Grass Valley, California, January 6, 2003Comparisonics Corporation is pleased
to announce FindSounds Palette, which is an audio player, recorder, editor, database,
search engine, and Web browser, all in one software program. It is easy to use
and well suited for anyone needing to search for, organize, and edit sound effects
and musical instrument samples, including multimedia and Web developers, electronic
musicians, sound designers, filmmakers, videographers, teachers, and students.
FindSounds Palette provides access to more than 1,000,000 sound effects and
musical instrument samples on the Web and gives users the ability to organize
and search audio files stored on their hard drive. Sounds can be searched using
any combination of their attributes including file name, description, category,
genre, source, copyright, format, file size, number of channels, resolution, sample
rate, duration, key, and tempo. In addition, for any example sound, a Comparisonics
"sounds-like" search can automatically find similar sounds on the Web
or on the user's hard drive.
FindSounds Palette utilizes the Comparisonics colored waveform display to represent
the sounds retrieved by a search, and this display helps users to "see"
the sounds they are editing. Similar sounds are represented by similar colors,
and changes in sound are indicated by changes in color. See the attached representation
of the sounds made by a cat (orange), a fly (lavender), and a rooster (red). More
examples can be seen at http://www.comparisonics.com/gallery.html.
Hollywood sound designers know well that useful and interesting sounds can
be obtained by changing the playback speed of an audio recording. FindSounds Palette
makes it easy to change speed and is the first sound-retrieval system able to
search the sounds of multiple speeds. By searching each audio file at 25 different
speeds, a collection of 10,000 audio files becomes a searchable database of 250,000
FindSounds Palette is available for Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, Me, 98, 95,
and NT. More information about the product, including a free 15-day trial, can
be obtained at http://www.findsounds.com/palette.html.
Comparisonics Corporation (http://www.comparisonics.com)
is the world leader in sound-retrieval technology. FindSounds.com (http://www.findsounds.com)
is the company's Web search engine for sound effects and musical instrument samples.
This award-winning search engine is like Google and AltaVista, but with a focus
on sounds. Each month it processes more than 1,000,000 sound searches for more
than 100,000 unique visitors.
Stephen V. Rice, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Comparisonics Corporation, P.O. Box 1960, Grass Valley, CA 95945 USA