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Cakewalk announced GT Pro, a "portable studio" software package designed for guitar players and singer/songwriters. GT Pro is a more advanced edition of the popular Cakewalk Guitar Tracks software, and will be available to registered Guitar Tracks users as an upgrade.

GT Pro provides the recording guitarist and singer/songwriter with all the tools necessary to create CD-quality music productions on a Windows PC. GT Pro provides a familiar, expandable, "portable studio" style user interface, along with 32-track audio recording and editing, up to 16 simultaneous real-time effects mixing, support for DirectX audio plug-ins, multi-channel I/O audio hardware support, and support for 24-bit/96 kHz audio hardware. In addition to real-time DirectX effects like EQ, Stereo Chorus, Delay, and Reverb, GT Pro includes Alien Connections’ ReValver SE Amp simulator and the Audio FX 1 dynamics processor plug-ins.

GT Pro Highlights

  • Record and play back up to 32 tracks of digital audio simultaneously
  • Support for 24-bit/96kHz audio hardware
  • Support for professional quality, multi-channel audio hardware
  • Up to sixteen simultaneous DirectX audio effects in real-time
  • Two auxiliary busses with pre/post option per bus
  • Four effects per track
  • Ripple editing
  • Alien Connections’ Revalver SE Amp simulation and Audio FX 1 Dynamics Processor
  • Playback Meters
  • 32-bit DirectX "plug-in" audio effects: Pitch Shifter, Parametric EQ, Stereo Chorus, Delay, Flanger and Reverb
  • Integrated audio editing view for performing multitrack audio edits like cut, copy, paste; also provides volume and pan envelopes, audio scrubbing, and other tools
  • Master Section for easy access to global track operations, including Record, Play, Fast-Forward, Rewind, Loop Record/Playback, and Auto-Punch Record
  • Enhanced Playback/Record track meters
  • Track Bounce command for combining any of the thirty-two available audio tracks to free up new space, providing user with an unlimited number of virtual audio tracks for recording and playback
  • Drag-and-drop editing of audio tracks
  • Built-in chromatic tuner
  • Drag-and-Drop Drummer Lite for creating high-quality drum tracks quickly
  • Trial version of the Fraunhofer MP3 encoder for Internet delivery; also exports to RealSystem G2 and Windows Media formats.

Pricing and Availability

GT Pro is scheduled for release in Fall 2001. GT Pro has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $139 U.S. Registered Cakewalk Guitar Tracks customers can upgrade to GT Pro for $49.00 U.S.

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