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Cakewalk Releases International Version of SONAR 4 Producer Edition and Studio Edition; Ships English, French, and German Language Versions (4/10/2004)

Cakewalk, developer of the world's best-selling music and sound software for Windows-based PCs, is pleased to announce the simultaneous release of English, French, and German language versions of SONAR 4 Producer Edition and Studio Edition.

SONAR Producer Edition has a well-earned reputation for delivering powerful production tools in a fast, streamlined user interface. With new version 4, Cakewalk has added powerful recording, editing, comping and navigation tools that optimize workflow for today's professional. In addition, version 4 combines innovative surround and AV capabilities along with precise engineering tools, making SONAR 4 Producer Edition the definitive audio production environment on the Windows platform.

SONAR 4 Producer Edition's new features include:

* Track Folders with the ability edit the Track Folder Composite Clip * Enhanced comping and editing features including track layer display options, clip muting/isolating, audition selection, customizable nudge, multi-clip slip edits, roll-outs, and fades * Freeze tracks, effects, and synths with the ability to edit and arrange frozen data * Loop construction enhancements including slice-based, envelope control of gain, pitch, pan * Navigator view * Extended Key Binding enhancements including keystroke-emulating templates for Cubase SX, Nuendo, Logic, Digital Performer, Samplitude, and other DAWs * Multi-format surround mixing and editing with over 30 supported configurations (5.1, 7.1, LCRS, etc) * Lexicon(r) Pantheon(tm) Surround Reverb * Sonitus Surround Compressor * SurroundBridge(tm)-easily use stereo effects in a surround environment * Video Thumbnail track with support for QuickTime, Windows Media Video, AVI, MPEG * Extensive export options with useful and configurable presets * POW-r Dithering * MPEX Time Scaling * TTS-1 DXi multitimbral GM2 synthesizer with authentic Roland sounds * Configurable RMS and Peak Meter ballistics

SONAR 4 Studio Edition

SONAR 4 Studio Edition is a special version of SONAR 4 designed for project studios and aspiring professionals. Studio Edition is built upon the same core engine and feature set of SONAR 4 Producer Edition. NOTE: SONAR 4 Studio Edition does not have the following features found in SONAR 4 Producer Edition: surround mixing and editing, Lexicon Pantheon Surround Reverb, Sonitus Surround Compressor, Sonitus:fx Suite, enhanced mixing console with assignable fx controls and per-channel EQ, Video Thumbnail track, POW-r Dithering, MPEX Time Scaling.

Pricing and Availability

SONAR 4 Producer Edition and Studio Edition ship with English, French and German versions all contained within one box and available through Roland and Edirol distribution partners.

Europe's average suggested retail price for SONAR 4 Producer Edition is €629; SONAR 4 Studio Edition is €299.

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