Monday, March 15, 1999
Staccato Adds Pentium III Processor Optimizations to Audio Rendering Technology
Staccato Systems, Inc. will include Pentium III processor optimizations in its next-generation audio synthesis technology, improving interactive participation for real-time control of synthesized sound and sound effects.
Staccato’s software technology is based on algorithmic synthesis — or physical modeling — bringing the audio experience up to par with the realism and interactivity of advanced graphics products.
Until now, audio, which is a critical part of the interactive multimedia experience, has remained essentially at the same level it was five years ago, failing to keep up with the explosive growth in the graphics arena. Staccato’s solution incorporates physical modeling, a method that transcends the limitations of previous generation audio technologies such as wave table and FM synthesis.
Providing a mathematical representation of sound, physical modeling significantly improves the quality, interactivity, nuance, and expressiveness of synthesized sound. Staccato is offering a state-of-the-art audio solution for software game developers, as well as manufacturers of computers, electronic musical instruments, sound cards, and other electronic appliances. Staccato’s host-based software solution is enabled by the ever-increasing power of the central processor. Staccato is located in Mountain View, Calif., and can be located on the internet via