Home (amp tone and effects placement)


Cakewalk -- Guitar Tracks 2 - intro-level software guitar system


http://www.cakewalk.com/Products/GT/GT2.html - official product page.http://www.cakewalk.com/Products/GS/GS2.html - compare Guitar Studio, "While Guitar Tracks offers you a simple and affordable product for their needs, Cakewalk provides a natural growth path to more professional products. By upgrading from Guitar Tracks to Cakewalk Guitar Studio 2 software, for example, you can take advantage of integrated recording and editing, more digital audio tracks and effects, guitar tablature and fretboard composing tools, and other higher-end features."


The Guitar Tracks page also mentions how to add more amp models. "Cakewalk Audio FX 2 Vintage Amp and Tape Simulation - Looking for a way to warm up your audio tracks, but can't afford to spend thousands of dollars on vintage analog or tube gear? Cakewalk Audio FX 2 gives your tracks the classic sound and warmth of several different vintage guitar amplifiers and analog tape decks, without the problems associated with older equipment."


Does the Cakewalk site have a comparison table?


Guitar Tracks features

Intuitive multitrack interface.

Available July 2000

Includes AmpSim Lite DirectX plug-in for simulating vintage amplifier sound

WavePipe audio processing technology for responsive, no-latency audio playback and mixing on standard Windows sound cards

Trial version of Fraunhofer MP3 encoder. Also exports to RealSystem G2 and Windows Media. Can purchase a full version of the professional Fraunhofer MP3 encoder for $25.00 on the Cakewalk Web site. Can mixdown to stereo .WAV files.

Mix tracks in real-time with up to 8 simultaneous effects.

Real-time, non-destructive stereo effects including parametric and graphic EQ, chorus, reverb, delay, and flanger.

SlowBlast utility for practicing guitar licks from albums; loop and slow down music without changing the original pitch.

Supports industry-standard DirectX audio plug-ins.

Eight-track digital audio recording and mixing software for Windows.

Uses standard Windows sound card.

8-track portastudio interface is easy to use.

Real-time mixing console

Record, Play, Fast-Forward, Rewind, Loop Record/Playback, and Auto-Punch Record

Scrolling window of all audio tracks while using real-time mixing controls


Drag-and-Drop Drummer Lite for creating drum tracks quickly. Library of over 100 drum patterns.

Playback/Record track meters

buy at Proaudiomusic.com - be sure you get version 2. Compare zzounds.com if they carry it.


search deja.com for "guitar tracks" and cakewalk

Guitar Tracks user reviews

search Harmony Central for this product

NAMM article at Harmony Central

search deja.com for this product

Amptone.com ultra gear-search page

Home (amp tone and effects placement)