In 1996, Richard Gross and Stephen Turner founded AudioScience to provide
high-level design and manufacturing solutions to strategically targeted areas of
the digital audio reseller market. Dr. Andrew Elder joined the company in 1997
to provide software expertise to the growing company. The trio's combined three
decades of experience in digital audio include groundbreaking innovations in
soundcard design at Antex Electronics. With this strong foundation AudioScience
quickly grew from a successful start-up into a mature, engineering-driven
A co-founder of
AudioScience, Richard Gross is responsible for all company sales and marketing
programs. In addition, Gross also manages the development and maintenance of
AudioScience partnerships with OEMs, systems integrators and developers.
An Associate Member of AES (the Audio Engineering Society), Gross has an
extensive background in digital audio including nine years as vice president of
audio sales at Antex Electronics.
with Stephen Turner, Gross helped to launch the first DSP-based digital audio
adapter ever offered to the digital broadcast market. His achievements in
marketing new digital audio technologies are recognized industry-wide.
Turner, Vice President
AudioScience co-founder Stephen Turner has overall development and technical
responsibility for the company's line of digital audio adapters. He brings a
wealth of experience to the task.
Turner was a consultant to Electronic Design Associates (EDA) for nearly a
decade. His achievements in soundcard design for digital broadcast resulted in
many of Antex Electronics core products including the acclaimed SX line. While
at EDA, Turner also headed up OEM product development efforts for Tektronix and
His love of computer technology
pre-dates Turner's entrance into the field of digital audio. As an undergraduate
at Canterbury University in New Zealand during 1984, Turner developed a speech
synthesizer peripheral for the VAX computer. For his Master of Engineering
project, Turner developed a DSP based PC-card for speech processing and analysis
Turner received his BSEE (Bachelor of Science, Electronic Engineering) with 1st
class honors in 1984, and his MSEE (Master of Science, Electronic Engineering)
in 1985 from Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Andrew Elder, Director of Software Engineering
As head of software engineering for
AudioScience, Dr. Andrew Elder handles the development of Windows drivers and
Digital Signal Processor (DSP) software used for all AudioScience products. Dr.
Elder joined the company a year after its formation. With an eye to the creation
of design and cost-efficiencies, he utilizes the talents of various consultants
and designers working in hardware and software development efforts.
During his association with Electronic Design Associates, Elder was responsible
for writing the DSP software for a host of OEM digital audio adapters.
While pursuing his Ph.D., Elder focused on speech processing and gained valuable
theoretical background in a wide range of audio digital signal processing
techniques. Dr. Elder received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from
Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand in 1992. In 1993, along with
Stephen Turner, Elder authored a white paper for the 95th AES
Convention titled "A real-time PC Based Implementation of AC-2 Digital
Audio Compression. Elder is currently a member of the IEEE Signal Processing
AudioScience concentrates its development efforts in four main product
AudioScience Broadcast Sound Cards offer products and technical partnership to the designers
of digital automation systems for radio. AudioScience is the primary supplier to
some of the digital broadcast industry's most prominent system developers and
AudioScience Tuner Cards offer products for monitoring and verification of
AM, FM and HD Radio™ broadcast transmissions, as well as the audio portion of all worldwide analog TV
AudioScience Network Peripherals offer digital audio network products
utilizing the CobraNet and Livewire network protocols.
AudioScience OEM Products provide co-venture and custom-design services to facilitate the creation of
new digital audio applications for OEMs and systems integrators. This research
and development arm of AudioScience is important for migrating the company's
outstanding technologies to other markets.
AudioScience offers easy-to-integrate products that provide enhanced
digital audio functionality to developers and OEMs. In steering product
development in new directions, AudioScience has created unique new technologies
and processes that give its products increased functionality and compatibility.
Instead of using proprietary designs that limit choice and flexibility in
system hardware and software, AudioScience developed Standards-Based Technology.
This approach ensures maximum compatibility of AudioScience products with other
products and systems, including those of competitors. Standards-Based Technology
was developed in direct response to customer requests to eliminate the
functional and connective limitations associated with proprietary technology.
MRX - MULTI-RATE
In the professional environment, the digital audio files stored on hard
drive come from an amazing variety of digital and analog sources including DAT,
CD, the Internet, telephone patches, digital mixers and microphones and analog
sources, to name a few. AudioScience developed exclusive MRX Multi-Rate Streaming
technology to create maximum flexibility in digital audio capture and playback.
This advanced technology allows the playback and mixing of stereo streams of
MPEG Layer II & MP3 audio with different sample rates, while recording another stereo
stream at a different sample rate. This AudioScience innovation offers more
flexibility in the use of disk space while giving users increased performance in
digital audio capture, playback and mixing.
benefit to users is the powerful mixing capability of AudioScience digital audio
products. The ability to mix multiple streams to a variety of signal paths even if the streams have different sample
rates brings heightened
functionality to facilities that need more virtual mixing capability for on-air
programming and broadcast production. With field-proven drivers and
Standards-Based Technology, AudioScience soundcards integrate seamlessly into
nearly any computer-driven professional audio environment, and are compatible
with the most popular broadcast software and hardware.
Audio-intensive professional digital applications require glitch free audio
without data dropouts. AudioScience uses large RAM buffers to provide users with
consistent, glitch-free digital audio playback, even in the most data-intensive
applications. This approach provides a buffer of at least 8 MB on most
AudioScience products, an innovation resulting in upgraded reliability and audio
consistency in multieam feeds from a single PC.
COST EFFECTIVE. HIGH PERFORMANCE.
One of the primary missions of AudioScience is to provide leading-edge
digital audio solutions at the lowest possible cost. When designing its
soundcards for increased flexibility, AudioScience uses the latest, most
cost-effective DSP technology and compression algorithms to solve specific
customer problems, such as how to provide multieam digital audio I/O on a PC
According to Stephen Turner, founding partner and vice president of
engineering, being a small, responsive company has its advantages in today's
market. "With our technical expertise, we absolutely have the ability to
provide a better product that does more for less," Turner said. "Plus,
we don't have to rely on large, slow bureaucratic processes. We leverage our
combined design experience and market knowledge to deliver products our
customers will need next year."
order to stay competitive, system integrators and developers require new
technologies to create leading edge applications. AudioScience is committed to
staying ahead of the curve. Its mission calls for the development of products
that allow its customers to put increased functionality into their products.
AudioScience is an associate member of the National Association of
Broadcasters (NAB), a Sustaining Member of the AES and a member of the Delaware Chamber of Commerce.
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