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NAMM: Cakewalk SONAR Power Studio 250, 660

SONAR Power Studio 250 and SONAR Power Studio 660 integrated music production systems are the newest additions to the SONAR product line and are designed for musicians who need a complete production solution that couples high-quality hardware and software with the added benefit of portability, and without the compromise of LE versions of software.

SONAR Power Studio production systems contain SONAR 5 Studio Edition and integrated Roland V-Vocal technology, paired with Cakewalk SPS-66 24-bit/192kHz FireWire audio/MIDI interface in SONAR Power Studio 660 and the Cakewalk SPS-25 24-bit/96kHz USB audio/MIDI interface with SONAR Power Studio 250.

SONAR Power Studio ships with an easy-to-understand four-panel Getting Started Guide with clearly illustrated instructions, a “User’s Guide” covering both the hardware and software and an installer for complete setup of all software and hardware drivers and components.

SONAR Power Studio includes a special configuration of SONAR Studio Edition where all audio and MIDI device settings come pre-configured for the included Cakewalk hardware.

SONAR Power Studio 250 features the ability to record, edit and mix unlimited tracks of audio and MIDI using unlimited instruments and effects; Cakewalk SPS-25 audio/MIDI interface offering 2-in/2-out 24-bit/96kHz performance; take SONAR Power Studio 250 on the road with USB bus power; two XLR/TRS combo jacks, professional-grade mic preamps, +48V phantom power, +4dBu balanced output and built-in analog limiter; Roland V-Vocal VariPhrase technology, offering pitch correction, phrase adjustment, harmonization and more; included Amplitube LE guitar amp simulator; 29 professional audio effects and eight MIDI effects; five built-in software instruments including the Roland TTS-1 and Roland Groovesynth; export to .WAV, Broadcast .WAV, AVI, OMFI, QuickTime 6, WMA 9, MP3 and more.

SONAR Power Studio 660 features the same, except it offers 6-in/6-outs.

SONAR Power Studio 250 has an estimated street price of $449 U.S., SONAR Power Studio 660 is $599. Both will be available in April 2006. For more information, visit Cakewalk at