Zynaptiq GmbH has announced the acquisition of Prosoniqʼs complete IP, including their current and past product line, technologies, patent rights, research data and license contracts, effective March 1st, 2014. Zynaptiq will continue to offer the current line of Prosoniq products.
Founded in 1990, Prosoniq has been crucial in providing key technologies to many companies in the music business, including Quantel, Emagic, Steinberg and Cakewalk. Prosoniq pioneered in the field of applying Artificial Neural Networks to audio processing, voice removal, structural audio morphing and polyphonic time stretching with formant correction, and has researched and developed many more technologies and tools for applications including image decomposition, phoneme recognition, structural audio information retrieval & rendering, and more. Today Prosoniq is best known for its:
- Time Factory time-stretching and pitch-shifting batch processor.
- sonicWORX Isolate voice extraction/suppression and spectral editing application.
- OrangeVocoder classic vocoder plug-in.
- Morph real-time audio morphing plug-in.
- NAS synthesis engine as used in the Hartmann <NEURON> Synthesizer.
Zynaptiq CEO Denis Goekdag told us….
“Weʼre thrilled to add these software gems to our portfolio of cutting-edge technologies and award-winning products”
Stephan Bernsee, CTO at Zynaptiq added….
“We are happy to consolidate Prosoniqʼs 20+ years worth of research and development into Zynaptiq, giving these great products and technologies a new home. This allows for the creation of even more cutting edge products and extending into new fields, and our users will greatly benefit from this consolidation in the near future.”
This is a very interesting takeover. When you take a look at the sonicWORX product from Prosoniq that will slide very nicely into the Zynaptiq product range. It has been unfortunate that Prosoniq dropped Pro Tools plug-ins a few years ago so hopefully with then being added to the Zynaptiq stable we will see Pro Tools compatible versions of the Prosoniq plug-ins very soon? Then what amazing plug-ins can we expect from them next? What would you like the Zynaptiq team to come up?