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SmartSound Celebrates Release of 50th Disc from the Strata Series of Customizable Multi-Layer Music at DV Expo 2007
Posted Nov 27, 2007 Print Version     Page 1of 1

December is a watershed month for SmartSound Software, Inc. During this month, the company will release the 50th library from its Strata Series of Multi-Layer Music since its inception in April 2006. The rapid growth of this collection with music from leading film and TV composers and popular musicians highlights SmartSound's position as the leading provider of customizable music.

At DV Expo 2007 (Dec. 5-6, Los Angeles Convention Center, Booth 114), SmartSound will be celebrating the milestone 50th release with specials on the entire Strata Series collection. These prices are among the best ever on this special series of music, which is designed to be the most flexible music in the industry.

Film and video professionals can trust the quality of Strata Series music because many of the tracks have been created by top composers using the same exacting standards used in major film and TV productions. But they can also trust that their final score will be unique to their production thanks to SmartSound's customization features. The length, arrangement or instrument mix of any Strata Series music track can be controlled through SmartSound's Sonicfire® Pro 4 software and its innovative Mood Mapping feature. No other music library offers this level of customization of fully composed music.

SmartSound has a history of using music from top-flight composers. The background of the company's founders as musicians, composers, producers and engineers in the music and composing fields has given the company access to some of the top names in the industry. SmartSound's roster of composers has won multiple Emmys and worked on major TV shows including "Desperate Housewives", "Oprah", "Seventh Heaven", "Prison Break" and "ER" and film productions such as "Stomp the Yard", "Friends with Money" and "Larry the Health Inspector".

To facilitate the growth of its library, SmartSound hired Andy Muson to serve as Music Director and add new composers to SmartSound's roster. Muson has worked on hundreds of films and recordings as a studio musician, composer, producer and music supervisor. His credits include time as musical director for Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin, session and touring work with James Taylor, the Manhattan Transfer, Patti LaBelle and Yoko Ono, and work on film and television productions such as "Grease II", "Heaven Can Wait", "The Blues Brothers", "48 Hrs." and "Weird Science".

"The most exciting part of my job is that I get to connect film and video professionals with the music from composers at the highest level in the industry," Muson said. "SmartSound makes the work of dozens of leading composers accessible to anyone - it's truly amazing. Working with these leading composers to create music that fits the diverse needs of our customers is a challenging but rewarding process."

Richard Band is just one well-known composer whose music is part of SmartSound's library. He is one of the most versatile composers working in the industry today, but he is perhaps best known for his scores for some of the all-time classic cult horror and sci-fi films and television series. Band has more than 25 years of experience, scoring such films as "Re-Animator", "Troll" and the "Puppet Master" franchise, as well as the TV shows "Walker, Texas Ranger" and "Stargate SG-1". Band also received an Emmy nomination last year for his score for the "Masters of Horror" series episode "Dreams in the Witch House". SmartSound has released six libraries of music from Band, and has just announced that a collection of new music from Band will be released in early 2008.

"As a composer, I've chosen to work with SmartSound because they're the only music company that can bring even more value to my music with their technology," said Band. "It's amazing to see hours of music instantly available to editors and film and video producers in a customizable format using SmartSound's software and technology. SmartSound's leadership in this area has opened my music up to a much larger market that would be too difficult to reach on my own."

Strata Series music from SmartSound starts at $99.95 per library, or $19.95 for a single-track download through the Sonicfire Pro 4 software. To listen to previews from the entire SmartSound library or to purchase music, visit http://www.smartsound.com/music/.

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