Anaheim CA, WINTER NAMM 2006 (booth 6800), (January 19, 2006) — Cakewalk, developer of the best-selling music and sound software, announces SONAR Power Studio 250 and SONAR Power Studio 660 integrated music production systems, the newest additions to the SONAR product line of feature-rich recording tools. SONAR Power Studio music production systems are designed for musicians who need a complete production solution that couples high-quality hardware and software with the added benefit of portability, and without the compromise of LE versions of software.
SONAR Power Studio production systems contain the critically-acclaimed SONAR 5 Studio Edition and integrated Roland V-Vocal technology, paired with the high-quality Cakewalk SPS-66 24-bit/192 kHz FireWire audio/MIDI interface in SONAR Power Studio 660, and the Cakewalk SPS-25 24-bit/96 kHz USB audio/MIDI interface with SONAR Power Studio 250.
Both solution offerings take just minutes to setup, and provide a seamless, integrated production system that frees customers to create music whenever, and wherever inspiration strikes.
Real tools made simple
What sets the SONAR Power Studio production system apart from other products is the uncompromised feeling the user will get of complete integration between Cakewalk hardware and software, starting from the ease of the installation process, and continuing with the speed of starting a recording project.
SONAR Power Studio 250
SONAR Power Studio 250 combines powerful audio software with reliable, great sounding audio hardware to form a complete, affordable, and portable USB music production solution.
SONAR Power Studio 660
SONAR Power Studio 660 combines powerful audio software with reliable, great sounding audio hardware to form the perfect FireWire music production system.
SONAR 5 Studio Edition
SONAR Power Studio contains a full version of the acclaimed SONAR 5 Studio Edition providing a complete tool set for recording, arranging, editing, and mixing—all in a tightly integrated workspace.
SONAR Studio Edition features include: pristine audio quality with 64-bit end-to-end signal path and mix engine running on 32-bit and x64-compatible PCs; Roland GrooveSynth™, TTS-1 GM 2 synth, Cyclone™ groove sampler, and SFZ Soundfont player; Sonitus:fx suite of professional-grade effects; Lexicon Pantheon LE Reverb; integrated VST and VSTi support; ReWire host compatibility; Bus and Synth Waveform Preview; Clip-based effects, editing, and effect automation; integrated inline audio and MIDI editing, arranging, and mixing all in one view; Track Templates for one-click setup and recall of all track properties; Track Icons and Tabbed Edit views for fast workflow; and more.
Additional Creative Tools including Roland V-Vocal
In addition to SONAR 5 Studio Edition, SONAR Power Studio includes additional tools to maximize the customer’s creative experience.
Roland V-Vocal Variphrase Technology
This powerful vocal processor features state-of-the-art Roland VariPhrase technology—a producer's dream for working with vocals. SONAR Power Studio customers can use V-Vocal to create perfect vocal tracks, accomplishing edits they never imagined possible.
IK Multimedia Amplitube LE
SONAR Power Studio customers can plug-in to a special edition of the hottest guitar processing effect to get true, real-time tones from several amps, cabinet models, and other effects.
US Pricing and Availability
The SONAR Power Studio 250 and SONAR Power Studio 660 will ship in the United States with SONAR Studio Edition and Cakewalk hardware. SONAR Power Studio 250 has an estimated street price of $449 U.S., SONAR Power Studio 660 is $599 U.S. Both will be available at select music and sound retailers April 2006. For more information, visit Cakewalk on the web at www.cakewalk.com; or call 888-CAKEWALK, +1 (617) 423-9004 outside U.S.
International Naming, Pricing, and Availability
Outside North America, the SONAR Power Studio offerings will be marketed as SONAR Power Studio 25 (USB version) and SONAR Power Studio 66 (FireWire version); The software ships with English, French, German, and Spanish versions of SONAR Studio Edition, and the Edirol UA-25 (SONAR Power Studio 25) or FA-66 (SONAR Power Studio 66) audio/MIDI interfaces, all contained within one box respectively.
The international versions of the SONAR Power Studio software components have been optimized for the included Edirol Hardware. There is one multi-lingual getting started guide and one User’s Guide that covers both the hardware and software, and customers only need to call one company for tech support.
Available through Cakewalk’s Roland and Edirol distribution partners, Europe's suggested retail price for SONAR Power Studio 25 and SONAR Power Studio 66 are €479 and €669 (including VAT) respectively; U.K. pricing is £329 and £459 (including VAT) respectively; and will be available February 2006. For localized pricing and availability visit: