Portrait of David Johnston

David Johnston

Principal Software Design Engineer


David Johnston received his B.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Washington in 1992. He is a Principal Software Design Engineer with the Audio and Acoustics Research Group in Microsoft Research Labs, joining in 2011. In the early 1990’s David created Cool Edit, a stereo audio editor for Windows, while previously at Microsoft. In 1995 Mr. Johnston co-founded Syntrillium Software, and developed the multitrack studio audio editor Cool Edit Pro. He sold the company to Adobe Systems in 2003 and continued working on what became Adobe Audition until 2010. David’s current work includes spatial audio for HoloLens and Windows.