Stuart Ross (American composer)

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Stuart E. Ross
Birth Place Unknown
Nationality American   USA.svg
This page is for the American composer. For the English composer, see Stuart Ross.

Stuart 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. 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:

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

Music Development


Stuart coded two sound drivers for the NES; one contracted from Imagineering, Absolute Entertainment's subsidiary, and Rocket Science Productions. Stuart initially coded the latter to be written in 6502 assembly, but later wrote a tool to convert MIDI files to his sound driver.

Stuart 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. Stuart got a list of sound effects needed from Imagineering, and then gave them to the developers to implement into the game.


Released Title Sample Notes
1991-08-?? Bill & Ted's Excellent Video Game Adventure (NES) With Andrew Frank.
1991-11-?? Space Shuttle Project (NES) Sound Driver
1991-12-?? The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World (NES) Sound Driver
1991-12-?? Barbie (NES) Sound Driver
1992-04-?? The Mutant Virus: Crisis In a Computer World (NES) With Andrew Frank.
1992-05-?? Turn and Burn: The F-14 Dogfight Simulator (GB)
1992-??-?? Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (NES)
Sound Driver
1992-03-?? Fisher Price: Firehouse Rescue (NES) Sound Driver
1992-03-?? Ghoul School (NES) Sound Driver
1992-12-?? The Simpsons: Bartman Meets Radioactive Man (NES) Sound Driver
1992-12-?? Swamp Thing (NES) Sound Driver
1993-09-?? Star Trek: The Next Generation (NES) Sound Driver
1993-11-?? The Ren & Stimpy Show: Buckeroo$! (NES) Audio Engineer
1994-04-?? Super Battletank (GB) Audio Engineer
Unreleased Wings (VCS)