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Smartsound Files For Pinnacle Studio 9
This product has some great tools for creating professional-looking material. Unfortunately, Pinnacle Studios third-party plug-ins are extremely limited. Ive tried the most common audio/video plug-ins, including Movavi Screen Recorder (which allows a wide range of export options), but Ive been unable to get it to work. Fortunately, the built-in tools offer a step-by-step editing workflow that will help you polish your content.
While browsing the SmartSound store, I found that some of the more complex creative tools like the MIXER Tools had a scary-high price tag. For example, setting up a layer of reverb was as easy as dragging the MIXER Control panel from an empty track to the track where you want to add it. The easy-to-use ability to apply effects to individual tracks creates a limitless number of creative possibilities.
Smartsound keeps multiple version of nearly every audio and video file available. Much of the time, the older versions are perfectly fine for your project, and since they’re not overwritten, they can be imported into the current project. But some titles are painfully out of date. To update a file, you see its version in the version column and the update size. You’ll see an icon for the new version (Windows, Mac, or Linux) on the left side of the app window. Select the file’s down arrow, choose the update, and the file is updated. Click on any of the titles to find out more about the available versions.
There’s a lot of configuration settings here, including the ability to specify which SmartSound File Types you want to use as audio or video and which you’ll use to create layers within a multi-layer project. We’re using almost all the types, including MP3, MIDI, Shrink, Ogg, and eXtended. There’s also the option to choose the order in which SmartSound files get loaded. Video files always come first so the timeline can draw from one or multiple files of various types.
The first SmartSound File Type you select will be added to your template project. That means you can quickly get started on a multi-file project by simply selecting the type that fits your needs. Otherwise, you can just leave it alone and it will automatically add whatever SmartSound files are installed on your computer.
The Template Browser also lets you browse SmartSound’s library of presets or create your own from scratch. The list of preset categoriesis incredibly broad, including Music, Movie, TV, Documentaries, Sports, Game, News, Show, Advertising, and more.
Sonicfire’s audio editing tools are designed to work with your audio collection in a similar way to the Elements Organizer. You can browse the folders and tags in SmartSound One as you would in the Finder and open items, and it will allow you to apply tagging tags to your media. You can search through the collection by timecode, album, title, artist, and other criteria. It’s a useful tool for organizing your library and for helping you find content quickly, but it’s not geared toward pro audio producers. If you need to make changes to your sound, as with audio, the interface limits the options you have to a simple drag-and-drop interface that works on a per-project basis. You can’t adjust the timing of multiple clips at the same time using the same interface method.
The simplicity in the interface and the streamlined workflow, combined with the speed and responsiveness of the interface make SmartSound a great tool for light audio editing, but don’t expect to throw your pro audio tracks into this editor and come out with a polished project. Sonicfire has good support for the Key Spec Pro plug-in, which offers a range of sound design options such as keyboard emulation, equalization, filtering and synthesis, but you’ll need to keep in mind that this doesn’t offer anything as extensive as the plug-ins in higher-end video editors. Sonicfire offers an audio analyzer, which analyzes your audio and suggests cuts, edits and transitions to apply to your sound. It works well and is free. Its recommended listening range is the whole spectrum from −40 dB to 20 dB, but it can also find sound that’s within −20 dB to 10 dB and within 20 dB to 40 dB. The analyzer is a useful tool for finding out if your audio is too low or too loud. Unfortunately, it also isn’t color-coded to alert you to the ranges you’re hearing. You can adjust the listening range up to 20 dB up and down, but it doesn’t work with sub-20 dB or above 20 dB.