EXCLUSIVE: Cakewalk and Roland to release studio hardware

What could it be..?
What could it be..?

Ever since Roland bought its first shareholding in Cakewalk in 2003 - the Japanese manufacturer now effectively owns the US software house - rumours have circulated that these two industry heavyweights have been working together on a major new product.

MusicRadar can now reveal that just such a product has indeed been in the works, and we can also confirm that it's going to be announced at the AES show in San Francisco tomorrow (Friday October 3).

We can't tell you too much more today, but as the teaser shot above indicates, this system has a hardware element to it. We've seen the thing in action, and first impressions are very favourable.

Come back here tomorrow for all the details. UPDATE: You can now read all about the new product - and see it in action - by clicking on our Cakewalk V-Studio 700 story!

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.