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Background Information

Employment History

Executive Function Management Inc

Director of Information Systems and Knowledge Management

Canal Barge Company Inc

President

Applied Talent LLC

Affiliations

Board Member
New Orleans Food

Founder
Gentle Electric

Founder
Scybrid Studios

Founder, Senior Technical Manager, Vice President of Engineering, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member
Borland

Founder, Senior Technical Manager, Vice President of Engineering, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member
Convenos LLC

Founder, Senior Technical Manager, Vice President of Engineering, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member
WaveFrame Incorporated

Faculty Member
University of California at Santa Cruz

Education

University of California at Santa Cruz

Bachelor's Degree

University of California at Santa Cruz

Web References (13 Total References)


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Carl Fravel

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Carl Fravel Director of IS & Knowledge Mgmt Canal Barge Company Inc


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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

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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.


Gentle Electric Home Page

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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.


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Carl Fravel, office manager at Aries 1975-76,

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Carl Fravel (ex Aries employee)

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