Founded in 1998, Pittsburgh Digital is an innovative engineering firm that provides product development, engineering, and production hardware for manufacturers of musical instruments and audio equipment.

Audio FX 2

Vintage analog simulation
for digital audio.

Using revolutionary measurement and modeling techniques, Pittsburgh Digital was able to recreate some truly classic analog distortion tones on a PC platform for Cakewalk's Audio FX2 effects package.

After acquiring some great old analog tape recorders and numerous classic guitar amps, we probed, prodded, measured, and collected tons of data. We closely monitored the way this great old gear behaves electronically and -- most importantly -- the way it distorts. Then, through some nifty DSP modeling techniques, Pittsburgh Digital recreated the sound of this vintage gear in the digital domain, and let 'em rip.

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Cakewalk SONAR Includes AmpSim and TapeSim
Packaged with AmpSim Lite DirectX plug-in

The AmpSim Lite plug-in packaged with these two products is a special edition of Cakewalk’s Audio FX™ 2 Amp and Tape effects package, which allows users to add realistic, analog simulation effects to digital audio tracks. Pittsburgh Digital provided the DSP power behind these widely-used plug-ins. Using two vintage amp models, British Overdrive and American Lead, guitarists are able to add vintage amplifier sounds to "dry" recorded audio tracks, without the expense of owning and maintaining expensive vintage gear.
Cakewalk SONAR is the award-winning MIDI and digital audio software for professionals. and is the new version of the industry's leading multitrack digital audio and MIDI software. It's the professional's choice for creating, mixing and delivering music and sound in a wide range of media. Bundled with AFX2 software. 

AmpSim product description:

Cakewalk AmpSim

TapeSim product description:

Cakewalk Tapesim

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