Pulse is a company that develops technology for creating and experiencing interactive, 3D animation and audio on the Web. The company plans to release Pulse Sonifier in November and the Mac platform will be supported, at least in playback mode, Garth Chouteau of Pulse told MacCentral.
Though authoring will only be supported in Windows 98 and 2000 at this time, the Mac OS, as well as Windows 98 and 2000, will be able to play back content created with the technology that’s designed to enable easy “sonification” of Web sites of all sizes. Using Pulse Sonifier (in the authoring mode), users can drag and drop audio elements onto images, text, or other Web site objects, and the sounds are instantaneously embedded in the site code. Over 20,000 sounds are included in the library.
“Pulse Sonifier will drive a revolution similar to that seen in the desktop publishing market 10 to 15 years ago,” Stuart Dubey, executive VP of audio solutions for Pulse and co-designer of the Pulse Sonifier software, said at last week’s SIGGRAPH expo. “Once plug-and-play tools like Pulse Sonifier are in the hands of the people who build and/or manage Web sites, the floodgates will open and sound on the Web will evolve very rapidly.”
Pulse also recently announced Pulse 5.0, its application for creating 3D interactive characters, products, and environments. However, it’s not available for the Mac at this time, Chouteau said.