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Canal Barge Company Inc
835 Union Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1933, Canal Barge Company, Inc. is a privately-owned, independent marine transportation company headquartered in New Orleans, LA. The name "Canal Barge,"...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Gentle Electric

Education

  • University of California at Santa Cruz
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Web References
Gentle Electric Home Page
www.gentleelectric.com, 11 May 2014 [cached]
While working at Aries Music in the Fall of 1976, Carl Fravel had some conversations with Dennis Colin, the designer of the Arp2600 and of the Aries, about pitch following for analog synthesizer control.
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After leaving Aries, Carl founded Gentle Electric, for which he designed a pitch follower a using a different approach (a time-domain pattern recognition algorithm), and included envelope following and envelope triggering features. Gentle Electric's early business included custom synthesizer work and prototype quantity circuit board manufacturing, until the pitch follower was ready for manufacturing. Approximately 200 of these pitch followers were sold over the next 10 years. The pitch follower existed in 5 configurations... Original prototype - mounted in an Aries Synthesizer module, still owned by Carl Fravel In a blue and white metal cabinet.
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In 1977, Carl relocated Gentle Electric to Santa Cruz, CA, concurrent with accepting a part time faculty position with the UCSC Electronic Music Studio.
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Carl relocated Gentle Electric to Delta, CO in 1980, employed the services of Ed Horton, and turned over the daily operations of Gentle Electric to Ed in 1986 when Carl accept a position at WaveFrame in Boulder, CO.
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Carl relocated Gentle Electric to Delta, CO in 1980, employed the services of Ed Horton, and turned over the daily operations of Gentle Electric to Ed in 1986 when Carl accept a position at WaveFrame in Boulder, CO.
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Carl and Steven created a company called AFI (Adams-Fravel, Inc) in about 1986 to build a new version of the pitch follower as a plug-in ISA card for IBM PC's and compatibles.
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Brian Eno purchased a Gentle Electric pitch and envelope follower from Carl at the "garage" factory in Santa Cruz in approximately 1979 or 1980.
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Please direct inquiries and feedback to Carl Fravel.
Turbo Squid -- Company Management
www.turbosquid.com, 18 Jan 2009 [cached]
Carl Fravel, Vice President, Engineering Carl combines over 30 years of engineering and management experience with a broad background in audio, experimental film, and 3D graphics.Carl graduated from University of California at Santa Cruz, where he also served as a faculty member, and as the director of the UCSC Electronic Music Studio, which he co-founded in in the early seventies.As some of his most notable achievements, Carl designed analog and digital synthesizer components at Gentle Electric, managed and led applications software architecture for WaveFrame-an early digital audio workstation used in film and TV postproduction-and oversaw the JBuilder 1.0 development effort as a senior engineering manager in the Java and Enterprise Products Groups at Borland.Carl was also a founder, executive manager and board member of a number of high tech companies, including Gentle Electric, Synchron Networks, and Xylim.Additionally, he also co-founded Scybrid Studios, an indie film company.Most recently, Carl served as Director of Engineering at Convenos, a web-conferencing company that integrates its conferencing software with Skype and Salesforce.com.
About Us - Applied Talent - Technology Strategy, Software Development and Project Management
www.applied-talent.com, 2 June 2010 [cached]
Carl Fravel Carl combines over 30 years of engineering and management experience with a broad background in software design and development, audio technologies, experimental film, and 3D graphics. Carl has served as a founder, senior technical manager, VP of Engineering, COO, CEO, and board member of a number of high tech companies, including Gentle Electric, WaveFrame, Borland, Synchron Networks, Xylim, Convenos, and TurboSquid, as well as leading many independent technology consulting projects. Carl also co-founded Scybrid Studios, an indie film company. Carl graduated from University of California at Santa Cruz, where he also served as a faculty member. Carl has been living and working in New Orleans since early 2007.
Gentle Electric Home Page
www.gentleelectric.com, 18 Sept 2013 [cached]
Carl Fravel, office manager at Aries 1975-76, then founded Gentle Electric in 1976
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If you recognize more people in this picture, or have other pictures, drop me a note, thanks - Carl
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Please direct inquiries and feedback to Carl Fravel.
Synchron Networks
www.synchronnetworks.com, 27 Jan 2002 [cached]
Everserve is the brainstorm of Carl Fravel, who founded Synchron Networks in 1999 and now serves as president. Previously, Fravel was senior development manager at Borland, which is located in the same complex as Synchron at Enterprise Way.
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