The software company that makes a popular music production software program is now owned by a company that uses the name of the company that was the inspiration for the original.
A New York-based software company called Vocalo Technologies, formerly known as Vocal, was acquired by the company Digital Audio Solutions, which is now known as Soundware.
The purchase was announced Wednesday by Soundware CEO and former Apple engineer Kevin O’Neill.
O’Neil is currently the CEO of Digital Audio Systems, which has been the main sponsor of the Soundware podcast, a popular podcast that is now being turned into a podcast app.
The acquisition of Soundware, a podcasting platform that was founded in 2014, marks the third time in the last year that Soundware has purchased audio software from another company.
In July 2016, Soundware acquired a popular software package called GarageBand, a software that helped musicians and producers to record, mix, and mix again.
In November 2016, Vocal purchased GarageBand for $4.2 billion, while in January 2017, Vocals acquired SoundStudio, a plugin for producing and editing music.
The Soundware acquisition comes on the heels of the announcement that SoundWare will also acquire SoundStudio for $3.8 billion in 2018.
The SoundStudio acquisition comes less than a month after Soundware paid $2.7 billion to acquire the popular Music Maker platform, the company behind GarageBand.
The announcement of SoundWare acquiring Vocal comes as Apple’s acquisition of a majority stake in a software company known as GarageBand continues to accelerate.
Soundware is a member of the Digital Audio Engineering (DAE) group that has been building a tool for producing music for the iPad since 2015.DAE is part of Apple’s GarageBand and Apple Music partnerships.
In 2017, Apple acquired Soundware for $2 billion.
The deal was part of the $1 billion acquisition that Apple announced in February 2018.
The company has been known to be a loyal supporter of Apple Music, and in April 2017, SoundWorks announced that it had reached an agreement to sell its music publishing and publishing software to Apple Music for $1.3 billion.
SoundWorks founder and CEO Kevin O: O’Connor said in a statement that the deal with Apple Music was a big step forward for Soundworks as we continue to grow and accelerate our relationship with the company.