Firelight Technologies, the Melbourne audio middleware company behind the very popular FMOD Music and Sound Effects System, have announced FMOD Ex for the iPhone. FMOD is widely used in the games industry, most notably with 'World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King', 'Bioshock', 'Crysis', 'Call of Duty: World at War', 'Guitar Hero: World Tour' and 'Little Big Planet'. It also supports the largest range of hardware, from PC and Mac, to Linux, and Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo game consoles and handhelds.
From CEO, Brett Paterson, "We're proud to bring FMOD to this exciting platform. FMOD is a natural fit for the iPhone with its support for sequenced music formats such as mod and midi, compressed samples and small code size. Users can keep it small, or scale right up to take full advantage of the microphone, 3D audio and suite of DSP effects that FMOD natively supports. Being conscious of the budget nature of iPhone development we are also releasing the API at a special iPhone price of $500 per title. This includes the use of FMOD Designer. By combining the power of the iPhone and FMOD we hope to see some really creative programs and hear some great sounding games."