Rob Papen Raw

A powerful synthesiser for the modern EDM producer

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Bored of bland presets and the same old synth controls? Want to give your music the edge with new audio sculpting tools and features? RAW is a virtual synth plugin from legendary sound designer Rob Papen. It will work with all the major DAWs including Logic, Ableton, Cubase, and Fruity Loops.

The concept for RAW was formed at the Dancefair event in 2014, when Dutch producers DJ Promo and DJ Free-k approached Rob Papen with the idea of a synthesiser that focused more on 'distorted' sounds with an easy to use layout.

Renowned for delivering fresh, cutting edge and musical plugins for producers, Rob Papen invited the DJs to his studio for a brainstorming session resulting in a list of ´must have´ features and tools for a brand new synth.

Armed with this list and several more brainstorming sessions later, Rob Papen and his development team created a powerful new virtual synth RAW.

Comes with FREE RP A-MOD modulation plugin + PRISMA!

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Rob Papen Raw Full Version Serial Download

Standard download.

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Rob Papen Raw Educational Single Licence

For customers eligible for an Educational Single Licence.*

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*Important information for Students and Teachers. A valid academic ID must be submitted to us within 6 days of placing an order.


RAW has two oscillators each with an X/Y field, (as included in Blade and BLUE-II) to distort the waveform using Phase Distortion.

But that's not all, you can also draw two of your own 'waveforms' and use them as LFO waveforms enabling the creation of unique 'wobble' movements that are perfect for for dubstep and other electronic music styles.

In addition, RAW has all the premium quality Rob Papen filters to shape your sound further, but in a refreshing twist, 'EQ', 'Waveshaper', 'Distortion' and 'LoFi' have also been added on a voice synthesis level.

Other FX such as Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Stereo delay and the amazing Rob Papen HQ Reverb can all be added to your sound and of course, the cool arpeggiator / sequencer, easy-page and preset bank manager have all been included as standard.

In true Rob Papen style, RAW comes with many inspiring presets including contributions from several well known DJs and Producers.


APRIL 2018: The new RAW update features over 750 brand new presets from different artists including Dither, F-Noize & Blaster, Stinger & Autiszm, Rob Fabrie, TONAL Axis, Z-oid, JoMal and of course, Rob Papen himself. This means RAW now includes around 3000 presets in total!

Other new features include:

  • Analog drift on/off button

  • Drag and drop modulation

  • Right menu on dial expanded with modulation routing option
Improved Reverb code

  • Path options, to change the order of modules or the fx modules

  • Extra Pre filter distortion inside
  • Filter
 Bank manager now has the 'star' feature, for easily finding your favourite preset

"RAW sounds like its name: dirty, distorted, raw. RAW is a specialist when it comes to these sounds, as you have at your fingertips all the tools you need for these kinds of sounds. I enjoy that the sound of RAW is equally dirty and high quality". - FilmandGameComposers

"I never found it so easy to produce good sounding distorted sounds, that live and move almost organic while playing. A lot of automation worked is saved here. Of course the digital distortion is very brutal at times, which is a highlight for all Dubstep & EDM producers but is not easy to place in every mix. So dirty electro producers & sound designers should definitely take a closer look!" - TheAudioSpotlight

"This is a fantastically capable synthesizer, with enough parameters and options to reach well beyond its remit as a distortion synthesizer. - Resident Advisor

"There are a lot interesting sound effects with RAW to supplement intros, endings, and breaks in songs.  The distorted sounds are better than I have heard from other synthesizers without using an amp to achieve a full sound.  The ability to effectively layer distorted sounds with overdriven guitar tracks earns a place in my recording tool bag. " - Harmony Central

"I found everything else to be very user friendly including a lot of solid presets to help you learn the instrument’s capabilities. If you’re looking for a soft synth you can get some gritty sounds from then I do recommend you give this a go." - The Modern Producer


"Imagine a synth inside of a distortion effect. Then add some possibilities you hadn't thought of. That's kind of what RAW is like." - Noisia

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Customer Reviews

Press Quotes

"If you are making dance music, industrial noise, or creating sound design for games that require a little more 'edge'... You’ll want to get hold of Rob Papen's RAW - a gnarly synth with attitude." - Ask Audio Mag

"RAW does sound good and not thin like many other soft synths on the market. Rob Papen makes quality plug-ins and RAW is one of them. If you’re looking for an interesting analog modeling synth to add a new twist to your sound, then pick it up" - read the full review here

"..aimed at the aggressive end of Trance, Hardcore and Drum’n’Bass/Dubstep, but it is actually more than that. Once you dive in and get programming it is quite unique, particularly the oscillator section and rewards exploration and a bit of care in the programming. Give it a go…" - 

Tech Specs

Product Type:

Virtual Instrument

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System Requirements

Mac System Requirements

  • Mac OSX 10.6 or higher
  • 32 & 64 bit

Windows System Requirements

  • Windows Vista / Windows 7/ Windows 8/ Windows 10
  • 32 & 64 bit

2nd serial for 2nd computer/laptop are available after you have registering the product’s original serial/license.