Cycling '74 and Octiv Demonstrate Octirama

    NAMM • ANAHEIM, CA • January 20, 2005 - Cycling '74, a software company based in San Francisco and Octiv Inc., the Berkeley-based digital audio innovator, today demonstrated Octirama, a Surround Dynamics Processor for Digidesign ProTools Systems at the NAMM Winter Expo in Anaheim, California January 20-23, 2005.
    Octirama is the first full-featured, multi-band dynamics processor for 5.1 Surround Mastering for the Digidesign TDM environment. Octirama incorporates sophisticated four- and five-band processing for each of five channels plus sophisticated bass management for precise control of peaks and loudness.
    Octirama was designed to provide DSP efficiencies allowing a full-featured processor to run on a single 56000 chip. Functions for each of the 5 Surround channels include an input AGC, four- or five-band dynamics processor, five in-band peak limiters, band mixing, and a final peak limiter. Over 40 simultaneous meters provide detailed information on gain reduction, downward expansion, and output levels. Unlike other multi-channel dynamics processors, Octirama's processing algorithm preserves the surround image.

    Pricing and Availability

    Octirama will be available from Cycling '74 distributors worldwide and directly online from Cycling '74 in first quarter 2005 for MSRP US$995.

    About Octiv

    Octiv is improving the digital audio experience with volume management solutions for Internet and desktop media, consumer electronics, computers, and telephones. The Berkeley, California-based Company was founded in 1999, by a group of experienced audio industry professionals. Additional information can be found on the Octiv web site,

    About Cycling '74

    Cycling '74 creates and distributes Mac OS and Windows software for audio, video, and multimedia innovators. Products include the Max/MSP/Jitter graphical programming environment, the Pluggo collections of Max/MSP-based audio plug-ins, the Radial loop-based composition and performance system, and the interactive algorithmic composition program M. Cycling '74 also releases creative musical and multimedia works through their c74 recording label and audio source libraries for musicians, sound designers and media producers through its Cycles series.
    Graphics available online at
    Cycling '74, 379A Clementina Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, 415-974-1818,