To lead this new group, SONiVOX has hired Jim Van Buskirk as Chief R&D Technologist. Van Buskirk, a co-inventor of the very first computer hosted virtual instrument, is a legendary figure in the music software industry. Inventor, creator, and publisher of Gigastudioâ„¢, GigaSamplerâ„¢, GigaViolinâ„¢, GigaPianoâ„¢, and GigaPulseâ„¢, Van Buskirk has invented and co-invented many music and audio related US patents, including the patent for low-latency direct from disc sample streaming.
"Joining the SONiVOX team is much like coming home to an innovation-driven atmosphere," said Van Buskirk. "Now we are in the process of brining the first of many significant new technologies to the table and have a dream team assembled to bring them out. Our vision is that SONiVOX's NemeSynthâ„¢ technology will do for the next generation of instruments what disk-based streaming did for sampling, blowing it wide open with 100 times the potential."
Under Jim Van Buskirk's leadership the NEMESYNTHâ„¢ R&D group will focus solely on the development of new enabling technologies for computer based musicians. These technologies will be integrated into SONiVOX' premier line of end-user software products as well as its OEM offerings. The first of these products will be previewed and released in early/mid 2010.