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Cakewalk Kinetic 2   

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Just choose a hip hop or electronic style, then build your track with hundreds of professional sounds, patterns, and loops. Tap out your own rhythm w...Read More

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Simply the fastest and easiest way to create electronic music

Just choose a hip hop or electronic style, then build your track with hundreds of professional sounds, patterns, and loops. Tap out your own rhythm with your computer keyboard and the GRID. Edit patterns and sounds with Kinetic's part editor. Bring in your own samples. Mix it down. 100%-genuine Roland sounds from their genre-defining groove boxes and synthesizers. The Roland name is synonymous with the cutting edge tones of Hip Hop, Dance, and Electronica. These instruments have been used by chart-toppers and underground legends for over 20 years. A whole new arsenal of sounds and effects plus VST and DirectX support, so you can add hundreds of instruments to your productions.

Set It Off

Making your own tracks is easy, even if you have no experience. Just choose a musical style and audition different sounds, musical patterns, and loops in Kinetic's browser. Layer patterns and sounds on up to 16 tracks to start building your song.


Get hands-on control with The GRID. Just tap your computer keys to create drum patterns, chords, and more. You can even use your mouse or a MIDI controller to lay down a rhythm.

Take Control

Add your own style to any pattern or create your own by just pointing and clicking. Kinetic's Part Editor makes it simple.

Customize your tracks with over 1,000 preset sounds, or create your own with Kinetic's exclusive instruments including PSYN II synthesizer and DropZone sampler.

Unstoppable Sounds

Get inspired. Kinetic comes with over a thousand sounds to get you moving—drums, keys, bass, guitar, percussion, and more. You can even use your own samples and loops or add VST and DXi synths and effects to your projects.

Roland GrooveSynth™

Get sounds from the classic Roland synths and beat boxes with Roland GrooveSynth. Roland instruments defined the sounds that shaped hip hop and electronica. It would take thousands of dollars to create these sounds with hardware, but now they can be yours—all you need is Kinetic and your computer.


Bring the sounds of classic analog synths and beyond to your music with PSYN II. This powerhouse synth is perfect for earth-shaking bass lines, funky leads, and rich pads. Hundreds of massive presets are included.

DropZone™ Sampler

There's no easier way to add your own style to a track. Just drag and drop a sample into DropZone, and make it part of your beat. Perfect for creating remixes or for building the perfect hook for your song. Includes real instrument sounds, drums, vocals, REX-format loops, and more.


Kinetic includes tempo-syncing ACID-format loops and MIDI Groove Clips that will get your tracks moving, no matter what style you choose. Electronic and acoustic drums, basses, keys, guitars, and other grooves automatically lock to the tempo of your project. Bring any ACID loop or Cakewalk Groove Clip into your project.

In the Mix

Control the faders. Mute, solo, and pan sounds. Add audio effects with the aux busses. Kinetic's mixer gives you all the control you need right at your fingertips.


Kinetic has all the effects you need to add professional polish to your productions. Add reverb, delay, EQ, filter sweeps, bit decimation, and more with 10 included effects. Plus, add any VST or DirectX effect to your project.

Build Your Track

Just hit record and Kinetic will automatically capture your performance as you trigger different sections, change the mix, and tweak your sounds. You can also point and click to arrange songs with your mouse. When you're done, export WAV files for CD, or WMA and MP3* files for the internet.

  • Make beats and produce music with an easy point-and-click interface
  • Includes hundreds of professional music patterns and ACID™-format loops in many styles
  • Over a thousand instrument patches, featuring genuine Roland® sounds
  • Add samples to projects with DropZone™—includes instrument sounds, hits, drums, and more
  • Tap beats with your mouse, computer keyboard, or MIDI controller with
  • The GRID
  • Build & edit patterns with a powerful step sequencer/piano roll view
  • Create bass lines, leads, and pads with PSYN™ II virtual analog synth
  • Tweak sounds with filter, reverb, EQ, delay, enhancer, decimator, modulation, and more
  • Add VST & DirectX instruments & effects
  • Connect to recording programs with ReWire support to expand your studio

Kinetic 2

  • System Requirements:
  • Windows XP, 1.2 GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 400MB of disk space, Windows-compatible soundcard using WDM, ASIO, or DirectSound drivers. Does not support Windows 95/98/ME/NT/or 2000.

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Great Intro Into Beat Making

By EdDy-cKz4G

from LBC

This is one of the easiest to use programs out there, you can start making beats in no time. There even pre-made templates of lost of different Genre's to get you going if you are a complete beginner. Give it a shot, and as other's have mentioned Using it as a Re-Wire application, then you have no limits.


Not too Bad- at all!

By Cassino G.

from Dollarado

K-2 is strraigh up one of the easiest to use sequencers around. It was fast and simple to learn-just read the instructs. It gives you all the tools you need to make some crucial beats. K-2 falls bigg in one area- Sound Sets. The only way you're gonna get anything out of it is to use Rewire'ing with it's VST Adaptor. K-2 is a VST Platform so thats what's keepin it in the race. Overall for Hip-Hop Tracks I really like K-2. Although, I have an arsenal of other applications to fill in where K-2 leaves off.


Rap & Hip Hop tool 4 sure

By Marv-LmC-P

from Cleveland TN

As a stand alone sequencer, real easy to use. Drum sounds aren't that great, but that's OK for me. The real effectiveness of this program is evident when used as a rewire component with cakewalk sonar to get those synthesized sounds used in today's rap and hip hop music. For those of you not familiar with rewire, you should read up on it. It's basically adding the synth sounds and controls to your Cakewalk arsenal. A must have for rap and hip hop artists, I can't imagine not having it.

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