Cognitone has released
an entry-level edition of the Music Prototyping Studio from the makers of
and Harmony Navigator.
Synfire is a comprehensive
software for computer aided composition and arrangement. Thanks to applied
AI-techniques, it is able to understand, manipulate and interpret music at a
high level of abstraction. Working intuitively with graphical expressions, the
user can freely combine any musical material gathered from a variety of
sources. Thanks to the built-in knowledge about music theory, this works for
all styles, from easy pop tunes to complex orchestral works.
"Sound is not everything.
Music needs substance to stand out." says Andre Schnoor, CEO of
Cognitone, "Synfire makes it easy to build memorable themes with
personality. Once you have mastered the learning curve, you will be rewarded
for many years with inexhaustible inspiration."
Synfire is showing its strengths
where multiple instruments are supposed to play together in a meaningful way.
Therefore it is optimal for film music (movie scores), game soundtracks,
orchestral works, piano, electronic and experimental music, jazz, pop/rock,
folk, hip hop, drum & bass, latin and all other styles that make use of
harmony, melody and structure.
The standalone software for Mac
OS X and Windows hosts VST and AU instruments and also synchronizes with a DAW
via ReWire. By loading remotely controlled "Drones" into the tracks of a DAW,
Synfire integrates tightly with most popular sequencers.
Synfire Express is available exclusively as a digital
download on the company's
web store for 449 €. An
upgrade to the more extensive and scalable Pro edition is possible at any
Comprehensive workstation for
computer aided composition, arrangement and music prototyping. Can understand
and interpret music on a high level of abstraction. A chimera of AI-based
expert system, sequencer and notation software. A new category in its own that
works different than anything else today. Builds on the established consensus
of the theory of music. Works for all styles, simple to complex.
Sound is not everything. Music
needs substance to stand out. Synfire helps you build memorable themes and
textures with personality. It is supportive for beginners and inspiring for
pros. An intelligent companion that helps you escape writer's block.
Synfire understands the meaning
of musical expressions.
Imported and recorded MIDI
adapts itself to your composition.
Change everything until the
last minute - even harmony.
Masters hand-made music as well
as synthetic styles.
Everything is linear: Your
music is not cut into blocks.
Music sounds natural and fluid.
Helps you develop your own
How Does It Integrate?
Hosts VST/AU instruments (32
and 64 bit).
Syncs with most popular DAW.
Loads "Drones" (AU/VST) into
your DAW for instrument control.
Plays external MIDI hardware.
Imports MIDI files.
Exports MIDI files, MusicXML
Exports MIDI via drag & drop
from Drones to your DAW.
Synfire is optimal for film music (movie scores),
game soundtracks, orchestral works, piano, electronic and experimental music,
jazz, pop, folk, hip hop, drum & bass, latin and all other styles that make
use of harmony, melody and structure.