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There are particularly large sections for the all-in-one studios EnergyXT, FL Studio, and a number of others. (Correction: Intua BeatMaker for iPhone/iPod Touch is promised, as well, though I got my categories confused — no files there now, so we’ll check in if some get posted! But it could be a great place to upload BeatMaker presets; see the thread on PatchArena’s forum.)

Francesco Silvestri writes CDM to let us know about his latest addition, a huge set for Cakewalk’s awesome soft synth Rapture. He says:

I’ve released Muz3um, a free set of patches for Rapture the virtual synthesizer by Cakewalk.This collection is built on waveforms from vintage synthesizers.

It features:

  • 661 presets organized in categories (Basses, Keys, Leads, Pads, Sequences)
  • 573 waveforms
  • 36 impulse responses, taken from amp sims, cabinets and lo-fi speakers, providing additional colors to the set

It’s great having those impulse responses alone – meaning even if you’d rather program your own sounds in Rapture, this could be a must-download.

Update: This also works just fine with Rapture LE, meaning lots of Cakewalk customers can use the pack. (Thanks, Chad!)

Have a go and let us know what you think, Rapture users!

Rapture Muz3um OS X

Rapture Muz3um Windows

  • Yes this set works with Rapture LE. The windows installer includes a configuration for installing to the Rapture LE directory.

  • velocipede

    Hmmm… the Beatmaker folder is empty.

  • decrepitude

    Sweet. Another big collection of single-cycle waveforms to use with the Electribe SX. Woohoo!

  • TechLo

    I auditioned a ton of Francisco's new presets last week. A hugely ambitious project and extremely generous of him to share.

  • The Beatmaker folder was just a new addition this week. As there are lots of custom Beatmaker kits floating around with no official place to host or upload them. See this Intua forum thread here:

    I'm planning on uploading some of my custom kits later this week.

  • This is the Intua forum thread that was supposed to be linked:


  • such a nicely designed interface.

    patch arena could use a usability study or two

    and some wavestation/M1 fxb's

  • Toni

    can anyone assist me on getting rapture to working in fl studio. i reinstalled it several times an it still want work..kinda upset that i bought it