Release date: Thursday, January 20, 2005

Cakewalk® Partners With ProMedia; Announces Cakewalk Training™ Courses

—Hands-on, accelerated learning courses lead by internationally recognized music technologist Craig Anderton—
WINTER NAMM (Booth 6800), Anaheim, CA, (January 20, 2005)—Cakewalk, developer of the leading music and sound software for Windows, today announces Cakewalk Training, hands-on, accelerated learning courses, developed and offered in cooperation with ProMedia Training, the leader in accelerated audio and related multimedia training for individuals and corporations.

Cakewalk Training courses have been masterfully designed to provide students with a wealth of hands on training and knowledge that will make a significant difference in the quality of their productions. Craig Anderton, the world's foremost SONAR expert, will provide hand's on instruction on how to use SONAR proficiently and take advantage of its extremely powerful features. The two courses being offered are:

SONAR Insider

This two-day course focuses on the skills and techniques needed to use SONAR efficiently in the real-life applications of recording, mixing, and mastering. It explores a wealth of options including workflow optimization, combining SONAR with other applications through ReWire, creative use of instrument and processing plug-ins, Groove Clip looping, and mixing/mastering techniques.

All About Looping

All About Looping is a one-day course covering all aspects of using SONAR for loop-based music creation, and is essential for those working in digital music media today, whether for purely musical or audio-for-video applications. Students will come out of the class able to create their own loops, optimize commercially-available loops, and most importantly, apply them in musical, cutting-edge ways.

"Accelerated hands-on training is often the only option for busy music professionals. ProMedia training has a reputation for offering the most comprehensive real-world learning courses and staging them at some of the world's best high-end facilities," commented, Carl Jacobson, Director of Marketing for Cakewalk. "We are especially excited to have the participation of industry legend Craig Anderton in the presentation and preparation of the course materials," added Jacobson.

"Due to the great success of the SONAR platform, and our partnership with Craig Anderton, ProMedia saw a tremendous opportunity to provide a professional accelerated learning experience to the SONAR community," commented Martin Kay, Director of ProMedia Training.

ProMedia training courses are delivered in world-class music production facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The first series of Cakewalk Training Courses will take place March 12-14 in Atlanta, GA at Stankonia Studios (home of Album of the Year winner Outkast), and then on April 30-May 2 in New York City, at Soundtrack Studio. For additional information on the courses, contact ProMedia Training by going to

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

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