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Larry Jordan This video is an excerpt from a recent on-line video webinar by Larry Jordan: “3rd-Party Tools for Apple Final Cut Pro X”. This short video tutorial is the first five minutes of Larry's in-depth tour and training on the version 6 update to Smartsound’s SonicFire Pro.

» Read the entire LARRY JORDAN DEMONSTRATES SONICFIRE PRO 6 & THE VALUE IT ADDS TO FINAL CUT PRO X article

Published on: October 27, 2016

Amotz Plessner - Modernist VisionOne of SmartSound's most popular composer and his powerhouse writing team have returned for another stellar Film Score series album. Specifically produced to overlay a striking, modernist vision on as many different styles as possible, this album has it all: Cutting edge music ideal for network television commercials, contemporary music to inspire, cinematic themes deploying rich, live orchestra in an up-to-the-minute context, high-activity pieces, punchy pop-fun, and more.

» Read the entire Amotz Plessner - Modernist Vision article

Published on: October 25, 2016

Sonicfire Pro 6 UpdateSonicfire Pro version 6.0.3 rev was an important update for the new version 6 as it made several requested user experience enhancements as well as some important technical addition

» Read the entire Sonicfire Pro 6 Update 6.0.3 article

Published on: October 07, 2016

New Music - Legendary CinemaWhen you think of legendary cinema, certain images, stars and of course sounds always spring to mind first. Finally, an album that takes the incredible sounds and styles of legendary film composers Henry Mancini, Jerry Goldsmith, Elmer Bernstein, Miklos Rozsa and Lalo Schifrin and spins them into incredible, original pieces covering many of the great cinematic moments etched into the public subconscious. Immaculately produced in SmartSound's Multi-Layer format, these tracks give you absolute control over their texture, melodies, orchestration and even timing, to help you etch your scenes into your audience's subconscious.

» Read the entire Legendary Cinema: New Music article

Published on: October 04, 2016

FOKUS Tight pop-rock interspersed with hard edges populate this album of the up and coming band Fokus. Their debut album features powerhouse, infectious tracks with compelling vocals (as well as two great instrumentals!). The lyrics cover a wide variety of themes from upbeat-positivity, storied heartbreak, love conquered and more. From SmartSound’s Voxation label, it represents our commitment to offering the best music available for any film or video use, including vocal tracks from great indie bands and artists.

» Read the entire New Voxation Label Album: FOKUS article

Published on: September 15, 2016

Brian GarvinWhat an amazing offering SmartSound has made to help us guys in the trenches! SonicFire Pro 6 is solid, fast, easy to use, and provides huge editable canvas to pull your musical needs together in one finely designed interface!

» Read the entire Sonicfire Pro 6 Review - Brian Reed Garvin article

Published on: September 01, 2016

Music LicensingIn Part 1 I covered the basics of music licensing, giving you some simple but important concepts and definitions which form the foundation for understanding music licensing for video production. If you haven’t read it I suggest you start there before going on to Part 2 as Part 2 will make some references to it.

» Read the entire Video Scoring Tip: Music Licensing - Part 2 article

Published on: August 25, 2016

Cinematic MomentsAnother orchestral masterpiece from Mr. Becker. This time out we experience a set of tracks expressing a rich panorama of emotions including calm, beauty, pensiveness, thoughtful activity, subtle mystery, thrilling and uplifting and epic. All tastefully done in a full, orchestral palette that cries out to be molded into highly personal video and movie backdrops through SmartSound's Mood Mapping technology.

» Read the entire New Artist Series Album: Cinematic Moments article

Published on: August 25, 2016

Heavy Shreddin' AlStrata Series Album

Blistering metal featuring big beats and bigger guitars. Like a shot of pure adrenaline, these tracks will kick start your productions and send them into overdrive. Perfect for footage of extreme sports, fast cars, or anything that needs a dose of high octane.

» Read the entire Heavy Shreddin' - New Strata Series Album article

Published on: August 04, 2016

New Strata Series album: Inspire

A model of modern music production, Inspire uses cutting-edge sounds, hip, current electric stylings and superb variances in intensity to achieve inspirational moments like no other album. The tracks often sound ripped from modern pop and alt-rock play lists while creating a vibrant sense of energy, achievement and accomplishment throughout. As our first release since Sonicfire Pro 6, this album is enabled for our terrific Timing Control feature update - giving you unprecedented control and precision over the relocation of the beats of these tracks.

» Read the entire New Strata series Album: Inspire article

Published on: July 19, 2016

Cut video to musicFor years editors and media creators have been telling us they love the way our technology allows them to mold music to their scenes; letting them maintain the integrity of their editorial vision for their videos and films.

» Read the entire Keeping The Beat: Sonicfire Pro 6’s New Cut-Video-To-Music Feature article

Published on: June 24, 2016

To have the biggest impact on your audience your music has to work perfectly with the visual. Sonicfire Pro includes unique technology that will help you find music that matches the pacing and the timing of your visual sequences. However, if the music doesn't quite align with your on-screen events, our newly improved Timing Control feature allows you to easily move special beats of the music without losing the rhythm or length of the music - and now does it more accurately with better results. Like all SmartSound features, no music experience is required.

» Read the entire Sonicfire Pro 6 Overview article

Published on: June 17, 2016