Apple has bought Italian audio software company Redmatica, creator of sample management tools, according to reports.
Apple hasn’t released an official announcement on the acquisition and probably won’t.
Redmatica makes several sample management tools, including:
- Keymap Pro – a sampled instruments editor for EXS24, Kontakt3 and 4, Structure and Reason NNXT formats.
- AudoSampler – an app that lets you automatically created sampled instruments from MIDI synths.
- ProManager – a sample library management tool.
- GBSamplerManager – a Mac application for managing, creating and editing instruments for the Sampler Instrument in GarageBand for iPad and iPhone.
Apple rarely makes acquisitions, which raises the question: Why are they interested in Redmatica? Will they be bring better sampling tools to Logic Pro and GarageBand? Or will they just kill off Redmatica’s support for competing sampled instrument formats?
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