SOURCE: Cakewalk

August 13, 2008 14:00 ET

Cakewalk® Releases pyro Audio Creator 1.5

Popular Software Suite Takes Digital Music Management to New Heights; pyro Audio Creator 1.5 Provides Enhanced Tools to Maintain, Edit and Share Your Multi-Format Music Library, From LPs to MP3s, CDs to DVDs and Even Blu-Ray

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - August 13, 2008) - Cakewalk, the world's leading developer of powerful and easy to use products for music creation and recording, today releases pyro Audio Creator 1.5, a collection of essential tools for creating, editing and publishing your music collection. Audio Creator 1.5 has an estimated street price of $39.99; it will also be available as a free download to existing Audio Creator 1.0 customers starting mid-August 2008.

Built on the same technology found in Cakewalk's industry-leading SONAR digital audio workstation, with Audio Creator's virtual toolbox, you are just a click away from recording and editing audio; burning and ripping CDs; cleaning and converting albums to CD or MP3; encoding, tagging, and organizing your sound library; backing up your files to data CD, DVD, or Blu-Ray; and publishing music to the Internet.

Highlights:

--  1-click recording: capture musical performances, meetings, vinyl
    records, cassettes, podcasts, Internet broadcasts, and more
--  Professional 2-track audio editing: includes hiss and pop removal,
    volume control, crossfades, effects, and more
--  Encode, convert, and save audio to popular formats like MP3, WMA, WAV,
    FLAC, and AIFF
--  Convert audio to formats for use with iTunes®, iPod®, Zune™,
    and other digital audio players
--  Digitize, clean, and organize your vinyl record and cassette
    collection
--  Rip your entire CD collection to a digital format
--  Instantly download song, album, and artist names for your CDs
--  Burn gapless audio CDs to share with family and friends; Audio Creator
    burns Red Book-compliant CDs
--  Create backup data CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray for safekeeping
--  Tag, rename, and organize multiple audio files all at once
--  Upload custom, streaming music players to share on MySpace, Blogger,
    and other web sites
--  Get started quickly with video tutorials
    

Use pyro Audio Creator for everyday tasks including:

--  Digitizing your vinyl, tape, or CD collection
--  Making MP3s of recordings for popular portable devices like the iPod
--  Creating mega-mixes where one song seamlessly flows into the other
--  Creating podcasts
--  Recording business meetings (or any audio source)
--  Editing audio files
--  Removing noise and clicks from your audio -- perfect for recorded
    vinyl
--  Organizing your sound library
--  Sharing music online
--  And much more
    

Pricing and Availability

pyro Audio Creator 1.5 has an estimated street price of $39.99 U.S. Cakewalk Products are available at select consumer electronics and computer retailers including Target, Staples, Fry's Electronics, J&R Music & Computer World, Micro Center, and Amazon.com. Audio Creator is also available direct from Cakewalk.com as a download. Registered pyro Audio Creator 1.0 customers can download version 1.5 for free starting mid-August 2008. For more information, visit www.cakewalk.com or call 888-CAKEWALK (617-423-9004 outside the U.S.).

About Cakewalk

Cakewalk is the world's leading developer of powerful, yet easy to use products for music creation and recording:

-- Award-winning Digital Audio Workstations and Sequencers

-- Integrated Music Hardware and Software Solutions

-- Innovative Virtual Instruments and Effects

-- Entry-level Consumer Products

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 www.cakewalk.com.

Cakewalk is a registered trademark and pyro Audio Creator and the Cakewalk logo are trademarks of Twelve Tone Systems, Inc. pyro is a registered trademark of ADS Technologies Inc, name used with permission. Other trademarks mentioned are held by their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • For More Information, contact:
    David Lubell
    Consumer PR Manager
    Cakewalk
    (617) 423-9004 x-135
    dlubell@cakewalk.com