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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

Streets Of FireThe ultimate authentic urban blend exuding the latest sound in street music and other urban styles. The album's Hip Hop styles run the gamut from raw and edgy to soaring and cinematic, and everything in between.

» Read the entire New Strata Series Album: Streets Of Fire article

Published on: June 14, 2016

Core Ultimate AlbumCore Ultimate is Sonicfire Pro 6’s aptly named included album*. Meticulously produced for the highest possible production value, it covers a wide swath of styles, providing the media creator a rich and varied palette for almost any visual need

» Read the entire Core Ultimate Album article

Published on: June 01, 2016

Soinicfire Pro 6To our many loyal users and subscribers, we will say it bluntly: We have never made a product this good before. From its new powerhouse sound engine and its sleek efficient user interface with fully-integrated search, to its new Cut-Video-To-Music export function, a significantly improved Timing Control feature, and more… Sonicfire Pro version 6 sets a new landmark in music soundtrack creation.

» Read the entire Sonicfire® Pro 6 article

Published on: May 16, 2016

With the introduction of Sonicfire® Pro, the playing field was leveled for video and media producers of all budgets. This revolutionary soundtrack creation technology makes it easy to score your videos using real music with completely professional results - so professional even Hollywood producers are making the switch to this technology.

» Read the entire SmartSound’s Soundtrack Creation Technology article

Published on: May 09, 2016

Orchestral Sports MusicThink orchestral music has no place in sports? Think again. The pounding sounds of entire orchestra can be the most intimidating music out there with the right notes (Think “O Fortuna”). SmartSound has a large collection of orchestral music that is sure to get any sports crowd pumped up.

» Read the entire Orchestral Sports Music article

Published on: May 06, 2016

Richard HartwellRichard Hartwell has carved out a solid career in his native Michigan as one of the go-to creators of local and regional television commercials, documentaries and corporate videos.

A graduate of the University of Michigan’s Film & Video Studies program, his filmmaking style is classic and professional. Over the last 16 years he has garnered a steady clientele that count on him for everything from creative conception to scripting, as needed by the client, to shooting and posting. His clientele includes repeat customers that have worked with him enough that sometimes he can create a commercial from existing footage putting the spot together solely in his studio.

» Read the entire In The Field With Rich Hartwell article

Published on: April 25, 2016