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Cakewalk announces a free update for Dimension Pro software synthesizer for Mac and PC. 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.

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 www.cakewalk.com.

Dimension Pro is the critically acclaimed synthesizer that combines real instruments with advanced synthesis, providing endless sound possibilities. These possibilities are realized through Dimension Pro's unrivaled, non-aliasing Expression Engine™, a hallmark of the unparalleled sound quality and creativity found exclusively in the Cakewalk Instruments line.

1.2 Update Highlights

  • 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.


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 has an estimated street price of $249 U.S., and is available at select music and sound retailers. Project5 Version 2 customers can upgrade their version of Dimension included in Project5 to Dimension Pro for $99 U.S.

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