We’re really excited to announce that ROLI has acquired JUCE, an acclaimed C++ framework which is used by leading audio companies such as KorgPioneerArturiaAkai Professional, andM-Audio. The move will enable us to both expand the Seaboard’s compatibility with existing 3rd party software, and develop JUCE as a leading toolkit for creating next generation interfaces for music and beyond. Jules Storer, founder of Raw Materials Software which makes JUCE, will be joining the ROLI team as Head of Software Architecture, and will also continue as the editor-in-chief for all things JUCE.

We’ve been very happy JUCE customers ourselves for years, and its a huge honour to count JUCE as a ROLI product.

Roland Lamb, ROLI Founder and CEO

ROLI Founder and CEO, Roland Lamb, made the announcement today at SLUSH, one of the largest gatherings for European startups and investors. He commented, “We’ve been very happy JUCE customers ourselves for years, and its a huge honour to count JUCE as a ROLI product. Jules has already had a huge impact on Equator and our software roadmap, and he will also accelerate the process of creating broad compatibility between the Seaboard and leading audio applications. At the same time, we are building the team to make sure that Jules can continue to focus on building out the architecture of JUCE and leading the development of groundbreaking features like the Projucer, the first real-time C++ compiler, which he demonstrated at C++Now.

We’re also thrilled to announce the creation of an advisory panel of industry leaders to help guide the vision for JUCE’s development, including David Zicarelli, Founder and CEO of Cycling74, makers of MaxMSP, Martin Robinson, Programme Leader at UWE Bristol and author of ‘Getting Starting with JUCE‘, Pete Goodliffe, software lead for Akai’s MPC platform, and author of ‘Code Craft’ and ‘Becoming a Better Programmer’, and Andrew Bell, creator of Cinder, a leading C++ framework for creative coding.