May 26, 2005


HOLLYWOOD - SmartSound Software, a provider of soundtrack creation technology, and Megatrax, the Hollywood-based provider of production music for film, television, advertising and multimedia, have entered into a partnership to bring a new music library to the high-end film and video market. "The Scene" will launch in June, and combines Megatrax's high-quality needledrop music library with SmartSound's editing technology.

Megatrax's music will be encoded with Smartsound's technology allowing users to instantly edit a track with a complete musical beginning and ending at custom lengths from three seconds to more than 30 minutes. SmartSound also provides instant access to audition several possible musical arrangements for each track before saving the desired arrangement to an audio file that can be used in any application.

The Scene will initially feature 10 CDs of needledrop music with additional titles planned for future release. Among the CDs included with the June launch are: three volumes of "Club Life," from famed dance music producer Byron Brizuela; two volumes of "Global Hip-Hop," produced by Karl Lundeberg; three volumes of "Jazz Combo Styles" featuring all live ensembles; and one volume each of "Acoustic Pop/Rock" and "Crisis/Emergency."

SmartSound's approach to soundtrack creation has been adopted by many within the video editing industry, including Avid, Adobe, Pinnacle, Ulead and Cyberlink, who offer it through product bundles. It is also offered as a standalone software product titled SmartSound Sonicfire Pro.

The Scene marks the first time that needledrop music has been available for use with SmartSound technology.