Abaltat, a developer of audio workflow solutions for postproduction
and broadcast markets, has released Abaltat Express 2.0 for Mac OS X
10.5 (“Leopard”). Based on the company’s flagship Abaltat Muse
application, Abaltat Express enables editors to compose royalty-free,
Version 2.0 ships with the brand new composition and analysis engine
found in its big brother (Muse 2.0) as well as seven stylized bands.
Also new in the release is a new user interface that offers dials and
prompts familiar to video editors.
Abaltat Express 2.0 integrates the video and audio post workflows by
providing a platform for users to create their initial soundtrack.
Utilizing the audio engine and sounds native to the Mac, compositions
can be tweaked using a number of Express controls or exported to
industry standard audio editing applications such as Apple Logic and
Garage Band or the Digidesign ProTools for finishing.
Abaltat Express 2.0 composes soundtracks by applying musical rules
and custom algorithms with advanced video recognition software. The
video recognition software analyzes the video and supplies
information about color and duration of the clip. Musical rules,
contained within the user’s selected Band, are then applied to this
After the initial Compose, the user can perform further editing and
arranging of the soundtrack using familiar keyframing concepts and
keyboard commands. The final composition is always 100 percent
royalty-free and can be used as-is, or, exported for further editing
and recording in any modern Digital Audio Workstation application.
The video is imported as a QuickTime file and the finished
compositions can be exported as .AIFF or .WAV files, as MIDI files or
as QuickTime. The Abaltat Express playout works with Mac’s own
soundcard or with the standard editing third party cards such as
Abaltat Express 2.0 is available today via the Abaltat web site
(www.abaltat.com) and certified reseller channels for US$230.Existing
Abaltat Express customers can upgrade to version 2.0 free of charge.
A 14-day trial version of both Abaltat Express and Muse 2.0 are
available for downloads.