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WildTangent Launches 3D Audio Plug-In for Sonique, Winamp

WildTangent announced the beta release of its audio driver, a visual plug-in for the Sonique and Winamp audio players.

Consumers can download the free 900K plug-in, complete with four visualizations, from the WildTangent Web site. Visualizations authored for the WildTangent audio driver are compatible with both Sonique and Winamp players as well as others to be announced.

The WildTangent Audio Driver software development kit (SDK) enables anyone with a little scripting experience to create their own graphic visualizations for the Web that work with both Sonique and Winamp players. Complete with online tutorials, references, sample visualizations, and extensive documentation, the free WildTangent SDK offers users a way to customize visualizations and build their own graphic environment for their Sonique or Winamp audio players. WildTangent will be announcing support for additional streaming audio players in the future.

"Sonique is all about a stimulating user experience," said Al-Riaz Adatia, director of Technology for Sonique. "Wild Tangent's audio driver gives everyone the opportunity to express their creativity with a Sonique visualization. WildTangent's powerful set of tools will ensure a fresh, exciting experience for the next generation of users."

"WildTangent is setting a new standard for visual music," said Libby Dunkin, WildTangent's program manager for the Audio Driver product. "WildTangent's visualizations are unique in that they open the creation of visualizes to a broader market of developers. Web-developers and audiophiles can now create and deliver real-time graphic animations with their songs without having to be a Windows programmer."

The WildTangent Audio Driver takes the audio stream and analyzes the music data, breaking it down into frequency information. That information is made available to the developer to assign data, using Java, JavaScript or VB Script, to the various objects and textures creating a three-dimensional and interactive graphic experience. Developers can download the free Audio Driver SDK from WildTangent's Web site.