Release date: Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Cakewalk® Announces Home Studio™ Packaging Refresh; Adds VST/VSTi Support to Best Selling Home Studio Product Line

Boston, MA (June 29, 2004)—Cakewalk, developer of the world's best-selling music and sound software for Windows, announced the release of newly redesigned packaging of its popular Home Studio product line. Home Studio Version 2 is the affordable and feature-rich recording software for musicians getting started with PC-based recording. Cakewalk Home Studio Version 2 and Cakewalk Home Studio Version 2 XL have a manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of $149.00 and $229.00 U.S., respectively.

In addition to the "new look" Cakewalk Home Studio Version 2 and Home Studio Version 2 XL now include the acclaimed Cakewalk VST Adapter to expand the sonic palette of the home/project studio—opens studios up to hundreds of available freeware and shareware VST effects plug-ins and VSTi software synths readily available on the Internet.

Based on Cakewalk's SONAR 2.2 next-generation audio and MIDI technology, Home Studio Version 2 provides 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, audio loop construction tools, hundreds of MBs of ACID -format audio loops, real-time effects, ReWire 2.0 support, ASIO and WDM hardware support, VST/VSTi support, DXi 2.0 support for multi-out synths and automation from synth interface, easier DXi and VSTi synth integration with Synth Rack, multi-port Drum Grid editing with Pattern Brush, 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 Version 2 XL

Home Studio Version 2 XL is the premium-edition of Home Studio Version 2 that ships with plug-ins and loop libraries in addition to what is provided in the standard Home Studio Version 2 package, Home Studio Version 2 XL includes:

  • DYAD DXi—expressive SF2 sample player with a full CD of compatible Sound Font sample banks
  • 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

Cakewalk Home Studio Version 2 has a manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of $149 U.S.; Cakewalk Home Studio Version 2 XL is $229 U.S (MSRP). For more information call 888-CAKEWALK (617-423-9004 outside U.S.) or visit Cakewalk on the web at www.cakewalk.com.

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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