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October 5, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cakewalk® and Smart Loops Announce Expansion Packs for Session Drummer™ 2

—Cakewalk has commissioned Smart Loops to create content for a series of Session Drummer 2 Expansion Packs to be introduced in Q4, 2006—

San Francisco, CA, AES 2006 (booth 1426), (October 5, 2006) — Cakewalk, the world’s leading developer of powerful and easy to use products for music creation and recording, announces Expansion Packs for Session Drummer 2, which will be available in Q4 2006. Session Drummer 2, found exclusively in SONAR 6 Producer Edition, came about as a result of a lengthy collaboration between Cakewalk and Smart Loops. This relationship continues with the announcement that Cakewalk has commissioned Smart Loops to create content for a series of Session Drummer 2 Expansion Packs, which will be sold through Cakewalk.

Session Drummer 2 was designed from the ground up to provide SONAR users with the fastest and most fun way to create realistic and vital drum tracks. In looking for high-quality content to include in Session Drummer 2, Cakewalk turned to Smart Loops, an industry leader in rhythm content and a leading provider of professional drum loops.

Smart Loops recorded over 200 live MIDI drum grooves for Session Drummer 2, and provided four complete drum kit multisample sets. All drum grooves and multisamples were performed and recorded by pro session drummer and Smart Loops founder Frank Basile. The drum grooves were recorded on the Roland® V-Drums, using the industry-standard V-Pro™ Series TD-20K drum kit to ensure maximum accuracy and tracking.

Session Drummer 2’s amazing sound quality is made possible through a combination of the included high-quality multisamples and MIDI patterns from Smart Loops, along with the unrivaled non-aliased rendering provided by the Expression Engine™, found exclusively in the Cakewalk Instruments Line. The Expansion Packs will open up Session Drummer to even more grooves that are perfect for a wide range of music, including rock, pop, jazz, country, reggae, and blues.

Pricing and Availability

Consumers will be able to purchase Session Drummer 2 Expansion Packs through Cakewalk in Q4 2006. Pricing was not available at time of press.

About Cakewalk

Cakewalk is the world’s leading developer of powerful, yet easy to use products for music creation and recording:

Millions of musicians around the world choose Cakewalk products to produce audio for the professional music, film, broadcast, and video game industries. These customers include Grammy® and Emmy®-winning producers, composers, sound designers, and engineers.

We invite you to learn more about our company and products by visiting www.cakewalk.com.

About Smart Loops

Smart Loops is a leading provider of pro audio loops and web-based recording services. All Smart Loops audio files are performed and recorded by professional studio musicians and producers. The Smart Loops libraries allow users to create professional music tracks with the realistic feel and dynamics of a natural performance. Smart Loops products are licensed worldwide, and the company’s audio and MIDI content is an integral part of the best selling music software products on the market. The company’s meticulously produced drum, percussion, guitar, and bass loops are endorsed by Grammy-winning musicians and producers worldwide.

In 2003, Smart Loops launched Live Studio Drums, a web-based multitrack drum recording service. Musicians and producers can have a live session drummer record tracks for their songs, without ever leaving their computer. Live Studio Drums is the fastest, most affordable way to get live multitrack drums recorded for any song or music project.

Smart Loops, Live Studio Drums, SL Hit Tracks, SL MultiTracks, and SL Sample Sets are trademarks of Smart Loops. All other trademarks mentioned are held by their respective owners.

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