Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Tarras, Brandwein, Statman, Krakauer, London, Sony

Here's Peter Kirn on Sony's answer to Apple's Soundtrack and Garageband.
The problem is, as always, that you’re limited to pre-defined styles, and Sony has included only 20 options. (There are variations; hard to know without hearing it how cheezy it is, but past experience with this kind of product suggests . . . Velveeta.) But look closely at the brochure: clearly, you have everything you need! “High Adrenaline” “Drum ‘n’ Bass”, “High Voltage” Rock, “Fourth World Surge” Ambient (not entirely sure where the Fourth World is, but I guess it’s nations with even more poverty than the Third World?), and, most importantly, Klezmer! (Hey, if you have 20 styles, you better make one of them Klezmer.) I’m sure it’ll go well with the video about . . . parrots . . . shown in the brochure.

I’ll let you know when the demo version is available so the CDM community can unleash its High Adrenaline Klezmer mash-ups on the world.
The good news is, if this works, it might mean the end of J-videographers using Project RelaX and Arkady's "The Other Side" in their wedding videos.

Added link to Arkady's website.