Adobe Acquires Syntrillium Software Technology Assets

Reprinted from an Adobe press release:

Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced an agreement to acquire the technology assets of Syntrillium Software, a leader in digital audio tools. Syntrillium’s flagship product, Cool Edit Pro, will join the company’s existing line of professional digital video products that include Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Encore DVD and Adobe Photoshop.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Adobe expects that the acquisition will not have a material impact to earnings per share in Q203 or FY03.

“Cool Edit Pro has won recognition across the music and video industries, and by teaming-up with Adobe we will be able to bring this complete multi-track recording application to an expanded set of customers,” said Bob Ellison, president of Syntrillium. “Introducing Cool Edit Pro into the Adobe family is great news for our customers, who will benefit from the company’s complementary product line and commitment to delivering high quality products.”

“Cool Edit Pro’s loyal customers, that span musicians to broadcast professionals, can look forward to us building on the product’s innovative history. Today, professional audio editing is essential to digital video and DVD production, and by adding Cool Edit Pro to our product line, Adobe is delivering a complete workflow for video pros and DVD authors,” said Bryan Lamkin, senior vice president of Digital Imaging and Video Products at Adobe. “The introduction of Adobe Encore DVD and our acquisition of this outstanding audio application demonstrate our intention to put the best DV tools in the hands of PC users worldwide.”

An award-winning application since its introduction in 1997, Cool Edit Pro is packed with features essential to professional digital audio production, yet retains the ease of use that has won favor with a large community of users. Features include support for up to 128 audio tracks; advanced loop mixing; unmatched wave editing power; professional DSP effects, mastering and analysis tools; audio restoration; a multi-channel encoder for surround sound; as well as DirectX, MIDI and video support. During the transition, Syntrillium products can still be purchased from the company’s website at

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