Maybe it's something to do with getting all the work done in dark winter months that suits the crack coders of this industry, for Summer appears to be the season for software releases.
A fact born out by Cakewalks latest - Kinetic. According to the silver tongued marketing speak
"Kinetic provides a new, fast, and simple way of creating Hip Hop, Dance and Electronica beats and grooves. With Kinetic, you're the producer. Kinetic combines a simple click-and-groove sequencer interface with the best instrument sounds available on the PC - genuine Roland sounds available for the first time in an affordable package."
"Kinetic makes electronic music beats creation accessible to everyone, regardless of musical experience, by providing an intuitive interface and hundreds of professionally recorded patterns. Simply select the instrument and style of music you want then, just point, click, and you're composing your own song with hundreds of music patterns and loops. If you wish to add your own special flavor to the mix, you can modify the existing patterns or create your own; experiment with the included audio loops by the world-renowned X-MiX producers -the leaders in major label club remixes; add effects, and explore the other music making features that Kinetic has to offer. "
Simple Click-and-Groove Controls
World's Best Sound Value Featuring Hundreds of Genuine Roland Sounds and Groovebox Patterns
X-MiX Audio Loops;
"Kinetic has absolutely everything you need. The UI is inviting, attractive, easy-to-use and, it's for anyone, even those who have no musical background. If you are a musician, Kinetic offers a host of features that are sure to impress. The beats are hot, turn a few knobs and expand your creativity," commented Anthony Conte, Vice President of Sales for Cakewalk. "And the Roland instrument and synthesizer sounds are the best available anywhere, and are only available in this product on the PC,"
Compose music and create beats with an easy point and click interface
Choose from over 400 instrument patches, featuring genuine Roland sounds (101, 606, 808, 909, more)
Add audio loops to your mix for even more rhythmic variety
Get started with hundreds of professionally recorded music patterns and ACID-format loops in popular styles
Quickly access patterns and sounds by instrument type and music genre through Kinetic's innovative content browser
Use the included patterns or create your own
Play instruments live with a MIDI keyboard or trigger them live with patterns using your mouse
Tweak your sounds with professional effects
Connect Kinetic to other ReWire compatible recording programs like Music Creator, Home Studio, or SONAR to expand your capabilities
Export WAV files of your mix to burn on CD or MP3s to share on the web
Pricing & Availability
Cakewalk Kinetic has an estimated street price of $79.00 U.S., and is available at select music and sound retailers. For more information visit www.cakewalk.com; or call 888-CAKEWALK (617-423-9004 outside U.S.).