Friday, February 23, 2007

New guitar recording software

IK Multimedia is pleased to announce that RiffWorks™ Standard, by Sonoma Wire Works, is now shipping. RiffWorks™ Standard is guitar recording software that allows you to record efficiently, stay creative, produce high-quality songs, jam online, and podcast your tunes without ever putting down your guitar. Guitar recording made fun.

Capture ideas at the moment of inspiration. Set a tempo and start recording by strumming your guitar. Experiment with song structure using a simple Riff-based workflow that records bite-sized pieces and encourages experimentation with song structure. Tracks are created automatically as you play. Record multiple takes or layer parts without stopping the creative flow. There are no wave editors or sequencers in RiffWorks, instead the interface will inspire you to create songs using a familiar “real-world” interface - it looks like gear!

RiffWorks is easy and fun to use because the focus is on playing as opposed to complex engineering. RiffWorks is the most guitarist-friendly recording software ever! Add beats easily to your guitar and bass parts with InstantDrummer. Pick a groove, count off a tempo, and InstantDrummer inspires you to play along with its continuously varying drum tracks using perfectly matched, full kit studio drum recordings. Spin the INTENSITY knob to set the mood from mellow to aggressive. Dial in some VARIATION to get a constantly evolving beat. AMBIENCE adds room sound and GAIN sets the level. No tedious editing or disappointing sounds, just a great drummer, ready to jam. InstantDrummer is an integral part of RiffWorks.

Nine FREE InstantDrummer sessions are included with RiffWorks Standard and more are available online.Includes 7 studio quality effects plus AmpliTube 2 Live plug-in. RiffWorks includes seven effects from Sonoma Wire Works. Add great sounding, fully optimized effects like auto-wah, multiband compression, modulation, delay, reverb, and British style EQ to your tunes.

Effect algorithms were passionately designed by Sonoma Wire Works for superb sound quality, and are optimized for maximum performance. Plus the included AmpliTube 2 Live plug-in, with 15 guitar and bass amp combinations of the most sought after gear, 11 effects, mic-modeling with 2 microphones and position controls, built-in tuner and more than 128 customizable user presets, is able to produce tons of different guitar tones.

Instantly podcast to an enthusiastic community of musicians. RiffCaster is a free service for all RiffWorks users and is a breeze to use. Share songs with and get feedback from other RiffWorks users and the world. There is plenty of room for content and now it also includes instant podcasting! In addition, RiffLink (60-day trial version included) offers RiffWorks users built-in online collaboration. Share a song session over the Internet with up to four other musicians to play along with each other in what feels like real-time with no worries about latency or distance. New tracks show up as soon as they are finished streaming and are always perfectly in sync. Each layer is instantly streamed to other current users and is also saved on the server for those who wish to contribute later.

RiffWorks Standard features:
· Automatic Track Creation & Loop Recording
· 24 layers plus backing tracks with continuous volume control per layer
· 4 tempo-synchronized backups: InstantDrummer™ with adjustable intensity and variation,
· REX Player, ReWire mixer, and Metronome
· 7 studio quality effects (Wah, Multi-band compression and distortion, Modulation, Delay, Reverb, Compression, and British Style EQ)
· Guitar Amp and Effects (VST/Audio Unit) Plug-in support.
· AmpliTube 2 Live included
· Mix down to WAV or OggVorbis
· RiffCaster™ instant podcasting
· RiffLink™ online collaboration (60-day trial)
· Supports Win XP ASIO and Mac OS Core Audio Interfaces System

Requirements:Macintosh®: G4 1.33 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4 or later (including Universal), 1 GB free disk space for installation, 5 GB free disk space for recordingWindows®: Pentium 1 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, Windows XP, 1 GB free disk space for installation, 5 GB free disk space for recordingRiffCaster and RiffLink require an Internet connection.

Price and Availability: RiffWorks Standard has an MSRP $169/€139 (tax excluded) and is now available now available from all IK Multimedia distributors and dealers worldwide. For more information on RiffWorks Standard, please visit:

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