SmartSound Software Inc. has announced the pending release of Sonicfire Pro 4, a new version of their soundtrack creation software for Mac OS X and Windows. It will cost $249 and will start shipping on April 24, 2006.
Sonicfire Pro 4 is a music creation package aimed at video editors and others who need to create a score for their visual work. You can select from music tracks on the SmartSound Music Library, search for specific soundtracks based on categories, edit tracks to fit the length of your work and more. Each track includes different arrangements and has a clear beginning and end.
Sonicfire Pro 4 adds “mood mapping,” which SmartSound says lets you identify points in the score where changes in mood occur — you can change the mix of the score depending on your needs (from “heavy” to “sparse,” for example, or from “dialog” to “acoustic”).
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.4 or later, Intel or PowerPC G4-based Mac or better, DVD drive, 256MB RAM and 50MB hard disk space.