OEM & Development

Products & Services

Minnetonka Audio Software, makers of the SurCode, AudioTools Server, discWelder, and other audio software applications and plug-ins, also provides OEM and custom software and development services to some of the biggest names in the professional audio and broadcast industries. Our deep expertise and licensing partnerships in codecs and workstation architectures, coupled with a vast collection of custom components and development libraries, gives us a unique ability to quickly and cost effectively meet the needs of our OEM partners and development clients.

Our partners benefit a number of ways.

Licensed technology - SurCode OEM Plug-in Modules are supplied as a product purchase that includes the technology license.

Faster time to market - SurCode OEM Plug-in Modules are implemented with a simple, easy to integrate interface.

Technology experience - OEMs can utilize the technology in their systems, relying on Minnetonka’s extensive experience with audio codecs.

Certification guaranteed - SurCode OEM Plug-in Modules are approved and certified by the codec vendor.

It’s cost effective - There are no upfront technology license fees, and modules are purchased as needed.

We are license holders for the following technologies:


  • DTS-HD Master Audio
  • DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
  • DTS Digital Surround
  • DTS ES
  • DTS 96/24
  • DTS Express for Blu-ray Secondary Audio
  • DTS Digital Surround

More Codecs and modules for QC and production are currently under development.

Partners & Customers:

DTS, AMD, Adobe, Cisco, Avid, Steinberg, Linear Acoustic, Digital Nirvana, Digital Rapids, Harmonic, Lawo, Merging Technologies, Telestream, RadiantGrid, Mediaware, THREADS, AmberFin, NewTek, NOA, ASTRA, PlayBox, Cube-Tec, Venera Tech, AcoustX, DMA, Fairlight, Cinnafilm, IOSONO and more.

Custom Software:

In addition to supplying ready-to-use software, we also work with our partners to develop custom solutions that meet more specific requirements.  With experience developing within every major operating system and build environment, we have the skill set to bring your product vision within budget and on-time.


Development - Plug-in development, client/server applications, device drivers, custom user interfaces (skins), documentation and help tools, internationalization/localization, verification and validation of performance/functionality, version control and technical support services.

OEM Modules - Off the shelf OEM “plug-in” modules for Windows and Linux, providing Loudness management and adjustment, pre-licensed encode & decode of multichannel audio codecs from DTS, metadata and PCM quality analysis, and more.

Consulting - Minnetonka Audio Software can provide the technical resources, project management, and most importantly, experience to assist you in bringing your product to market on time and within budget


Languages - C, C++, C#, Objective C, Java, Visual Basic, SQL

Development Environments - Visual Studio, .net, XCode

Plug-in Environments - ProTools RTAS and AudioSuite, VST, Audio Units, AWE, custom

Technology Expertise:

Realtime mixing/playback, dynamics and filtering, sample rate conversion DTS-HD, MPEG TS, QuickTime ProRes, MXF, AAC, CD/DVD/Blue Ray authoring, DDP, Verance & Civolution watermarking, Metadata handling, EBU/ITU/A85 loudness compliance solutions.

OEM Licensing and Development