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Apple launches \"Soundtrack Pro\"

updated 07:40 pm EDT, Sun April 17, 2005

Soundtrack Pro

, a new professional audio editing application. Soundtrack Pro features a waveform editor with flexible Action Layers that allow users to instantly re-order, bypass or change any edit, effect or process. Find-and-Fix features quickly identify and repair common audio problems such as background noise, pops, clicks and hum. With full multitrack editing and mixing, over 50 professional effect plug-ins from Apple's award-winning Logic Pro 7, and more than 1,000 professional quality sound effects, Soundtrack Pro provides the most intuitive, yet precise way to create stunning audio. Soundtrack Pro comes with over 5,000 Apple Loops.

Action Layers in Soundtrack Pro's innovative waveform editor let audio and video professionals quickly re-order, bypass or change any edit, effect or process. Integrated Action Lists deliver a complete history of edits and audio processing tasks, enabling users to revise decisions at any time while experimenting with sound design. Effect parameters can be tweaked spontaneously long after an effect has been applied to the audio waveform. Intelligent Find-and-Fix features quickly identify and repair common audio problems such as background noise, pops, clicks and hum and can be set automatically or manually for complete control.

An integrated mixer in Soundtrack Pro with control surface support enables audio users to interact with audio tracks using a familiar interface. Audio professionals can apply common effects to multiple tracks and group common tracks using busses. Support for Mackie Control surface protocol allows sound editors to use hardware faders and knobs for tactile control over mix parameters.

Soundtrack Pro offers integration within Final Cut Studio, allowing professional editors to work in any format from DV, SD, HD to film. Users can seamlessly move between other Final Cut Studio applications and Soundtrack Pro for quick audio touch-up and creation.

AppleScript and Automator capabilities built into Soundtrack Pro simplify the video production process by automating common and repetitive audio tasks. Audio and video professionals can execute complete Soundtrack Pro scripts directly from within Final Cut Pro 5 any time they need them.

Soundtrack Pro will be available in May for $300 or as a part of Final Cut Studio ($1300).




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