Zynaptiq acquires IP of discontinued products and dormant technologies from Prosoniq 04/04/12
Zynaptiq GmbH and Prosoniq Products Software GmbH have
announced they have recently struck an agreement that grants Zynaptiq the exclusive and
transferrable usage, licensing, modification and intellectual property rights to various
Prosoniq products and technologies that were put on hold during the transition to MacOS
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
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.
Also included are well as 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
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.
Zynaptiq CEO Denis H. Goekdag, told Sonic State,"I'm more than happy to announce this agreement, as I've always been a big
fan of Prosoniq's high-tech products. 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 demixingbased
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