mixer can easily be mapped and manipulated by a controller, making Rapture Session the perfect instrument for both the studio or live performance. Detailed Rapture Session information can be found at

Rapture Session retails for $29.99 and will be available globally through the Cakewalk Store and Valve’s Steam Store. Please visit for complete version details and localized availability options from Cakewalk’s distribution partners.

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