Music is powerful. It gets us through the day, creates emotional resonance in our favorite movies and is a great way to explore your creativity. But it also is increasingly technological, from how it’s created and produced to how it’s shared and listened to. These music companies in Boston are using tech to power our future deep cuts and karaoke jams.
iZotope’s plugins, apps and hardware units are used by musicians of all levels, from bedroom crooners to professional studios. Its audio repair suite, RX, helps remove unwanted audio from otherwise perfect tracks. Thanks to partnerships with companies like Adobe, Avid, Microsoft and Sony, iZotope's users are able to work across many systems.
Audreio brings full-bandwidth audio to devices around the world. The company’s service allows for lossless streaming playback, letting users access files from anywhere. When recording, this allows for tracks to be recorded on a computer while using a mobile device for monitoring sound. Engineers can even record remotely with near real-time understanding of what’s being recorded.
Music is a social experience. EchoMe allows users to sync up tracks with friends around the world, letting them jam out at the same time. With integrations from the top streaming services, users can play DJ and offer a radio-like experience for friends and family.
Music is a powerful emotional tool, but for it to work it needs to sync up with what else is happening. Sonic Bloom helps composers create music that fits anything. By syncing movies and video games to music, creators can easily shift music around when cuts are made or new reshoots are inserted without the costly time taken on traditional systems.
Just because you can’t play an instrument to save your life doesn’t mean you can’t rock out. Harmonix Music Systems creates musical video games like Rock Band and Dance Central. The company combines music and video games, starting with Guitar Hero.