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Cakewalk Music Creator 5

Cakewalk has announced the newest version of its home music-making software title Music Creator.

Music Creator 5 Highlights:
  • New look and feel
  • Up to 160 total tracks (32 audio and 128 MIDI)
  • Professional 24-bit audio quality
  • Create backing tracks using the included audio and MIDI loop library — add drums, bass and other instruments easily by clicking and dragging
  • play and record using hundreds of high-quality instrument sounds that are built right into your software studio
  • Ten effects to get an "in the studio" sound, including the IK Multimedia Amplitude Guitar Amp Simulator, EQ, Delay, Compressor, Reverb, and more
  • Realistic-looking onscreen mixer to mix your audio and MIDI tracks
  • Add more instruments and effects with support for VST, DirectX, and ReWire
  • Create and print your own sheet music
  • Create online music players with your songs to share on the Internet
  • Create playlists and burn CDs
  • Add sound effects and theme music to your home movies and other digital video files — in formats including QuickTime, Windows Media, and MPEG

New Features:
  • New user interface
  • Integrated Loop Explorer — now with support for MIDI Loops
  • Cakewalk Sound Center — a tool that combines sounds from professional instruments — exclusive to Music Creator 5
  • Active Controller Technology (ACT), to make it easy to control your effects, instruments, and mix from a MIDI keyboard
  • Studio Instruments' Drums allows users to make backing tracks fast with a realistic animated interface
  • MIDI editing right in the Track View — no need to open separate views
  • New Assistants help you create parts and create effects busses for mixing
  • IK Multimedia's AmpliTube X-GEAR — a built-in virtual guitar amp, plug directly in to your computer
  • Integrated EQ with a visual display of settings
  • Burn CDs with Music Creator's integrated CD Burner and share your music online with Cakewalk Publisher

Pricing and Availability:
Cakewalk Music Creator 5 has an estimated street price of $39.99.