Abaltat to Release Windows Versions of Mac Software Products
April 2, 2008
Abaltat Muse, the Mac-based video-driven soundtrack composer, will be shown running on the Windows platform at NAB.
Intended for video editors, the application creates original, royalty-free, broadcast-quality soundtracks. After analyzing a QuickTime version of the picture sequence, Muse lets the editor compose the soundtrack by selecting a musical “band” for style and tempo, then arrange the music by selecting melodic strains and instrumentation, modulating the scale, and other functions. The audio mix can be exported as an .aiff or .wav file, track by track, or as a MIDI file. Abaltat Express, now available for both Mac and Windows platforms, delivers most of the Abaltat Muse functionality at a lower price point. Abaltat Band is a suite of bands that serves as a plug-in for the Abaltat Muse and Abaltat Express applications, extending the choice of musical styles and genres. Created for the Mac, the plug-in now supports Windows-based PCs and laptops. Audio samples in the plug-ins for Abaltat Muse are supplied by Native Instruments and Garritan Libraries. Abaltat Beat, now available for Windows platforms, functions as a beat calculator and a rhythm machine. Editors can use the edit decision list to calculate beats-per-minute for an edited picture sequence, which then can be used by the Muse or Express soundtrack composer. Abaltat Beat also can create a drum track in sync with the video. The resulting track can be exported as an .aiff, QuickTime or MIDI file. Abaltat will be at Booth SL9610.
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