Cakewalk Announces New Plug-Ins, Editions of Home Studio Software

Feb 4, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors

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Cakewalk announced the development of Soundstage and fx:verb plug-ins (pictured) for the Roland V-Studio Platform via the VS8F Plug-in Effect Expansion Board.

As previously announced, Roland opened up its successful V-Studio platform to outside plug-in developers. Industry developers joining Cakewalk in the initial plug-in offerings include Antares, IK Multimedia, Massenburg Labs, McDSP Sound Toys, TC Electronics and Universal Audio.

In other Cakewalk news, the company recently localized French and German language versions of the Home Studio 2004 and Home Studio 2004 XL software.

Based on Cakewalk's SONAR audio and MIDI technology, the localized versions of Home Studio 2004 provide amateur musicians and those getting started with PC-based recording with a features such as unlimited audio and MIDI tracks; 24-bit/96kHz recording support, Cakewalk VST Adapter; audio loop construction tools; hundreds of MBs of ACID-format audio loops; real-time effects; multiport Drum Grid editing; ReWire 2.0 support for integration with Project5, Reason, Rebirth soft synth studios; ASIO and WDM hardware support; DXi 2.0 support for multi-out synths and automation from synth interface; easier DXi synth integration with Synth Rack; Edirol Virtual Sound Canvas DXi 2.0 and Audio Simulation DreamStation DXi 2.0 soft synths; and improved file management (per-project audio files, intelligent file naming).

Home Studio 2004 XL, the premium-edition of Home Studio 2004, also includes the DYAD DXi (expressive SF2 sample player with a full CD of compatible Sound Font sample banks) and additional audio effects, including SpectraFX (multi-effects processor); Audio FX 1 Dynamics Processing Suite, which includes compressor/gate, expander/gate and limiter; and Audio FX 2 Analog Suite, which includes amp simulation and analog tape simulation.

For localized pricing and availability visit: www.edirol.de (Germany, Switzerland, Austria), www.edirol.fr (France), www.roland.be (Belgium) or www.thinkware.com (Canada).






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