Good experience in leadership and organization.
Good knowledge and experience of among other technologies digital
signal processing, web programming, database design and programming,
windows programming, various audio content analysis methods,
Known programming languages include C++, Python, ActionScript 3, PHP,
MySQL, and others.
Good knowledge of various DSP techniques and the mathematics involved.
Language skills: Dutch (perfect reading, writing and speaking),
English (perfect reading, writing and speaking), Spanish (very good
speaking, good reading and writing), French (basic reading, speaking and
Employment and project history
Splicemusic Development Lead : end 2006 present
Leader of a team of developers working on the website and online music
generation system. Working on both the website and the audio algorithms
needed for making music online. Using the skilset of python, as3 and C++
for various parts of the project.
BMAT Barcelona Music and Audio Technologies : mid 2006 end
Developer and maintainer of a set of software tools for audio
processing, audio content analysis, collaborite filtering and web
Quality Control, Testing and Development of Audio Content
Analysis Software : 2005 mid 2006 Part of a core team of
developers working on audio content analysis. Main tasks include quality
control and testing of current software, working on the definition of
future software and development. Development of the 'Essentia' library,
a highly optimized audio content analysis software package, joining the
power of both C++ and Python.
Technical Coordinator ICMC 2005 : 2004 - 2005
Technical coordinator and main organizer of the International Computer
Music Conference, held in Barcelona in September 2005. The conference
was a great success, in many ways superseding the previous ICMC
conferences by both organizational success and amount of people
attending (400 people, 7 days long). Main tasks included the
organization of the scientific part of the conference (paper selection ,
) and main organization leading. URL:
Freesound: Creative Commons Sample Sharing Website :
2004 - present Creator and responsible for the Freesound website. This
website, with the goal of creating a huge community-built database of
recorded and generated sound grew in a few months to over 180000 users
and collaborators. The site, which was party built using MTG technology,
is being visited more than 100000 times per month and has become a
reference point for sharing of audio files online with a rich and
intuitive interface for audio browsing. URL:
Licensing of audio effects and DSP code : 1998 - 2004
Fruityloops : creation and licensing of high quality audio effects for
embedding into highly successful audio software Fruityloops.
Spectrasonics : creation and licensing of high quality audio effects
for embedding into next generation sampler playback engine.
FXpansion : creation and licensing of audio synthesis modules for
embedding into DR008 drum engine.
Muon Software : DSP Consultancy.
Plogue Software : DSP Consultancy.
Smartelectronix.com : 1998 - present
Founder of Smartelectronix.com around 1998. Smartelectronix, a global
community for creative and experimental audio effects, has grown
steadily with over 8000 regular visitors during the period of its
existence. Designer of complete site backend in MySQL and PHP, organizer
of community-building features (interviews / competitions /
of popular creative audio effects and licensing of effects to 3rd party
MusicDsp.org : 1999 - present
Creator of MusicDsp.org. Musicdsp.org is a collection of data and audio
algorithms, gathered for the music dsp community. Designer of
MusicDsp.org in dynamic PHP and MySQL. URL:
GhentSessions.be : 2001 2004
Creator and main organizer of the GhentSessions, an electronic audio
performance venue. GhentSessions tries to bridge the gap between
culture, audio, performer and listener. 5 successful performance nights
were organized with various known electronic artists.
Vision and Medical software : 2004
Analysis of electrocardiogram signals in custom software and development
of an easy vision software application for optical recognition. In
collaboration with Bert Consulting. URL:
Chemical Analysis Visualization Software : 2001
Creator of chemical analysis software used for displaying chemical
sample analysis in Piper- Graphs for Geolab BVBA. The software was
created entirely in Microsoft MFC using Visual Studio.
Presentation of the Freesound project in the Creative Commons
symposium Copyfight, June 2005 (
Presentation of the Freesound project at the internationally known
Sonar festival, June 2006 (
Project lead for the Caixa Forum mass recording session for Freesound,
in collaboration with Jaume Ferrete and Ruben Grilo. August 2006.
Freesound workshop, presentation and public recordings with Jaume
Ferrete. Caixa Forum,
Barcelona, February 2007.
Teaching a 3 hour course on social networking in the context of
Freesound in the Master in Digital Arts, UPF, Barcelona. March 2007.
Prizes and Honors
Premi Ciutat de Barcelona (2005): the Freesound project won the highly
prestigious Premi Ciutat de Barcelona for Multimedia.
Diploma High School (Lyceum Ghent, 1996)
Candidature Diploma Engineering (University of Ghent, 2001)
Diploma Basic Spanish (University of Ghent, 2004)
Diploma of Music and Flute (Academia of Ghent, 1991 - 2000)