The POW-r Consortium announced that Twelve Tone Systems, makers of Sonar and Cakewalk digital audio software, have licensed POW-r, the new algorithm for digital audio word length reduction (WLR) for professional digital-audio products. Other recent POW-r licensees include Apple Computer (E-Magic), BIAS (Peak, Deck), Magix (Samplitude, Sequoia) and Merging Technologies (Pyramix). Other clients include Digidesign, SADiE, Sonic Solutions, Telarc International Records, Glenn Meadows and Bob Katz at Digital Domain. The POW-r Consortium development team includes Weiss Engineering Switzerland, Millennia Media USA, Z-Systems USA and Lake Technologies Australia.
Cakewalk (Twelve Tone) joins more than a dozen other top audio manufacturers now including the POW-r algorithms in their leading edge digital-audio equipment and applications. “We’re very pleased that artists and recording engineers worldwide using audio tools from Twelve Tone Systems can now assure their customers of the most sonically realistic high-bit reduction technique available,” says John La Grou, chairman of the POW-r Consortium.
POW-r, an acronym for Psychoacoustically Optimized Wordlength Reduction, is a patent-pending algorithm, which reduces longer word lengths (20, 24, even up to 32 bits) to CD standard 16-bit format while retaining a high degree of perceived dynamic efficiency and very low noise. POW-r is a scalable algorithm, meaning it is dynamically optimized and ready for all sample rates, from 44.1kHz to 192 kHz beyond.
For more information, please go to this company’s Website at www.cakewalk.com.