For just $195 -- a savings of more than $250 -- users can upgrade their copy of SFX 5.6 Standard, ProAudio, or ProAudio/ShowControl to SFX 6.1 Deluxe, the latest version of its popular music-and-sound playback software. In addition, they will be entitled to download any new updates for free for the next year.
"We're delighted to make this upgrade special available to customers who haven't discovered all the new options contained in SFX 6.1 Deluxe," says Carlton Guc, cofounder of Stage Research. "And they will be able to take advantage of future updates, at no cost, as they are released this year."
SFX 6.1 Deluxe incorporates features such as the revolutionary ASIO sound playback engine that supports 16-bit or better WAV, MP3 or WMA audio files, cues that output to a true matrix (any number of inputs to any number of outputs) and audio cues that contain mono, stereo and more channels. Volume change curve customization, a revamped user interface, and undo/redo are also on hand. New windows (such as Transport and Active Matrix) afford vivid display and greater control of specified cues. A Matrix cross point scroll bar is also included.
Flexible and user-friendly SFX 6.1 Deluxe supports English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Simplified Chinese. It will also record and send out system exclusive (SysEx) messages from the MIDI Command Effect.
"This upgrade special demonstrates Stage Research's continuing commitment to grow our customer base and broaden our impact on the sound-for-stage market," Guc concludes.
SFX is found at all levels of theater from academics to the pros. Professional theaters use the software to create reliable and enriched soundscapes and it has been employed in many award-winning shows, including several Tony Award winners. The academic stage (elementary education through college) and amateur theater appreciate SFX for the high quality of shows it can create and because it can be easily run by novice operators. Students using SFX get the added benefit of learning the software they will most likely work with when they enter the theatrical job market.
SFX 6 provides features that no other product can. It enables designers to refine and create effects on-site rather than having to shuttle back and forth between a studio and performance space. This affords the freedom to optimize sound designs for the acoustics of the space and other components of the performance. SFX 6's newly rewritten audio engine frees the need for an OS playback engine for hassle-free mixing and placement of audio. SFX 6 features an intuitive user-interface and can be programmed to run complex events with little or no user input.
About Stage Research
Stage Research is the developer of SFX, Soft Plot, Light Factory, ShowBuilder: Sound Design and other audio and lighting software. For more information, visit www.StageResearch.com.