Accusonus, the Greece and U.S.-based AI firm serving to content material creators enhance the audio of their movies, has raised $3.Three million in Sequence A funding.
The spherical is led by Athens-based Venture Friends, with participation from Massive Pi, IQBility, PJ Tech, together with a syndicate of U.S.-based traders led by Michael Tzannes, who is definitely the co-founder of Accusonus (and the previous CEO of Conscious Inc.).
Launched in 2014, Accusonus has been utilizing AI for numerous audio and music purposes longer than most. The corporate’s first product was Drumatom, which permits recording engineers to regulate microphone leakage (often known as bleed or spill) in drum recordings. In 2017, Accusonus adopted up with the discharge of Regroover, an AI software program instrument that un-mixes audio loops into stems in order that new beat making workflows are potential.
Its merchandise are mentioned to have been utilized by engineers working with musicians similar to Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Goo Goo Dolls, Tremendous Furry Animals, Wilco, Jennifer Lopez, and plenty of others.
Nevertheless, extra just lately the corporate has developed a collection of simple-to-use instruments aimed toward video content material and podcast producers that have to restore or “clear up” audio of their creations. With the quantity of content material being created rising exponentially — typically recorded on smartphones and different shopper tools or rotated faster than ever — the market past music manufacturing is big.
The corporate’s pondering, defined co-founder and CEO Alex Tsilfidis, is that Accusonus desires to democratise entry to top quality audio through AI-driven instruments that take away the educational curve required by conventional audio software program.
He says that inventing new algorithms and “painstakingly” fine-tuning the UX of Accusonus’ merchandise has enabled it to supply audio instruments that present ease-of-use to entry-level customers whereas concurrently dashing up the workflows of audio and video professionals.
Particularly, the Accusonus Enhancement and Repair of Audio (ERA) tools are capable of clear up audio recordings through turning a single “digital” knob inside the software program. The ERA instruments work as plugins and are suitable with main video and audio platforms. These embrace entry degree editors, similar to Audacity and Garageband, and extra high-end choices, similar to Adobe Premiere Professional, Apple Ultimate Reduce, Avid Professional Instruments, Apple Logic Professional, and Da Vinci Resolve.
In the meantime, Tsilfidis says there may be some benefit to serving each buyer teams, too. The corporate’s skilled customers typically present suggestions which then helps enhance its non-professional focused merchandise (even when there may be possible some overlap between the 2 teams).