The SONAR X1update rolls the general maintenance, usability enhancements and overall performance with stability focus of the SONAR X1a, X1b and QuickFix releases into one update along with a Step Sequencer and Loop Construction View UI overhaul.
It is our active dialog with our users that has helped make SONAR the World class product that it is today. Cakewalk’s delivery of timely product updates is an extension of Cakewalk’s commitment in providing the very best in product support for our customers.
The SONAR X1c Update for SONAR X1 Producer, Studio, Essential, and V-Studio 700 in all supported languages and operating systems is available as a free download to registered customers at www.cakewalk.com.
Designed for pro-quality audio capture at home or on the go, QUAD-CAPTURE boasts two premium microphone preamps, ultra-low latency operation at rates up to 24-bit/192 kHz, digital I/O, and MIDI in a portable package that runs on USB bus power.
QUAD-CAPTURE’s two digitally controlled VS Preamps provide performance that rivals devices costing much more. Based on the microphone preamps found in Roland’s flagship V-Studio 700 and M-400 V-Mixer, VS Preamps are built with premium components for clean, transparent audio with a superior signal-to-noise ratio. Each channel features selectable low-cut filter, phase invert, and digital compression, all of which are accessible through an easy-to-use software control panel.
Two combo XLR/TRS inputs with premium mic preamps (VS Preamps), two TRS outputs, coaxial I/O, headphone out, and MIDI I/O.
Graphical Control Panel software provides fast, intuitive control of the VS Preamps.
Phantom power, ground lift, and Hi-Z switches.
One-click AUTO-SENS function intelligently sets optimal input levels for the preamps.
Extreme low-latency VS Streaming driver.
Low-noise, wide-range power supply.
Compact with durable aluminum body and Direct Box functionality.
Combining ten inputs, ten outputs, and eight VS PREAMPS with transparent 24-bit/192 kHz audio quality, the Roland OCTA-CAPTURE sets a new standard for portable USB 2.0 audio interfaces. High-level audio production comes easy with this fusion of premium components, Roland-quality engineering, and proprietary preamp and streaming technology. OCTA-CAPTURE is not only the perfect interface for multi-channel computer-based production, but also a great solution for expanding the I/O capability of the V-STUDIO™ 700 and V-STUDIO™ 100. Brimming with quality and performance seldom seen in its price range, OCTA-CAPTURE is the next-generation audio interface.
Eight premium mic preamps built in (VS PREAMP).
AUTO-SENS function intelligently sets optimal input levels for all preamps.
Extremely stable low-latency VS STREAMING driver.
Four independent software-controlled Direct Mixers for creating custom monitor mixes.
Supports all major DAW platforms on Mac or PC, including OSX 10.6 and Windows 7, through ASIO 2.0/WDM (Windows) and Core Audio (Mac) drivers.
The Mobile Studio Canvas for Mac, PC, and standalone performance is the first such product in the Cakewalk hardware family. Capable of producing over 1,000 sounds, the Mobile Studio Canvas includes the Roland SD-50 Sound Module, redesigned GM (General MIDI) 2, and Roland’s Solo Tones sounds. The unit’s USB memory drive can playback MP3, WAV, AIFF, and MIDI files without a computer. It is also a 2-in/2-out audio interface as well as a 1×1 MIDI interface, and ships with SONAR 8.5 LE recording software for use with a computer (for Windows only).
The Mobile Studio Canvas is ideal for a wide range of users, including musicians looking for a great, general purpose sound source, karaoke and bar DJs, hobbyists and non-musicians who need portable MP3 and SMF playback, and any musician who needs instrument accompaniment for live sets.
Mobile Studio Canvas features
Compact, portable USB Bus powered Audio & MIDI solution, perfect for laptop and mobile use.
Up to 128 voice polyphony.
1,125 total sounds, including GM2, GS and three of Roland’s hyper-realistic Solo Tones, including Shakuhachi, Violin, and Trombone, as well as 32 drum sets great for a variety of styles.
2-in/2-out, 24-bit/44.1 kHz audio interface with XLR/¼” inputs/Phantom Power/Hi-Z input, 1 x 1 MIDI interface, and V-Link support.
Built-in hardware DSP FX for Reverb, Chorus, and Mastering.
USB port for quick playback of MP3/WAV/AIFF/SMF (MIDI) files from a USB memory drive .
Enhanced Transport Controls for file playback including the ability to change keys, tempos, A/B Loop, Repeat, Center Cancel (for Karaoke) and more.
Powered by AC adapter, USB bus power, or batteries (6 x AA).
Compatible with Mac and Windows computers — Includes SONAR 8.5 LE recording software (Windows only).
Play List editor for Mac and Windows.
The Mobile Studio Canvas will be available at select music and sound retailers worldwide in late April, 2010.
Cakewalk is now offering a number of its products free of cost.
Cakewalk products now free
Square IPerformance Synthesizer – The warmness and classic sound of the vintage analog synthesizers, combined with the fidelity and precision of a VST instrument. A simple synthesizer, oriented to the serious music enthusiast. High quality sound with a warm and easy layout, perfect to learn synth programming: all controls in one panel for instant access, clear and distinctive sections. The built-in effects add depth to the sound and convenience to the sound programming.
SFZ+Professional SoundFont Player – rgc:audio’s revolutionary SoundFont player sample-playback engine, packed in a professional VST/DXi instrument. Outstanding sound quality, stereo built-in effects, adjustable CPU/quality settings to adjust it to your hardware, fully multitimbral operation, multiple stereo outputs, several loading modes and a beautiful interface make sfz+ the perfect choice for SoundFont users and professional composers.
Audio FX 1 – Series of four dynamic processor stereo plug-ins: Compressor/Gate, Limiter, Expander/Gate, Dynamics Processor.
Audio FX 2 – Vintage guitar amplifiers and analog tape decks.
Audio FX 3 – Reverb toolbox allowing full room emulation and more.
Square I and SFZ+ are available as VST instruments for Window PC. The Audio FX bundles are available as DX plug-ins for Windows PC.
The UA-25EX, UA-4FX, and UA-101 are designed to quickly and easily connect and capture audio for Mac and PC, and are the newest additions to the growing line of affordable, high-quality hardware products from Cakewalk. All three new products, designed in conjunction with Roland, offer the functionality, reliability, and high quality audio that are hallmarks of Roland design engineering.
“Today’s announcement reflects our continued efforts to work with Roland to introduce powerful, inexpensive hardware solutions for the consumer and pro-audio markets,” said Michael Hoover, Cakewalk’s executive vice president of products. “From our SONAR V-Studio products to our new foray into audio and MIDI interfaces, the response from the marketplace has been very encouraging and we look forward to bringing additional hardware products to our customers.”
The UA-25EX is a feature packed, professional-level, ruggedly made 2×2 24-bit/96 kHz USB Audio Interface for Mac and PC. The UA-25EX is equally suited in the project studio or as a mobile solution on the road for high quality audio recording and music production.
USB Bus powered, no AC required—perfect for mobile use.
24-bit/96 kHz recording.
2 Neutrik® XLR/TRS combo jacks that can accept XLR or 1/4″ inputs for easy connections.
Professional-grade mic preamps with +48V phantom power.
One input with Hi-Z option for better sound when recording high impendence instruments like electric guitar and bass.
Built in compressor/limiter.
MIDI I/O with proprietary Fast Processing Technology (FPT).
Direct-box function for noise-free live use.
Ground Lift—eliminates hum.
Low latency drivers for Mac or PC (WDM, Core Audio, ASIO 2.0).
Vista support includes both 32 and 64-bit.
Zero latency direct monitoring.
Cakewalk Production Plus Pack: SONAR LE and Dimension LE (Windows).