Arkamys History

From movie mastering to multimedia sound spatialization...

Origins An audio passionate team investing the Hérouville studio

1998

ARKAMYS’ research started with a patented process for sound spatialization that enhances the sound experience for digital media from music to movies. Famous movies like Subway, Dirty Dancing, and Bagdad Café were mastered using this process.

The original ARKAMYS team was comprised of acoustic researchers, sound engineers, and composers who called the legendary Château d’Hérouville their home. The studio at Château d’Hérouville welcomed such stars as the Bee Gees, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, and even Elton John who recorded the album “Honky Chateau”. The team at Château d’Hérouville and the studio itself had a unique ability to help propel artists to the top of the charts.

1999

ARKAMYS’ reputation and renown began to grow as more and more films were processed using ARKAMYS’ sound spatialization technology. Soon influential directors, such as Jean-Pierre Jeunet, were speaking publicly about the advantages of working with ARKAMYS.

In the end, over 200 films were created with the help of the ARKAMYS spatialization process.

Evolution From the Film to the Consumer Electronics industry

2004

ARKAMYS left the Château d’Hérouville and moved to the heart of Paris, on the Champs Elysées. At the same time, ARKAMYS began to work in new markets of home entertainment, automotive, and mobile industries, which featured their technology and R&D in new applications.

Headphones, speakers, multimedia devices, and digital content created a major turning point in the end-user experience and presented an exciting challenge for ARKAMYS whose mission is to “Make sound as realistic and enjoyable as possible.”

2006

Major R&D partnerships between ARKAMYS and Sagem mobile phones, as well as between ARKAMYS and Air France brought sound spatialization to the general public and gave users a quality sound experience on-the-go and in the air.

2009

These partnerships with Sagem and Air France opened the door to the automotive industry with ARKAMYS partnering with French carmaker Renault.

Today Towards a worldwide presence

2014

Over the years, ARKAMYS has worked jointly with an ever-increasing number of clients and partners at an international level. Large international companies such as Samsung Mobile, Nokia, NXP, Sony Ericsson, Nissan, General Motors, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Hyundai Kia Motors, Thales, LG Electronics, Daewoo IS, Mobis, and TCL find true value in Arkamy’s sound spatialization.

ARKAMYS is devoted to bringing crystal clear, natural, and immersive sound to all your devices and environments. As a truly global company, ARKAMYS has opened offices in Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Detroit to better meet the needs of international markets and cultures.