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Cakewalk acquires FXpansion's VST adapter technology (Mar 2003)
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Release date: March 5, 2003    
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Cakewalk® Acquires FXpansion VST Adapter Technology

Musikmesse, Frankfurt, Hall 5.1, Stand C78 (05 March, 2003) - Cakewalk, developer of the world's best-selling music and sound software for Windows, announced it acquired VST Adapter Technology from U.K. based FXpansion, a leading independent developer of soft synths, audio plug ins and the VST-DX adapter. As a result of this acquisition Cakewalk gains exclusive publishing and distribution rights of the FXpansion VST adapter technology. In addition, all support and updates for registered FXpansion adapter users will be handled directly through Cakewalk. Answers to questions about the acquisition can be found at

The FXpansion VST adapter is highly regarded in the industry for its sample accurate timing, full support for the latest DXi and VST plug in specifications, MIDI and DX8 envelope automation, and full preset management implementation.

"The acquisition of the FXpansion VST Adapter source code and binaries is in line with a key tenet of our development philosophy, to provide our customers with choice and flexibility in expanding their studios," commented Michael Hoover, VP of product marketing for Cakewalk. "In addition to the hundreds of DX and DXi plug-ins available, incorporating this technology into Project5 gives our customers the option to use freeware and shareware VST plug-ins readily available on the internet in their musical creations," added Hoover.


About Cakewalk

Founded in 1987 and based in Boston, MA, Cakewalk is an international, industry-leading provider of software for music and sound creation. The company's award-winning products are used worldwide by more than 1,000,000 users, for applications including audio CD production, film/TV soundtracks, live stage sound, club remixes, computer game sound, multimedia applications, and Internet delivery.

About FXpansion

FXpansion is one of the leading independent developers of plug-in effects and synthesizers for desktop DAW / music production platforms. Based in London, England, the company has been known since 1999 for its growing range of innovative and original products. FXpansion is part of the GForce group of companies, alongside Ohm Force and GMedia Music.

Cakewalk is a registered trademark, and Project5 and the Cakewalk logo are trademarks of Twelve Tone Systems, Inc. Other trademarks mentioned are held by their respective owners.