Release date: Saturday, May 29, 2004

Cakewalk® Introduces Kinetic™, the Fast and Easy Way to Create Beats on Your PC

—Features Include: Simple Click-and-Groove Controls; World's Best Sound Value Featuring Hundreds of Genuine Roland® Sounds and Groovebox Patterns; X-MiX™ Audio Loops; ReWire™ Client—

DETROIT, IL, The Movement Festival 2004 (May 29, 2004) - Cakewalk, developer of the world's best-selling music and sound software for Windows-based PCs, is pleased to introduce Cakewalk Kinetic, the fast and easy way for anyone to create electronic music on their PC. Kinetic has an estimated street price of $79.00 U.S.

Kinetic provides a new, fast, and simple way of creating Hip Hop, Dance and Electronica beats and grooves. With Kinetic, you're the producer. Kinetic combines a simple click-and-groove sequencer interface with the best instrument sounds available on the PC - genuine Roland sounds available for the first time in an affordable package.

The Easiest Way to Make Music

Kinetic makes electronic music beats creation accessible to everyone, regardless of musical experience, by providing an intuitive interface and hundreds of professionally recorded patterns. Simply select the instrument and style of music you want then, just point, click, and you're composing your own song with hundreds of music patterns and loops. If you wish to add your own special flavor to the mix, you can modify the existing patterns or create your own; experiment with the included audio loops by the world-renowned X-MiX producers -the leaders in major label club remixes; add effects, and explore the other music making features that Kinetic has to offer.

The Best Sounds

Kinetic features 100%-genuine Roland® instrument sounds from the genre-defining groove boxes that have been the mainstay of chart-toppers and underground legends for decades. You could easily spend over a thousand dollars to get the hardware versions of these Roland instruments, now for the first time, all you need is Kinetic and a PC.

Get Connected

Add audio recording to your experience by connecting Kinetic with Cakewalk Home Studio™, SONAR™ or any other Rewire host application. Connect with your friends and the music community by exporting standard WAV files of your mix to burn CDs, or MP3s to share on the web.

"Kinetic has absolutely everything you need. The UI is inviting, attractive, easy-to-use and, it's for anyone, even those who have no musical background. If you are a musician, Kinetic offers a host of features that are sure to impress. The beats are hot, turn a few knobs and expand your creativity," commented Anthony Conte, Vice President of Sales for Cakewalk. "And the Roland instrument and synthesizer sounds are the best available anywhere, and are only available in this product on the PC," added Conte.

Highlights

  • Compose music and create beats with an easy point and click interface
  • Choose from over 400 instrument patches, featuring genuine Roland sounds (101, 606, 808, 909, more)
  • Add audio loops to your mix for even more rhythmic variety
  • Get started with hundreds of professionally recorded music patterns and ACID™-format loops in popular styles
  • Quickly access patterns and sounds by instrument type and music genre through Kinetic's innovative content browser
  • Use the included patterns or create your own
  • Play instruments live with a MIDI keyboard or trigger them live with patterns using your mouse
  • Tweak your sounds with professional effects
  • Connect Kinetic to other ReWire compatible recording programs like Music Creator, Home Studio, or SONAR to expand your capabilities
  • Export WAV files of your mix to burn on CD or MP3s to share on the web

Pricing and Availability

Cakewalk Kinetic has an estimated street price of $79.00 U.S., and is available at select music and sound retailers. For more information visit www.cakewalk.com; or call 888-CAKEWALK (617-423-9004 outside U.S.).

Last year, Roland Corporation and Cakewalk announced a strategic alliance that includes a shared vision of delivering the best products for musicians as one of it key tenets. Kinetic represents the first retail software product developed through the companies' cooperation.

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 www.cakewalk.com.

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