Frank Filipanits Jr.
Frank Filipanits Jr. became passionately involved in audio while pursuing a BS EE at Caltech. He continued on to earn a M.S. degree in Music Engineering at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, where his Master's research focused on 3-d auralization techniques and optimizations.
Frank is currently exploring audio opportunities with his start-up, Cool Stuff Labs. Recent work includes contributions to DSP plug-ins by Dolby, Liquid Audio, and QSound. During his prior employment at Digidesign, Frank authored several plug-ins including the TEC award-winning DINR 2.0.
Frank maintains his sanity by playing bass in one blues and one rock band, repairing pinball machines, and restoring classic muscle cars.
Stacy Lynn Welsh
Stacy Lynn Welsh received a B.M. in Music Engineering in 1992 from the University of Miami, Miami, FL.
In 1991, she worked as an assistant sound engineer at Crescent Moon Studios in Miami, FL and went on to be a concert production/stage manager. In 1995, she joined Crystal River Engineering, a pioneer and leading developer of true three-dimensional audio technology. In spring of 1996, CRE was acquired by Aureal Semiconductor, an early licensee of CRE's technology for the PC and consumer market places. Currently, she is in the Advanced Signal Processing group at Aureal working on the next generation of 3D audio products.
Conrad A. Maxwell
Conrad A. Maxwell is currently the Senior Strategic and Product Marketing Manager at VLSI Technology. He is the also the Charmin of the 3D Working Group of the Interactive Audio Special Interest Group sponsored by the MIDI Manufacturers Association. He is actively supporting the foundry of audio products and pushing investment into audio controllers and codec technologies.
He started his career in Sunnyvale in Electronic Design with an Electrical Engineering Degree. After many years in design, he went back to Business School and completed an M.B.A. He plays the keyboard and was attracted to digital audio controllers in order to provide better audio in the PC space.