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’m currently studying Acoustics and Audio Technology at the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering with computer science as my minor subject, and I will (hopefully) be graduating with a Master’s Degree in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences at the end of this year (2016). I have also been deeply immersed in electronic music and digital audio for as long as I can remember. I have played records for over ten years now and worked as a professional DJ (meaning I pay my rent with it) for the last three of those alongside my studies. On Bassoradio, I have hosted a bi-weekly radio show called Ruff Cut together with my friend and djaying partner Lasse since 2011, and I also do audio production and mixing/editing on a freelance-basis, especially for dance and theatre shows, as well as radio commercials for our club nights.
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 & fact. I used to dance a lot and won a slew 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 at the computer all day long.
About this site
This is a self-hosted site running WordPress, since I figured (and Google 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 yet to learn that much about web programming). After a quite a lot of googling around, I settled on Hostingpalvelu.fi as the web hotel, and everything has gone really smooth so far. I am currently 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 plug-ins), so for now WordPress will have to suffice.