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Kevin Klingler Interview at NABKevin Klingler, President & CEO of SmartSound Software, talks about QuickTracks – SmartSound’s new cloud-based music customization service.

Quicktracks was a huge hit this year at NAB, winning two prestigious awards from DV and Videomaker. The customization service is available now on the SmartSound website.

» Read the entire CEO Kevin Klingler Interview at NAB article

Published on: May 05, 2011

Calling all creative minds! Help kick-off registration for the World's Largest Nighttime Running Event™. We are seeking action packed, high energy videos that feature Las Vegas at night, running and a hook that will make it go viral. Videos must be 30-90 seconds in length. Videos will be uploaded and hosted through YouTube*. All videos must use royalty-free music, no exceptions.

» Read the entire The Strip At Night Contest article

Published on: April 26, 2011

Richard Band Vol 9There are three new royalty free music albums for April - Richard Band Vol 9 - Mystery & Magic, Dramatic Stories and Funky Country. The Dramatic Stories and Funky Country albums are part of the Strata series.

About Richard Band Vol 9 - Mystery & Magic: Live symphonic cues for film that are mysterious, suspenseful, mystical and magical. Automatically match the end of any scene with a dynamic and perfect musical punctuation using Sonicfire Pro's Custom Length feature. Just type in the minutes, seconds and frames to get a powerful, live orchestral piece that sounds written for your movie.

» Read the entire New Music for April article

Published on: April 26, 2011

DV Award at NAB 2011Quicktracks, SmartSound's patented Sonicfire Pro software for the web, won multiple awards at the 2011 NAB Show. Quicktracks is an innovative new Cloud-based music customization service. The industry's first Web service to provide music track customization online, Quicktracks will give SmartSound users complete creative control over the company's extensive Royalty Free Music Library directly from the web site.

» Read the entire Quicktracks Wins NAB Awards article

Published on: April 21, 2011

Tim Fagan

Tim Fagan, former SmartSound employee and audio engineer, has released a new album - "Tim Fagan". The album is available in digital format for $9.00. Tim worked for SmartSound until he won a music contest which gave him co-writing credit on a song with John Mayer. He then went on to travel the world as Music Director and Guitar Player for Colbie Caillet.

He recently won a grammy for co-writing the song "Lucky" with Colbie Caillet and Jason Mraz. As you can see from the video, he's a fun and creative guy with tons of talent.

» Read the entire SmartSound Artist Tim Fagan's Album article

Published on: March 15, 2011

Alternative MaximumThe Strata Series just added a new member - Alternative Maximum.

Full out Alternative Rock tracks that move and pulse with a great live band feel for a multitude of uses; everything from Indie films and commercials to sports and travel.

» Read the entire Alternative Maximum article

Published on: March 09, 2011

Questionable MotivesNew for March, a new Strata Series album, Questionable Motives.

Subtle and thought-provoking, these cues portend mystery and suspense- perfect for adding drama to your scenes of tension, doubt and discovery.

» Read the entire Questionable Motives article

Published on: March 09, 2011

Got a funny video or knack for making people laugh? Enter the NYVS Funny Video Contest and you might win a new iPad!

NYVS is an online film school based in New York. The contest is being promoted through Facebook and ends on March 31, 2011.

» Read the entire NYVS Funny Video Contest article

Published on: March 09, 2011

Mirco WindeWant to learn more about using SmartSound's Pinnacle Studio v15 Plug-In? Mirco Winde is a master and shares his expertise with you.

Mirco is a professional filmmaker and a product designer

» Read the entire Mirco Winde Pinnacle Plug-In Tutorial article

Published on: March 07, 2011

SmartSound composer Francisco BeckerFrancisco Becker is a Chilean - Italian Pianist and Composer with a BA Hons in "Specialist in Arrangement and Composition of Modern Music" from the Institute of Modern Music Santiago,Chile. His specialty is to arrange and compose orchestral music for pictures.

Francisco has a strong classical influence. He grew up in a musical environment attending a music school during his primary and secondary education, where he studied classical piano, oboe and clarinet.

» Read the entire Francisco Becker article

Published on: March 07, 2011

A Chill In The AirCool grooves for your very cool visuals.

Chill and Downtempo music that will fit with a click. Just type the scene length into Sonicfire Pro software and click to get the perfect edit.

» Read the entire A Chill In The Air article

Published on: March 04, 2011

Final Cut SupermeetThe Final Cut Pro User Group Network (FCPUG Network) today has announced the Tenth Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. The SuperMeet will be held at Bally's Hotel and Casino. The event begins at 4:30. There are over 35 software and hardware developers expected to attend. As many will recall, SmartSound has participated in this event in past years. We will be there this year as well. This year we will have new technology on demonstration.

» Read the entire Las Vegas FCPUG SuperMeet article

Published on: March 02, 2011

Youthful Discretion AlbumSmartSound adds another album to the Strata Series for February — Youthful Discretion. Add energy to your commercials, infomercials and TV promos with these Pop Rock tracks that are young, bright and shiny. This album includes

» Read the entire Youthful Discretion - Strata Series article

Published on: February 24, 2011

Emotional InterludesAnother new album from SmartSound for February. This one is part of the Producer Series and it's certain to add just the right mood to your creative video project. Beautiful and emotive-orchestral music for deeply moving stories of love, romance, mystery and memory. With Sonicfire's custom length feature, placing these

» Read the entire Emotional Interludes — Producer Series article

Published on: February 24, 2011

Wyoming Short Film ContestAttention all SmartSound Filmmakers! The state of Wyoming (USA) is holding a short film contest. The Wyoming Short Film Contest requires all entries to either take place in Wyoming, feature Wyoming, or present Wyoming as a major character in the storyline. And with a $25,000 Grand Prize for the winner's next shot-in-Wyoming project, there's plenty of incentive to enter

» Read the entire Wyoming Short Film Contest article

Published on: February 24, 2011