Saturday, 8 October 2011

An Introduction

First things first... a little introduction. I'm an 18 year old student by day, working through an unimaginative selection of science / maths A levels, but a programmer and musician by night. My main (only) language is C++, but I'm happy with the level of control it gives. I play piano and oboe, just in case I wasn't cool enough already, but my main passion in music is listening to artists that are a lot better than me, who produce music that, for me, is unavoidable because it provokes deep feelings and memories. I pretty much listen to every genre of music consistently, but if you want me to be specific, I listen mostly to rock, metal, jazz and hip hop. My approach with music is to be open, because it's much more fun that way.

After many years, it has hit me that there is a perfect combination of my two major interests - music programming - the synthesis and manipulation of sounds. I've invested in a textbook, The Audio Programming Book by Richard Boulanger and Victor Lazzarini, and so far has really got me excited with what can be done with my current programming skills.

This brings me to why I'm starting the blog. I want to keep a little record of stuff that I've done, some of the weird and wacky sounds I make, some of the discoveries I find. I want to share mistakes I make - my first observation with music programming is when things go wrong, they go wrong in a spectacular noisy way. Any other programming miscellaneous will go here too. I hope that for other programmers I can show a slightly more unusual and specialist application of C/C++, and maybe inspire some people to have a go with what I'm doing. Anyway, enough procrastinating, I'll try and get some stuff together.

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