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Hit Films Tropic Thunder, The Bucket List Feature SmartSound Music

Music Quality and Creative Control Make SmartSound the Superior Library Choice for Feature Film Music Editors (August 27, 2008)

NORTHRIDGE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/27/08 -- SmartSound Software, Inc. is proud to announce the inclusion of seven SmartSound music tracks in the current DreamWorks® hit "Tropic Thunder," starring Ben Stiller, Jack Black & Robert Downey, Jr., currently the #1 film in the nation. SmartSound's thousands of music tracks, coupled with its industry-leading scoring software, Sonicfire Pro 4.5, enables music editors to quickly and professionally customize music for films while achieving the artistic vision of the director.

Sonicfire Pro's intuitive process is revolutionizing the production music library industry. No other music library offers the creative control and flexibility to automatically adjust the length, mix, mood, arrangement and timing of a prerecorded music track. "I've worked with a lot of music libraries for films and SmartSound is unique because it gives us the ability to adjust the music to fit the scene with great detail and precision, using high quality, well-produced music," said Scott Stambler, a professional music editor and composer.

These unique customization features give editors and directors a dynamic new way to use library music. The innovations in the SmartSound solution bring a level of creativity that has never been offered by another production music company. For example, SmartSound's Mood Mapping technology, available exclusively in SmartSound's Sonicfire Pro software, can be used to easily assign custom mixes and moods to the music as the scene progresses. The result is a custom-fit score completed quickly and professionally. In editing music for "The Bucket List," Stambler included three songs from the SmartSound music library. "The ultimate compliment was when Rob Reiner told me on the dub stage that one of the SmartSound cues worked better than the pricey source cue we had in the temp. Ultimately, SmartSound saved "The Bucket List" thousands in licensing fees."

"We're seeing a lot more film editors embrace the SmartSound solution," said Brian Dickman, vice president of Sales & Marketing for SmartSound Software, Inc. "Our outstanding music quality, coupled with our innovative customization features for editors and filmmakers, has resulted in new creative options that redefine the role library music can play in a film."

Stambler notes, "I've seen SmartSound ads in the trade magazines, but I hadn't researched it until a client asked about it. Experiencing the SmartSound solution firsthand will do more for a professional editor than any recommendation or advertisement could do."

SmartSound has a library of over 170 music discs with 3 to 4 new discs added every month. Sample the music and learn more about Sonicfire Pro's unique features at or call (800) 454-1900 to request a free on-site or online demonstration.

About SmartSound Software, Inc.

SmartSound Software, Inc. is the world-leading developer and marketer of the SmartSound family of music and scoring technology for visual content creators. The company has been at the forefront of technological innovations in the industry, such as the award-winning Mood Mapping® feature introduced in SmartSound® Sonicfire® Pro 4. SmartSound technology is available for Windows XP/Vista and Macintosh OSX 10.4 or higher, including PowerPCs and Intel Macs. SmartSound products include: the Sonicfire® Pro and Quicktracks® for Adobe Premiere® Pro and Premiere® Elements software and the Strata®, Backstage, Film Score, Producer, Edge, Audio Palette, Sound Palette, and Movie Music collections of music and sound effects. The company is headquartered in Northridge, CA, and can be reached by phone at 818-920-9122, by fax at 818-920-9152 or on the Web at

©2008 SmartSound Software, Inc. All Rights reserved. SmartSound, Sonicfire, Strata Series, Mood Mapping, Express Track, Mood Ready, Quicktracks and Quicktracks for Premiere Pro are either registered trademarks or trademarks of SmartSound Software, Inc. Other product names are either trademarks or trade names of their respective holders. Patent numbers 5,693,902, 5,877,445 and patents pending.

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