Release date: Friday, October 3, 2008

Cakewalk® Announces the Music Production '08 Tour

—Tour to offer an in-depth exploration of the latest in digital audio workstation technology, the latest version of SONAR and sneak preview of the new SONAR V-Studio 700 Production System—

San Francisco, CA AES Booth 1020—Cakewalk, the world's leading developer of powerful and easy to use products for music creation and recording, announces its Music Production '08 Tour, which will hit cities nationwide starting October 14 and run through early December. The tour will spotlight the latest in digital audio technology and feature in-depth demonstrations of Cakewalk's newly-released SONAR 8 Producer and complimentary products, as well a sneak preview of the new SONAR V-Studio 700 production system.

The Music Production Tour is your chance to take a guided tour with a certified Cakewalk product specialist through SONAR's new features, workflow enhancements, and performance optimizations. Drop by one of the tour stops to see first-hand:

  • Demonstrations of SONAR 8's core enhancements in music creation, editing, and mixing & mastering
  • Newly-added instruments including Beatscape — the ultimate remixing instrument takes loop manipulation and real-time triggering/performance to new heights — and TruePianos Amber VSTi Module
  • New features such as Loop Explorer 2.0, a dedicated instrument track (a single track optimized for mono/stereo virtual synths), Send Assign Assistant, and many routing, editing and mixing refinements
  • New plug-ins including the TS-64 Transient Shaper, TL-64 Tube Leveler, Channel Tools stereo image processor, and Native Instruments Guitar Rig 3 LE
  • New creative content — maximize your creative potential with SONAR's massive collection of loops, samples, and presets. Includes 4 GB of custom REX loops from Heatseekers and XMiX for use with Beatscape; 8 GB of samples and programs for Dimension Pro including Strings, Bass, Brass, Ethnic Instruments and Evolving Ambient Textures; new and updated ACT mappings for popular control surfaces and MIDI controllers, and much more
  • Your first glimpse at the new SONAR V-Studio 700, the groundbreaking new hardware/software solution from Cakewalk by Roland

In addition, you will also learn about other Cakewalk products that extend SONAR's creative capabilities including:

  • Dimension Pro — a full, newly-updated version of the classic Cakewalk synthesizer now comes standard in SONAR 8 Producer (Dimension LE in Studio version)
  • Rapture LE
  • And more

Both existing SONAR customers and users of other software products are encouraged to attend the SONAR 8 Tour. Visit The Music Production '08 Tour page to learn more about the tour and pre-register for dates in advance. Cakewalk product specialists will be on hand at each tour date to provide an in-depth look at the powerful tools that SONAR 8 provides, as well as to answer any questions. Giveaways, upgrades, and competitive upgrade pricing to SONAR 8 will be available the night of the event.

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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