Earl Vickers
The Sound Guy, Inc.
12510 Paseo Cerro
Saratoga, CA 95070

Vielklang Harmonization Plug-in
Also, Updates of SFX Machine and Backwards Machine

Seaside, CA – July 12, 2007
The Sound Guy, Inc. has announced new updates of their audio effects plug-ins, SFX Machine RT, SFX Machine Pro and Backwards Machine. They have also begun marketing Vielklang, an innovative harmonization plug-in from Zplane Development.

Vielklang harmonizes monophonic voices or instruments by analyzing the melody and using voice leading rules to find the best harmonies. The benefits include more natural-sounding harmonies with less input from the user.

"We were knocked out when we saw the pre-release version of Vielklang at NAMM," said Earl Vickers, founder of The Sound Guy, Inc. "Traditional harmonization programs tend to use parallel harmonies -- the voices all march up, then they all march down. Vielklang uses music theory to figure out good voice leading, the way an arranger would do."

Key Product Features:
- Thinks in harmony progressions instead of intervals
- Lets you view and edit the results in a piano roll display
- No key configuration required
- Use as a full-fledged sample player instrument
- Trigger different harmonizations with MIDI

SFX Machine Pro is an advanced multi-effects plug-in with over 300 presets. It recently won Editor's Choice awards from Electronic Musician and Mac Life magazines. SFX Machine RT is a streamlined, low-cost member of the SFX Machine family. Backwards Machine lets you reverse continuous audio in real time.

The 1.1.1 update of SFX Machine Pro greatly reduces the latency of many of the pitch shift and vibrato presets. The new updates also streamline the authorization process.

Price and availability:
SFX Machine Pro 1.1.1: US $149.99.
SFX Machine RT 1.0.8: US $75.00.
Backwards Machine 1.0.1: US $35.00.
Vielklang 1.0.1: US $249.00 or 179 Euros.
All programs available now via

System Requirements:
SFX Machine Pro, SFX Machine RT and Backwards Machine are available for Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later (Universal Binary) or Windows 2000/XP/Vista. They require a 1 GHz or faster processor and a VST 2.x or Audio Unit compatible host.
Vielklang is available for Mac OS X 10.4.x or later (Universal Binary) or Windows 2000/XP/Vista. It requires a 1 GHz or faster processor and a VSTi or Audio Unit compatible host.

For Evaluation Copies:
Demos are available from

The press kit, including screenshots and logos, is at .

The Sound Guy, Inc. is a manufacturer of audio effects software, including Backwards Machine and the SFX Machine family of audio effects plug-ins.

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