What happened to Accusonus?

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soulata
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2864 posts since 6 Dec, 2002 from Ljubljana/ Slovenia

Post Tue Sep 27, 2022 7:38 pm

I have fond memories of ReGroover Pro that I haven't installed for quite some time. Went over to their site today to download the latest version and noticed they've closed shop.

Anyone noticed?

I clearly remember their emails about ERA software, wasn't expecting that.

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J. Smith
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124 posts since 2 Jul, 2014 from Finland

Post Tue Sep 27, 2022 8:11 pm

Meta bought them, don't know much else.

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kidslow
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801 posts since 26 Aug, 2019

Post Tue Sep 27, 2022 8:17 pm

They freed their plugin catalog, but stopped new releases, after the takeover.

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plexuss
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5305 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Post Tue Sep 27, 2022 8:25 pm

Yes. Happened in February 2022. I saw the below posted on Production Expert. Then in March they sent out emails to license owners with their product keys and stared to shut down their site.

https://www.pro-tools-expert.com/produc ... -accusonus

Thursday 02.10.22
Meta, Facebook Parent Company Acquires Accusonus
Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has acquired Greek audio plugin developer Accusonus. According to sources, the deal is valued at anywhere between €70 and €100 million.

Alex Tsilfidis (CEO) and Elias Kokkinis (CTO) started the company in Greece in 2013. They were both passionate about sound, acoustics and music technology. Elias was a drummer in local heavy metal/punk bands and was working as a sound engineer. Alex was an electronic musician mainly composing soundtracks for theatre plays and films.

After obtaining their Computer Engineering diplomas, they pursued PhDs in Audio Signal Processing and worked as audio researchers in the same academic lab. Michael Tzannes (Chairman) joined as an angel investor some months later and the company incorporated in the United States with Alex, Elias and Michael as co-founders. Michael, formerly the CEO of Aware (NASDAQ: AWRE), brought significant expertise as a tech entrepreneur and seasoned business executive.

Accusonus have made several technology based audio products using AI including the ERA-D bundle and Regroover rhythm software.

When companies like Meta start investing in music technology companies it’s worth taking notice.

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telecharge
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979 posts since 22 Feb, 2014

Post Tue Sep 27, 2022 9:38 pm

The cancer METAstasized. :(

soulata
KVRAF
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2864 posts since 6 Dec, 2002 from Ljubljana/ Slovenia

Post Tue Sep 27, 2022 9:50 pm

telecharge wrote: Tue Sep 27, 2022 9:38 pm The cancer METAstasized. :(
They're Greek. It METAxed.

martinjuenke
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5911 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:21 am

plexuss wrote: Tue Sep 27, 2022 8:25 pm Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has acquired Greek audio plugin developer Accusonus. According to sources, the deal is valued at anywhere between €70 and €100 million.

Wow, that's a lot of money for ten years work.
Would have sold the company as well, have bought a greek island and dancing Sirtaki the whole day (and drinking Ouzo all night). :party:

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masterhiggins
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2932 posts since 31 Dec, 2004 from People's Republic of Minnesota

Post Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:34 am

martinjuenke wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:21 am
plexuss wrote: Tue Sep 27, 2022 8:25 pm Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has acquired Greek audio plugin developer Accusonus. According to sources, the deal is valued at anywhere between €70 and €100 million.

Wow, that's a lot of money for ten years work.
Would have sold the company as well, have bought a greek island and dancing Sirtaki the whole day (and drinking Ouzo all night). :party:
Anybody would have. If anyone says otherwise they’re lying.

jcredland
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160 posts since 19 Nov, 2018

Post Sun Oct 02, 2022 7:14 am

masterhiggins wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:34 am
martinjuenke wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:21 am
plexuss wrote: Tue Sep 27, 2022 8:25 pm Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has acquired Greek audio plugin developer Accusonus. According to sources, the deal is valued at anywhere between €70 and €100 million.

Wow, that's a lot of money for ten years work.
Would have sold the company as well, have bought a greek island and dancing Sirtaki the whole day (and drinking Ouzo all night). :party:
Anybody would have. If anyone says otherwise they’re lying.
Not sure I like Ouzo enough :)

h66
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198 posts since 17 Nov, 2012

Post Sun Oct 02, 2022 7:56 am

They had a subscription system, you couldn't buy the plugins? especially the actually pretty good voice changer... what about your own projects when the plugin can't call home anymore? or do you now have the plugin for a subscription price forever? If only you had signed up for a subscription in January...

ToMegaTherion
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7 posts since 15 Oct, 2020

Post Mon Oct 03, 2022 8:39 pm

Oxford Drum Gate is a good replacement for their drum plugs

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