Release date: Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cakewalk® Announces NAMM 2012 powered by HP

-Cakewalk and Roland demonstrating SONAR X1, GAIA Lab, Friend Jam v2 and R-Mix using HP PCs-

Anaheim, CA, NAMM 2012, (January 19, 2012) — Cakewalk, the world's leading developer of powerful and easy to use products for music creation and recording, today announced that demonstration areas at NAMM 2012 will be powered by HP technology.

SONAR X1 is incredibly powerful and easy to use but finding the right computer to complete your DAW can be difficult. Cakewalk has teamed up with HP to provide three solutions that fit every budget and demand.

SONAR X1 is compatible with 32 and 64-bit operating systems but truly shines in a 64-bit environment. SONAR X1’s 64-bit asynchronous audio engine with industry leading audio fidelity, 64-bit audio effects and synths, the forthcoming SONAR X1d which provides native 64-bit ReWire integration, allow for an end-to-end 64-bit audio path.
Providing ultra-low latency for SONAR X1’s audio engine, effects and Window’s optimizations, Calkwalk chose the HP Z800 andZ210 Workstations and the HP EliteBook 8560w  Mobile Workstation with the latest Intel® Xeon® and Core® Processors, and 64-bit Windows 7 Professional®.  

HP technology featured in the Cakewalk booth includes:

  • The award-winning HP Z800 Workstation, HP’s most powerful and expandable workstation for power users at the top of their game, offers the latest Intel Xeon 5600 series processors, providing up to 12 processing cores, up to 192 GB of ECC memory, up to 10 TB of internal high-speed storage.
  • The HP Z210 CMT Workstation advances the industry-leading line of HP Z Workstations to new groundbreaking price-to-performance levels and offers a choice of high-performance, enterprise-class Intel® Xeon® E3 and second-generation Intel Core™ i3/i5/i7 processors, up to 32 GB of ECC memory and up to 6 TB of internal high-speed storage.
  • The HP EliteBook 8560w Mobile Workstation is HP’s most versatile mobile workstation, featuring a15.6-inch diagonal HD display, up to 32 GB of SODIMM memory and up to 1.25 TB of internal high-speed storage. The optional HP DreamColor display also allows for more than 1 billion active color possibilities.
  • The HP ZR2740w Performance Display is the company’s first 27-inch diagonal performance display with more than 1 billion colors. The display features light-emitting diode (LED) backlights for a slim industrial design, more robust colors and the elimination of mercury.
To learn more about using SONAR X1 with HP Workstations and Displays please visit the dedicated HP pages at Cakewalk DAW Labs or at

Friend Jam software, the first social networking tool for drummers, provides the V-Drummer with the ability to learn songs and compete against other V-Drummers worldwide with just an internet connection. The Roland booth features a Friend Jam station with multiple V-Drum kits, powered by HP ENVY 14 Beats™ Edition notebooks. Visit for more information on Friend Jam. Visit this link for more information on the computers.

The GAIA SH-01 synthesizer provides massive sound, hands-on ease and an affordable price. Using a simple USB connection the GAIA SH-01 synthesizer can be connected to a PC allowing for the use of the GAIA Sound Designer Software. The software inspires creativity by allowing GAIA users to conveniently explore every tone parameter on their large computer monitor. At NAMM 2012, Roland is featuring the GAIA Lab powered by a HP Z210 Workstation. Visit  to learn more about the GAIA SH-01 Synthesizer and  to learn more about the GAIA Sound Designer Software.

R-MIX Audio Processing Software, powered by Roland’s newly developed V-Remastering technology in conjunction with VariPhrase — lets you see the components of a stereo mix as color-coded clouds of energy and harmonic matter as the song plays. The R-Mix Software is featured at the Roland Booth and is powered by a HP Z210 Workstation. Visit to learn more about the R-Mix Software.

About Cakewalk, Inc.
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

Cakewalk is a registered trademark and the Cakewalk logo and SONARare trademarks of Cakewalk, Inc. V-Drums, GAIA, VariPhrase, and R-Mix are trademarks of Roland Corporation. Other trademarks mentioned are held by their respective owners. All specifications and appearances are subject to change without notice.
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