Stuart Ross (American composer)
|Stuart E. Ross
- 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
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.
- mobygames.com/person/629989/stuart-ross/ - MobyGames.
- digitpress.com/library/interviews/interview_stuart_ross.html - Interview from 2005-02-05.