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Synk Audio Announces Musicbed DV 1.2 and Season One

Customizable Cinematic Stock Music and Software for Mac OS X (March 21, 2006)

Chicago, Illinois, March 21, 2006 - Synk Audio today announced their Musicbed DV 1.2 and Season One bundle. Musicbed DV is a Mac OS X application that allows visual media professionals to flexibly modify stock music to fit the timing and mood of video projects. Musicbed DV includes non-linear music clip editing features and the unique ability to keyframe high-level music characteristics, such as intensity, foreground presence, and background ambience. Season One is an expansive resource of cinematic music beds produced for use with Musicbed DV.

Musicbed DV offers an innovative music clip browser that allows video pros to browse by story genres/moods, music style, texture, tempo, and pitch, while previewing the music in real-time to video. This browsing feature makes quick work of finding just the right music clip for any video sequence needing a cinema quality music bed.

When a music clip is added to the Musicbed DV timeline, the application provides independent control over the music clip's start and end time, while creating an evolving music bed that fits it's duration. Advanced features provide control over the location of musical transitions, for the accenting of scene changes and other edits.

However, the unique advantage that Musicbed DV offers is the ability to keyframe high-level music characteristics, and it does so with surprising ease-of-use. For instance, it's simple to accent a title or other edits with a punch in the music's overall intensity/density with a couple of keyframes. It's equally easy to underscore subtle changes in mood with a musical background ambience in just several more keyframes.

Season One is a vast cinematic music bed resource, encoded from over 11 GB of digital audio, and with style and texture parameters controlling over 2500 non-linear audio tracks under-the-hood. There are tens of thousands of music theme variations and an infinite number of time-based variations using Musicbed DV's easy-to-use style and texture automation features.

Season One's major contributor is Rom Di Prisco, whose credits include "The Sopranos", "America's Next Top Model", "MTV Cribs", "SSX Tricky" (EA Big), "Blair Witch Experience" (Artisan Entertainment), and "Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2" (Electronic Arts).

All of Season One is available as stereo mixes, instrumental stems, and surround music at any custom duration. Season One is available under a royalty-free license.

New features in Musicbed DV 1.2 include:

  • New 5.1 surround export feature (L, R, Ls, Rs, C, LFE).
  • New instrumental stems export feature (bass, percussion, etc.).
  • New chapter and scoring marker import feature. Useful when importing QuickTime from Final Cut.
  • New tempo map export feature. Tempo map may be exported as a MIDI file or spreadsheet. Useful when exporting a mix for Logic or Soundtrack.
  • New main window splitter for pane resizing.
  • Many more enhancements.

Pricing and Availability

The Musicbed DV 1.2 and Season One bundle is priced at $149 for the download version until the end of NAB 2006. Shipping is also available through Synk Audio's online store. Musicbed 1.2 and Season One is available now through Synk Audio's website

About Synk Audio Studios LLC

Synk Audio Studios LLC provides next-generation music products and services to clients in broadcast media, interactive entertainment, and multi-media. Synk Audio Studios LLC is powered by professionals with skill and experience in broadcast and interactive entertainment, internet infrastructure, and real-time digital signal processing.

Contact Information

Synk Audio Studios LLC, 3540 N. Southport #219, Chicago, IL 60657-1475, USA

Synk Audio, Musicbed DV, and Season One are trademarks of Synk Audio Studios LLC. Mac OS is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other company and product names are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.


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