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Old 12th August 2008 , 03:31 PM
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Dave Smith Instruments are looking for a synth designer. [URL="http://www.davesmithinstruments.com/news/job.php"]More here[/URL]
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Old 12th August 2008 , 10:33 PM
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I would kill for this job, shame i dont meet any of the requirements
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Old 13th August 2008 , 01:28 PM
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thatd be a dream job...but i couldnt build a ikea bookcase let alone build a synth lol
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Old 15th August 2008 , 03:59 PM
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I'm almost tempted but maybe I'm thinking more about Californian sunshine than my true suitability for the job.

I studied Industrial Computing and then Electronics at college. So that was low level how microprocessors work, programming in Basic and assembly language etc, then all the ins and outs of electronic circuits, operational amplifiers etc etc. I am handy with a soldering iron.
My first job was work experience and for 6 months I wrote test programs for various integrated circuits. This was a crazy job working with a very expensive piece of test equipment. The test programs I had to write consisted of line by line 1's and 0's for every input/output pin of the IC. I spent a couple of months having a binary conversation directly with an Intel 8031 microcontroller - the kind of experience that means I have no fear of exploring electronics at a low level, though it probably had a long term effect on my sanity
My experience in the last 20 years has been more at the operating system level. I've worked extensivley with several flavours of unix. I have not done any C programming but I have programmed in unix shell scripts and awk, which has some similarities with C.
If I was ten years younger then maybe, maybe......
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I'm almost tempted but maybe I'm thinking more about Californian sunshine than my true suitability for the job.

I studied Industrial Computing and then Electronics at college. So that was low level how microprocessors work, programming in Basic and assembly language etc, then all the ins and outs of electronic circuits, operational amplifiers etc etc. I am handy with a soldering iron.
My first job was work experience and for 6 months I wrote test programs for various integrated circuits. This was a crazy job working with a very expensive piece of test equipment. The test programs I had to write consisted of line by line 1's and 0's for every input/output pin of the IC. I spent a couple of months having a binary conversation directly with an Intel 8031 microcontroller - the kind of experience that means I have no fear of exploring electronics at a low level, though it probably had a long term effect on my sanity
My experience in the last 20 years has been more at the operating system level. I've worked extensivley with several flavours of unix. I have not done any C programming but I have programmed in unix shell scripts and awk, which has some similarities with C.
If I was ten years younger then maybe, maybe......
Do it, go make some crazy synths with a synth legend. Once in a lifetime opertunity
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How good would this be?!

I think I want to do a postgrad course in DSP!
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How good would this be?!

I think I want to do a postgrad course in DSP!
Yeah i second that one but i dont think i could hack more uni, just takes away the fun sometimes. I spent ages reading up on DSP filters and yeah its cool but at the end of the day its one part of a huge system of things and id much rather get on and use that system and see what it can do sometimes than niggle around with the differences in filter designs etc.
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Yeah i second that one but i dont think i could hack more uni, just takes away the fun sometimes. I spent ages reading up on DSP filters and yeah its cool but at the end of the day its one part of a huge system of things and id much rather get on and use that system and see what it can do sometimes than niggle around with the differences in filter designs etc.
I think my interest in it stems from creating virtual worlds of interactive sound, as in computer games. I'll love to create an algorithm that emulates reverb in a real-time simulation, like a game engine.

I don't think I'd want to learn about DSP in other areas; it's too massive a subject. But to create effect algorithms... that'd be fantastic!
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I think my interest in it stems from creating virtual worlds of interactive sound, as in computer games. I'll love to create an algorithm that emulates reverb in a real-time simulation, like a game engine.

I don't think I'd want to learn about DSP in other areas; it's too massive a subject. But to create effect algorithms... that'd be fantastic!
Ahh your way ahead of me in the DSP game then, im still on the basics really just read up on filters as i wanted to build my own, didnt come out to well so far but im working on it (slowly)
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Given that one of the career options I'm hoping for when I graduate from university is programming music software, this to me is like a taunt.

(Just a couple more years...)
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I wish I'd grad'd this year..

Im doing my final project on DSP. Not sure exactly which area yet.

But that is a killer job.

Don't even get me started on DSP Filters. They fascinate me, but I'm really struggling to learn the theory behind them. Poles,zeros, ROCS, Z tranforms, Laplace networks.... all make my head melt. Mainly on the maths front..
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That would be so tempting (and probably near perfectly qualified and experienced for it too) - if it was in europe. Now if a certain synth company over in germany were offering the same - might be on the plane already

Actually it sound like alot of fun and sort of know someone who works there allready (he was on the A6 team at Alesis in the past as well).

But California? I very nearly went to live in the states (I work for an american company anyway) and in the end we just couldnt stand the idea of living in plastic hell - America just seemed such a completely ****** up place for my taste - the further away it is - the bettter
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Don't even get me started on DSP Filters. They fascinate me, but I'm really struggling to learn the theory behind them. Poles,zeros, ROCS, Z tranforms, Laplace networks.... all make my head melt. Mainly on the maths front..
Thats the easy bit (even if it usually yields brainache and a characterless korg type filter ) - the fun bit is the subtle non-linear processing that leads to harmonic enrichment - ie the pleasent sound characters that come from the impefections of analog components.
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