Cakewalk, the leading provider of
music and sound software for Windows, is now shipping Cakewalk Pyro,
the complete solution for creating MP3s and CDs. Pyro provides a
seamless environment for organizing and playing digital music both on
and off the PC. Designed to simplify and streamline the process of
digital music playback and management, Pyro is the ideal software for
today's music enthusiasts wanting to take advantage of the digital
"Music lovers really
appreciate Pyro, because it's so much more than just a PC jukebox.
Pyro offers a complete, end-to-end solution that takes all of the
complexity out of managing and enjoying digital music,"
explained Erik Tarkiainen, vice president of product management for Cakewalk.
"Not only does Pyro manage
MP3 and CD creation, it provides a way for users to 'rip and burn'
vinyl and tape, an essential feature for serious music listeners who
need to digitally preserve and archive their collections,"
continued Tarkiainen. "And with Cakewalk ESP (Environmental
Sound Processing) technology, Pyro optimizes digital music playback
characteristics according to where the user chooses to listen to
their music- whether it's on a portable MP3 player, a home stereo or
on a PC. Just point and click to experience the best sound."
Pyro is the only product of its
kind to include ESP technology for optimizing audio playback quality
for the user-selected listening environment.
· Burn professional-quality
CDs of favorite songs;
· Quickly turn CDs into MP3,
WAV, or Windows Media formats;
· Convert LPs and cassettes
into CDs or digital files;
· Export MP3 files to NOMAD,
RIO and other portable players;
· Rip individual songs or
· Optimize audio quality for
playback in the living room, portable MP3 player, or PC desktop using
Pyro's ESP (Environmental Sound Processing) technology;
· Create and listen to
playlists of favorite music with Pyro's digital jukebox; supports
multiple file and playlist formats;
· Quickly sort and organize
digital music files by artist, song title, song length, or file size;
· CD playback integrates
with CDDB Internet music database for instant access to song titles
and artist information for most music CDs;
· Supports DirectX audio
plug-ins for enhancing music with hundreds of additional real-time effects;
· Includes online
FastForward tutorials that guide users through CD ripping and
burning, MP3 encoding, and every other Pyro feature; also provides
dynamic web links to Cakewalk Pyro information and support areas.
Beyond the included ESP
technology, Pyro users can apply additional, third-party DirectX
audio plug-ins to customize their music listening experience with
hundreds of available real-time effects. With support for additional
DirectX audio plug-ins, Pyro allows users to try their hands at
remixing and customizing their favorite music.
For a finishing touch, Pyro also
includes a free CD Graphics Kit for designing and printing CD and
jewel case artwork. So users who are burning either original or
"best-of" compilation mixes can personalize their CDs with
custom artwork. To get users up and burning, Pyro also includes a
free blank Verbatim CD-R disc.
Pyro has a suggested retail price
of $57.00 U.S., and is now shipping.
For more information, visit their
web site at http://www.cakewalk.com/.