Blastwave FX today announced Blastwave FX Search Engine software for Mac and PC. The Blastwave FX Search Engine is simple, single-user search software that comes bundled on select Blastwave FX sound effects hard drive products. The search engine provides 3 key functions:
- SEARCH: "Google-style" text search, Browse by Category
- AUDITION: Rapid-fire playback, Keyboard Control
- DRAG N' DROP: to any audio/video application on Mac or PC
The Blastwave FX Search Engine is bundled with all of Blastwave FX's sound effects hard drive libraries, including SONOPEDIA™, The BLASTDRIVE, TITLEWAVE, and .wavFX. An in depth video tutorial featuring the Blastwave FX Search Engine workflow with Pro Tools is available at: http://www.blastwavefx.com/i11/Blastwave-FX-Search-Engine/information.html
"The Blastwave FX Search Engine makes our libraries more useful and creatively accessible to our clients," said Ric Viers of Blastwave FX. "It also demonstrates that our company's focus extends beyond creating HD sound effects libraries to include metadata and search. Metadata and search both are crucial features for working with sound effects libraries and audio in general." The Blastwave FX Search Engine integrates with popular audio and video applications such as Pro Tools, Logic, AVID, Final Cut Pro and beyond. In Pro Tools, for example, users can drag and drop sound effects directly to the timeline and regions list. AVID users can drag n' drop directly to bin. Final Cut users can spot sound effects right on the timeline. Overall, the Blastwave FX Search Engine is designed to increase production efficiency while enhancing the creative process for the single user working with Blastwave FX libraries.