Release date: Thursday, January 15, 2004

Cakewalk® Releases French and German Editions of Home Studio™ 2004 and Home Studio 2004 XL

WINTER NAMM (Booth 6800), Anaheim, CA (January 15, 2004) — Cakewalk, developer of the world's best-selling music and sound software for Windows-based PCs, is pleased to announce localized French and German language versions of the popular Home Studio 2004 and Home Studio 2004 XL, the affordable and feature-rich recording software for musicians getting started with PC-based recording.

Based on Cakewalk's SONAR audio and MIDI technology, these localized versions of Home Studio 2004 provide amateur musicians and those getting started with PC-based recording, with a host of potent features that include: unlimited audio and MIDI tracks; 24-bit / 96 kHz recording support, Cakewalk VST Adapter; audio loop construction tools; hundreds of MBs of ACID®-format audio loops; real-time effects; multi-port 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

Home Studio 2004 XL is the premium-edition of Home Studio 2004 that also includes the DYAD DXi (expressive SF2 sample player with a full CD of compatible Sound Font sample banks) and additional audio effects: SpectraFX (multi-effects processor), Audio FX 1 Dynamics Processing Suite, which includes Compressor/Gate, Expander/Gate, and Limiter; Audio FX 2 Analog Suite, which includes Amp Simulation and Analog Tape Simulation.
Pricing and Availability

Home Studio 2004 and Home Studio 2004 XL are now available in French and German through Roland and Edirol distribution partners. For localized pricing and availability visit:

• In Germany, Switzerland, and Austria:
• In France:
• In Belguim:
• In Canada:

For more information, visit Cakewalk at Winter NAMM Booth 6800; Cakewalk on the web at; or call 888-CAKEWALK (617-423-9004 outside U.S.).

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