Apple has been hugely successful at developing a user-friendly music-related productivity app. GarageBand is as popular with the general public, as the more professional recording software, ProTools. It looks like the tech giant may be looking to get a little deeper into the music recording industry these days.
According to an Italian language blog and subsequently reported by TechCrunch, Apple has plans to acquire a software development company that may or may not help improve their Logic and Reason lines of recording software.
Redmatica is a very small start-up company of only a few employees. The company’s most popular software development, KeyMap Pro seems to have caught Apple’s eye. According to Italian-based blog FanPage, Apple “went shopping” in Italy and went to work acquiring Redmatica. Although there was no confirmation from either party, FanPage did track down a document from the Communications Regulatory Authority (Agcom) which shows that the government organization gave the go-ahead for the acquisition to take place.
Redmatica would be a comfortable fit with Apple’s preexisting recording tools. The mixing editor software AutoSampler, KeyMap and ProManager integrate with Apple’s Logic, Reason, MainStage and GarageBand programs.
Because of the particularly small size of Redmatica, the possible acquisition is being called an “acqui-hire.” Apple isn’t exactly buying a company so much as it is hiring every employee at that specific company.
Much of this information is still very new and unofficial. We will probably hear more about it when Apple actually begins to utilize the startup in its development process.