SOURCE: SmartSound Software, Inc.

August 29, 2007 11:00 ET

Los Angeles Film School Adds SmartSound Sonicfire® Pro 4.5

Student Filmmakers at Leading Film School Now Have Access to Fully Customizable Music Scores From Top Hollywood Composers for Their Productions

NORTHRIDGE, CA--(Marketwire - August 29, 2007) - SmartSound Software, Inc., the leading provider of music scoring technology for film and video professionals, today announced that its award-winning Sonicfire Pro 4.5 music scoring software has been added to 41 workstations at the Los Angeles Film School, one of the leading educational institutions for aspiring filmmakers in the United States.

By installing Sonicfire Pro 4.5, The Los Angeles Film School has given their filmmakers access to more than 1,800 royalty-free music compositions from some of the leading composers in the film and television industries for use in scoring their productions. The Sonicfire Pro software and Mood Mapping® feature makes these tracks fully customizable, giving student filmmakers instant control over the length, arrangement or instrument mix of any track.

"SmartSound's unique approach to music scoring along with its impressive music library makes it an ideal fit for our student filmmakers," said Patrick Olmstead, Vice President of Operations for the Los Angeles Film School. "Students can quickly create a professional-quality score for their productions by using Sonicfire Pro 4.5 while learning how to use a product that is quickly becoming an industry standard in post-production."

SmartSound's music and technology is used by several leading production companies to create the score for their productions. Programming using SmartSound music has recently aired on networks such as HGTV, The History Channel, The Food Network, The Speed Channel, PBS and others. In addition, SmartSound technology is integrated into or bundled with video editing software from companies including Avid, Ulead and CyberLink.

"Music scoring is a crucial element to any production," said Kevin Klingler, President and CEO of SmartSound Software, Inc. "Leading institutions such as The Los Angeles Film School are adding Sonicfire Pro 4.5 because it provides their students with an industry-standard solution that empowers filmmakers to reach higher levels of creativity."

Sonicfire Pro 4.5 is available for Windows or Mac platforms. Packages including the software and SmartSound Multi-Layer Music libraries start at $199 and can be purchased at Additional Multi-Layer Music can be purchased, starting at $99.95 per library.

About SmartSound Software, Inc.

SmartSound Software, Inc. is the world-leading developer and marketer of the SmartSound family of music scoring technology for visual content creators. The company has been at the forefront of technological innovations in the industry, such as the Mood Mapping™ feature in SmartSound® Sonicfire® Pro 4.5. SmartSound technology is available for Windows 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 software and the Strata™, Backstage, 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

©2007 SmartSound Software, Inc. All Rights reserved. 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.

Contact Information

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    Richard Manfredi
    Director of Public Relations
    SmartSound Software, Inc.
    (818) 920-9122, ext. 23
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