Release date: Wednesday, April 6, 2005

Cakewalk® Announces SONAR LE™ Bundled With Edirol Hardware Offerings

—OEM version based on SONAR 4 audio and MIDI technology now available for the first time—

MUSIKMESSE 2005, (Hall 5.1, Stand C 65), Frankfurt, Germany (06 April, 2005) — Cakewalk, developer of the leading music and sound software for Windows, is pleased to announce the availability of SONAR LE, a special OEM version based on the award winning SONAR 4 Producer Edition production environment for Windows.

SONAR LE is the feature-rich recording software for musicians getting started with PC-based recording. Based on Cakewalk's SONAR audio and MIDI technology, SONAR LE provides amateur musicians and those getting started with PC-based recording, with a host of potent features that include: 64 audio and 256 MIDI tracks; 24-bit / 192 kHz recording support; 14 studio quality real-time effects and 6 MIDI effects; audio loop construction tools; dynamic console view; m ulti-port graphical drum grid editor; multitrack piano roll view; staff notation; ReWire 2.0 support; DirectX/DXi and VST/VSTi support; MIDI clock and MTC slave; Cyclone DXi groove sampler; Audio Simulation’s Dreamstation soft synth DXi; and more.

“We are pleased to work with Edirol in offering SONAR LE along with their many quality hardware options,” commented Michael Hoover, Vice President of Products and Marketing for Cakewalk. “Edirol has thoughtfully produced a range of product bundles to meet the varied needs and pricepoints of many customers. And this is just another example of the benefits that consumers world-wide are realizing through our strategic alliance,” added Hoover.

In 2003, Roland Corporation and Cakewalk announced a strategic alliance that includes a shared vision of delivering the best products for musicians as one of its key tenets.

SONAR LE represents the perfect introduction to the powerful SONAR line of DAWs. Registered owners of SONAR LE will be able to upgrade to the full version of SONAR Studio Edition for a special price.


SONAR LE includes English, French, and German versions all on the same CD, and will be bundled with over 15 different Edirol UA and UM series of audio and MIDI interfaces, SD sound modules, and the popular PCR series of keyboards shipping in Europe and United States May 2005.

For local pricing and availability visit our Edirol and Roland distribution partners:

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