Music Fans Will 'Get Down' With the Release Of Sony's Dr. Fink's Funk Factory

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Premium Collection Release Features Wide Selection Of Royalty-Free Loops and Samples for Music Creation

Last Updated: July 26, 2005 4:54 pm GMT
(MADISON, WI) Funk music fans will 'party like it's 1999' with the news that Sony Media Software has released the Dr. Fink's Funk Factory™ library, a new Premium Collection (2-CD, 24-bit) of royalty-free loops and samples that give users the freedom to create music with sounds from the funk doctor himself, Matt Fink.

For more than ten years, Matt Fink was the chief keyboardist in one of the most influential bands of all time, Prince and the Revolution. Now, Matt has partnered with Sony Media Software to make his chart-topping pop/funk keyboard and synth stylings available to music enthusiasts everywhere.

"The premise for Dr. Fink's Funk Factory was to match old school sounds and beat loops with contemporary techno beats and synthesizer sounds so that they could be mixed and matched within this collection," said Matt Fink. "I really enjoyed creating the Funk Factory, and I hope that others will have a fun and creative experience with it as well."

Recorded by Matt Fink exclusively for Sony Media Software, this funky Sony Sound Series™ Premium Collection offering captures polyphonic analog synth themes, tight dance grooves captured directly from vintage machines, clavinet licks, searing lead solos and riffs, and more.

Sony Sound Series libraries offer comprehensive solutions for music creation. Three levels: Classic, Standard, and Premium, offer multiple price point options across a wide range of music genres.

"Dr. Fink's keyboard playing helped define the sound of modern funk. We're excited to work with someone who played such a major role in defining that sound," said Dave Chaimson, vice president of marketing for Sony Media Software. "Music producers can use the Dr. Fink's Funk Factory library to infuse their own songs with the keyboard stylings of a funk music legend."

Sony Sound Series libraries are delivered in the ACID® .wav file format that supports pitch-shifting and time-stretching in the entire line of ACID music creation programs, as well as Live®, Sonar™, Cubase®, Logic®, Soundtrack®, and GarageBand™ 2. These loops can also be imported into any other non-linear editor that supports the .wav file format.

For more information on the Dr. Fink's Funk Factory library, or to locate a dealer worldwide, please see www.sony.com/mediasoftware. MSRP: $99.95.

Other libraries ideally suited for making funky tracks: Aural E™, The Bill Laswell Collection™, Bass Taster™, Downtempo Beats™, Either/Or Electronica™, Groove Spectrum R&B Drums™, Electro Lounge™, Hydroponic Hip-Hop™, Mac Money: Electro Hip-Hop™, Mac Money: R&B 101™, Mellow Jazz/Funk Elements™, Siggi Baldursson: Zero-Gravity Beats™, Siggi Baldursson: Drumsugar™, Stylus Pressure: Urban Grooves On Digital Wa™x, Synchro-Funk™, TOYZ™, Ugly Remnants: Volume One™, Ugly Remnants: Volume Two™, Underground Soundlab™, Westside Underground™.


About Sony Media Software

Sony Media Software manages the following media creation software titles: Sound Forge® software, Vegas® software, CD Architect™ software, DVD Architect™ software, ACID® PRO software, Sony Sound Series™ music and sound effects libraries, Sony Vision Series™ graphics, animations and stock footage libraries, Noise Reduction™ Plug-In, Vegas Movie Studio™ software, ACID Music Studio™ software and Sound Forge Audio Studio™ software. The team also runs the ACIDplanet™ online service (www.ACIDplanet.com), a worldwide community for progressive musicians. For additional product information, please visit www.sony.com/mediasoftware.

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