Cakewalk has announced an alliance with UmixIt Technology that lets music buyers make their own mixes of songs by their favorite artists. UmixIt delivers music in a patented format that provides discrete, 8-channel multitrack music so consumers can create their own mix. Simply place a UmixIt-enabled CD in a standard Windows personal computer, and begin remixing: no extra hardware is required.
A UmixIt CD is a mixed-mode disc consisting of traditional audio tracks that the customer can play in a CD or DVD player, along with the Cakewalk Media Mixer software and eight individual tracks of a song. All the tracks have been encoded using a proprietary Cakewalk tool that performs Windows Media 9-series encoding and applies the latest Microsoft digital-rights management information. Cakewalk Sonar 3 digital audio workstation is the core technology for the Cakewalk Media Mixer.
For more information, click here. http://www.cakewalk.com/Press/06-08-04-Umixit.asp. To read the EM review of Sonar 3.1, click here. http://emusician.com/mag/emusic_cakewalksonar_producer_edition/