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.
In our new update of one of the most unique features available in the media creation industry, we’ve identified the beats that will consistently yield the best results. We call these "Timing Control Beats". Then, we’ve made it so when you move these beats they will snap to the nearest strong beat, so you always get a good, musical result. When you move a Timing Control Beat, the patented feature retains, as best as possible, the location (in time) of your music ending as well as the integrity of the music piece. Stop and thing about that: You are moving the beats of a real music track, and yet the track is retaining its musical integrity and the location of your ending, wherever that landed using SmartSound’s Custom Length feature.
If you are familiar with this feature from Sonicfire® Pro 5 you'll find the accuracy and results have been significantly improved in version 6. Simply check the "Timing Control" option in the Inspector and these new controls are at your fingertips. If you prefer to access all beats with the Timing Control feature and move those, simply hold down the Shift key and you will be able to identify and move any beat. Note that the new Timing Control update requires new music library files (the BLX files), which you can download for free if you already own the music. We’ve started with updating the music library files of the most recent albums we've released (Click here for list) and will be adding albums from the SmartSound Music Library as fast as possible. Without these updated files, the Timing Control feature will work as it did previously.
When working with music and picture, you will inevitably need to emphasize an event or transition in your movie with a distinct musical change. With Sonicfire® Pro 6's newly improved Timing Control capability, you can now grab a beat and move it to align with the events in your picture (it will go to the nearest strong beat to retain the music's integrity).
If a song starts out slow and develops too quickly for your video, you can simply change the music sections to allow more time before the song develops into its full sections. Use Timing Control to easily control the arrangement of the song to conform to the dynamic changes in your story. With SmartSound's new updated Timing Control the uses for it are only limited by your imagination.