Cakewalk's (Boston) new VST Adapter is now available on the the company's Website, www.cakewalk.com. The Cakewalk VST Adapter converts VST format plug-ins to DirectX and DXi format, providing sample-accurate automation with identical audio fidelity; earlier this year, Cakewalk acquired FXpansion's VST adapter technology.
Sonic Foundry customers can now use the Cakewalk VST Adapter to extend their studios to include VST effects. The Cakewalk VST Adapter download and CD versions are available for $59. Registered Sonar customers can purchase it for $39. There is a rree upgrade for all registered FXpansion VST-DX adapter users.
In other Cakewalk news, the company is now shipping Image-Line's FLStudio 4 Fruityloops edition and FLStudio 4 Producer Edition to music retail stores around the world; Cakewalk has been the worldwide retail distributor of Fruityloops since January 2001.
FLStudio 4 is the latest version of Fruityloops that combines loop generation, synth emulation and pattern-based sequencing within an easy-to-use interface. FLStudio 4 includes native sampling, Dreamstation™ DXi analog synth, plus seven additional synths, 31 audio effects, Live Performance mode, MIDI hardware control, MP3 encoding, audio output up to 96 kHz, and an extensive library of 3,000 royality-free samples and 300-plus loops from which users can create an infinite number of new sounds. FLStudio4 supports DX, DXi, VST and VSTi plug-ins, and also runs as a DXi or VSTi directly within Cakewalk Sonar, Home Studio and Project5, as well as Cubase, ACID 4.0 and other compatible host applications.