iZotope Acquires Sonik Architects
iZotope has acquired Sonik Architects, the music technology company founded by Brian Transeau, aka BT. iZotope plans to release products designed by BT including Stutter Edit and BreakTweaker and will take over development and licensing for the Sonifi collaborative music platform for mobile devices.
BT, whose studio album These Hopeful Machines (Nettwerk/Black Hole), was just nominated for a 2011 Grammy for “Best Electronic/Dance Album,” sought out iZotope to help develop, release, and support the unique products he has been developing for years.
iZotope will release two software products that BT has been developing, Stutter Edit and BreakTweaker. Stutter Edit blurs the line between audio effect and instrument, letting studio musicians, live performers and laptop DJs improvise intricate “stutter” effects, dynamic build-ups and fills. Until now, these effects have only been possible with meticulous and time-consuming cutting and editing in the studio. BreakTweaker will give beat-makers new tools for synthesizing drum sounds and creating complex micro-rhythmic patterns–techniques that are not possible with conventional drum machines and music production software.
iZotope will also continue the development and licensing of Sonifi, an iPhone application that allows users to create, collaborate, effect and save remixes of a song in real time. iZotope will leverage its experience with the iDrum line of iPhone and iPod touch apps to open up Sonifi to labels and high profile artists as a new collaborative fan experience.
More information on iZotope’s Sonifi.