space
Menu bar



Cool Stuff Labs works with other manufacturers on a consulting basis.

If you are interested in further information regarding our availability and rates, please contact us.

Some of the companies and projects we've been involved with:


Supercharger, Supercharger GT - DSP implementation.

Solid Mix Series - DSP implementation.


UBK-1 (AAX, RTAS, AU, VST) - GUI and DSP implementation.

" It gets two thumbs up from me and a short round of applause for actually bringing something new to the plugin table."

- Stiff, ProToolerBlog

Mix Magazine 2011 AES "Certified Hit"


EMI RS124 Compressor (TDM, RTAS) - GUI and DSP implementation.

" The sound is simply incredible. [...] The hardware-modelled plug-in bar has been raised."

- Alan Branch, May 2010 Audio Media

EMI TG12413 Limiter (TDM, RTAS) - GUI and DSP implementation.

EMI TG EQ Mastering Pack (TDM, RTAS) - GUI and DSP implementation.

Electronic Musician Magazine "2010 Editor's Choice"


URS N4 EQ (TDM, RTAS) - GUI and DSP implementation.

URS Strip and Strip Pro (TDM, RTAS) - GUI and DSP implementation.

URS 1970, 1975, 1980 compressors (TDM, RTAS) - GUI and DSP implementation.

URS A/N/S Series, A10, N12, FullTec, BLT, A/N/S MIX EQs (TDM, RTAS) - GUI and DSP implementation.

Classic Console EQs (A/N/S/A10/N12) Nominated for a 2004 TEC Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement, Signal Processing Technology (Software)

S Series is a Mix Magazine "Certified Hit"



SRS Circle Surround TDM Pro (TDM) - GUI and DSP implementation.

Mix Magazine "Certified Hit" at the Winter 2004 NAMM show


MasterMeter (TDM) - DSP implementation.

Second Life (Online world) - 3D audio subsystem, general development, engineering infrastructure.

One of Time Magazine's Best Inventions of 2002


Extension 78 (TDM) - GUI, MIDI and DSP implementation.


Dolby Surround Tools (TDM) - Update for Mix compatibility.

LexiVerb (TDM) - Update for Mix compatibility.

SmartPan Pro (TDM) - GUI implementation and processing integration.

A3D Pro (TDM) - Complete rewrite, redesign of GUI and DSP

Fusion:Vocode (TDM) - TDM DSP code implementation.

General Audio/DSP consulting.

Big Bottom Pro (TDM) - GUI implementation and processing integration.

Aural Exciter Type IIIpi (TDM) - GUI implementation and processing integration.

Nominated for a 1999 TEC Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement, Signal Processing Technology (Software)


Prior to founding Cool Stuff Labs, Frank Filipanits Jr. made significant contributions to the following projects as an independent consultant:

QSYS/TDM 2.0 (TDM) - GUI redesign and fresh implementation for ProTools 4.0 compatibility.

Nominated for a 1998 AV Video Platinum Award

Liquifier PT (Audiosuite) - GUI implementation and processing integration.

Winner of the 1998 AV Video Reader's Choice Platinum Award for Web Software!

Surround Tools (TDM) - GUI design and implementation.

Nominated for a 1998 TEC Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement, Signal Processing Technology (Software)


In his prior employment at Digidesign, Frank was responsible for authoring (DSP and GUI) the following plug-ins:

  • DPP-1
  • The Procrastinator
  • DINR TDM 2.0 - Winner of the 1996 TEC Award for Outstanding Technical Achievment, Computer Software/Peripherals!