GDC—San Francisco, CA, Booth 1445 (March 2, 2011) – iZotope, Inc., a research-driven audio signal processing company born out of MIT, is developing plug-ins designed to help game audio designers already using the FMOD® middleware engine integrate proaudio DSP effects into their game soundtracks.
"With the tools added to FMOD Studio, game sound designers will now have the kinds of features that movie and TV designers take for granted," said Martin Wilkes, Sales and Business Manager for Firelight Technologies. "As part of those features, the platform supports pro audio effects from companies such as iZotope, bringing a higher level of expertise to the pro audio market for game development."
Through the partnership, iZotope worked with Microsoft's Turn 10 Studios to integrate new DSP effects into the upcoming release of Forza Motorsport 4. As a long-time industry leader and provider of studio effects, iZotope is a natural choice to provide game audio directors with the same tools professional mixers, sound designers and others in the entertainment industry have relied on for years. iZotope's technology also allows for audio processing in real-time, therefore reducing storage requirements for audio assets while enhancing the game experience with dynamic and immersive soundscapes.
"iZotope has been working hard to build a game audio DSP catalog through direct interactions with the industry's leading experts," noted Alex Westner, Business Development Manager for iZotope. "The FMOD team is passionate about game audio and we're proud to have their support when it comes to creating new audio tools for developers."
iZotope will be on hand at booth 1445 to offer interactive demos of their available technologies for the entirety of GDC. Select technologies to be shown include: Guitar Effects, Amp & Cabinet Models, Stomp Box Effects, Single & Multiband Distortions, and Dynamics Processors.
iZotope makes innovative products that inspire and enable people to be creative. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, iZotope has spent over a decade developing award-winning products and audio technologies for professionals and hobbyists alike. Used by millions of people in over 50 countries, iZotope products are a core component of GRAMMY-winning music studios, Oscar and Emmy-winning film and TV post production studios, and prominent radio studios, as well as basement and bedroom studios across the globe. Through a robust licensing program, iZotope also powers products made by industry partners such as Adobe, Avid, Microsoft, and Sony. iZotope was recently honored with an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for its flagship audio repair suite, RX®.
For more information on iZotope products, visit www.izotope.com.