Project 5 Version 2 was being demoed at this years MESSE at the Edirol booth - who are distributing Cakewalk products in Europe. Version 2 adds an impressive list of new features and puts the emphasis on live performance, taking it more into the realms of Reason and Ableton Live, although a direct comparison would not be entirely appropriate.
"Music technology has evolved rapidly, making possible new forms of inspiration and creativity," commented Greg Hendershott, Cakewalk Founder and CEO. "So we took a clean sheet of paper, challenged all the old assumptions, and went to work to create a product that would change how people create and perform music. Our guiding principle for this product is Music.Inspired. Project5 Version 2 blurs the boundary between studio and stage, allowing you to capture the moment as it happens."
Key Enhancements to Project5 Version 2:
Streamlined user interface
Dimension multimode sampling synthesizer
Responsive audio engine optimized for real-time use
GrooveMatrix multipad pattern triggering
Integrated multitrack audio recording and editing
ReWire host and client
Open host environment
Loop reconstruction tools
Alias Factor bit decimator and resonant filter
PSYN II subtractive synthesizer
Pricing and Availability
Project5 Version 2 is EUR299 inc VAT $429US and will be available 21, April 2005.