[August 2003] Soundate announces the first beta version of the
gatExplorer, which is going to be released commercially soon. It is
soundate's first software client bringing in a completely new experience
with digital music content. gatExplorer automatically organizes collections of
music files by analyzing their audio content - a feature no conventional
music player offers at the moment. In order to make the usage of the program
more comfortable for the user soundate's gatExplorer employs a
new visualization technique for digital music content using soundate's gatMap
Today an increasing amount of audio content is available in digital form,
e.g. as files on local computers or global computer networks. Facing the
rapidly growing number of music files and their mostly unstructured
distribution, soundate's gatExplorer offers a solution, which helps music
vendors and consumers to keep overview over their music collections and
organize the files included in these collections. Soundate makes it possible to structure and
classify audio content in terms of the actual content of the music file,
not on potentially faulty or incomplete meta data like artist, title or genre.
There are three goals that the first version of the soundate
gatExplorer aims to achieve:
Click here for a screenshot of the gatExplorer. [back]
- Automatically structuring digital music according to its acoustical content.
Organizing and exploring music content according to music
- Representing usage patterns and music content within so-called Generic
Audio Tree maps (gatMaps) - an innovative and intuitive way of visually
representing collections of music files.
- Synchronizing usage patterns and content preferences of music
vendors and consumers. Immediate synergy effects arise from this so-called
handshake-method on both sides.