SmartSound Sonicfire Pro 4 Pre-Installed onto Wexler Video's Rental Workstations
SmartSound Software, Inc. has announced an agreement to pre-install its music scoring solution onto video editing workstations rented by Wexler Video, a leading equipment and services provider to the Hollywood production and post-production community. Around 400 Avid Unity, Avid Media Composer, Avid Xpress Pro and Apple Final Cut Pro systems now include the SmartSound Sonicfire Pro 4 software and SmartSound's music library.
Sonicfire Pro 4 features Mood Mapping, which gives video editors dynamic control over the mix and feel of their music scores. Through a single Mood Map track, editors can adjust the individual instrument layers in their score to match the changing mood of the production.
In addition, Sonicfire Pro presents the editor with multiple arrangements of music from SmartSound's library at any length needed to score their production. SmartSound accommodated the unique needs of Wexler rental customers by developing the Production Buyout Music License. This gives producers perpetual rights to any exported SmartSound music that is synchronized to a production for a one-time rate of $250 per 30 minutes of finished program time. This means that distribution of a program scored with the SmartSound solution can be expanded to new markets or mediums without the producer having to pay additional licensing costs.
Along with the agreement with Wexler, SmartSound recently signed a deal to provide software and music to Weller/Grossman Productions, one of the leading producers of reality entertainment television programming.