Northridge, CA (November 16, 2005)–SmartSound Software, Inc. recently announced that Avid Technology, Inc. has integrated technology from SmartSound into its new Avid Liquid product line. This integration allows users access to custom-fit musical compositions for their soundtracks using SmartSound’s technology without leaving their Avid Liquid workspace.
Drawn from editing products formerly developed by Pinnacle Systems, Inc. (including Pinnacle Liquid Edition), Avid Liquid is the company’s new nonlinear editing software and hardware offering for event videographers, government and corporate video producers, and high-end enthusiasts. SmartSound’s technology gives Avid Liquid users multiple arrangements of every track in SmartSound’s large royalty-free library, precisely edited to fit the length of any scene without altering the tempo. The arrangements are complete musical compositions, with true beginnings and endings. This gives filmmakers enhanced flexibility and productivity, inspiring creative freedom when working with music throughout the editing process.
“Users of Pinnacle Liquid Edition had frequently asked us for a way to integrate our technology into their workflow,” said Kevin Klingler, president and CEO of SmartSound Software. “Avid Liquid does this. Creating high-quality music for a film’s audio soundtrack in Avid Liquid is quick and simple through the use of SmartSound’s technology. Avid is one of a rapidly-expanding list of companies that have turned to SmartSound to provide their customers with the most effective solution for scoring videos.”
“SmartSound provides our users with a unique music scoring solution that quickly and intuitively provides professional-quality results for filmmakers and editors of all levels,” said James Thill, product manager for Avid Liquid at Avid. “SmartSound is a great partner that provides expertise in a specific and important area for filmmakers and editors–musical scores for their audio soundtracks. SmartSound’s technology is a critical part of Avid’s total solution for our customers.”
SmartSound Software, Inc.