A world-first, 360° immersive sound production studio in the basque country

Intelligence Audio, a Paris-based company specializing in sound production, has chosen the Basque Country, and in particular the town of Bayonne, as the location for the world’s first 360° immersive studio. By placing sound sources in front, behind and above the audience, Intelligence Audio offers a true sound experience to French and international artists, concert venues and festivals. Intelligence Audio also works in-studio and uses the mixes it creates at live events.

BASQUE INVEST, a service headed by François Applagnat, was delighted to support the founders of Intelligence Audio in their move to enrich our territory with a new technology likely to attract the biggest names and venues

The basque country : a strategic and reassuring location for the founders

Setting up in the Basque Country was an obvious choice for Sébastien Roblin, co-founder of Intelligence Audio (who presents his company in this video). The founders were looking for a city with a dynamic economic fabric where they could build strong relationships and meet people they could trust. They were immediately attracted by the human scale of Bayonne. In addition to this human aspect, the Bayonne environment and its connections with the cities of Biarritz, Anglet and Spain were of great interest. The company can envisage collaborations with local theaters, such as the Atabal in Biarritz, the Kursaal in San Sebastian or the Spanish cinema cluster Zinemaldia.

Intelligence Audio was also attracted by the economic activity in the audiovisual, animation, communication and creative studio sectors in the area, as well as the renowned training courses in the audiovisual sector, such as the BTS at ESAPB (Ecole Supérieure d’Art du Pays Basque), which ensures the presence of qualified profiles.

Basque invest helps intelligence audio set up in the basque country

After making contact on the Bayonne Chamber of Commerce and Industry website, BASQUE INVEST was put in touch with Intelligence Audio to help them set up in the Basque Country. Their objective was to work with people who knew the local economic fabric inside out, and François Applagnat was able to meet their needs, working on a number of different points:

  • Introducing the founders to the Basque ecosystem in their sector of activity.
  • Putting them in touch with the Pôle Digital au Pays Basque (run by the Communauté d’agglomération Pays Basque).
  • Searching for premises that met the very specific requirements of their business: high ceilings, discreet, industrial zone, proximity to high-end accommodation for artists…
  • Connecting banking institutions.
  • Helping organize the inauguration of the studio, in the presence of key local representatives (politicians, regional representatives, Bayonne town hall, local and national press, etc.).
  • Distributing various local communications promoting their technology and the creation of the studio.


BASQUE INVEST is delighted with this collaboration. If you are planning to set up a business in the Basque Country, don’t hesitate to contact us.