Graphics and new media consultancy Cope & Glory has added a string to its bow by setting up a multimedia music authoring service.
The group, based in Kingston upon Thames, claims that unless clients begin commissioning music for their multimedia projects, people will begin to spot library sound loops as easily as a graphic designer can spot stock photography.
Clients using Cope & Glory for CD-ROMs or websites can now get original sounds alongside original graphics. Alongside a Mac, the kit’s components includes a sampler, synthesiser and mixer.
Cope & Glory founders Ian Nuttall and Andy Carrol say the new service’s set-up costs are, at around 5000, about the same as a new graphics workstation.
Nuttall says: “Original music will become very important. The last thing a client wants is for someone to say ‘I’ve heard that before’ when listening to a multimedia product.”
One of the first clients for Cope & Glory’s music service is to be Masterock, a recording studio and mastering facility for which Cope & Glory is designing a promotional CD-ROM.