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New tools and a different strategy to broaden our portfolio

We've explained our reasoning for a different strategy which has been pursued since earlier this year in a separate blog entry. This will culminate in another tool for spectral manipulation of audio, which will be added to our catalog soon.

Here you can find more information about that new strategy.


A new portfolio of products

When we started developing Liquid Notes a few years ago, there was no such thing as intelligent algorithms that act as an assistant to the users. At that time, our belief was that the industry would open the interfaces used in host solutions (DAWs) for our application, granting that we could create a certain level of traction and thus find a place for those conversations with developers of DAWs that could get the ball rolling.

While we have achieved the latter, we weren't able to deliver the plug-in integration for Liquid Notes we envisioned for a number of reasons. It would be easy to point the finger at others, but first and foremost it is us who chose this path and in hindsight it has become clear that Liquid Notes posed a number of challenges (e.g. feeding the system with valid data or asking users to separate tracks in their arrangement) which we had failed to identify.

With the knowledge we have gathered over the past years and thanks to your feedback, today it is easier to pinpoint these items. This results in not only having a much clearer look on what the impact of certain decisions will be, but also that a change of strategy towards simpler, more versatile solutions is necessary (as explained in the other article).

Coming soon: I2C8 and Spexx

We will provide information soon on our new chord generator I2C8, which, as known from Liquid Notes, is equipped with music intelligence algorithms for creating chord progressions. In a few weeks, the start of a private beta test is planned; the preparations are already running.

I2C8 will soon be followed by a new audio plug-in ("Spexx"). It features a number of filters / compressors for spectral manipulation of an audio signal. These filters are arranged into a chain (with different ordering of the elements in the chain possible), with the entire chain of filters being applied to the original sound. A set of parameters is used to control the manipulation of the output.

The manipulated signal created is a very particular hollow sound that – at least to the best of our knowledge – has not been achieved with a digital product yet. It should fit well into the portfolio of must-have tools for electronic music producers and Hollywood studios.

More information about I2C8 and Spexx will follow shortly.

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