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July 9th, 1999

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[3:05 PM]
Digital Audio And MIDI Studio Software Receives Major Update
Cakewalk has updated their recording studio software Metro to version 5. Metro 5 is digital audio and MIDI software-based studio for the Mac. The new version includes several new features and other enhancements. According to Cakewalk:

Cakewalk, the leading provider of music and sound creation software, today announced Metro(TM) 5 - a complete multitrack digital audio and MIDI studio for the Macintosh. With new effects automation, an enhanced user interface, and support for ASIO-compatible audio hardware, Metro 5 provides Mac users with a creative alternative for professional music and sound projects.

Metro 5 allows users to record any musical instrument or sound source, arrange music with flexible pattern-based sequencing, work with creative tools like NoteSpray(TM) and the Rhythm Explorer(TM), mix in real-time using automated audio effects, edit and print notation, and create sound tracks for film, video and QuickTime movies.

New Features Include:

  • Improved user interface for increased musical productivity
  • Support for ASIO-compatible audio cards
  • Real-time effects processing with automation
  • Up to 8 stereo auxiliary buses for routing real-time effects
  • Audio scrubbing for quick auditioning of tracks
  • Improved drag-and-drop editing of audio
  • Crossfades with linear and exponential curves
  • VU meters for accurate level-monitoring of audio and MIDI
  • Wide range of desktop color schemes
  • Context-sensitive, searchable Online Help
  • Online tutorials

Metro 5 is now shipping. More information can be found at the company's web site. The company has priced Metro 5 at US$249 though they say the it has an ESP of only US$200. Upgrade pricing starts at US$59.

The Mac Observer Spin: This is a big upgrade that many Mac musicians will find important.

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