Music Creator 5

Cakewalk Music & Sound Software

Music Creator 5: Cakewalk Music & Sound Software

Create Your Own Music Fast

Features

Make your creative dreams a reality and achieve polished, professional recordings from your home computer with Music Creator 5 — no previous recording experience required! Music Creator 5 guides you through initial set-up, making it easy for you to plug in your instrument or microphone and immediately start recording. Get professional sounding results using Music Creator’s powerful tools, instruments, and effects. Creating music on your PC has never been this easy, fun, or affordable.

  • Up to 160 total tracks (32 audio and 128 MIDI)
  • Professional 24-bit audio quality
  • Create backing tracks fast using the Loop Explorer
  • Play and record using hundreds of high-quality instrument sounds from the included Cakewalk Sound Center and the Roland® TTS-1
  • Add drum beats to your songs with Studio Instruments Drums
  • Get a studio-quality sound with 10 effects including IK Multimedia™ Amplitube® X-GEAR amp simulator, EQ, Delay, Compressor, Reverb, and more
  • Add more instruments and effects with support for DirectX, VST, and ReWire
  • Print lead sheets and notation; publish music to the internet; and burn CDs for fans, family, and friends
Record Your Music Today

Even if you have no recording experience, you’ll be able to get up and running quickly. Concentrate on your music without worrying about confusing audio software. Best of all, you get the peace of mind knowing that Music Creator was developed by Cakewalk, a leading audio manufacturer solely dedicated to creating music software for anyone with a musical dream. Created by musicians, for musicians.

Connect Your Instruments Easily

No matter what you want to record — guitars, keyboards, vocals, CD samples, or any other sound source — Music Creator makes it easy to install and start recording. Just plug your guitar, keyboard, microphone or any other instrument to your computer’s sound card and start recording up to 24-bit audio quality. You can even record MIDI performances in perfect time.

Play & Record with Virtual Instruments

Even if you don’t have a band, you can realize your musical vision using virtual instruments. Music Creator includes the new Cakewalk Sound Center, which gives you access to 150 different instrument sounds. It includes acoustic and electric guitars, basses, drums, pianos, synths, strings, ethnic sounds, and more.

Edit and Mix Like a Pro

Music Creator also includes numerous views including Arrange, Piano Roll, Drum Editor, traditional Staff Notation, Synth Rack, and Loop Construction. Make pinpoint edits to your project with a click of your mouse. Cut out mistakes or assemble a perfect track from multiple recordings. Make new arrangements or remixes by dragging and dropping.

Mix with a simple, yet powerful onscreen mixer. Move faders up and down to adjust volume, pan tracks left and right, and add studio-quality effects like Reverb, Delay, and EQ to achieve the perfect mix. Connect a MIDI keyboard to your computer to control your mix with real knobs and sliders through Active Controller Technology.

Studio-quality Effects

New to Music Creator 5 is IK Multimedia™ Amplitube® X-GEAR. Just plug in your guitar or bass and get instant access to superbly modeled amps, effects, mic models, cabinets, and even a tuner. Create and save your own custom tones as presets. Add even more sounds through downloadable expansion packs.

Music Creator includes ten studio-quality effects that can be used on any track or bus (group of tracks) simultaneously. Add up to 24 effects per project and easily turn on/off the effects for quick A/B comparisons.

The suite of effects that ships with Music Creator includes EQ, Chorus, Delay, Flanger, Phaser, Compressor, Gate, Reverb, and more. Music Creator’s effects include useful pre-configured presets for commonly used sounds. Use these effects on input to hear them as you record or add them later on in the mixing process.

Publish and Promote Your Music

Create playlists and burn them to CD for fans, family, and friends. Create online music players with playlists that can then be uploaded to band websites, MySpace™ pages, and other Internet sites.

Specs

Minimum System Requirements
Operating System *
Windows XP (32-bit) / Vista (32-bit) / Windows 7 (32-bit)
Processor Speed
Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 2800+ or higher
Memory
1 GB
Hard Disk Space
500 MB+ for core program
Screen Resolution
1024 X 768, 16-bit color
Hard Disk Type
Any
MIDI Interface **
Windows-compatible
Audio Interface ***
Windows-compatible
Media Drive ****
DVD-ROM, DVD+/-RW for installation / CD-R or CD-RW capability required for CD audio disc burning
Internet Access *****
Any active internet connection
Webserver Access ******
Available web server space with FTP access privileges
Recommended System Requirements
Operating System *
Windows XP (32-bit) / Vista (32-bit) / Windows 7 (32-bit)
Processor Speed
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 (2.8 GHz) or AMD Athlon X2 3600+ or higher
Memory
2 GB or higher
Hard Disk Space
6 GB for program and content
Screen Resolution
1280 X 960, 32-bit color
Hard Disk Type
EIDE / Ultra DMA (7200 RPM) or SATA
MIDI Interface **
Windows-compatible
Audio Interface ***
Windows-compatible
Media Drive ****
DVD-ROM, DVD+/-RW for installation / CD-R or CD-RW capability required for CD audio disc burning
Internet Access *****
Broadband or other high speed internet connection
Webserver Access ******
Available web server space with FTP access privileges
* Music Creator does not support Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, or NT.
** Required to connect external MIDI devices
*** Required for audio playback. See www.cakewalk.com/PCresource for a complete list of recommended audio devices
**** Music Creator 5 is presented on DVD media. DVD-ROM, DVD+/-R or DVD+/-RW drive required for installation.
***** An internet connection is required for viewing online video tutorials and for uploading music.
****** Cakewalk Publisher requires you to have available web server space with FTP access privileges.

QuickTime support requires QuickTime 7 or higher.

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Support

If you have questions about operating your Roland, BOSS or Cakewalk product, please check our Knowledge Base for answers to the most common questions.

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In addition, we have a library of Owner’s Manuals and Support Documents that you can download and reference. If Support Documents are available for this product, they will be listed below.