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Company News :: February 23, 2011

playlists

Create a smoother workflow with clients and colleagues with SmartSound Playlists. Now integrated into your SmartSound web account, Playlists are a convenient and easy way to work with others on the music selection process. Find the right music for your project and collect it in an ordered playlist that can be shared with interested parties who can audition tracks and make notes and suggestions. SmartSound playlists have an anonymous URL and interface keeping the viewer focused on the list and the track selection process. You can create as many Playlists as you need and each one displays the Name of the Playlist, Name of the Track, play button and comments for feedback.

» Read the entire Introducing: Playlists! article

Published on: March 19, 2015

Sony Vegas Plugin

Utilizing Sony's powerful Vegas scripting API for third parties, SmartSound's new plug-in for Vegas Pro manifests as a dead-simple three-step process. Simply identify the portion to be scored on your Vegas Pro timeline, invoke the "Add - Edit SmartSound Music" menu command and, like that, you'll be in the Sonicfire Pro search interface, Express Track - with the length of your video selection already input into Sonicfire Pro.

» Read the entire Sonicfire Pro Plugin for Vegas Pro 12 or 13 article

Published on: June 22, 2014

Ken Stone has posted a great review by Steve Douglas of Sonicfire Pro with its FCPX plug-in on his popular Final Cut website:

» Read the entire Another Great FCPX Review! article

Published on: June 11, 2014

Ever wonder how to go about finding the perfect royalty free song for your production, from the Smartsound website? Here are some tips and inside info about the site, which should make it easier:

If you have a lot of flexibility, or are just looking for general ideas, search the "Categories" listed under "Smartsound Royalty Free Music Library" on the home page, and several other pages. You can also click on the Music Library link at the top of each page, for a visual of the categories and series.

» Read the entire SmartSound's Royalty Free Music Search article

Published on: April 08, 2014

Final Cut Pro Plugin for Soncifire

SmartSound’s new plug-in for Final Cut X represents a breakthrough in NLE-music based workflows. Taking advantage of Apple’s Generator technology, our new plugin starts where it should – inside an FCPX* project.

» Read the entire New Final Cut X Plugin! article

Published on: February 03, 2014

Using music scores to accompany your presentations, your shorter or longer video materials is absolutely essential if you are to make the most of your creation. Using royalty free music and mixing it with the help of software that makes sound editing a breeze is absolutely essential if you are to create professional content in an easy way. What SmartSound offers is exactly this: an incredibly huge library of music that poses no royalty-related issues and a state-of-the-art, versatile software that allows you to match visual content to audio back-up and to create perfect materials.

» Read the entire Custom Royalty Free Music article

Published on: October 03, 2013

If you are in need of royalty free music to complete your video project or you are looking for an easy way to create a unique mix for other purposes, like entertaining a building’s visitors in the elevator with carefully selected music, or at a wedding with high quality tunes, SmartSound.com is the ultimate place to go. The website offers much more than songs or albums to download: it offers state-of-the-art editing options and patented technology to unlock the true potential of your video materials and to give you the best listening experience.

» Read the entire Royalty Free Music Made Easy article

Published on: September 24, 2013

Ever wish your could jazz up your science project with an MTV-like video playing a Star Wars sound-alike? Or wake up the kids in first period with a blazing epic intro foretelling a glorious, inspiring day in class?

Your dreams have come true with SmartSound's Free Royalty Free Music for Schools! Schools for kindergarten through college are able to download free music for use in school and non-commercial student projects.

» Read the entire Free Royalty Free Music for Schools article

Published on: May 16, 2013

SmartSound royalty free music is produced by professional musicians that have produced music for feature films, TV scores and other major projects. The music is made in a way that allows you to customize it to fit your production. This will make it sound like a custom score that was produced just for your project. You can choose any length you want and still get a musically sound intro and ending. You can change the instrument mix to match what's happening on screen, and you can control the timing of the music to fit the events on your time line. It might sound complex, but it's quick, easy and it works great.

» Read the entire The SmartSound Advantage article

Published on: April 09, 2013

Let’s face it. The best video moments are the ones we catch on the fly on our phones, right? And we don’t always have our professional video equipment with us, even if we’re pro videographers.

SmartSound's new app lets you add the musical background to transform those quick slices of life from mildly interesting to riveting.

» Read the entire SmartSound for the iPhone article

Published on: October 30, 2012

In a recent article at Examiner.com film maker Kurt Kuenne brings home the point of just how essential musical scoring is in making a film. The following highlights from that article are especially relevant to successful film scoring.

» Read the entire Film Maker Kuenne Puts Music First article

Published on: October 15, 2012

Here is a great assignment where you can be smart, witty and funny for a great brand! MedSpring, a revolutionary medical care provider, is establishing a new standard for Urgent Care.

Guaranteed 1 purchase of $10,000!

» Read the entire MedSpring $10,000 Video Contest article

Published on: September 06, 2012

Make a video for Candlewood Suites to drive awareness and visits to www.CandlewoodSuites.com. The video should encourage viewers to join Candlewood Suties social media communities, and share the video. Videos should be :30 – :60, think campaign-able concepts!

Deadline: August 29, 2012
Guaranteed 1 purchase of $7,500

» Read the entire Candlewood Suites $7,500 Video Contest article

Published on: August 29, 2012

We all know that soundtracks make movies better. Now, Smart Soundtracker automatically makes YOUR videos more fun and memorable...even Amazing! Every soundtrack automatically edits itself to fit any of your videos perfectly!

Post your new videos directly to Facebook and YouTube or send via E-mail. Save to Camera Roll for even more sharing options.

» Read the entire Get SmartSound for your iPhone now! article

Published on: August 17, 2012

On October 1, 2012, 5-hour ENERGY will launch its new pink lemonade flavor. Until December 31, 2012 a portion of each sale of Pink Lemonade 5-hour ENERGY will go to the Avon Foundation for Women Breast Cancer Crusade. 5-hour ENERGY has committed to a minimum donation of $75,000. However, our goal is to write a bigger check. The more Pink Lemonade 5-hour ENERGY they sell, the more they will give.

» Read the entire 5-Hour Energy $15,000 Video Contest article

Published on: August 07, 2012