“Amazing! The best sounds I've ever heard in Rapture!”
“The best pads I've heard from any synth...”
“The single best purchase, download, extension to my VST set up this year! My other purchases include: Puremagnetic packs for Ableton Live 7, Wusikstation soundsets, BioLabs 1, Various Loop Packs, and others. I'm pretty sure all the forums will be talking about you, for your obvious talents in patch making... You must surely be a Jedi..?”
“I think these sounds are fabulous. Before this, I had not been using Rapture very much but, for me, these change it from a ho-hum also, into a go-to necessity for pads. These pads have that indefinable something that makes your ears perk up and focus and I was amazed at the sound detail and evolution in many of the patches. The range of timbres in this set is broad and deep so there is little repetition in the patches.”
“Just want to add my praise to the heap. This is an amazing and evocative soundset that proves to offer many hours of enjoyment. Great for a late-night trip to some beautifully strange and foreboding place - all from the comfort of your personal studio. Great job. Highly recommended. Rapture just gets better and better. (Brandon Ryan, Cakewalk)”
“First, I am always happy to see new Galbanum projects. The purchasing went fine, and the download, while large, transferred at about my maximum connection speed, so that worked well. I like the sounds a lot. In this case, it's almost like Rapture can be used instead of Absynth! Very nice, detailed work. Very reasonable pricing.”
“I think your whole approach to sound design is totally cool. Nobody else does it, and even the docs for your waveform packages are inspiring! Keep it up. Piscis was a complete surprise, and although I have had no time to even play a C scale, I had to have it immediately.”
“I really like what I've heard so far. When I first read the product description, I thought it was pretentious, but if you're into spacey pads, you begin to understand how this product deserves that description. Yes, these pads describe heavenly visions as well as torment.”
“Piscis is a gift in my toolbox that makes my track shine! Rich spectrums ranging in full frequency... Fine and clean definition. ”
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Over 1GB of new content for Rapture and Rapture LE! 1,652 files in total!
Cakewalk Rapture, Rapture LE, or Sonar 7.x for Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Mac OSX. Intel, AMD, or PPC hardware--a recent model is preferable. (Performance is best on Intel and AMD hardware.)
The Piscis Rapture Expansion is available for direct download through our web store. The download file is in Zip format and is 1GB in size. Simple installation instructions are included in the Zip file.
Galbanum's Synth Expansion Line products are downloadable collections of professionally designed presets and resources for industry-leading virtual synths. Galbanum's Piscis Rapture Expansion is the first of this series and focuses on lush ambient pads, evolving atmospheres, and novel textures developed for Cakewalk's award winning Rapture synthesizer.
Piscis makes extensive use
Proud Cakewalk progenitors in pursuit of permanently proliferating Rapture's prodigious pad pallet, please prepare to be positively perplexed by powerful potential and perpetual possibility. Plug-and-play purveyors, pick-a-preset princes, and paladin purists, pick up the pace and promptly proceed to purchase Piscis!!
Galbanum's Synth Expansion Line leverages the power of its own Architecture line of sound-design resources to contribute a level of detail and precision to the final product that was previously impossible. Architecture resources are created with proprietary DSP processes, unreleased low level mathematical tools, esoteric computer music scripting languages, and similar things. Galbanum is continuously updating and expanding these resources through ongoing private R&D efforts, and Synth Expansion Line products include whichever Architecture resources were used to make the included presets.
Andrew Souter, founder of Galbanum, is a world renowned sound-designer, developer, mastering engineer, music producer, composer, and artist. He has worked closely with companies like Native Instruments, Apple, Cakewallk, MOTU, Steinberg, U&I Software, Waves, Sound Toys, Camel Audio, Prosoniq, FAW and many others. He has worked with leading artists such as Sasha. He was worked with record labels such as Paul Oakenfold's Perfecto Records. He has worked with film companies such as Centropolis Entertainment. He has scored major global TV ad campaigns for clients including Discovery Channel, History Channel, and TLC. Galbanum products reflect his diverse experiences and strive always to balance industry leading technical excellence with a connection to, and expansion of, the human condition.