Cakewalk has released Studio Instruments Collection for PC and Mac.

From Cakewalk:

Cakewalk Studio Instruments is all you need to turn your computer into a Drum Set, Bass Guitar, Electric Piano, or String Section—plus you can also use these high quality virtual instruments in your favorite recording software.

Cakewalk Studio Instruments collage

Cakewalk Studio Instruments collage

Feature highlights

  • An entire band all in one package: Electric Piano, Bass, String Section, & Drum Kit
  • Easy to use animated user interface with powerful controls (cymbals crash, bows bow, bass strings vibrate, etc.)
  • Play stand-alone or use it in your favorite recording software
  • Universal host compatibility for Mac (Audio Units) and Windows XP and Vista (32- & 64-bit) PC (VSTi).
  • Enhances: ACID™, GarageBand™, Kinetic™ 2, Live™, Music Creator™, Music Maker™, Music Studio™, SONAR Home Studio, and many more
  • Play with any USB MIDI controller, computer keyboard, or mouse
  • Professionally recorded patterns and instrument sounds, and incredible ease-of-use make anyone sound like a pro regardless of ability

Cakewalk Studio Instruments has an estimated street price of $49.99 U.S/49.99 EUR, which sounds pretty cheap to me.

Visit Cakewalk for more information.