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Cakewalk has announced The Minimoog Tribute Expansion Pack
and Rapture LE
featuring new wavetables and 100 programs. Created by Craig Anderton, the Minimoog Tribute Expansion Pack pays tribute to Bob Moogâ€™s legacy and pioneering work in the field of music synthesis. Cakewalk say that, using Rapture's advanced engine, Craig has created a truly innovative collection that blends classic Minimoog sounds with modern synthesis.
Cakewalk tell us that the Minimoog Tribute Expansion Pack for Rapture and Rapture LE, is a tour de force of synth programming. They say that Craig has gone beyond emulation, sampling the source oscillators from the Minimoog analog synthesizer and crafting those oscillators into advanced sfz single and multi-samples thatare an ideal match for Rapture's pristine wavetable engine. Cakewalk believe that the synergy between the rich analog source waveforms and Rapture's advanced synthesis capabilities: modulators, LFOs, StepGenerators, and FX, makes the Minimoog Tribute Expansion Pack a must-have collection.
Craig Anderton told us, "I didn't just want to imitate what the Minimoog did, because there are plenty of those sounds available. Bob's genius was that the Minimoog was adaptable to so many musicial contexts, and this expansion pack adapts his waveforms to yet another context. So while there are some of the analog classicsâ€”basses, French horn, vox humana, and othersâ€”there are also sounds like richly varying rhythms based on tools like step sequencing."
Steve Thomas, Cakewalk's Director of Public Relations, had this to say, 'Anderton is a veteran programmer, having created sounds for E-MU, Peavey, Yamaha, Steinberg, Korg, M-Audio, Oberheim, DigiTech, and many other companies. His style, which combines musicality and innovation, is immediately identifiable. These are without a doubt some of the most fluid, lush, and musically useful patches we've ever offered. They not only highlight what Rapture can do, but are beautiful sounds in their own right."
A portion of the profits will be donated to the Bob Moog Foundation
, which is dedicated to archiving and preserving his research. "It's hard to overstate the contributions that Bob made to this industry," added Anderton. "I hope this expansion pack allows another generation of musicians to be inspired by Bob's continuing legacy."
In addition to the programs and waveforms, the package includes two informational videos: a photo gallery of the Minimoog used by Anderton, as well as a video with the story behind the programs.
Pricing and Availability:
The Minimoog Tribute Expansion Pack is available to registered Rapture, Rapture LE, and SONAR 7 customers for $49.95 via download.