(Cakewalk | Posted 2007-07-08)

Cakewalk, the world's leading developer of powerful and easy to use products for music creation and recording, today releases Cakewalk Studio Instruments, the first easy-to-use and affordable consumer software instrument collection for Mac and PC. Cakewalk Studio Instruments has an estimated street price of $49.99.

Cakewalk Studio Instruments is the first dual platform Virtual Instrument collection to be released to the consumer electronics market. Cakewalk Studio instruments provides a high quality Drum Kit, Bass Guitar, Electric Piano, and String Section that can be played stand alone or can compliment popular consumer music software titles such as Cakewalk Music Creator, Apple Garage Band, Magix Music Maker, and SONY ACID Music Studio.

Cakewalk has 20 years of experience in designing powerful and easy-to-use audio and MIDI software for musicians at all levels. With Studio Instruments, Cakewalk introduces a virtual instrument collection that is accessible to anyone, not just musicians, through its photo-realistic, animated, and interactive user interface. With point and click ease and professionally recorded patterns, Studio Instruments delivers a simple and fun way for all to make music. And best of all, Cakewalk Studio Instruments sounds amazing because it's driven by Expression Engine, the same industry leading technology found in Cakewalk's professional line of instruments, including the critically acclaimed Dimension Pro.

Everyone will be drawn to Studio Instruments' engaging animated, photo-realistic user interfaces, and each instrument present a true interactive music making experience: just click on a cymbal, and see and hear it crash! Each instrument accurately replicates the sound of its' real-world counterpart and features simple control over the most essential functions of the instrument.

In addition, Studio Instruments includes a comprehensive collection of pre-recorded patterns and presets providing a creative jump-start to making music. These patterns can be placed on multiple pads that the user simply clicks to trigger sections of their songs. Cakewalk Studio Instruments also allow the user to play the individual sounds of each instrument from their computer keyboard—that means if you can type, you can now play drums, piano, bass, or electric piano. More advanced users can easily control Cakewalk Studio Instruments with a MIDI keyboard or other MIDI controller. Each Studio Instrument also features customized companion effects to enhance their sounds.

Highlights:

- An entire band all in one package: Electric Piano, Bass, String Section, & Drum Kit
- Easy to use animated user interface with powerful controls (cymbals crash, bows bow, bass strings vibrate, etc.)
- Play stand-alone or use it in your favorite recording software
- Universal host compatibility for Mac (Audio Units) and Windows XP and Vista (32- & 64-bit) PC (VSTi).
- Enhances: ACID™, GarageBand™, Kinetic™ 2, Live™, Music Creator™, Music Maker™, Music Studio™, SONAR Home Studio, and many more Play with any USB MIDI controller, computer keyboard, or mouse
- Professionally recorded patterns and instrument sounds, and incredible ease-of-use make anyone sound like a pro regardless of ability

Pricing and Availability

Cakewalk Studio Instruments has an estimated street price of $49.99 U.S. Cakewalk Products are available at select consumer electronics and computer retailers that include Apple, Best Buy, CompUSA, Fry's, Micro Center, J&R, and Amazon.com. Cakewalk Studio Instruments is also available direct from Cakewalk.com as a download. For more information visit www.cakewalk.com; or call 888-CAKEWALK (617-423-9004 outside U.S.).

About Cakewalk

Cakewalk is the world's leading developer of powerful, yet easy to use products for music creation and recording:

- Award-winning Digital Audio Workstations and Sequencers
- Integrated Music Hardware and Software Solutions
- Innovative Virtual Instruments and Effects
-Entry-level Consumer Products


Millions of musicians around the world choose Cakewalk products to produce audio for the professional music, film, broadcast, and video game industries. These customers include Grammy® and Emmy®-winning producers, composers, sound designers, and engineers. We invite you to learn more about our company and products by visiting www.cakewalk.com.

Cakewalk is a registered trademark and Studio Instruments, Music Creator, SONAR Home Studio, and the Cakewalk logo are trademarks of Twelve Tone Systems, Inc. Cubase and VST are registered trademarks of Steinberg Media Technologies, GmbH. Audio Units and GarageBand, and Logic are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned are held by their respective owners.

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