(Marlborough, Massachusetts--March 18, 2008) Boris FX and Media 100 (a subsidiary of Boris FX), today announced a distribution agreement with Abaltat, an Ireland-based audio company developing professional sound editing tools for video editors.
The distribution agreement licenses the Boris FX and Media 100 companies to redistribute the Abaltat Muse, Abaltat Express, and Abaltat Beat products with the Boris FX and Media 100 product lines. The new partnership compliments Boris FX and Media 100 editing and effects workflows by enabling users to quickly create original, royalty-free, broadcast-quality soundtracks.
“Abaltat brings significant value to the Boris FX and Media 100 products. They are a one of kind audio technology offering very exciting and innovative products – a natural compliment to the visual effects and editing software of Boris FX and Media 100,” comments Boris Yamnitsky, founder and president, Boris FX.
“We are delighted to have secured this distribution deal with Boris FX and Media 100” said Siún Ní Raghallaigh, Abaltat’s CEO. “Leveraging Boris FX and Media 100’s strong distribution channels enables us to offer our ground breaking audio products to our target users throughout North America”.
About Abaltat Products
The flagship Abaltat Muse application allows editors to design the soundtrack to match the picture sequence. Highlights of Abaltat Muse:
- Ability to create broadcast quality music compositions faster than real-time
- Variety of Abaltat Bands gives a wide choice of musical genre – no music royalty payments
- Seamless integration with Media 100 editing solutions
- Full MIDI export functionality to import directly into Digidesign Pro Tools orApple ® Logic ® applications
- User-friendly interface and easy-to-use controls are designed for video editors
Abaltat Muse also provides first drafts of a composition so that an editor can have a guide track. The guide track can be updated or recomposed at any stage during the editing workflow.
Ideal for users of Apple ® GarageBand ® and Apple Logic ®, Abaltat Express enables editors to create professional soundtracks. With the same interface, workflow and powerful composition engine as Abaltat Muse, users can compose and arrange soundtracks utilizing the audio engine and sounds native in standard desktops systems. The professional results can be exported to any software that supports the standard MIDI file format.
Abaltat Beat automatically calculates the best rhythmical fit for a video by analyzing the EDL. The resulting “best fit” is played by Abaltat Beat as a midi drum track and is expressed in “Beats Per Minute” (BPM). The speed of the drum track as well as time signatures can be adjusted. All adjustments can be played back in sync to the picture so editors can see the relationship between picture and sound.
Pricing and Availability
Abaltat Beat, Express and Muse are available through the Boris FX and Media 100 worldwide reseller channel and direct through Boris FX web site at www.borisfx.com and Media 100 web site at www.media100.com . Product MSRP pricing (USD); Abaltat Beat: $75.00, Abaltat Express: $230.00 and Abaltat Muse $495.00.
About Boris FX
Founded in 1995 in Boston MA, Boris FX is the leading developer of integrated graphics and effects technology, delivering 3D compositing and vector graphic products for the broadcast, post production, film and multi-media industries. Since the company's inception, Boris products have grown to serve over 200,000 artists worldwide. A great part of its success lies in the ability to tightly integrate and leverage technologies through strong partnerships with industry-leading manufacturers including Adobe®, Apple®, Autodesk®, Avid®, Eyeon®, Grass Valley, Matrox®, Media 100®, Sony Pictures Digital®, and Ulead®. For more information, visit http://www.borisfx.com
Abaltat was founded in 2003 in Galway, Ireland, with a daring vision: to create radical 21st-century computer applications. Using a combination of highly experienced television editors, first-rate musicianship, and the most imaginative programmers, the company has created unique software products for video and film editors. More information is available at http://www.abaltat.com