Release date: Monday, February 27, 2006

Cakewalk® Releases Music Creator™ 3 Music Software for the Windows PC !

—The easiest and most affordable way to create music on your home PC—

Cakewalk, developer of the best-selling music and sound software for Windows, announces the release of Music Creator 3 the latest version of the World’s best-selling, feature-rich, and affordable music making software for users getting started with music creation on a PC.

Cakewalk has nearly 20 years of experience in designing powerful and easy-to-use audio and MIDI software for musicians at all levels—from beginners to professionals and has earned the distinction as the World’s foremost music software maker. Now, the very same music creation tools found in the award-winning SONAR digital production software have been adapted for ease of use by the general public to make Music Creator 3 the most flexible and feature-rich, entry-level home recording software package ever conceived.

Music Creator 3 puts all of the most frequently used tools right at your fingertips, with an easy-to-use interface and comprehensive video tutorials to quickly get you up and running. No matter what you want to record—guitars, keyboards, vocals, audio samples, integrated virtual instruments, or any other sound source; even notate and print your our sheet music—Music Creator makes it easy to get started and get great results in the art of creating and recording music.


  • Create music with up to 32 audio tracks and 128 MIDI tracks using any instrument, vocals, or audio loops
  • Play and record using thousands of instrument sounds with included Virtual Sound Canvas and Dreamstation instruments
  • Take the mystery out of home recording with a series of comprehensive video tutorials included on a separate CD that explores all of the features in Music Creator 3
  • Integrated notation tools to create and print your own musical scores and sheet music
  • Scrolling Lyrics Window for singing along with your own creations or popular songs
  • Easily identify what is on each track with hundreds of built-in Track Icons
  • Includes ACID™-format loop library for creating backing tracks
  • Easily create Podcasts and soundtracks for home videos
  • Keep perfect time and tune your instrument using built-in audio metronome and tuner
  • Detailed editing views including Arrange, Console, Loop Construction, and Piano Roll with Drum Editor
  • On screen mixer to seamlessly mix all your audio and MIDI tracks
  • Share finished projects using the included Pyro Express CD maker, WAV ripper, and MP3 encoder

Advanced features include

  • Professional audio quality up to 24-bit/48 kHz
  • 13 studio effects including EQ, Delay, Chorus, Reverb, and more
  • Expand your sound using ReWire™ compatible applications including Project5™, Kinetic™, and Reason™
  • Add more instruments and effects from additional DirectX and VST instruments
  • Browse and purchase additional audio loops right from Music Creator
  • Open environment includes WDM, DX, DXi, VST*, VSTi*, MFX support

Band included!

You have your song idea but don’t have a backing band…no problem. Music Creator 3 includes a library of ACID™ format loops that can provide the backing tracks for your musical ideas. Creating these tracks is as easy as dragging loops from the Loop Browser right into your projects. Customize your loops using the Loop Construction view and its powerful editing tools. Music Creator also includes an online groove browser right within the application that allows you to quickly find, purchase, and download the perfect license-free loops you need to complete your songs.

Thousands of instruments sounds

Along with being able create audio and MIDI tracks using any acoustic instrument, vocals, or audio loops, Music Creator 3 also comes with thousands of instrument sounds. Included in Music Creator is the Virtual Sound Canvas DXi soft synth—a versatile GM2/GS format wavetable synthesizer. Access high-quality instrument sounds including pianos, organs, horns, guitars, bass, cellos, and much more. You also get the DreamStation DXi vintage analog synthesizer, capable of producing the amazing modern sounds of today and reproductions of classic synth sounds from the 70s and 80s.

Edit like a pro

Music Creator 3 gives you powerful editing tools that are easy to use. With different views including Arrange, Piano Roll, Drum Editor, traditional Staff Notation, and Loop Construction, you can zoom in and make pinpoint edits to your project. Whether you are editing a session, creating remixes, notating music, or creating video soundtracks, you will have all the tools you need to get the job done quickly.

Fix it in the mix

Mixing in Music Creator 3 is now easier than ever with new Track Icons—no more guessing which track contains guitar or which track has the vocals. Mute, solo, pan, and change the volume all in one view to achieve the best mix using the track view or the more traditional studio console view. Then add studio-quality effects on any track or bus (group of tracks) simultaneously with the included suite of effects (includes parametric EQ, Chorus, Delay, Flanger, Reverb, Dynamics, Compressor/Gate, Expander/Gate, Limiter and Pitch Shifter).

Compose & print sheet music

Music Creator 3 allows you to compose and print sheet music with ease. Record and transcribe any performance using any MIDI instrument, or just use your mouse to add and move notes in the Staff view.

Share your music with the world

Music Creator 3 includes the Pyro Express CD and WAV ripper. Easily create MP3s of your projects to share with friends or post on the Internet. You can also create CDs using high-quality WAV files or back-up your work to data CDs to free up hard disk space. Music Creator also allows you to create, edit, and print sheet music and guitar tablature to share with others.

Pricing and Availability

Cakewalk Music creator 3 has an estimated street price of $39.99 U.S., and is available at select consumer electronics and computer retailers that include Best Buy, Comp USA, Staples, Circuit City, Fry’s, Micro Center, Musicland, and For more information visit; or call 888-CAKEWALK (617-423-9004 outside U.S.).

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

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