If your program is Premiere Elements 10 either
a. You are in the Help for Premiere Elements 11, not 10, and its Action Bar/Music Tab description.
b. More unlikely since Premiere Elements 11 was not released yet, there is a misprint in the
Premiere Elements 10 Help.
In Premiere Elements 10, Timeline workspace, see Audio Tools (speaker icon) above the Timeline and its SmartSound choice.
Please review and consider and then we can next what next.
Thanks for this ATR (and for replying so quickly!) I think that's right. It's unfortunate that although I went into the Help menu through the program itself, the web link obviously takes you to Help for PE 11 or 12 as you suggest. I've downloaded a Premier Elements 10 help pdf and things are now a lot clearer.
One last question if I may. When I click on Smartsound under Audio Tools it takes me to a Sonicfire Pro plugin screen. I'm guessing Smartsound is a dedicated button for this plugin, and if I don't have a Sonicfire account I can just import my chosen soundtrack in the usual way?
Thanks for the follow up.
You can import your own music into your Premiere Elements 10 project using Get Media/Files and Folders. If any of your own music includes music from iTunes, you will probably have to convert it to the wav version in iTunes, and then import the wav version into Premiere Elements with Premiere Elements' Get Media/Files and Folders.
When you use the SmartSound feature in Premiere Elements 10, there are several free SmartSound soundtracks. Please let me know if you get to a page that looks like this...it should be part of the initial program. Once you click on SmartSound under Audio Tools, give this page time to open automatically
I have several older versions of Premiere Elements, so I am not sure of the count of the free from version to version.
You can purchase additional soundtracks through this feature, but I have stayed with the free ones that come with
the program. Note the check mark next to "Owned Titles" to get the display in the screenshot.
Also, please check out
Local Disk C
Program Files (x86)
and in the SmartSound Software Folder is the Common Data Folder which includes a ReadMe file.
If any questions on the above, please do not hesitate to ask.