Spiddal, County Galway, Ireland (October 19, 2007)–Abaltat has launched a new software solution, Abaltat Express, that provides video editors with tools to compose and arrange a soundtrack. Abaltat is the developer of Muse, the industry’s first video-driven soundtrack composer.
The workflow for Abaltat Express is such that the user drops a QuickTime file of the edited video sequence in, clicks “Compose,” and selects parameters for composition. The soundtrack is composed in a matter of seconds, and the arrangement can be refined through adjustment of keyframes on the timeline. Once the project is complete, it may be exported as an .aiff, .wav, or MIDI file.
Abaltat Express comes bundled with three free Abaltat Bands: Atmospheric One, R&B One and Ensemble. For a limited period, Abaltat is also bundling these three bands and a further four bands–Minimalist One, Minimalist Two, Dub Reggae and Percussion One–with both Abaltat Express and Abaltat Muse. A special upgrade price will be offered to users who wish to upgrade from Abaltat Express to Abaltat Muse.
“This software will wow anyone who works with video,” said Siun Ni Raghallaigh, managing director at Abaltat. “With powerful, proven technology; an easy-to-use interface; and seamless compatibility with Final Cut, iMovie, GarageBand and Logic, Abaltat Express offers an affordable entry into the world of software-aided soundtrack composition without having to be a musician.”