At Summer NAMM 2003, Cakewalk released a free 4.3.1 patch for the Cakewalk VST Adapter, which allows access to hundreds of available freeware and shareware VST effects plug-ins and VSTi software synths readily available on the Internet. Additionally, Sonic Foundry customers can now use the Cakewalk VST Adapter to extend their studios to include VST audio effects.
Earlier this year, Cakewalk acquired FXpansion's VST adapter technology, which offers sample-accurate timing, full support for the latest DXi and VST plug-in specifications, MIDI and DX8 envelope automation, and full preset-management implementation.
The Adapter is now available; registered Cakewalk VST Adapter customers can download the 4.3.1 patch for free at www.cakewalk.com. The Cakewalk VST Adapter download is available for $59 U.S. Registered Sonar customers can purchase the Cakewalk VST Adapter for $39; there is a free upgrade for all registered FXpansion VST-DX adapter users.