Acoustica was founded in 1998 and is located in the foothills of the Yosemite Valley. In January 2002, we officially became Acoustica, Inc. Acoustica's mission is to create high quality, intuitive and powerful software. Our motto is "Software Should Be Easy To Use!" We embrace the simplicity of creating music with our software. We strive to live up to our name in the way we conduct our business. We do this whether it is through our software or by support with the product. At Acoustica, the customer comes first!
CEO & Founder
Joseph started Acoustica by programming into the wee hours of the night after his day job. With much patience and passion he completed the first product "Internet Audio Mix". A year later, sales started taking off and he was able to work full time on his software.
Russ spends his days squirreled away in his underground lair dreaming up things to do to Acoustica CD/DVD Label Maker. When he's not thinking about CD labels, you can find him doing fieldwork for his Yosemite National Park website, a great place to find the perfect yosemite hike.
Chief Technology Officer
Dan is a musician and audio enthusiast who also loves developing software! Dan has a real passion for creating great software. Dan has led the development of Mixcraft and Beatcraft. Formerly of Sonic Foundry, Dan has tons of experience creating music & multimedia software, including Acid and Vegas.
Director of Customer Care
Greg comes to us from AOL where he spent countless hours helping people get their online gaming problems solved on the game channel. In addition, he interfaced between the support and development teams, coming up with non 'computerese' ways of troubleshooting various problems. He loves the challenge of finding solutions to even the most difficult of technical problems. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, astronomy and hiking in the Sierra Nevadas.
Vice President of Sales
A musician and early adopter of MIDI sequencing in the late '80s, Anthony has been in the business of selling and marketing music software for over two decades. Besides witnessing the meteoric rise and lightening speed growth of the music technology industry, he has enjoyed most the opportunity to travel around the world and to meet so many cool people along the way.
Phil comes to us from the world of legendary customer service. When he's not drinking coffee and sending solutions and lost codes, he spends his time running a Do-It-Yourself distribution service for electronic music newcomers and researching new bleeding-edge music and music devices. His own creations include a number of found sounds including broken kids' toys and various alarms.
After his formal education he began his career working as a graphic designer in a large company's in-house communications department. Along the way he became a member of a local art gallery, produced two solo art shows, and has displayed his art at other various venues. After several years of successful freelance he set up shop as EONstudio and collaborated with a few choice developers and writers to create some award winning projects. Since then he has continued to grow in the design industry. It is his goal to see design improve the way we communicate in business and in our personal lives.
Web Applications Developer
Brett graduated with a degree in Computer Science from Fresno State and has been developing websites ever since. He is passionate about modern web design and is always looking for ways to make innovative websites. In his free time, Brett enjoys playing guitar, going fishing and watching sports.
Chief Operating Officer
Lois was the second to join Acoustica making the trek to Oakhurst from lovely Santa Barbara. She pitched in when Acoustica was mostly some code and a laptop! Lois is in charge of building custom packages for large orders, interfacing with clients and making sure no customer is forgotten. She loves making exotic meals and elaborate pastries, playing the violin, but mostly, she loves learning about new technology!
Quality Assurance, Customer Care & Weekend Support
Eric VanLandingham heads up the weekend support & quality assurance for Acoustica and has been involved with computers for the last 15 years. His true calling is his guitar and can make it sing like the best of them. His favorite style is heavy metal but can play many different genres. Visit one of his many sites at http://www.ericvanlandingham.com!
Mitchell Sigman is a veteran musician and music journalist hailing from Los Angeles. His credits include seven years playing keyboards for 80s synthpop band “Berlin” as well as a stint with “Survivor”. (the band, not the TV show!) Mitchell also penned the “Steal This Sound” synth column for Keyboard Magazine for six years, eventually leading to the “Steal This Sound” book in 2011. He currently resides in sunny Las Vegas, where he plays with local rockers “Droids”.
S. Christian Collins
Virtual Instrument Design, Software Testing
Chris Collins is a pianist, composer, teacher, and sound designer currently residing in Madison, Wisconsin. Chris designs his virtual instruments from a keyboardist's point of view, focusing on making each instrument "playable" and expressive when performed live. You can find him performing classical and original music in the Madison area and playing lots of ultimate Frisbee. More of Chris' creations are available at at www.schristiancollins.com.