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SoundMAX highlighted in Test Drive.

  Analog Devices announced today that SoundMAX SPX has been incorporated into Test Drive, Infogrames recently released PS2 title. SoundMAX SPX's animated audio allows for realistic audio as the player races across tracks from around the nation. Test Drive for the PlayStation 2 will have the most true-to-life engine sounds and audio available, as numerous high-powered cars will be highlighted through this technology.

   "SoundMAX's audio rendering technology allows players to differentiate between the Turbo charger on a V6 engine and the deep bass boar of a big block V8," said Jean-Philippe Agati, senior vice president and general manager of Infogrames' Los Angeles studio. "SoundMAX SPX complements our

   state-of-the-art graphics with the most amazingly realistic sounds imaginable."

   "When we set out to create Test Drive we envisioned a game that would be so realistic that gamers would feel like the race was taking place all around them," said Scott Snyder, director of audio at Infogrames. "SoundMAX SPX was the best solution to create an amazingly realistic and heart-pounding audio experience. Once you hear the sounds from Test Drive, all other racing games will seem like a soap-box derby."

   "We are very pleased to be able to bring our audio rendering solution to Infogrames and Pitbull, providing uniquely interactive sounds that contribute significantly to game play for the Test Drive series," said Beth Doherty, director of business development, Analog Devices. "With the addition of SoundMAX SPX, this title sets a new standard for audio sound effects in racing titles."

5/31/2002 Matt Stensrud

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