from a SmartSound press release
SmartSound Software, Inc., the leading provider of music scoring technology for film and video professionals, today
shipped SmartSound Sonicfire Pro 4, the groundbreaking new version of its flagship software. Version 4 introduces a new
capability called Mood Mapping, representing the biggest advancement in music scoring technology since the launch of
SmartSounds first software more than a decade ago.
Through a single Mood Map track and a collection of preset mood mixes, users can instantly and precisely match the feel of
their music to the changing mood of their productions, without having to perform any advanced audio or music editing or
"Sonicfire Pro 4 with Mood Mapping marks a major breakthrough in how film and video professionals score their
productions," said Kevin Klingler, president and CEO of SmartSound Software, Inc. "It allows users to completely
change the feel of their music scores without getting bogged down in a complicated process. This is the first time that this
level of control over individual instrument layers has been available in a way that any film and video professional can
quickly grasp and use."
In Sonicfire Pro 4, each music selection has a Mood Map track, where users can identify points in their production where
changes in mood occur. They can change the mix of the score to fit each mood by selecting from one of a wide range of preset
mixes. Each mix has the individual instrument layers set to different levels, depending on the feel desired. Examples of
preset mixes include "Heavy," "Sparse," "Dialog" and "Acoustic."
In addition to the preset mixes, each layer can be manually adjusted by moving a slider to match the desired level,
offering users unlimited possibilities in mixing their music. If a user needs to duck the horns of a particular piece of
music down for dialog, or bring up the strings to add to the suspense, such changes are immediately at their fingertips.
Sonicfire Pro 4 is available for Windows XP or Macintosh OSX 10.4 and higher operating systems.