Zynaptiq and Prosoniq Products Software announced they have recently struck an agreement that grants Zynaptiq the exclusive and transferable usage, licensing, modification and intellectual property rights to various Prosoniq products and technologies that were put on hold during the transition to Mac OS X.
The agreement includes:
- Rayverb, a real-time reverb processor that uses inverse ray-tracing technology. Rayverb allows creating a room model from an impulse response, and then enables the user to manipulate room characteristics such as size, material and geometry, morph between multiple room models and position the input signal anywhere within the modeled room's sound-stage. Rayverb also allows exporting the manipulated room model as impulse response.
- Magenta, a polyphonic real-time resynthesizer. Magenta allows a live input signal to be used as time-varying waveform for real-time resynthesis and sound tweaking. Options include advanced signal transformation like metallization, pitch quantization, pitch- & formant-shifting, and more.
- PANDORA, a real-time voice separation/attenuation technology.
- APEM, a de-reverberator based on artificial neural networks.
- IRIDIUM, a de-noising technology based on pattern recognition and physical modeling.
- Plus over 70 other algorithms, including mastering grade dynamics, equalization and saturation, audio morphing, re-synthesis, feature extraction and many other unique sound design algorithms. The transferred IP also contains an industrial strength batch processing framework.
Zynaptiq will provide existing users of the acquired titles with an upgrade path when software derived from or related to these products becomes available. Specifically, APEM users are eligible for a cross-grade path to Zynaptiq's UNVEIL de-reverberation plug-in, and will be contacted by Prosoniq in the following weeks.
"I'm more than happy to announce this agreement, as I've always been a big fan of Prosoniq's high-tech products." Zynaptiq CEO Denis H. Goekdag said. "Combined with our MAP de-mixing engine, the technologies we've acquired put Zynaptiq in a very strong position, and we'll be creating many unique and exciting new products from that. One example is our UNVEIL de-reverberator, which is in part based on APEM."
Zynaptiq GmbH, based in Hannover, Germany, creates audio software based on artificial intelligence technology. Their current product portfolio includes PITCHMAP, a demixing-based real-time polyphonic pitch processor, and UNVEIL, a real-time de-reverberation and signal focusing processor.
Prosoniq GmbH, based in Karlsruhe, Germany, are the makers of the critically acclaimed sonicWORX Isolate Voice Extraction/Suppression software, the TimeFactory II Time-Stretching & Pitch-Shifting batch processor as well as the OrangeVocoder and morph plug-ins.
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