Produces High Quality Recordings with Guitar Tracks Pro USB

GTP4-Studio-Instruments-ScrDid you know that 3 out of 4 Cakewalk employees play guitar? Many of which also compose, edit and mix their own music? Just a few reasons why we take so much pride in the development of our software for recording musicians.

The latest version of our software for guitarists and singer-songwriters, Guitar Tracks Pro USB, includes all the tools you need to take your music from riff to hit (without the confusion of learning of whole new DAW). Based on our award-winning SONAR engine, you get a virtual guitar amp, a backing band of virtual instruments, precise editing tools, mixing console, numerous effects, an online music publisher and more – all for less than the cost of a few hours of studio time.

Recently, the Mystic Geek (of spent some time with GT Pro USB in his home studio. He tested the installation process using Windows 7, hooked up his guitar with the included USB audio interface, and took the new built-in effects for a spin. Stop by to see the full review.

Live from AES 2009: Gets Closer Look at V-Studio 100 is a brand new social video networking site, offering audio enthusiasts free video tips and tutorials on music production. Got a question? Feel free to send it in video form to the Winksound team. Not only will they answer it, you could be featured in one of their segments!

Last month at the 2009 AES Show, Winksound team member, Justin, caught up with Cakewalk Product Specialist Rich Curtis to get a closer look at the portable music production studio, V-Studio 100.

SONAR 8.5 Named in Top 20 Hits of AES 2009

mix_certhit_logo-(2)For more than 30 years, Mix Magazine has been reporting live from major audio and music trade shows, acknowledging some of the most innovative products in the industry.

This year, Cakewalk’s SONAR 8.5 was selected by the editors of Mix as one of the Top 20 Hits of AES 2009!

Pick up the November issue of the magazine to see the full article!

Cakewalk Develops New Windows 7 Resource Page

windows7logo1Microsoft’s latest effort in the OS department, Windows 7 dropped yesterday after much anticipation. Windows 7 promises to be a much more robust OS than its predecessor, Windows Vista, making it an ideal choice for audio production. With Cakewalk winning Microsoft’s prestigious Partner of the Year award, you can rest assured that SONAR 8.5 and many other Cakewalk products are fully supported and compatible with Windows 7.

To keep you up to date with the latest information regarding your Cakewalk products and the new OS, we’ve created a Windows 7 landing page on our website.

Solve Andrew W.K.'s Riddle to win Cakewalk's V-Studio 100 & More!

Andrew-WK-VS100Everybody loves a riddle & Andrew W.K. is good at them. If you think you’ve got what it takes to match wits with Andrew and can answer this riddle correctly, you’ll be entered to win some cool prizes including Cakewalk’s V-Studio 100 portable music production studio for Mac & PC, a signed copy of “55 CADILLAC” on both vinyl and CD, as well as an autographed poster!

Here’s what you do:

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How Windows 7 Will Effect Your Music Production?

borthwick2Cakewalk Chief Technical Officer Noel Borthwick, a noted expert on Windows platforms, covers crucial topics around the introduction of Windows 7, such as compatibility with Cakewalk products, issues in upgrading from Windows XP and related points of interest for PC users.

For an in-depth look at Windows 7 and how it might affect your use of Cakewalk products, check out Noel’s Q & A below. Also, see Peter Kirn’s article at Create Digital Music for more  insightful tips on Windows 7.

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Windows 7 Improvements Cited on CNET's Digital Noise Blog

windows7logo1Like many of you, Cakewalk is patiently awaiting the big launch of Windows 7 on October 22. We’ve been hard at work testing our products for the new platform and sharing our information with you – see Noel Borthwick’s article.

A few days ago, CNET blogger Matt Rosoff, posted his thoughts on how Windows 7 will make the art of audio production on PC easier – citing Noel in his brief review.  Take a moment to read through Matt’s article. There will be more Windows 7 mentions to come.

'Inside Home Recording' Reviews Music Creator 5

IHR logoInside Home Recording (IHR) is the longest running podcast to date that covers the latest in home studio recording, hosted by web guy / ‘podsafe’ musician Derek K. Miller and keyboardist / composer Dave Chick. Derek and Dave are both professional musicians involved in performing, teaching, producing and recording music. Based in Vancouver, Canada, IHR strives to bring the latest news, reviews, examples and techniques to musicians around the globe.

A few months ago, we sent over a review copy of Music Creator 5 to the IHR team. Dave immediately gave his first impressions. In their latest episode, Derek conducted an extensive review on the program- running it on a Windows 7 test candidate.

Click on the links above to hear their thoughts.
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Cakewalk & Andrew W.K. Host 2009 CMJ Music Marathon Contest

AndrewWK_2The 2009 CMJ Music Marathon begins tomorrow morning in New York City! As a proud sponsor of the annual festival, Cakewalk has teamed up with CMJ Featured Speaker Andrew W.K. to launch a very special contest during his presentation.

Everybody loves a riddle & Andrew W.K. is good at them. If you think you’ve got what it takes to match wits with Andrew and can answer the riddle correctly, you’ll be entered to win some cool prizes including Cakewalk’s V-Studio 100, a signed copy of Andrew’s “55 CADILLAC” on both vinyl and CD as well as an autographed poster!

Are you a Trivia Wiz? Join CakewalkInc and AndrewWK on Twitter for your chance to win these amazing prizes.

Visit for official contest details!

AES 2009 Wrap-Up: SONAR 8.5 Steals the Show

Johnny Juice, Run DMC & Cakewalk TeamGreetings from the 127th Annual AES (Audio Engineering Society) Convention in New York City at the Javitz Center! We are on the last leg of the final day here at AES and it has been a whirlwind. We got here on Thursday to set up for the show and have been working hard at exemplifying all the killer new features in SONAR 8.5 as well as the work-horses V-Studio 700 and V-Studio 100.

Our East Coast Product Specialist Rich Curtis along with our Midwest Product Specialist Mike Trujillo (two of the hardest working guys in show biz) barely have their voices left after all the demoing and dialogue needed for the foot traffic. It looks like the buzz on the street is SONAR 8.5 because we literally had every walk of life (mostly other DAW users) stopping in to check out the new 8.5 as well as the new hardware.

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