While Guitar Tracks Pro 4 comes with the UA-1G interface, it also supports other audio interfaces. In fact there are two versions of Guitar Tracks Pro 4, one with just the software and the one I am working with that comes with the UA-1G audio interface. There is an extensive list of audio cards on the Cakewalk site.
Also included is a set of 12 studio-quality effects. These include Classic Phaser, Modfilter, Chorus/Flanger, Tempo Delay, Bit Decimator, Studioverb, HF Exciter, Compressor/Gate and more. You can use them while you record or wait till later in the mixing phase. You also get the Boost 11 limiter/maximize to give you more volume and punch with your final mix.
Finally, in the USB version, you get the Cakewalk UA-1G USB audio interface. This provides you with a complete recording solution for working with a guitar or microphone. It is very compact as well as portable. It comes with a ¼ " guitar input and is optimized for recording your guitar work. It has high quality converters and super-low latency to make sure you are getting the best sound possible.
It also has stereo input and output at up to 24-bit/96kHz audio quality, large input level knob for easy control while recording. You can record electric guitar or bass. It also comes with an Electret condenser mic input for vocals and other instruments and a headphone output with direct monitoring ability.
So what is new with Guitar Tracks Pro 4?
• Guitar Rig 3 LE is a Virtual Guitar Amp. This is like having a guitar amp right in your PC. You just plug in your guitar to your audio interface and you are ready to go. It gives you a variety of sounds from country to arena rock. It has a Twang Reverb mode that gives you the ability to recreate the screaming blues leads or crunchy rhythm guitar sounds.
There is also a Lead 800 mode that produces smooth, intense, razor-sharp leads. There is a Bass Pro mode to make a bass guitar stand out. And there is even a graphics equalizer for better control of your bass sound. In addition, this comes with couple of tape decks, a guitar tuner, and a metronome.
• Cakewalk Studio Instruments provides you with your own session band. Here you have available to you an electric bass, drums, piano, and strings. You can also add virtual instruments with support for VST and ReWire. With Cakewalk Studio Instruments you can load presets for multiple sounds, it includes various styles, and use your MIDI controller, computer keyboard, or click interactive keys to play the sounds.