Ok… I am going to guess you are using windows. And I am also going to guess, “you have access to Rapture’s 1.0.” I really wish I knew your os, because on Mac… I do not think there is anything we can do.
My diagnoses = You have not properly installed the 1.2.2 update. ( This is not your fault. The Cakewalk installer is broken or, “fucked up,” is a more precise term. ) What you need to do is use Rapture’s uninstaller. After you uninstall Rapture, go into your program files, and vst plugin folders and make sure there are no remnants. Delete all Rapture associated content.
Now comes the tricky part, so I am going to provide photos. Open Regedit, by typing, “regedit,” into you start button popup box
Now we will delete some registry files: You are looking specifically for folders named Rapture and rp
the first folders are found in hkey_current_user/software/cakewalk music software
Now we are going to hkey_local_machine/software/cakewalk music software
delete more rapture + rp folders
now we scroll down hkey_local_machine/software/wow6432node/cakewalk music software
and delete rapture folders
After these steps it is time to reinstall exactly like this:
Download and install 1.1
install the next one, in proper order 1.1.1
install the 1.2
Skip the 1.2.1
Install the 1.2.2!!
And follow the directions specifically on these pages. Read them while you install. When you are done installing, if you do not have 64 bit 1.2.2 installed, start over, and try again… You got screwed by the buggy installer, which is somewhere between 1.2 and 1.2.2
Now… There are other bugs in Rapture, but lets see if you can get that all working… That’s a lot for now, and in some other post, I will get into the other bugs.
Edit = I got my photos all screwed up, I tried to make em smaller, cause its a lot of images for one thread, but than it got confusing
Edit again = Ok… I think my photos are in proper order, so while I am dealing with this, I think I will just FAQ.
- If you install Rapture this way, and get to the proper 1.2.2 hotfix version, you should have stability. I haven’t had a crash in months. However, there are two caveats. Two really big bugs, and doubt Cakewalk will ever bother fixing them for Renoise. – Cakewalk has really changed since Roland owns 100% of them now.
Big bug # 1. You can not use the step sequencers, specifically related to pitch, on any elements and send them note information from Renoise’s pattern editor. This does cause random crashes. No matter how well you have installed.
Big bug # 2. This doesn’t effect me, because I had Rapture for at least two years before Renoise, and it was my only synth for those two years… But I expect this to effect other people. In Renoise, Rapture does not show popup boxes detailing information. I will add more photos… First a standalone Rapture
See that popup box with the cutoff freq… Rapture has popup boxes all over it, that give you detailed info. These boxes simply, “do not show up,” in Renoise, on my computer. So… A good chance, you will not be seeing em too…
That was a standalone Rapture… There is no point in me uploading a Renoise Rapture shot… If you have another daw, you can scope out, the popup boxes, to get an idea of what you are missing… They appear on the filter knobs, the resonance, the delay, reverb, eq knobs etc, etc, etc…