Who We Are…
Software and audio design engineer, Dan Cartman, has over 18 years experience in the professional audio industry – Inspired by a day’s work experience at the legendary Abbey Road studios Dan studied acoustics at Salford university.
Wanting to pursue his passion for audio Dan started working at BSS Audio and later Turbosound and XTA Electronics, he has now joined forces with several other leading professional audio designers and created NST Audio.
Dan specialises in cutting edge audio product design, along with software control systems covering Microsoft Windows, Apple Macs and iPads.
Industry legend, Andrew Grayland, has over 30 years experience in professional audio. Andrew studied electronics in Worcester while performing in bands, as well as mixing local bands and developing his own sound system. Andrew started his career at Klark Teknik and progressed to R&D manager, designing digital delay products and writing software for the DDA automated mixing consoles, plus he led the design of the Midas XL2 and XL3 mixing consoles. After Klark Teknik was purchased by an American corporation, he decided to pursue his passion for better quality sound in the DSP domain and form XTA electronics (from his spare bedroom). As Technical director, he led the design of equalisers, analysers, mic-splitters and digital processors. He also continues to be an active live sound engineer.
Audio design and sound engineer, Phil Key, has over 23 years of professional audio design and support experience. While studying electronics at Worcester Technical College, he joined XTA Electronics, performing electronics design mechanical engineering, software support and technical writing.
Phil has a passion for live sound and has extensive experience as both front of house and monitor engineer. He has been system tech and baby sitter on festivals for over 15 years including Glastonbury, Secret garden Party, Primavera and many others.
Phil brings his experience, as both a live engineer and software developer, to NST products.