Roland and Cakewalk announced in mid-July that the two companies will co-develop desktop music products; Roland also made a minority investment in Cakewalk, meaning the manufacturers will remain independent companies.
Cakewalk will continue to develop current and future products independent of Roland. Cakewalk-branded software products will remain the same. Users can expect to see co-branded Roland/Cakewalk products announced later this year and early 2004.
Cakewalk products will be exclusively distributed by Roland and its subsidiary, Edirol, in select countries outside of North America; Roland has been the sole distributor of Cakewalk products in Japan since 1995. Cakewalk's U.S. and Canadian distribution will not be affected.
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