Aviary Acquires Browser-Based Audio Editor Digimix

Posted on March 10, 2009. Filed under: Tech News | Tags: , , , , , , |

By Jason Kincaid, Techcrunch.com

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Aviary, a startup that offers a suite of online media editing tools, has announced that it has acquired Digimix, a small company that creates browser-based audio editing software. Aviary is incorporating the technology into its own audio editor, dubbed ‘Myna’, which the company plans to release in the next few weeks. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Digimix’s Flash-based audio editor can handle up to fifteen tracks in real-time, though its homepage indicates it has not yet launched to the public (you can see a demo video of the technology in action below). The editor appears to offer some of the functionality offered by popular audio editors like GarageBand, but it will be available online with no installation required.

Other products in Aviary’s line of browser-based editors include Raven (a vector editor similar to Adobe’s Illustrator), Phoenix (an image editor comparable to Photoshop), Peacock (a ‘visual laboratory’ for pixel-based images), and Toucan, which helps users choose complementary colors for their projects.

The Digimix acquisition indicates that the Aviary team is finally prepared to expand beyond its suite of impressive image-based products. But by the looks of things, they’re just getting started: aside from the upcoming audio product, Aviary lists a plethora of other tools in the works, including a font creator, a terrain editor, and a word processor.

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