This video features an interview with Jim Reekes, the creator of the Apple Startup and the “sosumi” chime.
Among other things he tells us that until 1999 Reekes wrote “pretty much” all Apple’s audio software. “I was responsible for the sound manager and making it make sound. Like the ability for it to make sound. And then I completed rewrote it. Got a couple patents for those designs. Became a member of the QuickTime team and just sorta owned audio.”
Enjoy the clip. (Thanks to TUAW).