Stuart Ross (American composer)

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Stuart E. Ross
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Gender Male
Birth Place Unknown
Nationality American   USA.svg
This page is for the American composer. For the Scottish composer, see Stuart Ross.

Stuart E. Ross is an American composer, sound designer, and programmer.

He started off working for CBS Electronics programming the Atari VCS games such as Wings, which was never released, then he joined Activision in 1985 after CBS Electronics shut down. He started out his company New Potato Technologies, in which he programmed a sound driver for Absolute Entertainment for the NES and Game Boy. He currently works at Motion Media, though still runs New Potato Technologies.

His name can be found in the source code for Home Alone 2's sound code, as well as the Game Boy Frogger source code, which is derived from Home Alone:

Prepared for Imagineering, Inc. by

    Stuart E. Ross
    New Potato Technologies
    P.O. Box 187
    Danbury, CT  06813

    TEL:  (203) 746-9040
    FAX:  (203) 746-6929

Audio Development


Ross coded two sound drivers for the NES and Game Boy; one contracted from Imagineering, Absolute Entertainment's subsidiary, and Rocket Science Productions. Ross initially coded the latter to be written in 6502 assembly, but later wrote a tool to convert MIDI files to his sound driver.

Ross also did the sound effects for most (if not all) of Absolute/Imagineering's NES games. However, this was only because Imagineering reused sound effects in many of their games. Ross got a list of sound effects needed from Imagineering, and then gave them to the developers to implement into the game.


Released Title Sample Notes
Unreleased Wings (A26)
1989-??-?? A Boy and His Blob: Trouble On Blobolonia (NES)
Sound Driver
1990-02-?? Destination Earthstar (NES)
Sound Driver
1990-04-?? Ghostbusters II (NES)
Sound Driver
1990-06-?? Heavy Shreddin' (NES)
Sound Driver
1990-10-?? Battle Tank (NES) Sound Driver
1990-??-?? Race America (NES) (Corvette ZR-1 Challenge) Sound Driver
1990-11-09 A Boy and His Blob In... The Rescue of Princess Blobette (GB) Sound Driver
1991-??-?? Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (NES)
Sound Driver
1991-02-?? The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants (NES)
Sound Driver
1991-03-?? Super Scrabble (GB) Sound Driver
1991-05-?? Flight of the Intruder (NES)
Sound Driver
1991-08-?? Bill & Ted's Excellent Video Game Adventure (NES) With Andrew Frank.
1991-11-?? Space Shuttle Project (NES)
Sound Driver
1991-11-?? Home Alone (GB) (ホーム・アローン) Sound Driver
1991-12-?? The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World (NES) Sound Driver
1991-12-?? Barbie (NES)
Sound Driver
1991-??-?? Bart Simpson's Escape from Camp Deadly (GB) Sound Driver
1992-03-?? Ghoul School (NES)
Sound Driver
1992-04-?? The Mutant Virus: Crisis In a Computer World (NES) With Andrew Frank.
1992-05-?? Turn and Burn: The F-14 Dogfight Simulator (GB)
1992-??-?? Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (NES)
Sound Driver
1992-??-?? Jordan vs. Bird: One on One (GB) (マイケル・ジョーダン:ワンオンワン) Sound Driver
1992-03-?? Fisher Price: Firehouse Rescue (NES) Sound Driver
1992-03-?? Ghoul School (NES) Sound Driver
1992-09-?? The Simpsons: Bart Vs. the Juggernauts (GB) Sound Driver
1992-10-?? Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (GB) Sound Driver
1992-12-?? The Simpsons: Bartman Meets Radioactive Man (NES) Sound Driver
1992-12-?? Swamp Thing (NES) Sound Driver
1992-??-?? The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (GB) Sound Driver
1992-??-?? Barbie Game Girl (GB) Sound Driver
1992-??-?? Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (GB) Sound Driver
1992-??-?? Mouse Trap Hotel (GB) Sound Driver
1992-??-?? The Ren & Stimpy Show: Space Cadet Adventures (GB) Sound Driver
1993-09-?? Star Trek: The Next Generation (NES) Sound Driver
1993-11-?? The Ren & Stimpy Show: Buckeroo$! (NES) Audio Engineer
1994-04-?? Super Battletank (GB) Audio Engineer
1998-??-?? Frogger (GB) Sound Driver

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