Creative Network Design (CND), a sound and audio software developer, announced the release of NetMix™ Pro 3.4, an enhanced sound effects library management tool for video and audio editors. Available for both Mac and PC, an upgraded version of CND’s NetMix Pro Sound Library Management software, NetMix Pro 3.4 enables editors to rapidly search, audition, transfer and manage audio files.
NetMix Pro 3.4 incorporates new features, including: a Relational Category Search engine, which provides users with an optimized search method for music libraries; enhanced workflow integration, enabling users to deliver music directly to Pro Tools and Avid; and the NetMix Pro Project Manager, which was enhanced for music-related project management.
The NetMix Pro Relational Category Search enables users to search music tracks or sound effects by categories and subcategories.
CND has partnered with Associated Production Music (APM) to integrate the APM music library with NetMix Pro, enabling users to benefit from workflow integration with Pro Tools, Avid and other editing systems, including Final Cut Pro.
The NetMix Pro Project Manager, developed with the help of Oscar-nominated sound editor Mark Mangini, now supports management of music tracks by project. Users can add a music track or a region thereof to a project. Projects can be shared among users and are completely searchable. Projects feature a fine reel-scene-spot structure that allows users to accurately manage music tracks and sound effects. Cue sheets can be printed for every project, allowing for accurate reporting.
NetMix Pro 3.4 allows users to audition a music track in sync to picture. Its built-in movie player with professional transport control can play back any QuickTime-compatible movie, including QuickTime reference movies exported from Avid. Auditioning several music tracks in sync to a scene in a movie is easy with start and stop markers using MovieLoop.
“More and more customers are asking for music library integration; they not only want to manage their sound effects in NetMix Pro, but also their favorite music production libraries, like APM, Killer Tracks, Sonoton and others,” said Markus Schmidt, CEO and founder of CND. “NetMix Pro 3.4 provides greater search, workflow, project management and reporting features, all in one software suite.” NetMix Pro 3.4 can be purchased online from CND’s online store at www.creativenetworkdesign.com or from Digidesign resellers.