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Co-Founder and Producer

Email: c***@***.com
Local Address: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Company Description: Scybrid Studios produces movies, entertainment IP, cinematic services, and media technology. Current projects include movies for a popular scifi/fantasy...   more
Background

Employment History

  • President and Founder
    Synchron Networks Inc
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Synchron Networks Inc
  • Vice President of Engineering
    Turbo Squid Inc
  • Chairman
    Xylim, Inc
  • Founder, Executive Manager and Board Member
    Xylim, Inc
  • Founder, Executive Manager and Board Member
    Gentle Electric
  • President
    Applied Talent
  • Faculty Member
    UCSC Electronic Music Studio

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Gentle Electric
  • Board Member
    UCSC Electronic Music Studio

Education

  • University of California at Santa Cruz
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Web References
Carl ...
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 managing and contributing to numerous independent technology consulting contracts. 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.
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.
Gentle Electric Home Page
www.gentleelectric.com, 22 Mar 2013 [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.
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.
SDForum
www.sdforum.org, 5 July 2001 [cached]
Synchron president and founder, Carl Fravel is especially pleased to receive funding during the current economic downturn."We had to work very hard to communicate our value proposition to venture capitalists who are extremely cautious in the post-bubble economy," he stated."SDForum helped us reach the right people with the right message, 3i supported us strongly, and the team at ONSET heard our story.We believe that the funding they are providing is a clear indication of the strength of our company and of the critical need for our software in the marketplace.By combining our vision and engineering expertise with strategic business leadership from two highly respected VCs, our product will become the ubiquitous software distribution technology."
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