DSP Concepts Partners with LG to Bring Voice Chat to the UltraGear Speaker

DSP Concepts, provider of the Audio Weaver voice development platform, worked with LG Electronics to develop the UltraGear Gaming Speaker (GP9) with built-in voice communication running Audio Weaver TalkTogether technology.

Built on Audio Weaver, the GP9 speaker delivers full-duplex, clear communication even during loud, intense gameplay.

By partnering with DSP Concepts, LG dramatically accelerated the development process, bringing the GP9 to market in less than a year.

"With more gamers looking for an alternative to fatiguing headsets, we saw a clear market opportunity for a speaker that can deliver quality voice communication against the background of loud game audio." said Michael Park, vice president of the LG AV Business Division at LG Electronics, in a statement. "That's why our team was thrilled to work alongside DSP Concepts for this project. The company's TalkTogether solution provides the audio features needed for a speaker to enable two-way voice communication. This ensured us that the GP9 would successfully deliver a seamless audio experience for gamers everywhere."

The GP9 speaker boasts LG's 3D Gaming Sound technology, which incorporates a specially-designed head-related transfer function (HRTF) algorithm that optimizes the perception of spatial audio. GP9 also features Game Genre Optimizer with two modes to customize game audio to match what the user is playing.

"With all of our experience building complex, voice-enabled speakers and sound systems for brands like Spotify and Kakao, we're acutely aware of the challenges that go into developing advanced gaming speakers," said Chin Beckmann, CEO and founder of DSP Concepts, in a statement. "We enjoyed working with LG to develop a gaming speaker that unlocks an entirely new experience for gamers by offering an alternative to always-on headsets while enabling two-way voice communication even against the backdrop of intense gameplay."

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