Studio City, CA (November 29, 2005)–Today, Opus 1 Music Library is launching a new Online version of their DMA (Digital Music Assistant) music search and delivery system. The new online DMA provides a high tech alternative to using CDs to audition and export broadcast-quality music for TV, film, and multimedia projects.
The site (www.opus1musiclibrary.com) will feature all the capabilities our Opus 1’s DMA hard drive, which allows users to search over 40,000 tracks of music. Once a desired track is found a user can export the track in broadcast quality without ever having to touch a CD. The online version will allow anybody with access to the internet to preview 30 second sound clips using the DMA’s O1 engine. When a needed selection is located for their production, directions on how to register to the site are provided (see photo).
DMA Search Results Screen ShotAfter registration, a series of questions will be answered and the new DMA client will be given a price for the rights they are requesting for the specific piece of music they want to use. At that point if the user wishes to move forward, they will be allowed to download the track in broadcast quality and get there license and invoice–with one click. Select customers must pay by credit card if they are first time users.
Opus 1 Music Library vice president, Mitch Rabin noted, “Essentially, what Opus 1 Music Library has created is an incredibly powerful search tool with 1 click licensing. It’s our virtual sales and licensing staff.”
The DMA is a digitized innovation in the world of music library technology, enabling users to research and download over 40,000 broadcast quality music cues via keyword searches including style, genre, instrumentation, mood, tempo, length, and multi-category searches. Powered by the 01 engine, the DMA offers users the opportunity to utilize the entire music library, not just the familiar overused tracks.
Hollywood TV and film composer and president of Opus 1 Music Library, Alan Ett stated “The original DMA launched us into a new age of music delivery, management, and licensing, solving the problems inherent in library music use. Music selection and delivery is easy. Opus 1 is excited to introduce this new online DMA which truly makes music use easily accessible for a wider variety of applications than ever before.”
Opus 1 Music Library’s DMA is currently being utilized by Warner Brothers Television, The U.S. Olympic Committee and Granada USA, in addition to over 200 companies who have also embraced the new technology.
The DMA saves music supervisors, editors, and engineers valuable time by organizing projects, keeping track of music used, creating spotting and editing notes, and cue sheets with print capability, and is compatible with standard editing/computer systems. It allows 24 hours access to the library, with the ability to drop titles directly into projects and has an exclusive feature that reads EDL’s (edit decision list).
Said KCET’s A Place of Our Own post production supervisor Marcello Andrisani, “We are using the DMA on this project because of its accessibility and ease of use–our producers have the music hard-drive on their computer, and they tell the music editors the tracks they want to use. The DMA is attached right to our Avid editing system. It saves us so much time-it is a completely user friendly system.”
Greg Sill, music supervisor/Music Makes Pictures added, “As a music supervisor who is constantly researching and looking for music, the DMA is by far the most efficient and time saving tool I have used. I would recommend it to anyone.”
Tom Vitale, Granada America post production supervisor, said “Opus 1’s new DMA is fantastic. With the DMA we can search for, and add music to our project without delay…basically, the DMA cuts out the middleman, and saves us time. There are literally thousands of tracks in this little silver box, and all right at my fingertips.” And, U.S. Olympic Committee post production editor Andrew Goyne said, “There are no more worries about who used what CD last … we take it with our laptop anywhere we go. We even took it to Athens.”
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