Reader Doug Hansel sent me the following press release with a comment: “Soundly is an amazing new sound tool that’s officially launching today. It’s been in beta for almost a year and received glowing reviews from beta users. I can tell you after personally using it with Avid Media Composer, ProTools, and Adobe Premiere Pro, I have never experienced a faster way to add sound effects to picture.”
Soundly is a startup based in Oslo, Norway. On December 9th, they released “Soundly, a cloud-based sound effects library and workflow tool. Soundly represents a completely new approach to sound effects access and editing. A cloud-based sound library with access to thousands of premium sound effects and a powerful workflow tool, Soundly lets video and audio editors instantly search the cloud or local sound libraries, customize sounds, and place them to picture instantly, wherever they have an Internet connection.” (Press release)
Soundly runs on either Macs or PCs, the app is free to download at getsoundly.com and includes access to 300 sounds. Members can subscribe to more than 6,000 effects, complete with indexing, for only $14.99 per month.
“Soundly is a unique, turnkey solution for adding sound to picture, containing not only an online library of sound, but also a specialized application for editing and placing sounds. With a simple click, Soundly subscribers can instantly audition any sound and edit it on-the-fly using the waveform view before dragging and dropping the desired portion of the sound into popular editing applications like Avid Pro Tools, Apple Logic and FCP, Avid Media Composer, or Adobe Premiere Pro. With Soundly, multiple steps are avoided from traditional workflows saving valuable time for editors.” (Press release)
Core features of the software include:
Soundly was founded by two professional sound designers: Christian Schannning and Peder Jorgensen. For more information, visit: getsoundly.com