"ircamLAB", an affiliate to IRCAM (Institute for Research and Creation in Acoustics and Music), is dedicated to manufacturing powerful audio software and plug-ins, based on decades of research and technological innovation.
ircamLAB is the manufacturing brand owned by "ircam Amplify".
Created in 2019, ircam Amplify, is the marketing subsidiary of IRCAM. It markets the «Power of Sound» in three forms:
• Human Machine Interfaces (speech synthesis, transformation of voice and sound).
• Immersive Audio Environments (spatialization of sound, virtual reality, sound design).
• Transformation of Sounds into Data (intelligent recommendations for sound base products).
Ircam Amplify collectively work with varied organisations to preempt new experiences and usages for the audio industry. Ircam Amplify was created to stimulate the development of new technologies and audio standards for the future.
The IRCAM institute was founded by Pierre Boulez in 1977 under the aegis of the Centre Pompidou and the French Ministry of Culture. Directed by Frank Madlener since 2006, IRCAM is one of the world's largest public research center in the world. It is dedicated to both musical expression and scientific research. Ircam is a unique establishment where artistic sensibilities from over 160 collaborators, fuse with scientific and technological innovation.
In the realm of music and sound, IRCAM is on the cutting edge of scientific and technological innovations. Its R&D Department directed by Hugues Vinet gathers 90 researchers and engineers and implements an interdisciplinary research program in Science and Technology of Music and Sound (STMS), carried out in partnership with numerous universities and international companies (including CNRS and Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6). It covers a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines including acoustics, signal processing, computer science (languages, real-time, databases, man-machine interfaces) musicology, and music cognition.
The unique framework of collaboration between artists, scientists and engineers offered by IRCAM enables the production of advanced technology implementing the latest research results and subject to constant adaptations to the needs of contemporary creation in music and the performing arts. The series of software environments developed by the R&D teams are made available to the IRCAM Forum gathering 1300 professional users worldwide. They propose innovative features in audio processing, audio and music indexing, voice synthesis and processing, sound synthesis by physical modeling, sound spatialization, computer-aided composition and improvisation, music and multimodal interaction.
IRCAM also plays an active role in R&D projects at French, European and international levels in collaboration with companies and other laboratories in all aspects of STMS. Numerous licenses of its technology are granted to companies in the fields of audio and music technology, cultural industries, telecommunications, computer science, and transportation and automotive.
The release of the IrcamTools professional audio plug-in collection marks a new step in the dissemination of IRCAM’s advanced technology in collaboration with the French company, Flux::, known for the quality of its products. The first available items are the results of 20 years of research in two dimensions of audio processing. T.R.A.X is an application of the SuperVP phase vocoder analysis/synthesis engine developed by Axel Roebel in the Analysis/synthesis team with Xavier Rodet. The SPAT series is the result of an original approach of sound spatialization in the Acoustic and Cognitive Spaces team headed by Olivier Warusfel, combining the study of spatial sound perception with room acoustics and signal processing.