Shafer Joins iZotope As Director Of Product Management

October 9, 2009

Media product veteran Hart Shafer joins iZotope from Adobe Systems Incorporated.

AES, New York, NY (October 9, 2009) – iZotope, Inc., a leading developer of audio signal processing tools and effects, announces the addition of media product veteran Hart Shafer to the position of Director of Product Management. Shafer joins iZotope from Adobe Systems Incorporated and will be tasked with the worldwide responsibility for strategy and design of iZotope's technology and products.

"Hart's diverse experience with product management and especially his recent strategic planning experience with Adobe will bring an immediate benefit to iZotope's growing product line," explains Mark Ethier, CEO of iZotope, Inc. "His addition reinforces iZotope's dedication to filling out our current offerings and leveraging our technology to expand into new markets."

Educated in physics and mathematics at Macalester College, and a long-time media product management veteran, Shafer brings a unique mix of experience to iZotope. Previously, he held various roles at Syntrillium Software, including product manager for Cool Edit 2000, Cool Edit Pro, and the rest of the Syntrillium line. When Adobe acquired Syntrillium in 2003, Shafer transitioned to take on product management of Adobe's audio efforts including Adobe Audition® and Soundbooth®, and then Creative Suite Production Premium and unannounced projects in the Dynamic Media Organization.

Shafer and his iZotope colleagues will be on hand at the AES show in booth #427 featuring demos of the ANR-B realtime adaptive noise reduction hardware and the new product Alloy, a suite of essential mixing tools. Dealers and distributors interested in learning more about iZotope products should visit the AES booth or contact

About iZotope

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®.

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