-- Priced at $49.95, Music Center PRO Is Jam-Packed With Features That Cost-Effectively Turn a PC Into a Powerful Music Studio --
NEEDHAM HEIGHTS, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 26, 2000-- DATA BECKER Corporation, a publisher of high-quality, value-priced computer software for work and play, today expanded its suite of music titles with the introduction of Music Center PRO, a professional-quality recording software package. Priced at $49.95, Music Center PRO enables musicians, audiophiles or anyone with a PC to easily -- and affordably -- turn a computer into a powerful recording studio.
The software provides the user with everything needed to create and record studio quality, CD-ready music, including 64 MIDI tracks, 32 audio tracks; ten adjustable, real-time effects; support for DirectX audio plug-ins and video integration.
"If creating music is a passion, this title is a must-have," said Howard March, president and CEO of Data Becker. "Until now, home users had a choice between expensive music creation software packages or lower priced alternatives that were not as feature-rich as Music Center PRO. We finally give them both -- affordable, professional quality recording software jam-packed with everything a musician needs to create sound and music on their PC."
A Professional Recording Studio In a Box
Music Center PRO is the professional tool for any musician interested in creating professional-sounding music on their computer. The software provides users with an intuitive mixing board interface with full editing capabilities. It offers 64 MIDI tracks, 32 audio tracks, ten fully-adjustable real-time effects and over 1,000 sound samples for superb song creations. Users can easily add DirectX audio plug-ins for additional effects and assign vocals to any point in the song with just a click of the mouse. Users are able to edit and print sheet music as well as create a studio quality recording of their music. Music Center PRO also supports video integration, allowing users to add sound and music to home videos.
Additional features include:
-- An integrated mixer
-- Four MIDI controllers per track
-- Virtual mixing desk with two auxiliary returns
-- A unique Jog Shuttle function that lets users add effects --
including reverberator, echo, stereo chorus, vibrato, noisegate,
auto pan, compressor, filter, and EQ -- to any point of the song
or audio file at any speed
-- Wave Shuttle for precise trackbar control
-- Track Arranger for easy song editing
-- Effects that can edited manually in real-time and saved as
-- A Karaoke function that assigns vocals
-- The ability to listen (and view) WAV files before adding to track
-- An easy-to-use Explorer interface for inserting sound files
-- 3D stereo imaging
-- Interactive EQ section
-- The ability to print sheet music of song creations
-- Easy integration with Data Becker's SoundClips 10,000 software
Availability and Pricing
Music Center PRO is available today in a variety of retail stores throughout the United States and Canada such as Comp USA, Electronics Boutique, Babbages Etc., Micro Center, and Future Shop, as well as through Internet retail channels and at www.databecker.com. Music Center PRO has a manufacturers suggested retail price (MSRP) of $49.95. For more information call DATA BECKER at 781/453-2340 or visit www.databecker.com
Available on CD-ROM, Music Center PRO system requirements include a Pentium 233 MMX; Windows 95/98 with 32 MB of RAM; 10 MB hard disk space (additional free space needed for recording); 16-bit sound card; 800 x 600 high-color graphics and a CD-ROM drive. A MIDI keyboard and microphone are optional.
About DATA BECKER
DATA BECKER CORPORATION (www.databecker.com) is a privately held publisher of high-quality, value-priced computer software for the North American retail market. DATA BECKER CORPORATION, founded in 1999, joins its associate company, DATA BECKER GmbH & Co. KG (Dusseldorf, Germany), one of the leading publishers of computer software, books, and magazines throughout Europe. Together they form a worldwide publishing powerhouse with operations in every major consumer software market. DATA BECKER's diverse software titles fall into categories including music creation/recording, home design, entertainment and games, and web productivity/utility. Flagship titles include MP3 Wizard, Your Handwriting, Jumbo Jet 2.0, and Complete Home Designer 3.0. Visit www.databecker.com for complete product offerings.