Release date: Thursday, January 19, 2006

Cakewalk® Announces Free 1.2 Update to Dimension Pro™ Software Synthesizer for Mac and PC

—Free download for registered customers features RTAS® native plug-in support for Pro Tools®, native support for Windows XP Pro x64 Edition, REX™ file support, microtuning and alternate tuning through Scala™ file support; and more—

Anaheim, CA, Winter NAMM 2006 (booth 6800), (January 19, 2006) — Cakewalk, developer of the world's best-selling music and sound software, announces the free 1.2 update for Dimension Pro software synthesizer for Mac and PC. Dimension Pro is the critically acclaimed synthesizer that combines real instruments with advanced synthesis, providing endless sound possibilities. The free Dimension Pro 1.2 update will be available in Q1 2006.

The Dimension Pro 1.2 update provides new plug-in and file format support and several new features. The update also addresses some minor issues discovered after Dimension Pro began shipping.
Highlights include:

RTAS Support — Dimension Pro now provides native plug-in support through RTAS for Pro Tools 7.0 and above (Mac) and 6.0 and above (Windows).

x64-capable DXi format — Dimension Pro’s updated DXi format runs natively in SONAR 5 on new Windows XP x64 Edition and Intel and AMD x64 chipsets. In addition to increased processing performance under x64, a primary benefit to Dimension Pro’s x64 implementation is the access of up to 128 GB of RAM which will allow for more simultaneous instances of Dimension Pro running larger sampler banks.

REX support — Dimension Pro can now load REX format loops, as well as .sfz format grooves files in any element, in addition to the standard .sfz multisample format.

Microtuning and Alternate tuning with Scala file support — Dimension Pro can now load native Scala .scl microtuning files. Scala is a powerful freeware software tool for experimentation with musical tunings, such as just intonation scales, equal and historical temperaments, microtonal and macrotonal scales, and non-Western scales. Dimension Pro allows each element in a program to use a specific microtuning definition, so multiple microtuning sets can be used in a single patch.

MIDI Learn — Adding to Dimension Pro’s advanced MIDI control customization features, users can now assign any knob on screen to any MIDI controller event, including Aftertouch and Pitch Bend. In addition, multiple controllers can be assigned to a single parameter or vice-versa.

Master FX — New reverb algorithms have been added to the Master FX section providing seven reverb modes on output: Small Room, Mid Room, Large Room, Small Hall, Mid Hall, Large Hall and Chamber.

Insert FX — The new reverb modes have also been added to the Insert FX section. Additionally, a distortion algorithm has been added, letting you warm or degrade your sounds with gritty and screaming textures.

Copy/Paste Element FX — Dimension Pro now allows you to copy/paste Insert FX settings between Elements.

Availability

The Dimension Pro 1.2 Update will be available Q1, 2006 from www.cakewalk.com as a free download to registered Dimension Pro customers. Dimension Pro has an estimated street price of $249 U.S., and is a available at select music and sound retailers. Project5 Version 2 customers can upgrade their version of Dimension included in Project5 to Dimension Pro for $99 U.S. For more information call 888-CAKEWALK, +1 (617) 423-9004 outside U.S. or visit Cakewalk on the web at www.cakewalk.com.

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