New York City (November 3, 2017)—Cakewalk, Inc. has announced its new Momentum recording platform, allowing users to “record song ideas, lyrics, melodies, and more” via any Mac, Windows, iOS, or Android device.
Short of calling it a DAW, Cakewalk contends that it is an idea recording product, allowing user ideas to be synched via cloud and backed up automatically. “You can even send songs from your DAW back into Momentum for additional development while away from your computer,” explains Cakewalk promotional materials, “like coming up with lyric ideas for melodies or chord progressions.”
“Momentum does far more than just turn devices like smart phones and tablets into portable recorders,” continues Cakewalk. “Momentum can record up to four tracks, with editing, looping, and effects. It also keeps your ideas organized in the Momentum ‘Ideaspace,’ with tagging and easy retrieval to smooth and speed up the creative process."
Momentum is now available globally through music and sound retailers and immediately in the Cakewalk Store. The Free version supports a limited number of ideas (projects) encoded in MP3 format, each with a maximum length of 5 minutes. The Basic Plan ($2.99/month) allows for an unlimited number of ideas. The Pro Plan ($9.99/month) extends the maximum length to 60 minutes per idea, uses lossless encoding with FLAC or WAV, and allows recording audio from the DAW into the plug-in. Discounted yearly plans are also available.