Cakewalk SONAR V-Studio 700

Cakewalk has announced the SONAR V-Studio, the first and flagship product in the next generation V-Studio line of Cakewalk branded hardware and software solutions.

Roland pioneered the concept of combining hard disk recording with an ergonomic control surface. Now, a new generation of V-Studio builds on its legacy in new and innovative ways—combining Roland’s renowned hardware expertise with the power and flexibility of Cakewalk’s SONAR Producer DAW. SONAR V-Studio 700 addresses the gap between under-powered “budget” solutions and over-priced competitive solutions by offering a compelling, feature-rich music production system that is accessible to a broad range of users. And beyond that, the forward thinking design of SONAR V-Studio 700 addresses the needs of post production professionals by incorporating video and image hardware control functionality.

SONAR V-Studio features

  • VS-700C V-Studio Console
    • Extensive control of editing and mixing in SONAR
    • 2×13 LCD Display
    • Per-channel LED Meters
    • EQ/Send/ACT Section
    • 20 Rotary Encoders/Switches
    • 70+ Lighted Buttons
    • Full Transport Control
    • Jog/Shuttle/Cursor
    • Seven segment time display
    • Audio Monitor Controls
    • Dual Headphone Output
    • T-Bar, Surround Joystick
    • DV-7 / V-LINK Compatible
    • 9 Motorized Touch Sensitive Faders
  • VS-700R V-Studio I/O
    • 21/30 (19/24 simultaneous) audio interface including mic/hi-z input and dual headphone outs on the console
    • 8 TRS/XLR inputs with phantom power
    • Superior 24-bit/192 kHz A/D converters
    • 8 digitally controlled mic preamps
    • High quality input DSP including Phase, Pad, Low-cut, EQ, and Compressor
    • 14 analog outputs
    • ADAT I/O
    • Digital I/O (AES/EBU, Coaxial)
    • Easy USB 2.0 connection
    • MIDI In/Out and Wordclock Sync
    • Increase I/O capability to 41/56 (37/48 simultaneous) with additional VS-700R I/O unit (available separately)
  • Roland Fantom VS Synthesizer
    • Integrated Roland Fantom VS hardware synthesizer
    • Stocked with over 1,400 patches from world renowned Fantom Synth
    • Hardware synth offers low latency and low-CPU performance
    • VSTi plug-in, synth editor, and routing within SONAR for seamless integration of Fantom VS into your creative workflow
    • Expandable via SuperNATURAL expansion board (ARX) slot found in VS-700R V-Studio I/O
    • Double synth capability with additional VS-700R V-Studio I/O (available separately)
  • SONAR 8 Producer
    • Complete solution – creation to delivery
    • Tight integration with V-Studio hardware
    • Best audio quality in industry – 64-bit end-to-end
    • Inspiring tools for creative production
    • Fast and accurate audio & MIDI editing
    • Powerful vocal processing with V-Vocal
    • Deep levels of mix, edit, and instrument control through ACT
    • Comprehensive mixing environment
    • Unlimited tracks, inserts, effects, busses
    • High track low latency performance
    • 49 effects/15 instruments including Rapture & Dimension Pro
    • Linear phase mastering plug-ins
    • Flexible import/export for collaboration with other studios

The SONAR V-Studio 700 should be shipping in January 2009.

Visit the SONAR V-Studio website for more information.