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Cakewalk V-Studio 100 Portable Music Studio   

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Create, record, produce, and perform music with or without a computer.

V-Studio 100 is a portable music production system that lets you create, record, produce, and perform music with or without a Mac or PC.

V-Studio 100 works with all the leading digital audio workstations on the market today including Ableton Live, Cubase, Logic, and SONAR. It includes the critically acclaimed V-Studio 100 hardware which combines an audio interface, control surface, digital mixer, and SD WAVE recorder into one compact, portable design. In addition, V-Studio includes the VS Production pack”a collection of 10 essential effects and instruments that will enhance your productions in any Mac or PC digital audio workstation.

V-Studio 100 is based on technology found in Cakewalk's flagship V-Studio 700 music production system with some new added functionality. Its compact, all-in-one design is portable enough to take anywhere for your mobile recording needs and powerful enough to be the centerpiece of your home studio.

With your computer
Take control of your music production using the V-Studio 100 as a high-quality audio and MIDI interface and DAW controller. Connect to a Mac or Windows and use your favorite software such as Cubase, Logic, SONAR, and others, or the included SONAR VS digital audio workstation (Windows Only). Take your music to the next level with the VS Production Pack”a powerful collection of effects and instruments for Mac and Windows.

Away from your computer
Record directly to V-Studio 100's SD-card wherever or whenever inspiration strikes”without the need to boot up your computer. Take the VS-100 to your live gigs and use its digital mixer, reverb, compression, and EQ to mix vocals and other instruments. Use its SD recorder to play backing tracks that you produced on your computer. Even record a mix of your set directly to the SD-card. Then transfer your recorded audio to your computer for additional editing and tracking. When you're done, upload it to the internet, burn CDs, and more.

Included VS Production Pack
VS Production Pack In-depth details:
A seven-stage processor specifically fine-tuned for shaping and sculpting incredible sounding vocal tracks.

Boost 11

Get more volume and punch from your final mix with this easy to use limiter/maximizer. Boost 11 gives you professional results with a simple to use interface.

Guitar Rig 3 LE
Plug in to this award-winning guitar amp modeler from Native Instruments. It includes 3 amps & cabinets, 11 effects, tuner, metronome, and over 50 presets.

Channel Tools
Easy-and-powerful zero-latency channel processing for adjusting L/R channel placement, gain, pan/width, and phase; and more.

Dimension LE
Features over 400 sound programs, ranging from real bass, organ, and electric piano samples to cutting-edge synth sounds and rhythmic grooves.

Rapture LE
Access rich, hypnotic, and rhythmic basses, leads, and pads. Includes over 200 programs and hundreds of oscillator shapes. Perfect for today's pop, dance, and electronic music.

Studio Instruments Bass
Play essential bass lines in a variety of styles and easily transpose them to the key of your song Includes patterns in a variety of styles: Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Blues, Funk, and more.

Studio Instruments Drums
Create drums parts for your songs and play prerecorded drum grooves in a variety of styles including: Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, Jazz, Blues, Funk, and more. Drums pulse and cymbals crash in time with the music.

Studio Instruments Electric Piano

Play and record using a variety of electric keyboard sounds”from classic to modern. Includes patterns in a variety of styles: Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, Jazz, Blues, Funk, and more.

Studio Instruments Strings
Add lush and ambient sounds your songs”from the orchestral to the cinematic. Play commonly used string section parts in a variety of styles”easily transpose them to the key of your song.

  • VS-100 Audio Interface
  • 8 in + mix/6 out
  • 24-bit/96 kHz quality
  • 2 Mic Pre-amps w/Phantom Power, MIDI I/O
  • Hi-Z Guitar Input
  • ASIO, WDM, WASAPI, Core Audio support
  • Compatible with DAWs such as Ableton Live, Cubase, Logic, and SONAR
  • VS-100 Control Surface
  • Use with any DAW through Mackie Control
  • 100 mm motorized, touch-sensitive fader
  • 5 rotary encoders, 11 buttons, and transport control
  • Advanced control of SONAR through Active Controller Technology
  • Dynamic LCD display
  • Programmable footswitch
  • VS-100 Digital Mixer
  • Ideal for mixing small bands, solo musicians, DJs, home studios
  • 8 inputs, 6 outputs, plus headphone out
  • 4 types of reverb
  • 6 channels of EQ with LCD plot
  • 6 channels of Compression with threshold and compression meter
  • Meter & FX Display on LCD
  • VS-100 SD recorder
  • Record away from your computer
  • 2 channel wave recording and playback
  • Capture rehearsals and live performances or play along to backing tracks
  • Play backing tracks and record your mix simultaneously
  • Easily transfer audio to and from any computer via USB
  • Built-in metronome
  • VS Production Pack
  • Phenomenal suite of 4 effects and 6 instruments for Mac and Windows
  • VX-64 Vocal Strip
  • Native Instruments Guitar Rig 3 LE
  • Boost 11 Peak Limiter
  • Channel Tools
  • Cakewalk Studio Instruments Bass
  • Cakewalk Studio Instruments Drums
  • Cakewalk Studio Instruments Electric Piano
  • Cakewalk Studio Instruments Strings
  • Dimension LE
  • Rapture LE
  • SONAR VS Digital Audio Workstation (Windows Only)
  • Included for Windows customers getting started with digital recording
  • Record, arrange and edit your project with an easy to understand user interface
  • Get creative with 64 audio tracks and unlimited MIDI tracks
  • Create tracks with 5 included virtual instruments and genuine Roland sounds
  • Create backing tracks easily with new Loop Explorer and included content
  • Sweeten tracks with 12 studio-quality FX including Reverb, Delay, and more
  • Mix like a pro using Console view with built-in EQ on every channel

An all-in-one solution for home studio and location recording that will make SONAR users smile.


V-Studio 100 Portable Music Studio

  • System Requirements
    USB port
    1+ GB RAM (2+ GB recommended)
    8+ GB Hard Disk Space
    1024 X 768 screen resolution or higher
    DVD ROM Drive for installation

    Mac OS X 10.4.11, Mac OS X 10.5.6 and higher (does not support the Mac OS X Classic environment, including running the Classic environment simultaneously, and SONAR VS software does not support Macintosh)
    Intel Core2Duo Processor or higher (If you are using this product with an application that requires a certain level of performance, that application must support the CPU that is installed in your Macintosh)

    Microsoft Windows Vista, XP Home/Professional SP2 or later (does not support Windows XP Media Center Edition or XP Professional x64; when running Vista x64, SONAR VS runs in the 32 bit emulation layer; Macintosh computers running Microsoft Windows are not officially supported)
    Intel Core Processor 1.5GHz or higher
    Optional: CD R Drive for CD writing; Internet Connection and Web Server
    Space with FTP Access for uploading music via Cakewalk Publisher

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(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)


Great Recording Package

By MarcusCurtis

from Tulsa

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Comments about Cakewalk V-Studio 100 Portable Music Studio:

In the past I used Line 6 gear to record music. I own a Pod XT live and a Studio UX2. I also use an Alesis Firewire 12 mixer, but it only works with my XP Computer. It does not work with my vista 64 Machine. my vista laptop does not have firewire. I was looking for something that had USB 2.0 and had the ability to record more than two tracks at a time. I used Sonar 8 Producer Edition. I know they have good customer support. So I decided to try this product. I bought it from musicians friend last week. and I have been running test ever since. This is what I foundFirst the positives. It has better latency than my line 6 and Alesis gear. This is because my line 6 gear is USB 1.0. It also seems to do a better job recording a sound wave at different sample rates. It works on every machine I have with no problems. This is a complete setup that comes with all the software you will need. Sonar VS has a easy to understand interface. It even has some features that are not found in Sonar's Producer Edition. While the V Studio is plugged into the computer it will allow you to record up to 8 tracks that can be routed through 6 different outputs. I have got the best sounding recordings ever using this device.Now for the negitives. I am not that impressed with the stand alone wave recorder. When it is unpluged from the machine you can record onto a SD card. I put an 8 gig card into the reader and tried it. even though you can use all 8 inputs to record a track remotely without a computer. You can only record one mono or one stereo track at a time. I could only get it to let me listen to one previously recorded track while I over dubed. When I imported the tracks on to the computer from the VS100 it switch the VS100 into card reader mode which allowed you to use it as a stand alone card reader. The only problem with that is in that mode it switches off the vs100 as a recording device. I had to study the manual to figure out how to change it back. The learning curve on this thing is kind of high. They could of put together a better manual. Sonar Producer has a lot more features that I wish were included with VS Sonar. I like the vs interface better in VS Sonar.all in all I am getting the highest quality recordings of my life with this thing. Even with the wave recorder the recording quality is high, and the hardware is reliable. That is why I gave a 5.0 on the quality rating

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


Icing on the Cake

By Mr. B-eC7VR

from Nashville, TN

Comments about Cakewalk V-Studio 100 Portable Music Studio:

I got this for my home recording rig after frustration with an M-Audio product that just wasn't ready for Win 7 64bit. The VS-100 has no problems with Win7 64 and is a delight to work with. I wanted something very portable with a lot of useful features and this thing does it all: audio interface, audio mixer w/eq, compression and verb, an SD field recorder and it's a control surface. What more could you ask for? Well, I wouldn't mind two more pre's but hey, I am very satisfied with this. Great stuff! Highly recommended!!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Amazing workhorse for any musician

By t10001

from New York, NY

Comments about Cakewalk V-Studio 100 Portable Music Studio:

I purchased the V-Studio 100 because I was looking for an audio interface for my new computer. I was originally thinking of just getting a dedicated audio interface that would sit at my desk but then I heard abut the V-Studio 100 and saw that it was way more versatile than anything else in its price range. It's great to be able to record at home but also take it to my practice space and just record to the SD card. And it's also a control surface and mixer which is really an added bonus. I really love this unit and I am glad I purchased it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Very Cool Interface

By Dave

from SC

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  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Low Distortion
  • Powerful
  • Versatile


    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Cakewalk V-Studio 100 Portable Music Studio:

    This is the device that got me to move away from stand alone recording units. The thing is great as a scratch pad for rough tracks as the muse hits you. Once it's connected to a computer, it is a fantastic interface for a DAW. The lite version of Sonar that is bundled with the unit is a great starting point for stepping up to Sonar's higher end software. I love this tough little recording brick.


    Probably should have went with a Zoom

    By Mel

    from MN

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    • Compact
    • Excellent Sound
    • Powerful
    • Versatile


    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Cakewalk V-Studio 100 Portable Music Studio:

    I can record and play back tracks and the plugins work but I cannot get the transport functions on the unit to control these functions in the software. Sound quality is very good but it is not that intuitive when interfacing with the computer.

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