Company announces new CTO to further corporate vision
MAAT Incorporated, a manufacturer of exceptional performance professional audio solutions, today officially announced that Christoph M. Musialik has been appointed Co–Founder and Chief Technology Officer of the company. Musialik's career spans decades of top level engineering and management of some of the seminal developments in professional audio.
Dr. Musialik is an active member of the AES, IEEE, and Computer Music Society. He is also the Chair of the AES' Technical Committee on Signal Processing and was presented with their Fellowship Award for his achievements in the development of digital audio algorithms. His contributions to linear–phase equalizers, dynamics processors, digital realizations of analog circuits and restoration tools have resulted in a class of reference quality audio software used worldwide. He is also author of diverse publications covering audio, music, and signal processing subjects.
From his early years, Christoph Musialik was fascinated with music, electronics and computers. In 1979, Dr. Musialik joined Siemens to work on new processor architectures and computer speech I/O technologies. Later, he joined the Studer–Revox Group, where he was responsible for benchmark DSP projects and technological strategy. His contributions significantly influenced the design of Studer's first DASH multitrack digital recorder and broadcast digital mixing console. Subsequent stints as technical director with the Swatch Group and audio workstation company CreamWare prepared him for the founding of his own professional audio company, Algorithmix. Over the years, that enterprise has been recognized for his expertise in audio signal processing technology. Prior to joining MAAT, he held the position of Managing Director at Sennheiser Audio Labs, as well as Manager of Sennheiser Audio DSP Competence Center.
For Musialik, the dawn of computing opened a magical door to fascinating and seemingly unlimited power for real–time audio DSP. As a young development engineer and later, in various management positions, he has been active in designing new products, especially new DSP algorithms. "Taking responsibility for the technical orientation of MAAT's future, I'm happy to be at the forefront of creating new benchmark–quality tools while concentrating on cutting edge audio algorithms that combine the finest DSP mathematics with psychoacoustics and artificial intelligence," Musialik said. "This also gives me an opportunity to keep alive the tradition of...audio processing algorithms from Algorithmix. Our mission at MAAT is to create...music production tools that automate and optimize the process of engineering, with not only the best possible audio quality but also a measurable increase in wellbeing in the brain of listeners."