Cakewalk has released Cakewalk Pyro 5, which features tools for music and media in an all-in-one interface. Pyro 5 has an estimated street price of $39.99.
Cakewalk Pyro was the first consumer digital music management product to offer an integrated system where users could play, organize, edit, and share mix CDs of their favorite music; digitize and restore LPs and cassettes; create MP3s; record Internet broadcasts; and create data CDs; all from one easy-to-use interface. Version 5 adds ringtone creation and delivery, disc burning enhancements, improved audio editing, enhanced support for portable players, and more.
Pyro 5 continues the Cakewalk tradition of offering affordable, easy to use software built from the same leading music recording technology it has been providing to Grammy and Emmy-winning musicians and producers for over 15 years.
Pyro 5 Features
Create Ringtones From Any CD or MP3 — Creating customized ringtones has never been easier! Pyro 5 using ToneThis™, the ultimate in ring-tone generator technology, enables quick and easy creation of ringtones from any audio or music source, and the ability to send unlimited number of custom ringtones via the web directly to any WAP-enabled phone.
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3… 1.) Start with any CD track, MP3, even record the voice of friends or family 2.) Use simple mouse-clicks to set the start and end time of the ringtone 3.) Hit “Upload to Phone” and send custom ringtones across the Internet directly to your phone.
Cakewalk-quality Editing — Pyro 5 integrates powerful audio editing and sound processing functionality in an easy to use interface. Users can perform precise edits, control start and end times, and split audio files with professional accuracy via the audio waveform display; create megamixes and smooth transitions by crossfading songs; clean and restore audio with built-in pro-quality DeClicker, DeClipper, DeNoiser; enhance audio with 64-bit EQ, Loudness Maximizer, Reverb, and other effects.
Audio Playback & Organizing — Pyro already provides the simplest way to import and manage your digital music file collection. Pyro 5’s audio playback and organizing features include: create, save, and open playlists (.M3U and .PLS), send digital music files and custom playlists to your portable player. Also includes a dockable mini player to enjoy your digital music collection.
CD and DVD Burning Enhancements — Pyro 5’s burning capabilities have been expanded to support the most popular new media formats and authoring modes. Burn audio CDs, data CDs, CD Extra (audio + data hybrid discs); data DVDs including dual layer DVDs (8.5 GB); also disc image (.ISO) burning, copying, and writing/saving. Rip audio CDs to MP3, WMA, or WAV files. Digital music collection tagging has been enhanced with user-definable file and folder naming based on CD info (artist, album, and track names). Print disc contents and track lists for easy cataloging.
Beyond simple Help! Pyro 5 starts up with a friendly welcome screen that lists high-level actions that are just a mouse click away in the application. Clicking on one of the links takes you to where you need to be, where you then receive further detailed assistance in the built-in instructions panes.
Pyro 5‘s Quick Tabs features a clearly labeled and straightforward interface for fast and easy program navigation, taking you directly to features they need.
- Burn professional-quality CDs of your favorite songs
- Turn CDs into MP3s, WAV, or WMA files with high-quality encoding
- Record audio from any source: LP, cassette, Internet broadcast, microphone
- Locate and organize all the music files on your PC
- Instantly download song, album, and artist names
- Listen to music using Pyro’s Dockable Mini Player
- Create DJ-style megamixes and smooth transitions by crossfading songs
- Perform precise edits, control start & end times, split audio files via the audio waveform display view
- Professional audio restoration: DeClicker, DeClipper, DeNoiser
- Set volumes automatically and enhance audio with 64-bit EQ, Loudness Maximizer, Reverb, other effects
- Unlimited ringtone creation from MP3 or CD
- Unlimited Web-based transfer of ringtones—no complicated PC-to-Phone connections
- Send audio .M3U and .PLS playlists to your digital music player
- Back up with easy disc-to-disc copying of audio CDs and data DVDs
- Burn audio and data CD, CD-Extra, CD-RW, data DVD+/-R, dual-layer DVD
- Disc image (.ISO) burning, copying, and writing/saving
- Create labels and inserts with FREE NEATO MediaFACE 4 CD labeling software
Pricing and Availability
Cakewalk Pyro 5 has an estimated street price of $39.99 U.S., and is now available in leading US consumer electronics retailers including Best Buy, CompUSA, Circuit City, Fry’s Electronics, Micro Center, and select music and sound retailers.