Cambridge, MA (March 14, 2012)—iZotope has acquired Imagine Research, Inc., a developer of intelligent audio analysis technologies.
Based in San Francisco and a winner of two National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Awards, Imagine Research developed MediaMined, a cloud-based sound similarity and sound-object recognition engine powered by machine learning. The development team has worked with various media companies like Skywalker Sound, Pandora, Line 6 and JamLegend (acquired by Zynga).
“The Imagine Research team brings a wealth of technology and experience around intelligent audio analysis, cloud computing, and machine learning,” said iZotope CEO and co-founder, Mark Ethier, “We’re excited to support the development of MediaMined, and to bring Imagine Research technology into the rest of the iZotope product lines.”
“Given iZotope’s infrastructure and 10 years of experience developing, marketing, distributing and supporting products worldwide, joining iZotope is a natural fit for Imagine Research,” said Jay LeBoeuf, founder and CEO of Imagine Research, “iZotope is ideally positioned to help us bring this technology to millions of end-users, and to expand our innovative technology into exciting applications and new markets.”