ABOUT US

Audirvāna is a global software company founded in Paris in 2011. Its only purpose is to preserve the integrity of computer-based high-quality digital music and maintain absolute transparency during playback. Over time, our teams have carefully developed and improved a unique technology, crafting the ultimate technical solution for all music professionals and enthusiasts.

Damien Plisson

CEO & FOUNDER OF AUDIRVĀNA

When I was growing up, I was fortunate enough to have music-loving parents and they brought me to concerts, listened to quality music, with a high quality HiFi system. All these emotions have forged indelible memories, idealized over time. It has become a real quest to live again these feelings and emotions, it feeds your obsession.

The most striking memory is the never-ending and sublime silence that followed the last notes of the Chopin prelude played as an encore by François -René Duchâble during a concert at Mogador. Both the artist and the audience had joined together on the edge of this interpretation, which gave meaning to each note, a meaning understood by all, in a rare union and harmony that no one wanted to break by applauding. We all seek to relive such moments.
This is undoubtedly the invisible force that guides me in my daily work.
The Audirvāna adventure started with a boxed set of 56 CDs by Aldo Cicciolini, a pianist I love. After ripping them to a digital format , I wanted to listen to them from my computer. I was disappointed when I tried the various “audiophile” playback solutions available at the time. I found these solutions to be technically questionable and the listening quality extremely poor. One would have thought a computer should sound as good as a CD player! I finally convinced myself that I could do better. I plucked up the courage to go for it, with the sole aim of creating the ultimate audio software
The results were extremely encouraging as I felt like I was getting back the feeling I was looking for. I shared the demo online. It was downloaded over 100,000 times!
I received extremely positive feedback from the community and this encouraged me to continue its development. I then realized I had an opportunity to seize ; make a purity of reproduction, an uncompromising level of quality in the service of the emotions that music alone can make us feel available. Over the years, I approached every new subject, explored every idea for improvement, always with the same high standards and the ambition to make Audirvāna the best solution for playing music from a computer.
Audirvāna Studio as we know it today is the result of all this work.

our story

  • 2011

    AUDIRVANA RELEASE
    on MacOS sets up the very first roots for its Exclusive Core Player. For the first time, a dedicated playback software bypasses Macs default audio parameters to adopt a straight-to-DAC access.
  • 2012

    DIRECT MODE INTEGRATION
    brings the first ever major update to Audirvana, with significant upgrades in the audio performance thanks to the support of new audio formats (DSD-native) by the software.
  • 2014

    AUDIRVANA V2 RELEASE
    improves both Audirvana's unique technology and its application. The app now includes a library management solution separate from iTunes with its own interface.
  • 2015

    QOBUZ HD STREAMING INTEGRATION
    crowns the first time collaboration of Audirvana with an independant partner. Besides now offering HD streaming services, Audirvana also improves the overall experience significantly with the first version of Audirvana Remote, originally released on iOS.
  • 2016

    TIDAL AND HRA STREAMING INTEGRATION
    enhances another couple streaming services within the application as long as some major upgrades to Audirvana's unique technology (upsampling possibilities, PCM to DSD, etc.).
  • 2017

    AUDIRVANA V3 RELEASE
    brings major upgrades to the audio quality with a new native MQA support on the app, a new SOX oversampling algorithm and the ability to play music wirelessly in high quality with UPnP/DLNA.
  • 2018

    AUDIRVANA WINDOWS 10 RELEASE
    Allows all computers to benefit from Audirvana's exclusive technology.
  • 2019

    AUDIRVANA V3.5 RELEASE
    finally enhances similar audio performance on MacOS and Windows 10 versions of Audirvana. To celebrate its new interface and significant improvements brought to its Exclusive Core Player, Audirvana also releases the first version of its smartphone application, Audirvana Remote, on Android.
  • 2020

    CROSSPLATFORM OPTIMISATION
    with one single software compatible with latest versions of MacOS and Windows, supported by free remote apps.

2021

AUDIRVĀNA STUDIO RELEASE

Reveals the ultimate digital audio playback with its unique technology, now supporting Kernel friendly processing.
Thanks to a major interface remastering and significant new features brought along the way (Advanced Playback Console, Intuitive Multisource Browser, etc.), Audirvāna Studio defines the new standards for playing music from a computer.