Welcome to the Halls of Valhalla!
A bit of background: For the past 20+ years, I have been interested in the intersection between the academic world, the professional world, and musicians. I am fascinated by electronic and computer music on many levels:
- Technical: I am an audio DSP developer by trade, so I like to dive into the nitty-gritty of how things work.
- Musical: My tastes tend more towards the popular than the classical/academic, but I am fascinated on how these worlds have overlapped over time.
- Historical: I love following the life cycle of ideas, from when it was first developed, to how it was used by musicians, to when it was declared obsolete, only to rise phoenix-like from pawnshops, old journals, and so on.
The purpose of this blog is to explore all of the aspects of the intersection between technology and music that I find interesting at any given moment. I will probably have an emphasis on the technical aspects of things, but tempered with discussions on how technical ideas make their way into popular music. Things will probably be a bit scattershot at first, but over time the random dots should connect together to form a beautiful pattern that explains all audio things to everyone on earth.