Cambridge, MA (December 3, 2010) – iZotope, Inc. has acquired Sonik Architects, a technology company founded by electronica musician Brian Transeau (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’s innovative production techniques have influenced a whole generation of music makers across every genre of music,” says iZotope co-founder and CEO Mark Ethier. “iZotope is thrilled to collaborate with BT to launch new products borne out of his need for performance and production tools that did not previously exist.”
BT, whose studio album These Hopeful Machines (Nettwerk/Black Hole), was just nominated for a 2011 Grammy award for “Best Electronic/Dance Album”, sought out iZotope to help develop, release, and support the products he has been developing.
“I love iZotope’s willingness to push the boundaries of music and audio technology, and I have been using their tools for years,” said BT. “Collaborating with iZotope is a perfect fit. I’m excited to partner with them to bring revolutionary new tools to musicians everywhere.”
iZotope will release software products designed by BT, including 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. BreakTweaker will give beatmakers tools for synthesizing drum sounds and creating complex micro-rhythmic patterns.