Android Low Latency Audio (LLA)

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Sonoma Wire Works Announces Android™ Low Latency Audio Solution

Los Altos, CA - January 24, 2013 - Sonoma Wire Works, makers of the FourTrack™ iOS multitrack recording app, the AudioCopy™/AudioPaste™ SDK, and the GuitarJack™ audio interface, has developed a low latency audio (LLA™) solution for Android™ devices. Typical input to output latency on Android devices is between 100 and 250 milliseconds. Sonoma Wire Works’ LLA solution brings latency down to approximately 20 milliseconds.

Latency is the time it takes for sound to go into a system and back out. Low latency is essential to musicians if they want to use a device for real-time processing (e.g. guitar amp models and effects or input monitoring during recording). Latency above 25 ms is generally considered too high for input monitoring and live effects. Sonoma Wire Works’ LLA solution achieves low latency on Android with analog input to output measurements comparable to what is currently available on iOS.

"Musicians have been clamoring for a fix for high latency on Android. Sonoma Wire Works is proud to offer a solution that can broaden the device options for mobile music production." - Doug Wright, president of Sonoma Wire Works

Sonoma Wire Works’ LLA solution for Android is available for license to device manufacturers. Sonoma Wire Works will be available for meetings and demonstrations at the NAMM Show, January 24-27, 2013, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.

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About Sonoma Wire Works
Incorporated in 2003 and headquartered in Los Altos, California, Sonoma Wire Works develops products and services that help musicians enjoy playing, recording and sharing music. Sonoma Wire Works' flagship product is RiffWorks™ guitar recording software with InstantDrummer™, effects, RiffLink™ online song collaboration, and the™ online community. These products have received multiple awards for performance and innovation, including a NAMM Best in Show Trendsetter Award. FourTrack™, StudioTrack™, InstantDrummer™ and GuitarTone™ and TaylorEQ™ iOS apps, and AudioCopy™/AudioPaste™ technology for iOS are also developed by Sonoma. Drum products by Sonoma include the DrumCore and KitCore plugins and DrummerPack library and the Discrete Drums multitrack drum library. Contact marketing at

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