About

Noun: Portable Loudness
MoForte, Inc. was incorporated in June of 2012. MoForte’s Founders are experts in the domain of audio digital signal processing (DSP) each contributing inventions and knowledge to the field. All three founders were members of Stanford University’s Sondius team that was formed in the early 90s to create intellectual property around audio DSP inventions. All three founders were founders of Staccato Systems, a spin out from Stanford that was successfully sold to Analog Devices in 2001.

Founders

Pat Scandalis, CTO and acting CEO
has worked for a number of Silicon Valley High Tech Companies. He has held lead engineering positions at National Semiconductor, Teradyne, Apple and Sun. He has spent the past 18 years working in Digital Media. He was an Audio DSP researcher at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). He co-founded and was the VP of engineering for Staccato Systems, a successful spinout of Stanford/CCRMA that was sold to Analog Devices in 2001. He has held VP positions at TuneTo.com, Jarrah Systems and Liquid Digital Media. He most recently ran Liquid Digital Media, which developed and operated all online digital music e-commerce properties for Walmart. He holds a BSc in Physics from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and is currently a visiting scholar at CCRMA, Stanford University.

Dr. Julius O. Smith III, Founding Consultant
teaches a music signal-processing course sequence and supervises related research at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). He is formally a professor of music and associate professor (by courtesy) of electrical engineering at Stanford University. In 1975, he received his BS/EE degree from Rice University, where he got a solid grounding in the field of digital signal processing and modeling for control. In 1983, he received the PhD/EE degree from Stanford University, specializing in techniques for digital filter design and system identification, with app to violin modeling. His work history includes the Signal Processing Department at Electromagnetic Systems Laboratories, Inc., working on systems for digital communications, the Adaptive Systems Department at Systems Control Technology, Inc., working on research problems in adaptive filtering and spectral estimation, and NeXT Computer, Inc., where he was responsible for sound, music, and signal processing software for the NeXT computer workstation. In addition, he was a founding consultant for Staccato Systems, Inc., and Shazam Entertainment Ltd., where he co-developed the core technology. Prof. Smith is a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society and the Acoustical Society of America. He is the author of four online books and numerous research publications in his field.

Nicholas J. Porcaro, Chief Scientist
is a software developer proficient in many languages including Objective-C, C++, PHP, Javascript, Python and Perl. He holds a B.S in electrical engineering from Texas A&M, and was a visiting scholar at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Stanford University. He was a founder of Staccato Systems, and worked for several other startup companies in a variety of fields – electronic design automation, geophysics, e-commerce, and digital audio. He has also done independent artistic work using 3D graphics with sound. In late 2011 he released an iPhone app called UndAground – New York, a cultural guide to New York City. He is also a jazz pianist.