K-pop powerhouse Hybe buys AI sound startup Supertone

K-pop juggernaut Hybe has actually gotten expert system sound startup Supertone for regarding 45 billion won ($ 31.5 million) after spending 4 billion won to obtain an 18 percent risk in the startup in 2014 on assumptions for harmony in between both companies.

According to resources on Monday, the megahit K-pop team BTS tag lately authorized a bargain to get Supertone popular for its modern technology to develop hyper-realistic voice that can sing. Hybe decreased to verify on the acquistion.

Supertone was valued at regarding 22 billion won in February in 2014 when Hybe spent 4 billion won.

Supertone is an AI sound startup established in March 2020. The firm’s AI modern technology called ‘vocal singing voice synthesis (SVS)’ attracted focus in a home entertainment program on SBS in January in 2014, where the device sang Kim Bum-soo’s ‘I Miss You’ with a voice influenced by the late vocalist Kim Kwang Seok.

SVS is Supertone’s core modern technology as well as is various from message to speech (TTS), which can merely review a message. SVS can sing a track by incorporating verses, tune, as well as defeat details. It can additionally divide the vocalist’s one-of-a-kind vocal singing design as well as tone shade from the human voice consisted of in the songs. It suggests that the device can understand male vocalist Yim Jae-beom’s vocal singing design with women vocalist IU’s voice.

Resources stated Hybe made the most recent financial investment on assumptions for harmony in between its copyright (IP) as well as Supertone’s modern technology in web content manufacturing. Concerning the earlier equity financial investment in 2014, the monitoring group stated it was expecting harmony, swearing to develop electronic web content that can share convenience as well as feeling to followers.

By Park Chang-young, Kang Doo-soon as well as Minu Kim

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