The specificity of IRCAM is to bring together a broad spectrum of scientific and technological skills which find applications in many sectors of activity centered on the production and dissemination of music, sound, digital arts, cultural industries, and in all areas involving sound: Sound Design (automobile, transport, urban environment), multimodal interfaces, virtual and augmented reality, simulation, etc.
IRCAM’s industrial relations service places the technologies created by the R&D teams at the disposal of the public via licensing and research contracts as well as commercial software packages, applications, and plugins developed in collaboration with leaders in the music and digital audio industry.
IRCAM is recognized by the French Ministry of Research and Higher Education (ministère de la Recherche et de l’enseignement supérieur) and services rendered by its teams for private partners benefit from tax advantages.
The technology bricks available cover a large number of sound processing functions such as high-quality sound treatments, automatic analysis and indexation, sound spatialization, and synthesis via physical models. They are available as portable libraries optimized for MacOS, Windows, Linux, and for certain, iOS and Android.
Resulting from IRCAM’s software environments, these of sound software boquets and libraries, developed and marketed in collaboration with recognized industry leaders, ensure the dissemination of the institute’s technologies and knowledge for a range of users. The four collections IrcamTools by Flux::, Ircamax by Ableton, Ircam Sound Libraries by UVI, and Ircam Lab are intended for sound production professionals, live electronic musicians, composers/sound designers, and a wider target audience encompassing both professionals and amateurs.
Industrial Services and Contracts
IRCAM offers a range of services in a variety of domains—audiovisual, telecommunications, transportation, luxury, etc.—offering the diversity of its skills to cutting-edge service.
Informations Hugues Vinet, director of the Research and Development Department