The second edition of Cakewalk Synthesizers: From Presets to Power User is now available. Check out this video for details.
This new book covers: Triangle II, PSYN II, Pentagon I, Z3TA+, Session Drummer 2 and Session Drummer 3, Dimension LE and Dimension Pro, Rapture LE and Rapture, and Beatscape.
For readers of the current edition of the book, the new edition includes four new synthesizers: Beatscape, Session Drummer 3, Rapture LE, and Dimension LE. There are also significant updates to the material relating to three synthesizers featured in the current edition: Z3TA+, Dimension Pro, and Rapture. In addition, there is a revised and expanded section dedicated to the SFZ format, Cakewalk’s powerful sample format.
A large download package accompanies the book. The download is available from: noisesculpture.com/cakewalk-synthesizers-downloads and includes an additional 16 chapters covering: sfz and sfz+, Cyclone, RXP, DropZone, Square I, DreamStation, Roland GrooveSynth, and TTS-1. The download package also includes sound design master classes from several leading synthesizer programmers as well as all of the patches/sounds/SFZ files referenced in the book.
For further details about the book, go to noisesculpture.com/cakewalk-synthesizers.