New Music Studio Software Makes Instantaneous Music Creation Fun and Easy for Everyone

(Press Release | Posted 2007-08-21)

New Music Studio Software Makes Instantaneous Music Creation Fun and Easy for Everyone

Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH, the creators of Cubase, the world's most popular music production software, announces the availability of Sequel, the first entry-level music studio application for PCs and Macs that includes more than 5,000 audio loops of diverse musical styles (rock, pop, hip-hop, R&B, dance, world, etc.), 600 ready-to-play instrument sounds and a complete set of effects without requiring the purchase of any additional software.

Bridging the gap between musicians of varying skill levels and non-musicians, Sequel offers studio-grade technologies that deliver music creation and performance capabilities to anyone with a computer. A seamless combination of linear and pattern-based arranging makes it easy for musicians and non-musicians to instantly hear their musical ideas. Finished compositions can be exported directly to iTunes for sharing with friends. A demonstration that shows how easily music can be composed using Sequel, as well as a link to online retailers and a directory of music instrument dealers that carry the software, can be found at

"Regardless of your choice of musical styles, Sequel gives anyone with the interest in creating their own songs the ability to do so quickly and easily," said Brian McGovern, Marketing Manager, Steinberg Software, Yamaha Corporation of America. "Sequel combines intuitive tools to record, edit, mix and perform music with great-sounding loops, instruments and effects for fun and engaging music production and performance."

The Sequel music studio application is ideal for several audiences:

Music enthusiasts with no musical training: Non-musicians can use Sequel's pre-recorded audio loops that can be "dragged" in and out of song sequences to create compositions that meet the users' satisfaction.

Entry-level musicians: Sequel enables the easy creation and recording of musical accompaniment for instrumental and vocal performances. It also supports users' interest in computer-based music production.

Teachers and students: Sequel can be used to master various musical styles, methods of computer generated music creation, musical structure and interaction. It is a formidable tool for creating and sustaining interest in music creation and production.

Semi-professional and professional musicians: Even though a large part of Sequel's appeal is its ease-of-use, proficient musicians can use it to "sketch" song ideas or as a mobile solution for creating original music.

Incorporating advanced Steinberg audio technology used by professional composers and producers around the world, Sequel features discreet yet powerful audio warping functions that keep first-time users in key and in time. Sequel's accessible live performance mode allows songs to be rearranged, remixed and remolded live for performance on stage and in clubs or at parties. Integrated effects including EQ and dynamics on every channel, provide all the tools needed to produce outstanding mixes.

Since January 2005, Steinberg is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, the world's leading manufacturer of audio hardware.

For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622, telephone (714) 522-9011, or e-mail

About Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH:

Steinberg has been providing award-winning, technologically-advanced music and media production products for musicians and producers of music, video and film since 1984. Steinberg is today one of the world's largest audio software houses with more than 1.5 million users worldwide. Its products have long since found world renown in all aspects of modern digital audio processing, and form the backbone of facilities specializing in music composition and production, mastering, restoration, broadcast, sound design, audio post for the film industry among many others. Additional information can be found at

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