Friday, January 02, 2009

SynFire Pro

SynFire Pro is an intriguing new product from Cognitone Systems. It will probably revolutionize the way professional composers work on a day to day basis. It greatly facilitates melodic development end harmonization. Probably of greater significance is how it enables the exploration of ideas. There is really nothing out there that comes close. There are other products that scratch the surface. Some generate both melody and harmonies, notably Band in the Box an interesing and useful product in its own right. Others, like the Palette help in melodic development. Yet others like Onyx Arranger will morph your input based on the notion of templates from a variety of styles. Again all of these just scratch the surface and although useful and not to be dismissed they do not provide a comprehensive solution. Therefore, it is probably fair to say the SynFire Pro is a one of a kind product. Unfortunately for some or rather for most it comes at a one of a kind price tag. Indeed, only those that would use it on a daily basis can justify the hefty prize of approximately $1,500.00 dollars. However, that target market i.e. the professional composer market is according to my sources responding well to the recent intial offering. In conclusion, I would say that words cannot at all come close to giving justice to the promise of SynFire Pro so I'll challenge the user to be as equally intrigued by SynFire as I have by checking out their videos here:

I plan to blog about some of the features illustrated in the videos found above as well as other features once the evaluation demo is available to the general public.


Mary Zingale said...

I understand that Joe Zingale was once the lead singer of your band, and inspired your musical aspirations. Is he still an inspiration to you? I heard there was going to be a Flashback reunion. Will you be a part of it? How about the European tour? Asia? The fans would love to see you and Joe back together again. Are you up to the challenge?

Charles A. Monteiro said...

I would have to grow back my hair and get the rest of my chops back , but sure it would be fun :)