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Cakewalk have released Cakewalk Studio Instruments
which they say is the first easy-to-use and affordable consumer software instrument collection for Mac and PC. They tell us that it is fun and easy-to-use software that turns a computer into an instrument, providing a complete rhythm section including drums, electric piano, bass guitar, & strings, for creating high quality music tracks or just having fun.
Cakewalk Studio Instruments is the first dual platform Virtual Instrument collection to be released to the consumer electronics market. It provides a Drum Kit, Bass Guitar, Electric Piano, and String Section that can be played stand alone or can complement popular consumer music software titles such as Cakewalk Music Creator, Apple Garage Band, Magix Music Maker, and SONY ACID Music Studio.
Hereâ€™s what Cakewalk have to say about this new product in their own wordsâ€¦
â€˜Cakewalk has 20 years of experience in designing powerful and easy-to-use audio and MIDI software for musicians at all levels. With Studio Instruments, Cakewalk introduces a virtual instrument collection that is accessible to anyone, not just musicians, through its photo-realistic, animated, and interactive user interface. With point and click ease and professionally recorded patterns, Studio Instruments delivers a simple and fun way for all to make music. And best of all, Cakewalk Studio Instruments sounds amazing because it's driven by Expression Engine, the same industry leading technology found in Cakewalk's professional line of instruments, including the critically acclaimed Dimension Pro.
Everyone will be drawn to Studio Instruments' engaging animated, photo-realistic user interfaces, and each instrument present a true interactive music making experience: just click on a cymbal, and see and hear it crash! Each instrument accurately replicates the sound of its' real-world counterpart and features simple control over the most essential functions of the instrument.
In addition, Studio Instruments includes a comprehensive collection of pre-recorded patterns and presets providing a creative jump-start to making music. These patterns can be placed on multiple pads that the user simply clicks to trigger sections of their songs. Cakewalk Studio Instruments also allow the user to play the individual sounds of each instrument from their computer keyboardÃ¢â‚¬â€�that means if you can type, you can now play drums, piano, bass, or electric piano. More advanced users can easily control Cakewalk Studio Instruments with a MIDI keyboard or other MIDI controller. Each Studio Instrument also features customized companion effects to enhance their sounds.â€™
Pricing and Availability:
- An entire band all in one package: Electric Piano, Bass, String Section, & Drum Kit
- Easy to use animated user interface with powerful controls (cymbals crash, bows bow, bass strings vibrate, etc.)
- Play stand-alone or use it in your favorite recording software
- Universal host compatibility for Mac (Audio Units) and Windows XP and Vista (32- & 64-bit) PC (VSTi).
- Enhances: ACIDâ„¢, GarageBandâ„¢, Kineticâ„¢ 2, Liveâ„¢, Music Creatorâ„¢, Music Makerâ„¢, Music Studioâ„¢, SONAR Home Studio, and many more
- Play with any USB MIDI controller, computer keyboard, or mouse
- Professionally recorded patterns and instrument sounds, and incredible ease-of-use make anyone sound like a pro regardless of ability
Cakewalk Studio Instruments has an estimated street price of $49.99 USD.