18 January 2007 — IK Multimedia is proud to announce the worldwide distribution of Sonoma Wire Works’ RiffWorks Standard, a guitar recording application that allows you to record efficiently, stay creative, produce high-quality songs, jam online, and podcast your tunes without ever putting down your guitar. RiffWorks Standard allows you to create entire songs with an easy to use Riff-based workflow that encourages experimentation with song structure. You can capture ideas at the moment of inspiration by setting a tempo and staring to record by simply strumming your guitar! Tracks are created automatically as you play so you can easily record multiple takes or layer parts without stopping the creative flow, all through a familiar “real world” interface — it looks like gear!
InstantDrummer helps you easily add beats to your guitar and bass parts. With eight free InstantDrummer sessions included with RiffWorks Standard (and more available online), you can pick a groove, count off a tempo, and play along with continuously varying drum tracks using perfectly matched, full kit, studio drum recordings.
RiffWorks also includes seven studio-quality effects including auto-wah, multiband compression, modulation, delay, reverb, British style EQ and the ability to load amp modeling plug-ins for further expandability. Plus, the included AmpliTube LE offers tons of different great guitar tones with 9 amp combinations and 4 effects.
RiffWorks users can also take advantage of RiffCaster, a free service that allows you to share songs, get feedback from other RiffWorks users and instantly podcast your tunes. Want to jam online? Now you can with RiffLink (60-day trail version included), which offer RiffWorks users built-in online collaboration. Share a song session over the Internet with up to four other musicians in what feels like real-time with no worried about latency. Each layer is instantly streamed to other current users and is also saved on the server for those who wish to contribute later.
RiffWorks Standard will be available through IK Multimedia in early 2007.