New York City-based Sonomic (www.sonomic.com), provider of sound library management solutions, debuted at NAB 2002 its new Total Library Server. Sonomic’s flagship sound-management product, the Total Library Server has been installed at CBS Television, Broadway Sound and Hothead. Designed for post-production and broadcast facilities, the Total Library Server enables editors and engineers to instantly locate and import any sound in their sound effects collection directly into their DAW.
With the Total Library Server, a studio’s sound effects collection is digitized, categorized and indexed onto an ultra-fast computer server. Each engineer searches the server directly from their DAW and imports the selected sounds right into their session. If the server doesn’t have a sound that matches the search criteria, it will automatically query and download matching sounds from the Sonomic Online Library.
“The CBS post department does a lot of time-sensitive work on news and sports programming, so having the right effect right now is critical,” said CBS audio post technical supervisor Dan Perino. “The Total Library Server lets us find exactly what we need instantly.”
Laki Fotopoulos, co-owner and engineer at Hothead, concured. “Our engineers are turning around projects faster and at the same time generating more billable hours by not having to waste pre-production time pulling effects. We also save money on CD libraries, since we can get one or two sounds from the Online Library when we need them, rather than purchasing an entire CD collection.”
In other Sonomic news, Dreamhire is now offering its clients rental access to the Sonomic Online Library.
Dreamhire is selling Sonomic Rental Packages, which give the client unlimited access to Sonomic’s library of over 200,000 royalty-free sound effects and samples for a 24-hour period.Dreamhire sells the packages for $29.95 per account per day.Once a Rental Package is purchased, Dreamhire clients can use Sonomic’s Sound Engine to locate any sound they need instantly.
Chris Dunn, general manager of Dreamhire, stated, “Dreamhire clients always need access to sound libraries, whether it’s samples for music or sound FX for post-production. Searching through stacks of CDs is tedious and inefficient, especially when the clock is ticking.”