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Cakewalk Power! : Complete Coverage of Cakewalk Pro Audio, Home Studio, and Guitar Studio (Power!) [Paperback]

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Item description for Cakewalk Power! : Complete Coverage of Cakewalk Pro Audio, Home Studio, and Guitar Studio (Power!) by Scott R. Garrigus...

"Cakewalk Power!" is the complete resource for musicians who create, record, and produce using Cakewalk software. This book is the first to deal exclusively with the Cakewalk Pro Audio software series, a product aimed at professional and home-hobbyist musicians in the digital age. "Cakewalk Power!" is written for the beginning and intermediate user with some advanced topics also discussed. It teaches users about the software's major features and delves into lesser-known aspects of the product.

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Pages   448
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.01" Width: 7.07" Height: 1.04"
Weight:   1.54 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2000
Publisher   Course Technology PTR
ISBN  1929685025  
ISBN13  9781929685028  
UPC  752187426851  

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More About Scott R. Garrigus

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Scott R. Garrigus ( has been involved with music and computers since he was twelve years old. He earned a B.A. in music performance with an emphasis in sound recording technology at UMass, Lowell. In 1993, he released his first instrumental album on cassette, Pieces of Imagination. In 1995, he began his professional writing career when his first article appeared in Electronic Musician magazine. In 2000, he authored his first book, Cakewalk Power!, which was the first book to deal exclusively with the Cakewalk Pro Audio, Guitar Studio, and Home Studio software applications. Since then, Scott has written a number of other books, including Sound Forge Power!, SONAR Power!, SONAR 2 Power!, Sound Forge 6 Power!, SONAR 3 Power!, SONAR 4 Power!, SONAR 5 Power!, Sound Forge 8 Power!: The Official Guide, SONAR 8 Power! and SONAR X1 Power! Today, Garrigus continues to contribute articles to a number of print and online publications. He also publishes his own music technology e-zine, called DigiFreq (, which provides free news, reviews, tips, and techniques for music technology and home recording users.

Scott R. Garrigus currently resides in North Salem, in the state of New Hampshire.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Cakewalk Power! : Complete Coverage of Cakewalk Pro Audio, Home Studio, and Guitar Studio (Power!)?

The information is a bit out of date  May 2, 2005
Since this book was kind of recommanded with Cakewalk's Home studio so I took it then learned that the Home Studio mentioned in this book isn't the same Home studio 2 product currently made by Cakewalk. Some information still applies but it'll take some mental exercise to filter out those no longer applies. If you are looking for current information on Cakewalk's product Home studio 2 then you need to look elsewhere.
Sonar 2 Power! is a better book for Home Studio 2004 owners  Oct 29, 2003
I haven't read this book, but I did skim through it and noticed it looked thinner on the shelves than Sonar 2 Power!, and chose to buy Sonar 2 Power! because I thought it was more comprehensive. I've been very happy about that purchase and what I've learned about Cakewalk Home Studio.

Sonar 2 Power! is a good book for Cakewalk Home Studio 2004 (and XL) users, because Home Studio 2004 is basically the same as Sonar 2 with a few missing features that Home Studio 2004.

I did a comparison of it to my recently acquired 2004 XL upgrade and other than the synchronization function, a couple of UI changes (Snap to Grid button changed locations), and a few effects that Home Studio XL doesn't give you, everything works identical to the Sonar 2 version in the book.

I'd recommend everyone look at Sonar 2 Power! instead of this book first... At least more advanced users. Maybe this is a good book for novices though.

Good for the basics  Mar 22, 2003
I bought this book because it advertised Guitar Pro and Home Studio 2002...But it actually only covers Cakewalk Pro Audio 9 which isn't even available anymore. That's sorta annoying; but if you read along with the Pro Audio tips, theres a lot in common with what you would need for Guitar Pro and/or Home Studio. I kept it because like I said, it does help you tweak your system for the other programs; and it seems that all 3 programs are a lot alike.

So in conclusion, it's not what I thought it was going to be, but it covers what I needed to know.

Disappointed  Jan 8, 2002
What spurred me to buy this book was the lack of guidance in Cakewalk Home Studio regarding the use of the Pitch Wheel. Being a newcomer to Sequencers, I needed this basic information.
I was quite disappointed to find that Cakewalk Power didn't have much to offer in its one paragraph relating to the Pitch Wheel except to say that it was there.
I just hope that the next item I'll need some assistance with from the book will be covered at least a little better.
Great Source  Dec 31, 2001
Scott does and excellent job of explaining Cakewalk products. He truly understands thier applications and computers. Now I just have to put all that knowledge to use, what fun. If you have Guitar Studio, ect get this or one of his other books. Thanks Scott.



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