A plugin and standalone application for launching your Libre Wave instruments.
Download for your OS
Once the download completes just double click the installer to install Rhapsody.
If you’re on Linux there is no installer. Just extract the compressed files to your preferred location.
You can download the files for your libraries from the Library section of your account.
OS: Debian 9+, Windows 7+, MacOS 10.14+
Disk Space: 100MB
Plugin host that supports VST3 or AU
AAX (Pro Tools) is not supported
CPU: Intel/AMD/Apple Silicon Native
Install new libraries in 3 steps
1. Launch Rhapsody and click the plus button below the library column.
2. Select one of the Libre Wave instrument archive files (.lwz) you’ve downloaded.
3. Choose a location to install the samples and click install.
Wouldn’t it be nice if all developers could use a single sampler plugin so we didn’t need to have all these different “players”?
The problem with a single player is it is controlled by a single entity. Kontakt by NI, Falcon by UVI, Halion by Steinberg, etc. and they are all closed source.
This greatly restricts what VI developers are able to do. We have no ability to innovate beyond the bounds of the host player. We are at the mercy of the player’s “owners” to decide which features will be added, which bugs will be fixed, which operating systems will be supported, etc.
Rhapsody is open source and built with HISE which is also open source. So anyone can make a VI in HISE that will load in Rhapsody if they wanted to.
In my opinion the closest thing we have to an ideal VI format is SFZ. SFZ files can be loaded into any compatible player and anyone is free to make their own player that follows the standard.
The problem with SFZ currently is it doesn’t have a scripting language. This prevents us being able to create libraries with innovative features like polyphonic legato, strumming, chord detection, realistic portamento, etc.
However if the day arrives that SFZ is able to overcome these limitations then I would definitely consider using that format.
If you deactivate your license or transfer it to someone else you will no longer have access to those files.
The license key is not needed inside Rhapsody itself and there is no form of DRM.
The transpose controls don’t affect the visual playable range of the keyboard.
Clicking on the AHDSR graph will cause an instant crash in some instruments. A fix will be available in the next update.
If any more are brought to my attention I’ll add them here.
It is still possible to use Rhapsody with Pro Tools by running the plugin in an external host.
You can also purchase license keys from some third-party resellers and redeem them through your Libre Wave account.
Once you’ve made your purchase you will find download links available under the library tab of the My Account page.