Welcome to my website. Here you can find info about me and the things I do, as well as read some blogposts about some stuff I’ve made and my thoughts on a variety of subjects ( it will most likely be about some movie I went to see).
My name is Juri Akseli Lukkarila (although my friends call me Aksu) and my passion is everything audio. I recently graduated with a Master’s Degree in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences from the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, majoring in Acoustics and Audio Technology. I have also been deeply immersed in electronic music and digital audio for as long as I can remember, dabbling with producing my own music and toying with a wide variety of audio equipment and technology. I have been djaying for well over ten years now and worked as a professional DJ (meaning I payed my rent with it) for the last four of those alongside my studies. I have been hosting a bi-weekly radio show called Ruff Cut together with my friend and dj-partner Lasse since 2011 on the Finnish top urban and electronic music radio station Bassoradio. I also do audio production and editing on a freelance-basis, especially for dance and theatre shows, as well as radio commercials for our club nights, in addition to remixing and remastering music for my own pleasure and dj-sets.
During my free time music plays a big part naturally, but I am also an avid cinephile, home theater enthusiast and book reader with a preference towards thought-provoking science fiction and fact. I used to dance a lot and won a bunch of Finnish championships in street dancing. And of course last but not least, I am a dedicated PC gamer with (action) RPGs and story-driven games being most near to my heart. Lately, I have also started to spend time at the gym to balance sitting / standing in front of a computer all day long.
About this site
This is a self-hosted website running WordPress, since I figured (and Google results seemed to agree) that it’s the most convenient way to get a decent website up and running without too much effort (as I have not been that interested in web development before). After a quite a lot of googling around, I settled on Hostingpalvelu.fi as the web hotel, and everything has gone smoothly so far. I am using the Customizr theme with a custom child-theme to move all the posts to the blog page while keeping the default front page functionality intact. One day I aspire to have a site of my own actual design and programming with some fancy animations and everything, but alas, learning web development is not that high on my priorities list at the moment (I would rather spend that time with C++ doing audio and graphics stuff), so for now WordPress will have to suffice.