Rumor has it that Cupertino-based tech giant Apple has acquired a startup company in Italy that specializes in developing digital music-editing apps. Redmatica is a company focused on developing software products that enhances the capabilities of audio samplers similar to the EXS24 used in the Logic Pro digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer software application for the Mac OS X platform. As it turns out, Logic Pro, developed by a German music software and hardware company, was previously acquired by Apple in 2002. Last year, versions of Logic Pro and a consumer-level Logic Express were discontinued and was only made available in the App Store.
Today’s rumor mill came from an Italian blog who first reported about the acquisition. The blog, Fanpage, allegedly uncovered a document from the Italian communications regulator AGCOM that seems to prove the acquisition. TechCrunch tried contacting Apple for a statement, but the company has declined to do so. Unknown to many, Redmatica specializes in developing and selling software for digital music editing. One of its products is a software called Keymap Pro, which is an editor for sampled instruments designed to run on a Mac. With Apple mum about the rumor, let’s keep our fingers crossed for now.