Cakewalk Unleashes V-Studio 20 – Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Composition Platform

Cakewalk has unveiled the V-Studio 20 recording solution for guitar players and singer songwriters.

The V-Studio 20 combines the simplicity of a portable hardware recording system with the power, flexibility, and control of modern computer-based recording. Whether at home or on the road, customers can easily connect a guitar or mic to the V-Studio 20 hardware and record to a computer with BOSS guitar tones.

For the first time, genuine BOSS effects and COSM-modeled amplification are now available for direct recording and performance with a computer. The software-based V-Studio 20 Effects Editor provides guitarists with comprehensive control over an offering of BOSS, hardware-based COSM DSP effects and amplifier models. This seamless software/hardware combination gives guitarists latency-free performance.

VS-20 Effects Editor Features:
» 12 COSM modeled amps (classic tweed to rectifier)
» 4 virtual pedal modules (compression, overdrive/distortion, chorus/mod, and delay) plus master reverb, and noise suppressor — access 36 BOSS effects in all
» Vocal processor module providing harmony and real-time pitch correction
» Vocal processing can be combined with other virtual pedal effects for custom sounds
» 50 custom presets optimized by BOSS for direct recording to a computer
» Customers can also create and save their own presets
» Built in BOSS Chromatic Tuner
» Zero-latency direct monitoring
» Re-amping mode to apply BOSS effects, amp models, and vocal processing to pre-recorded tracks
» Effects editor runs stand-alone for use with included Guitar Tracks or other DAWs
» Support for BOSS Footswitches and Expression Pedals, available separately

Guitar Tracks recording software is a tool for recording, editing, mixing, finalizing, and sharing music. Guitar Tracks is designed for streamlined recording and incorporates essential product education and support with integrated tutorial videos and comprehensive online help.

Guitar Tracks Features:
» Software matches the VS-20 hardware for ease-of-use
» 32 audio tracks + MIDI backing track
» Each track features 2-band EQ, Reverb and Echo Sends, plus the ability for additional FX inserts
» Master FX section features 2-band EQ and stereo limiter for mastering
» 11 classic audio effects and support for additional VST effects
» 1 GB of audio loops and MIDI files for drag and drop backing tracks in many styles
» Complete full song arrangements in styles ranging from classic blues to anthem rock
» Integrated CD Burning and full MP3 encoding, WAV, and Windows Media file export

The compact V-Studio 20 hardware combines a USB audio interface, stereo microphones, and a basic universal DAW controller that supports all popular digital recording software for Mac/PC via Mackie control protocol.

VS-20 Hardware Features:
» Stereo USB 24 bit, 44.1 kHz Audio Interface
» COSM DSP Chip providing zero-latency direct monitoring
» Eight dedicated channels with volume and track select
» Track bank controls
» Full Transport Controls
» One-touch access to the VS-20 Effects Editor
» One-touch access to the chromatic tuner in the VS-20 Effects Editor
» Controls for browsing presets in the VS-20 Effects Editor
» Input selection and input sensitivity controls
» Dedicated volume controls for DAW output, VS-20 Effects and Main Outs
» XLR Mic Input with Phantom Power
» Hi-Z Instrument Input
» 1/4″ Stereo Line Inputs
» Built-in Stereo Microphone
» 1/4″ Headphone Output
» Stereo RCA Line Out
» Two independent 1/4″ Footswitch and Expression Pedal jacks
» ASIO, WDM, WASAPI, and Core Audio support

V-Studio 20 is the third product in the next generation V-Studio line of Cakewalk-branded hardware and software solutions from Cakewalk and Roland, and the first joint product that combines the talents of Cakewalk and BOSS.

The Cakewalk V-Studio 20 will be available in May, 2010. No official pricing has been announced. More information on the Cakewalk V-Studio 20.

Author: FutureMusic

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