Following the acquisition of certain assets and the complete set of intellectual property of Cakewalk Inc. from Gibson Brands on 2/23/18, BandLab Technologies announced the relaunch of SONAR as Cakewalk by BandLab - available free-to-download to all BandLab users worldwide.
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BOSTON, MA (September 25, 2003)—Cakewalk, developer of the world's best-selling music and sound software for Windows, today released Cakewalk MediaWorks, the all-in-one digital media experience, for organizing, archiving and sharing music, photos, video and data, on CDs, DVDs, and the Internet. MediaWorks has an estimated street price of $79.
MediaWorks provides an integrated environment where users can create and burn enhanced slideshows with photos, video and music onto video CDs and DVDs for playback on most popular DVD players; create one-step, Web-ready photo albums with thumbnail index pages and captions; and rip, burn, restore, mix and manage their favorite digital music. Whether it's creating media-rich slideshow experiences to share on video CDs and DVDs, ripping MP3s, or mixing and burning music CDs, users can do so with ease using one centralized user interface design.
MediaWorks Key Features
Integrated User Interface — All the major features are accessed by simply selecting from a choice of tabs that guide the user through the process with built-in instructions.
PhotoVideo Shows — Create enhanced slideshows that combine photos, videos and music effortlessly - all in the same show. Build a music playlist to construct a soundtrack and easily synchronize photo transitions to the music.
Burn Video CDs and DVDs — Share PhotoVideo Shows by burning them to Video CDs and DVDs for playback on most DVD players. To watch Video CDs and DVDs on your PC, MediaWorks is bundled with InterVideo's WinDVD 4, the #1 software DVD player.
Build Web Ready Photo Albums — Build digital photo albums from PhotoVideo shows in one simple step. MediaWorks automatically generate thumbnails and index pages - formatted to share on the web or backup on CD or DVD.
Match Beat — Synchronize photos to the music. In MediaWorks, when you playback a slideshow, you can click the "Match Beat" button to advance the show to the next slide; MediaWorks will adjust the duration of that photo so that it ends right when you clicked the button. Also you can use the "Match Beat" button to manually sync photo transitions to beats or specific moments in the underlying music soundtrack.
Professional Quality MP3s and Music CDs — MediaWorks contains all the high-powered music mixing, editing and burning features from pyro 2004, including unlimited MP3 ripping, waveform previews with fast and easy cropping, crossfading and splitting, and sound enhancement and restoration.
Copy CDs and DVDs — MediaWorks can copy music and data CDs, and can make direct, disc-to-disc copies if multiple drives are available. Users may also select in advance how many copies they would like to make. Also allows for copy single-layer, non-commercial DVDs.
Make Data CDs and DVDs — Simple archiving of important files with an integrated interface for burning data CDs and DVDs; Recordable DVD discs can hold up to 4.7 GB of data.
Action-based Assistance — Beyond simple Help, MediaWorks starts up with a friendly welcome screen that lists high-level actions that are just a mouse click away in the application. Clicking on one of the links takes you to where you need to be, where you then receive further detailed assistance from the built-in instructions panes.
Also includes all the features of Cakewalk pyro 2004™ — The ultimate software for the enjoyment and management of digital music.
Pricing and Availability
Cakewalk MediaWorks has an estimated street price of $79.00 U.S., and is now available in leading US consumer electronics retailers including CompUSA, Circuit City, Fry's Electronics and Micro Center. MediaWorks can also be purchased direct from Cakewalk on CD or as a download. For more information visit www.cakewalk.com; or call 888-CAKEWALK (617-423-9004 outside U.S.).