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Audiokinetic, Inc.
Industry Software
Founded 2000
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Products Wwise, SoundSeed

Audiokinetic Inc. is a Canadian software company based in Montreal, Quebec that develops audio software for the video game industry.


Audiokinetic was founded in 2000 by Martin H. Klein, a veteran of the music, film, and gaming industries.

In 2003, Audiokinetic was granted funding by the Alliance numériQC, the Quebec digital industry network.[1]

In 2006, Microsoft Game Studios (MGS) signed a long-term licensing agreement with Audiokinetic. The first game to use Audiokinetic's software is FASA Interactive's Shadowrun.[2]

In January 2007, Audiokinetic entered into an educational partnership with the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences.[3] The Conservatory will teach Audiokinetic’s Wwise software platform in its Audio for Games curriculum and will further develop an authorized Manufacturer Certification for the product.[4]

In November 2007, Audiokinetic joined the Emergent Game Technologies Premier Partners Program. As part of this exclusive agreement, Audiokinetic became Emergent's only audio premier partner, and Wwise was integrated with Gamebryo, Emergent's game development framework.[5]

In November 2008, Audiokinetic released SoundSeed, a family of sound generators for game audio that uses digital sound processing (DSP) technology.[6]

In February 2011, Sony announced that the PlayStation Vita will be the first portable device to support Audiokinetic.

In February 2013, Audiokinetic opened a Japanese office in Tokyo. [7]

In January 2015, Audiokinetic and CRAS announced the creation of an Online Certification Program for Wwise. [8]

In March 2015, Audiokinetic and Steinberg announced a partnership to integrate Wwise with a new DAW, Nuendo 7.[9]

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  1. ^ "Le FEM ça rapporte! Audiokinetic en témoigne...(Audiokinetic Sees the Benefits of FEM's Investment),". Alliance numériQC. 2006-12-06. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-22. 
  2. ^ Henein, Michel (2006-10-01). "Technology Spotlight: Audiokinetic Wwise". Mix Magazine Online. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  3. ^ ProSoundNews (2007-02-02). "Audiokinetic Partners with CRAS". NewBay Media. Retrieved 2015-07-08. 
  4. ^ Audioblogger (2007-01-31). "Educational Alliance Announced". Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2007-02-22. 
  5. ^ Emergent (2007-11-26). "Emergent’s New Partner Program to Offer Complete, Single Source Development Framework on Gamebryo". Emergent. Retrieved 2008-12-12. 
  6. ^ Develop (2008-10-22). "Audiokinetic unveils SoundSeed". Develop. Retrieved 2008-12-12. [dead link]
  7. ^ Audiokinetic (2013-02-28), Audiokinetic Launches New Japan Office, Audiokinetic, retrieved 2015-07-08 
  8. ^ Audiokinetic (2015-01-07), Audiokinetic and CRAS Partner to Create Online Certification Program for Wwise, Audiokinetic, retrieved 2015-07-08 
  9. ^ Audiokinetic (2015-03-02), Audiokinetic teams up with Steinberg for Nuendo 7, Audiokinetic, retrieved 2015-08-12 

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