Woods Audio, Inc.
to create excellent products
Seven Woods Audio is committed
to helping manufacturers quickly create digital or analog audio products
My clients include manufacturers
of professional audio, consumer audio, broadcast, telecommunications, and
work right the first time
are easy to use
generate a good return on investment
...and please the end user.
DSP hardware design (Motorola
DSP software design (Motorola
analog circuit design–low noise
PCB design supervision
end user needs determination
user interface and ergonomic
competitive product analysis
product concept development
advertising copy, press releases
design and test specification
I have been providing consulting
services for the development of audio products for eleven years. Previously,
I worked as a project engineer, manager, and entrepreneur in audio product
definition and design, marketing and sales, and business operations. I
have designed entire products, as well as contributed detailed analog and
digital circuit designs. I have determined customer needs and mapped emerging
technology onto those needs. A Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society
and a member of the IEEE, I hold two US patents in the field of digital
reverberation. I received a BS degree in electrical engineering from Yale
University, with minor concentrations in English and music.
My work experience includes
five years as Executive Vice President of AKG Acoustics, Inc., an international
company noted for professional microphones and other electroacoustic products.
In that capacity, I managed an independent division designing and manufacturing
a sophisticated MIDI-based digital reverberation and effects system and
a RAM based digital audio workstation, the DSE 7000.
Prior to AKG, I founded
Ursa Major, Inc., a pioneering company that designed, manufactured, and
distributed low cost digital reverberation and effects equipment. For eight
years, Ursa Major was a well known supplier of this equipment in all the
major world markets. Ursa Major was purchased by AKG Acoustics.
rev: 6/30/03 Copyright 2003.
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Woods Audio Application Notes
(short articles of interest
to audio product developers, in Adobe Acrobat 4.0 format)
New Product Development--From Idea to Specification
New Product Development--The Customer Interview
The Owner's Manual as a Product Specification
Unlocking the Full Power of Audio Measurements
Audio System Level Diagrams
New Product Development--A Financial Model
Digital Reverberation--Beyond the Technology
New Product Development--The Fuzzy Front End
First Order Digital Filters--An Audio Cookbook
Analog Audio Tone Controls and Equalizers
How Seven Woods Audio Got Its Name--The Poetry of William Butler Yeats
2003 Seven Woods Audio, Inc.