Oliver “OMas” Masciarotte started his slogging through the murky waters of “new media” at his first jobs out of college, slaving as a bench tech for dbx, a/d/s and Lexicon. Since then, he’s worked for several other vendors including Neotek where, as Production Manager, he built some of their last big analog desks.
Having also done time on the end user side doing film sound and as a staff engineer at Criteria Recording, he then moved into rich media product development, first for Philips NV and then Sonic Solutions. At Sonic, he helped develop and support their ground breaking desktop audio production system, what these days we call a “DAW,” and later their DVD authoring & SACD products.
When he’s not enjoying his family and the beautiful Presidio of San Francisco where they live, he runs Seneschal, a professional services consultancy. Seneschal provides technical facilitation for producers of rich media, specializing in the assessment, design and support of cost effective digital production environments. Customers range from governmental organizations in Asia, Africa and the United States to media production houses in North America and Europe.