Red Giant Software

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Red Giant Trapcode Sound Keys 1.3
MSRP: $199
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Red Giant Trapcode Sound Keys Academic
MSRP: $99
100 In Stock

See the beat! Sync your video to any audio.

Now it's easy to synchronize motion and sound in After Effects. With Trapcode Sound Keys, your audio-intensive animations no longer require extensive keyframing. Visually select parts of an audio track and convert them into keyframes, syncing footage with audio using amplitude or frequency ranges. Sound Keys is applied as a regular VFX effect, so you can save its settings with your project, generate keyframes into output parameters, and link keyframes to expressions. The possibilities are huge, just like the beat.

Reasons To Buy

  • 64 bit compatibility provides significant performance gains
  • Ideal for music videos and other visualization projects
  • Synchronize motion with vocals or drumbeats
  • Settings can be saved along with your projects

Visual interface for audio selection

Sound Keys displays sound as a 32-band adjustable audio spectrum, making it easy to isolate the part of the sound you'd like to use in an animation.

Integrate sound with other effects

Since it is applied as a regular effect within After Effects, Sound Keys can be used to make audio trigger other visual effects. For example, combine Sound Keys with Trapcode Starglow to animate the intensity of light based on a drumbeat.

Multiple instance capability

Create mesmerizing, complex animations by using the same audio track to drive several types of animation, selecting different audio frequencies for each effect.


Available for Mac OS X and Windows XP systems 

See It, Hear It
Sound Keys' 32-band adjustable spectrum has an easy-to-use visual interface 

Happy Endings
Choose from Instant, Linear or Exponential falloff controls to alter the generated keyframes 

What's the Frequency
The adjustable range controls let you choose up to 3 frequency ranges for sampling 

Adobe CS3 support
Sound Keys is fully compatible with After Effects CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6 and CC.


Currently, there is a known issue in After Effects CC2015 that keeps Trapcode Soundkeys from converting audio data into keyframes. 

Trapcode Sound Keys runs only in After Effects. Each purchase and serial number allows the owner to use the product on more than one host application, but only on a single computer at any one time. Except where noted, the features are the same in all systems and host applications.

  • Adobe After Effects CC (2015), CC 2014, CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5

Please ensure that the host version is compatible with your operating system. Check with application provider for specifics.

Apple Macintosh

  • Mac OS X 10.6.8
  • Mac OS X 10.7.2 and later
  • Mac OS X 10.8
  • Mac OS X 10.9
  • Mac OS X 10.10
  • Mac Intel
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 30 MB of Hard Drive space  

PC / Windows

  • Windows XP SP1 or later
  • Windows Vista 64-bit
  • Windows 7 64-bit
  • Windows 8 64-bit
  • Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or faster (or AMD equivalent)
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 30 MB of Hard Drive space

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