Music software company Cakewalk today announced the availability of Music Creator 6 Touch on Steam, a popular gaming and entertainment software platform (Portal, Counter-Strike, etc).
Music Creator 6 Touch works on any Windows 7 or 8 PC to create original music.The software has tools, loops, instruments, and FX needed to create, edit, and mix music. Users can share their music using SoundCloud to post music on Facebook and Twitter (or the “old fashioned” way, by burning a CD).
Music Creator 6 Touch also adds touch support for Intel-inspired Ultrabooks and other Windows 8 touch-enabled devices. Using the same multi-touch gestures familiar to smartphone users, musicians can interact directly with Music Creator 6 Touch on their computer screen for a groundbreaking experience.
Previously available as a download from Cakewalk’s store, Music Creator 6 Touch is is the first major music title to appear on Steam, Valve’s game and entertainment delivery platform.
Pricing and availability: Music Creator 6 Touch is available for $49.99/£39.99/49.99Euro on the Cakewalk Store and Steam. Visit Cakewalk for more information.
Cakewalk has released Music Creator 6 Touch, the first version of its Windows personal music studio app that’s multi-touch enabled.
- Create, record, edit, and mix your music using the ‘Skylight’ user interface
- 32 audio tracks and 128 instrument tracks
- Includes 6 virtual instruments
- FX including Reverb, EQ, more
- Overloud TH2 Creator amp simulator
- Integrated Step Sequencer
- Trigger audio and MIDI loops using the Matrix View for real-time performance and remixing
- Drag and drop loops, instruments, FX, and project templates from the built-in Browser
- Use any Windows 8 touch enabled device and interact directly with the software using your hands
Here’s a video intro to Music Creator 6 Touch: Continue reading
This video, via imageline, captures Sacco performs his own Goldener Schnitt and then one of Seamless track Bass Antics at Musikmesse 2013.
The setup appears to be FL Studio 11 on WIndows 8 running on a touchscreen computer, but technical details were not provided.
Check it out and let us know what you think!
Reader Josh Morky – a Mac user for 10 years and also an iPad music app fan – was intrigued by the new Windows 8 Surface tablets. So he tried one and with apps like Native Instruments Reaktor, made a video demo and shared it with us.
“It’s pretty obvious from the thousands of apps that have popped up on the iPad in recent years that performing electronic music on a touch screen is fun, expressive, and kind of what we’ve all been waiting for. It just makes sense,” notes Morky. “I’ve used an iPad for playing music – which I love – but can’t help but feel that Apple is purposefully limiting its potential. File management is a nightmare, and multitasking just doesn’t work.”
So Morky decided to get a Surface tablet. Check out the video demo above to see how Surface works with Reaktor.
And see Morky’s comments below on why he ultimately returned his Surface, even though he like it……
We tend to be early adopters at Synthtopia, so we followed the beta of Microsoft Windows 8 and upgraded one of our PCs as soon as the new OS was available. Overall, we’ve been impressed by its speed improvements, lack of cruft and the new options offered by its implementation of multitouch.
Musicians have been slow to warm to the new OS, though. And now a series of executives are blaming Windows 8 for declining PC sales, calling it the ‘new Vista’.
“The global PC industry is steadily shrinking despite the launch of Windows 8,” says Samsung’s Jun Dong-soo. “The Windows 8 system is no better than the previous Windows Vista platform.” He joins leaders from Asus, Acer and Fujitsu in blaming Windows 8 for sluggish sales.
What do you think – is Windows 8, despite its performance improvements, an upgrade that musicians can skip?
Music Computing has introduced CoreMC (Gen3), a new PC that they call “the world?s most powerful personal computer designed for audio and video production.”
According to Music Computing, their concept was to use enterprise-level components, which are designed for maximum performance and stability, to create compact computer systems for personal or studio use.
CoreMC can be equipped with up to dual Xeon 8-core processors (16-cores total), 768GB of RAM, 21TB of hard drive storage, high performance video cards and audio interfaces.