Abaltat has announced Abaltat Express, an entry-level app that provides the tools video editors need to compose and arrange a soundtrack. Abaltat Express leverages the interface, workflow, and powerful composition engine of Abaltat Muse. Abaltat Express is expected to be available in early Q4 2007.
“The introduction of Abaltat Express enables video editors working at any level to achieve a unique soundtrack that enhances their visual work,” said Siun Ni Raghallaigh, managing director at Abaltat. “With powerful, proven technology and an easy-to-use interface, Abaltat Express offers an affordable entry into the world of software-aided soundtrack composition without having to be a musician.”
Abaltat Express uses the audio engine and sounds native to a computer, allowing editors to maintain their completed compositions within the Abaltat program or export them to any software that supports the standard MIDI file format. The new software from Abaltat is an ideal tool for the users of Apple GarageBand, Apple Logic, or similar software, and importing compositions to any of these packages is simple. Editors can then render their composition to an audio file using the software instrument of their choosing.
The Albatat Express Workflow
The workflow for Abaltat Express is straightforward. The user simply drops a QuickTime® file of the edited video sequence into Abaltat Express, clicks “Compose,” and selects parameters for composition. The soundtrack is composed in a matter of seconds, and the arrangement can be refined through adjustment of keyframes on the timeline. Once the project is complete, it may be exported as an .aiff, .wav, or MIDI file.
Abaltat Express comes bundled with three free Abaltat Bands: Atmospheric One, R&B One, and Ensemble. Abaltat is also releasing a further four bands for use with both Abaltat Muse and Abaltat Express.