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.

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