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SmartSound(R) Expands Soundtrack Creation Dominance With Three Technology Licenses

Leading NLEs Drive Customer Value, Loyalty and Superior Sound Quality Using SmartSound's Patented Music Scoring Process (January 21, 2009)

NORTHRIDGE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/21/09 -- SmartSound Software, Inc., the leading provider of custom music scoring solutions for the video industry, announced today that three leading video editing providers are now including SmartSound® music scoring technology in their software programs.

Adobe Premiere® Elements version 7, which began shipping in September 2008, now includes an integrated version of SmartSound's Quicktracks® technology. This integrated approach provides a seamless workflow between the creative video editing process in Adobe Premiere Elements and creation of custom music tracks for video projects. Premiere Elements is a leading-selling consumer video-editing software that allows people to get started quickly, with automated moviemaking options, the ability to add knockout visuals and sound, using SmartSound Quicktracks and share movies everywhere.

Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, now includes SmartSound's professional product, Sonicfire® Pro, in Creator 2009 Ultimate and Toast 10 Pro. Creator Ultimate is a suite of easy-to-use, yet sophisticated media creation tools and Toast is the leading Mac-based DVD and CD burning application. Sonicfire Pro is a full-featured music scoring product with its patented custom length feature and groundbreaking Mood Mapping® technology. By including Sonicfire Pro, these Roxio products offer the most professional, results-driven music scoring experience available while providing award winning ease-of-use and music quality.

Additionally, Serif, Inc., a leading media-creative software company based in Nottingham, England, is offering its customers a bundle option of Sonicfire Pro with their Movie Plus X3 video editing software, widely used and popular in Europe. Serif feels the easy-to-use features of Sonicfire Pro are a good fit for its customers, who need powerful features that are readily accessible.


"We are proud to be included with these products," said Kevin Klingler, president and CEO of SmartSound Software, Inc. "SmartSound technology is already one of the most widely licensed audio technologies in the video industry and these new licenses demonstrate that our unique technology continues to drive customer value, loyalty and quality for the industry's leading non-linear editing packages."

These new licenses make a total of 15 products from seven different companies that include SmartSound technology. Toast makes the fifth product from Roxio/Sonic Solutions to include SmartSound technology and Premiere Elements is the second time Adobe has licensed it. Other companies include: Avid Systems, Corel/Ulead, Cyberlink and Pinnacle Systems, which uses SmartSound technology in its "Liquid" product.

Sr. Product Manager of Consumer Video for Adobe, Mike Iampietro, was happy to include SmartSound in their new release of Premiere Elements. "The fact that we have been able to integrate SmartSound Quicktracks in this way makes the music process more immediate and more creative for our customers, and the quality is great," he said.

For more information on Premiere® Elements 7 go to www.adobe.com/products/premiereel. Roxio Creator 2009 Ultimate can be found at http://www.roxio.com/enu/products/creator/ultimate/. For more information on Movie Plus X3 please go to www.serif.com/movieplus/movieplusx3/extras.

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 Sensory Searching(TM) and Mood Mapping® features in SmartSound® Sonicfire® Pro. SmartSound technology is available for Windows Vista/XP 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®, Film Score, Producer, Edge, Audio Palette, Sound Palette, and Movie Music collections of royalty-free 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 www.smartsound.com.

©2009 SmartSound Software, Inc. All Rights reserved. Mood Mapping, Sensory Searching, SmartSound, Sonicfire, Strata Series, 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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SmartSound Software, Inc.
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