Abaltat (http://www.abaltat.com) has released Muse 2.0, an update of
the software that lets you compose royalty-free, multi-part
soundtracks. The new release of Abaltat’s flagship audio solution
delivers a brand new composition and analysis engine, streamlined
user interface, expanded soundtrack creation capabilities and clever
pre-set audio tracks.

“The new Muse composition engine is incredibly dynamic and powerful.
Users can create a much wider range of soundtracks with greater
control over creative elements,” says said Mark Altekruse, sales and
marketing director, Abaltat. “They can also pop in a pre-set track
and fly through their project.”

In Muse 2.0, seven bands offer thousands of soundtrack style
possibilities — from classical to hip-hop to dance to modern 21st
century composition. Each band comes complete with Muse Presets. Muse
editing modes enables users to customize each Muse Preset to fit the
mood of the video or build their own soundtrack from scratch. Users
can arrange soundtracks using video editing concepts and controls
such as keyframes and key commands common to many NLE’s.

Muse 2.0 works such applications as Apple Final Cut Pro, Final Cut
Express, Avid editing applications, Adobe Premiere Pro and Media 100.
It supports professional audio workstations and formats. It exports
general MIDI files that can be imported into: Digidesign Pro Tools
and Pro Tools LE; Apple Logic Studio, Logic Express and GarageBand;
MOTU Digital Performer and more. It outputs audio in such pro audio
standards as AIFF, WAVE and MID.It also outputs combined or
individual tracks. Muse 2.0 ships with nearly 2GB of customized,
broadcast quality musical instruments and sounds.

Muse 2.0 is available for US$49 for new users; existing customers can
upgrade to version 2.0 free of charge. A 30-day trial version of Muse
2.0 is available for download.

The company has also incorporated the version 2.0 enhancements into
Abaltat Muse Free; a free soundtrack creation application based on
the Muse composition engine. Abaltat Muse Free offers users the same
interface with a limited range of controls and band styles for
royalty free soundtrack creation.