HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, lighting and video and control technologies, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire FLUX SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (“FLUX::”), pioneers in the field of immersive audio production and audio processing design and audio analysis plugin.
The acquisition will broaden HARMAN Professional’s offering across multiple applications with world-class immersive technology, in addition to laying a foundation for future innovation by bringing together FLUX::’s team with HARMAN Professional’s hardware and software engineers. When completed, the purchase will include FLUX’s immersive, processing and analytics solutions:: for live production, installation sound, content creation and post-production.
“The FLUX:: acquisition is part of a technology investment HARMAN Professional is making to deliver outstanding immersive experiences for live and recorded productions,” said Brian Divine, President of HARMAN Professional Solutions. “From creation to real-time immersive delivery, we strive to provide artists, designers and engineers with a comprehensive product offering across the system. The foundational technology developed by the talented FLUX:: team opens up many possibilities for future integration with our brand portfolio.”
France-based FLUX:: was founded in 2006 by then-seasoned sound recording engineer and current CEO, Gaël Martinet, with the aim of creating intuitive and innovative audio software tools. Now the portfolio of nearly 20 products is used worldwide by talented professionals in many applications.
FLUX:: SPAT revolution is a powerful object-based and perceptual immersive mixing solution that gives artists, sound designers and audio engineers the tools to design, create and mix outstanding real-time immersive experiences.
FLUX:: Analyzer is a modular RTA system that offers a comprehensive range of analyzer options for any audio analysis and measurement application.
FLUX:: Processing includes a comprehensive range of plugins, including channel strips, EQs, dynamics processing and more.
“The future integration of our software technology with HARMAN’s leading brands will create exciting possibilities not only for touring applications, but also for installed audio, where spatial audio will play an increasingly important role,” said Gaël Martinet, founder and CEO of FLUX SOFTWARE ENGINEERING . “We have been pioneering and developing immersive audio solutions for many years and to be among these HARMAN brands, namely JBL, which developed some of the first speakers, is very attractive to our team and to customers.”
Completion of the acquisition is expected before the end of 2023. For more information about FLUX:: visit flux.audio.
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