I’ve had the pleasure, over the last few months, of working with Smartsound to develop a new plug-in for Final Cut Pro that greatly simplifies the process of adding music to your Final Cut projects. But they wouldn’t let me talk about it until they announced it.
Today they announced it.
So, here’s what it does:
In Final Cut, set an In and an Out – or you can use Soundtrack markers – you then send your file to Smartsound. It reads those markers and automatically determines the duration between the markers. You select the music you want from their library and Smartsound conforms it to the duration you specified. Save the music and send it back to Final Cut where it is automatically placed exactly where you marked it on your timeline.
I’ve been using SmartSound since 1997 and have always enjoyed how it creates custom-length music.
Recently, I discovered their multi-track music, which gives me the ability to change the actual instrument mix of each piece of music I create.
And, now, with this new plug-in, adding music to any of my Final Cut projects becomes really, really fast.
I expect this to be released shortly, in the meantime, you can learn more about Smartsound here.