Linear Acoustic merges with Minnetonka Audio

Linear Acoustic announced that Minnetonka Audio Software, an award-winning solutions provider for motion picture, video, broadcast, game, and optical disc production, has joined the Telos Alliance through a merger of the companies.

“Efficient broadcast audio workflow is shifting from reliance on function-per-box hardware to integrated software and cloud-based solutions,” says Tim Carroll, Linear Acoustic founder and Telos Alliance CTO. “John Schur, Markus Hintz, Jayson Tomlin, and the entire Minnetonka Audio team share a keen understanding of this balance. We are proud to finally be working shoulder-to-shoulder to help our industry move forward with better audio today and towards more personalized and immersive next generation audio.”

“Our goal has always been to offer world-class, industry standard audio technology in convenient, ready-to-deploy software kits, plug-ins and enterprise level systems,” says John Schur, president of Minnetonka Audio. “This new chapter for our company dramatically increases the technology that we can offer our customers to solve critical workflow issues. Look, or rather, listen for big things from this new relationship.”

The newly united companies bring together multiple tools and resources covering all facets of television audio from production to transmission, and many aspects of radio, streaming and future broadcast delivery methods. Current products include hardware, application software, software plug-ins, and widely-used licensed and OEM versions of key technologies such as loudness measurement and control, upmixing and downmixing, and Dolby and DTS encoding, decoding, and transcoding. Whether it is a hardware implementation, a software solution, or integrated combination, this team now has the expertise and resources to meet any audio production workflow requirement.

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