NEW YORK, NY (November 16, 2010) - LaCie, a leading provider of professional storage solutions, together with Pro Sound Effects, provider of professional sound effects libraries and solutions, today announced a strategic partnership that will deliver premium sound effects libraries and search software on industry-leading hard drives, for an enhanced media production experience.
The BBC Sound Effects Library is considered one of the most popular sound effects libraries in the world. Until now, the original BBC Sound Effects Library was available only on audio CD, making it cumbersome for media producers to search, audition, select and import sound effects. The new partnership creates a complete digital experience for media production professionals. By combining database sound files with hard drive technology and search software, professionals in a number of influential markets – media producers in film television, radio, video games, animation, advertising, education, mobile and new media – have a comprehensive sound design solution that optimizes content integration and workflow.
“For professionals dealing with A/V production, having a streamlined workflow is critical,” said Laurent Hemmerle, VP Sales Eastern US, LaCie. “Working with Pro Sound Effects, we were enable the transition from a one dimensional distribution platform to a digital solution, offering a stronger and faster application for accessing and working with sound effects.”
The partnership delivers five BBC sound libraries on two of the most recognized desktop and mobile storage solutions available – the LaCie d2 Quadra and the LaCie Rikiki. The largest of the libraries, created by Pro Sound Effects, leverages the original 2400 sound effects, while including an additional 30,000 commercial sound effects that were previously unavailable. Now, the entire library of 32,400 sounds effects can be purchased in one complete collection on a LaCie’s award-winning, one terabyte, d2 Quadra.
The d2 Quadra was developed for full compatibility, including four interfaces - eSATA 3Gb/s, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0— for universal connectivity to PC and Mac® workstations. Additionally, the d2 Quadra features a unique, fanless design, keeping it quiet and safe in any production environment.
The smaller sound collections can be purchased on LaCie’s Rikiki, the most compact high-capacity hard drive on the market. The sleek black mobile hard drive is enclosed in brushed aluminum and can fit in a pocket for absolute mobility and data protection.
“To distribute these sound effects libraries, we needed a versatile and reliable hard drive partner,” said Douglas Price, President of Pro Sound Effects. “We chose to partner with LaCie because of their reputation for offering professional full-featured and reliable storage solutions, as well as industry-leading customer service – a benefit we always extend to our customers.”
About Pro Sound Effects
Pro Sound Effects strives to provide media producers with the highest quality and most diverse sound effects for any type of production or application. We accomplish this by specializing in sound effects publishing and distribution, enterprise licensing, and custom sound effects library services. Our clients include the largest and most innovative companies in film post, broadcast, music, television, video game, radio, web design, corporate presentation, theatre, and new media worldwide. Find out more about our sound effects libraries and services on www.prosoundeffects.com
With operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, LaCie is the leading manufacturer of storage devices for PC, Apple, and Linux. LaCie has differentiated itself through sleek design and remarkable technical performance. Find out more about our products at www.lacie.com .
Press Inquiries: Kimberly Myers, 503-844-4578, firstname.lastname@example.org