Anahiem CA, WINTER NAMM 2008 (booth 6800), (January 17, 2008) — Cakewalk, the world’s leading developer of powerful and easy to use products for music creation and recording, today announces The Minimoog Tribute Expansion Pack for Rapture and Rapture LE. Created by Craig Anderton, the Minimoog Tribute Expansion Pack pays tribute to Bob Moog‘s legacy and pioneering work in the field of music synthesis. Using Rapture’s advanced engine, Craig has created a truly innovative collection that blends classic Minimoog sounds with modern synthesis.
The Minimoog Tribute Expansion Pack for Rapture and Rapture LE, is a tour de force of synth programming. 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. It’s the synergy between the rich analog source waveforms and Rapture’s advanced synthesis capabilities: modulators, LFOs, StepGenerators, and FX, that makes the Minimoog Tribute Expansion Pack a must-have collection.
“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 classics — basses, French horn, vox humana, and others — there are also sounds like richly varying rhythms based on tools like step sequencing,” said Anderton.
‘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,” commented Steve Thomas, Cakewalk’s Director of Public Relations. “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,” added Thomas.
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.”
Pricing and Availability
The Minimoog Tribute Expansion Pack is available to registered Rapture, Rapture LE, and SONAR 7 customers for $49.95 via download at www.cakewalk.com. 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.