MESSE06: Cakewalk’s Dimension Pro Synth Gets 1.2 Update

Free update with support for Intel Macs      31/03/06
At the show, Cakewalk have announces a free update for their Dimension Pro software synthesizer for Mac and PC.
Originally announced at Winter NAMM 2006 as the 1.1 update, the comprehensive 1.2 update now encompasses all the 1.1 update features, with the addition of Intel enabled Mac support. The free Dimension Pro 1.2 update will be available early April 2006 for download to registered Dimension Pro customers at the Cakewalk website. 1.2 Update Highlights From Cakewalk’s Press Release
Intel Enabled Mac Support
Dimension Pro 1.2 is a Universal application, which means it’s designed to run natively on the latest generation of Intel-based Mac Systems, along with PowerPC-based Macs, and Intel-based and AMD-based PCs.
RTAS Support
Dimension Pro now provides native plug-in support through RTAS for Pro Tools 7.0 and above (Mac) and Pro Tools 6.0 and above (Windows).
x64-capable DXi format
Dimension Pro’s updated DXi plug-in runs natively in SONAR 5 on new Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Intel EM64T and AMD x64 chipsets. In addition to increased processing performance under x64, a primary benefit to Dimension Pro’s x64 implementation is the access of up to 128 GB of RAM which will allow for more simultaneous instances of Dimension Pro running larger program banks.
REX support
Dimension Pro can now load REX format loops, as well as .sfz format grooves files in any element, in addition to the standard .sfz multisample format.
Microtuning and Alternate tuning with Scala file support
Dimension Pro can now load native Scala .scl microtuning files. Scala is a powerful freeware software tool for use of alternative musical tunings, such as, equal and historical temperaments, and just intonated, microtonal, macrotonal, and non-Western scales. Dimension Pro allows each element in a program to use a specific microtuning definition, so multiple microtuning sets can be used in a single patch.
MIDI Learn
Adding to Dimension Pro’s advanced MIDI control customization features, users can now assign any knob on screen to any MIDI controller event, including Aftertouch and Pitch Bend. In addition, multiple controllers can be assigned to a single parameter or vice-versa.
Master FX
New reverb algorithms have been added to the Master FX section providing seven reverb modes on output: Small Room, Mid Room, Large Room, Small Hall, Mid Hall, Large Hall and Chamber.
Insert FX
The new reverb modes have also been added to the Insert FX section. Additionally, a distortion algorithm has been added, letting you warm or degrade your sounds with textures ranging from gritty to screaming.
Copy/Paste Element FX
Dimension Pro now allows you to copy/paste Insert FX settings between Elements.
Price and Availability
The Dimension Pro 1.2 Update will be available early April 2006 at www.cakewalk.com as a free download to registered Dimension Pro customers. Dimension Pro, available through Roland and Edirol distribution partners, ships with English, French, German and Spanish versions all contained within one box. Europe's suggested retail price for Dimension Pro is €259 inc VAT; U.K. pricing is £169 inc VAT.
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