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  • Fri, Mar 18 2011 7:10 AM

    • Bernd
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    Do NOT Buy Smartsound plug-in for Studio at Avid's shop

    Hi,
    If you intend to buy Avid Studio and would like to use the Smartsound plug-in for this, do NOT order the plug-in in Avid's shop but order the plug-in at Smartsound directly.

    Reason for this is that you need a plug-in code which is related to your s/n of Smartsound. If you order at Avid, you will get a new s/n for Smartsound (an E-number) while your S-number (Scoring Edition from MC Suite) has more rights. But the plug-in code you also receive will not work with the S-number ....., only with the new E-number.

    Purchasing from Smartsound will result in a plug-in code which works well with your original S-number as you have to enter that number first before you get the plug-in code.

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  • Fri, Mar 18 2011 11:20 AM In reply to

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    Re: Do NOT Buy Smartsound plug-in for Studio at Avid's shop

    And... did you notice that the price for the plugin is 59.95 on Avid's site (recently increased) and 29.95 on SmartSound's site...

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  • Fri, Mar 18 2011 2:05 PM In reply to

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    Re: Do NOT Buy Smartsound plug-in for Studio at Avid's shop

    It is still 29,95 euro in Avid's shop ....., NOW.
    So you must have selected a wrong currency .....

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  • Sat, Mar 19 2011 1:21 PM In reply to

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    Re: Do NOT Buy Smartsound plug-in for Studio at Avid's shop

    Darn, Do you know if we can we get our money refunded?

    rcm

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  • Mon, Mar 21 2011 9:39 AM In reply to

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    Re: Do NOT Buy Smartsound plug-in for Studio at Avid's shop

    When I found out that my plug-in for Avid Studio was not working with my already installed (and updated) Smartsound, I contacted Smartsound support by email (support@smartsound.com). After explaining and listing the various s/n and the plug-in code I received a new plug-in code which works with my original s/n for Smartsound (the one from MC suite) without extra payment.

    Big hands for Smartsound. A minus for Avid's shop that they don't inform you properly ....

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  • Mon, Mar 21 2011 10:49 AM In reply to

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    Re: Do NOT Buy Smartsound plug-in for Studio at Avid's shop

    Davilex:

    . A minus for Avid's shop that they don't inform you properly ....

    But this is the forum for Media Composer, I don´t think that there are any Smart Sound plugins for Media Composer .

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  • Mon, Mar 21 2011 2:24 PM In reply to

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    Re: Do NOT Buy Smartsound plug-in for Studio at Avid's shop

    No, it is about buying a plugin for Avid Studio (AS) if you already have Smartsound (like MC-users).
    If you buy this plug-in from Avid you also get a new s/n for Smartsound - express track edition - which either makes your original Smartsound - scoring edition - useless or your plug-in .... .

    If you buy the plug-in for AS from Smartsound you do NOT get a new s/n for Smartsound but can use your original one: this enables you to continue using Smartsound with MC and to use it with Avid Studio.

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  • Mon, Mar 21 2011 3:28 PM In reply to

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    Re: Do NOT Buy Smartsound plug-in for Studio at Avid's shop

    Davilex:

    if you already have Smartsound (like MC-users)....


    this enables you to continue using Smartsound with MC  ...

    Sorry, I still don´t understand, there is no Smartsound plugin for Media Composer, Sonic Fire Pro is brought free with the Media Composer bundle

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  • Mon, Mar 21 2011 5:16 PM In reply to

    Re: Do NOT Buy Smartsound plug-in for Studio at Avid's shop

    "... there is no Smartsound plugin for Media Composer ..."

    The full name of the product bundled w/MC is "SmartSound Sonicfire Pro" ... I'm looking at mine now.

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  • Mon, Mar 21 2011 10:12 PM In reply to

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    Re: Do NOT Buy Smartsound plug-in for Studio at Avid's shop

    Randall L Rike:

    "... there is no Smartsound plugin for Media Composer ..."

    The full name of the product bundled w/MC is "SmartSound Sonicfire Pro" ... I'm looking at mine now.

    It may be a question of interpretation.

    I think that they are referring to the fact that SmartSound/SonicFirePro are integrated directly into the other NLE's mentioned.
    As e,g, AvidFX, which can be opened as a stand-alone application or accessed directly as a plug-in.

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  • Tue, Mar 22 2011 11:01 AM In reply to

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    Re: Do NOT Buy Smartsound plug-in for Studio at Avid's shop

    Here's the story:

    The new Avid Studio product has an optional Smart Sound plugin that you can purchase from either Avid Store or from SmartSound Store.

    The plugin connects Avid Studio to SonicFire Pro allowing you to create music tracks in Avid Studio. The plugin is just a bridge to your existing SonicFire Pro software.

    When you edit these music tracks in Avid Studio, you are re-directed to SonicFire Pro's Express Track interface to pick your music selection.

    If you own the Scoring Edition of SonicFire Pro, you can also access the full interface to add multiple scoring tracks, adjust moods for the strata series, etc. - and when you're done, you just send back to Avid Studio where your changes will show up as a music clip on the timeline.

    It's actually very well done - not perfect, but quite usable.

    The licensing of the SmartSound plugin is tied to your serial number for SonicFire Pro. This means that when you try to activate the plugin within Avid Studio, it will only work on a computer with SonicFire Pro installed and that SonicFire Pro must have the serial number specified when purchasing the plugin.

    If this sounds complicated... it is. So here's the problem and why the OP gave this warning. If you already own SonicFire Pro scoring edition, you'll want to benefit from being able to work the magic of moods and hits and keyframed audio within SFP as part of the workflow I noted above, right? This means that when you purchase the SmartSound plugin, you'd like to be able to tie the plugin to your existing SFP license...

    If you purchase the SmartSound plugin from Avid Store, they automatically bind the plugin to a 'free' copy of SFP Express Edition (the one that doesn't offer all that cool flexibility with moods, hits and keyframing of multiple tracks). Purchasing the SmartSound plugin for Avid Studio in this way greatly limits the power of this features.

    If you purchase the plugin from SmartSound, you can specific the serial number of SFP to associate with the plugin. In addition, as I noted in an earlier posting, the price of the plugin is cheaper on the SmartSound website than on the Avid Store.

    What a crock - who would have thought?

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  • Tue, Mar 22 2011 11:11 AM In reply to

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    Re: Do NOT Buy Smartsound plug-in for Studio at Avid's shop

    Ok Steve, thanks for clarifying.

    So if I understand this correct it only affects Avid Studio and has no relationship with how SFP works with Media Composer, is that so ?

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  • Tue, Mar 22 2011 4:42 PM In reply to

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    Re: Do NOT Buy Smartsound plug-in for Studio at Avid's shop

    Absolutely correct, Tomas.

    The OP posted this here, I expect, because Avid Studio may be of interest to Liquid migrants (since AS is sort of the NextGen, I suppose Stick out tongue)

    Cheers

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  • Tue, Mar 22 2011 8:08 PM In reply to

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    Re: Do NOT Buy Smartsound plug-in for Studio at Avid's shop

    BarkinMadd:

    Absolutely correct, Tomas.

    The OP posted this here, I expect, because Avid Studio may be of interest to Liquid migrants (since AS is sort of the NextGen, I suppose Stick out tongue)

    Cheers

    100% correct, that was the reason to post.
    This post is not of any interest for folks not having Avid Studio (like Tomas Wink).

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  • Wed, Mar 23 2011 5:47 AM In reply to

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    Re: Do NOT Buy Smartsound plug-in for Studio at Avid's shop

    mjolnarn:

    Ok Steve, thanks for clarifying.

    So if I understand this correct it only affects Avid Studio and has no relationship with how SFP works with Media Composer, is that so ?

    Thanks to both of you, for Media Composer users coming here searching for info and help I have quoted myself.

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