Echotopia is an innovative audio editor, focusing on the art and the science of soundscapes
Watch how various locations of a medieval village scene, come together to create a complex soundscape that can be experienced from any point on the map.
Echotopia’s intuitive interface allows looping textures, randomized oneshots, and real-time acoustics simulation, to be easily layered and configured in – literally – seconds.
Echotopia’s innovative approach is based on the idea that any software application should be easy to be used by amateurs and powerful enough for professionals.
Like the digital camera revolution that made photography accessible to anyone and ignited the spark for a new wave of photographers, Echotopia’s mission is to democratize sound design and soundscape creation.
A new era dawns, where the old meets the new, and the stochastic meets the deterministic. From their fusion, exciting new ways to use sound in our lives emerge. Echotopia stands in the vanguard of those new acoustics landscapes that await to be discovered by you and experienced by all.
Designing and producing immersive soundscapes becomes easy using Echotopia.
Echotopia’s specialized philosophy and workflows make it a breeze to brainstorm, prototype, and fabricate rich acoustic environments to perform or render to a target of standard or immersive audio formats.
Echotopia uses a map to define the areas with different sound behaviors in them. This simple-yet-novel method to topographically represent your designed world creates an intuitive way to design the acoustic environment in a fast and natural way.
Areas with different sound behaviors can be defined and managed easily using sound emission zones, fade zones, and acoustics, to create believable acoustic environments.
Just like in music, Echotopia uses specialized instruments to compose the sound of an area. Those instruments mimic different sound behaviors from nature.
Loopers play from simple noise textures and drones to complete recordings, and Randomizers can be added on top to scatter random oneshots around. More instruments are coming, check the roadmap.
Freely layer as many instruments as needed to one area, to achieve any level of complexity. Achieve real or sureal results without compromising the acoustic behaviors that make the environment believable.
Echotopia is the only soundscape app that really uses acoustics simulation under the hood. Distance, temperature, humidity, reverberation, and occlusion from walls, all are taken into account and are open to configuration.
This opens up so many creative possibilities that we need a book to cover them all. Just imagine that you can have 20 different soundscapes using only one set of sounds and various areas with different acoustics.
Plus, the acoustics in Echotopia work using impulse response files, which are freely available on the internet and we also include many in the factory content. Your next dungeon ambience can have authentic acoustics.
At the heart of Echotopia runs a full 3D audio mixing engine designed using cutting-edge technologies from the field of immersive audio production.
Any content input is automatically up-mixed or down-mixed to spread around the experience point, and the final output can be set from stereo to the latest multichannel surround formats, ensuring the maximum envelopment of the audience.
Use any channel format as input and get any channel format as output without having to mess with tedious settings, just focus on creativity and Echotopia will mix an industry-standard experience fit for any use, from hobbyists at home to professionals at a post-production facility.
The Storyteller, Creator, and Producer editions of Echotopia come with all our royalty-free curated sound libraries.
Currently containing more than 38.000 original sounds, made with great care.
You get environmental loops, ambience atmospheres, oneshots, Foley, special effects, and impulse responses for reverb and occlusion.
You can use them with Echotopia or import them into your video editor, music sampler, or game engine, and create using great-sounding assets.
Don’t forget that Echotopia is an open audio editor, you are still free to import your own sounds for the ultimate in creative freedom!
Are you a game master getting ready to amaze your players with sound in your next campaign?
Are you a professional sound designer that wants an easy way to prototype, showcase, and produce complete soundscapes?
Or maybe you are an escape room designer and you want to create the perfect atmosphere for your latest adventure.
Echotopia is the first and only soundscape designer with features for both enthusiasts and professionals. Echotopia will revolutionize the way you create the background of your story, no matter what you do.
Sound designers and content providers, especially those who are specialized in game audio and film sound, can use Echotopia to easily create early prototypes for their clients and brainstorm with them while listening to their designs in real-time. By using maps or draft schematics from game levels and story locations, you can design and produce any acoustic environment needed for any type of project. Sound librarians can use Echotopia to create a complete acoustic world and then export any location in industry-standard formats to sell as assets.
Game masters and players of pen-and-paper role-playing games and tabletops can create a great atmosphere by using Echotopia’s unique map topography to place sound elements in their world and playback how everything will sound from the exact location of their adventurers. Streamers can broadcast the output of Echotopia to their audience to immerse them in their stories.
Artists, producers, owners, and operators of theme parks, exhibitions, and museums can use Echotopia to create the perfect atmosphere for their spaces. Transform the air of your spaces into living acoustic environments that enhance the experience of your visitors. Artists can perform live or render the soundscapes and include them in any part of their work. Owners can create unique installations to immerse their visitors in the experience.
To test Echotopia in your system, you can get the free 30-day trial.
First of all, you should know that all editions contain the Echotopia editor application with all features. The only difference is the content that comes together. And actually, all editions with content do include all our curated sound libraries (currently more than 38000 sounds of every type and genre), and the only difference between them is the format and resolution of the files and the channel formats available (stereo, surround, ambisonic).
As a good practice, you should download the free trial edition to test Echotopia in your setup.
Then choose an edition according to your needs:
Each edition also includes the sound libraries and formats of the lower editions, so you don’t have to convert anything for lower-resolution needs. We took care of this for you using our state-of-the-art mastering pipeline.
Sure you can!
We understand that creative projects cannot happen in a vacuum and creators use a variety of tools and platforms to achieve the desired outcome.
Therefore we offer the sound content that comes together with the Echotopia editor in common formats that any other application can open.
You can import them into video editors, game engines, music instruments, and any other application or platform you like.
You can use the content to create videogames, movies, VR experiences, toys, interactive experiences, installations, music productions, tutorials, streaming shows, audio/radio dramas, and more.
We only forbid the use of the content for the creation of other software, tools, music instruments, and other soundware that would be a conflict of interest between us and you the creator. You also cannot use, distribute, or broadcast our content as isolated ambience loops and soundscapes or isolated elements in the form of content libraries, music albums, or streaming content for use as standalone audio.
For more details, read the Audio Assets End User License Agreement.
If you need more information for your projects, contact us using our Customer Support Portal.
We don’t charge for subscriptions, the version you get is yours to use.
The version numbering of Echotopia follows the form v[Major].[Intermediate].[Minor]. For example v1.4.2.
The minor increments are free for users who purchased the major version. Those signify updates that fix bugs, improve Echotopia, and enhance security.
The intermediate increments are also free for users who purchased the major version. Those signify updates that enhance Echotopia or add new features to the application and to the content.
The major versions signify a big moment in the software’s life. Those require payment to acquire them, but for users that own previous major versions, the upgrade fee will be significantly less than the full price. The users actually pay for the extra work that was done and the investment of the developers to maintain the software until the next major version comes again.
Regarding the content, we consider it an intermediate update. Meaning that the user gets all new libraries for free until a major version update comes. Then, if the user chooses to upgrade, can continue to receive any new content that is part of the new major version.
Each license of Echotopia can be activated in two machines. It is not allowed to use those two installations at the same time unless the machines are used by the same person.
For production facilities, classrooms, and academic labs, please contact us and we will create a multi-license solution for your organization.
All Echotopia editions come with a full-featured editor, even the free trial.
Echotopia features an immersive audio mixing engine at its core, ensuring you get the full experience that matches your speaker configuration. from stereo to full-blown 7.1 surround setups, Echotopia will upmix or downmix any content you import to match the configuration at the time of use.
Do you create your soundscapes on a desktop with stereo outputs and you will play them on a laptop on a 7.1 surround setup? No problem! Echotopia will automatically handle everything so you get the full experience every time!
It all started when we decided not to make Echotopia a subscription-based product, but at the same time to offer our huge collection of royalty-free sound libraries with it.
We needed to find the best solution so that the user will not need to download hundreds of gigabytes in one go, and simultaneously use a service that doesn’t charge us per month. That way, Echotopia could remain a subscription-free product, just the way we like it.
The only way to do this was to create an online place where the user can browse all the content and choose what is needed and to put a limit on the times that each package can be downloaded.
A happy outcome of this philosophy is that this is also a green and eco-friendly way to manage downloads in general, as the user downloads only the needed assets. This minimizes the carbon footprint a lot, in contrast with other vendors that dump you a dropbox archive with unedited terabytes for you to download.
We fight against the mindless digital hoarding disorder that is menacing the internet, and we support mindful creators that care for more than themselves.
To save resources you should always back up the original downloads to a second hard drive, and never work on the original files.
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