Cakewalk Announces Kinetic 2
Cakewalk recently announced Kinetic 2, the latest version of their software for creating beats and electronic music on a PC. The original Kinetic introduced a simple and quick methodology for everyone, regardless of musical experience, to create electronic music on their computer. By combining an uncomplicated click-and-groove interface with genuine Roland sounds for the first time, Kinetic made it easy and affordable for anyone to be a music producer.
Now with Kinetic 2, making beats has just gotten easier. Kinetic 2 has a new look and exciting new features that combine everything you need to build a track from start to finish. Just choose a musical style and then audition different sounds and professionally produced musical patterns in the Kinetic 2 browser. Once you find what you like, you can then layer patterns and sounds to start building the different sections of your song. Use DropZone to bring in your own samples and tap your computer keyboard like a drum machine using the GRID to create your own drum patterns and chords changes. Then add audio effects to your mix to sweeten the sound.
The real magic starts once you hit record. Kinetic automatically captures your performance as you trigger different song sections with dynamic DJ style cuts, change the mix, tweak sounds, and explore the other music making features that Kinetic 2 has to offer. Within minutes you have a complete track that you can export to WAV to burn on CD, or MP3 or WMA for your portable player or website.
Kinetic 2 has an estimated street price of $79.99 U.S., and is available at select computer, consumer electronics, and music and sound retailers.