Engineer


 

A little bit of background first:

I started my studies at the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering in January 2010 with the idea that I would start designing loudspeakers professionally. As I learned more about electronics and acoustics, I quickly became more interested in the room acoustics part of sound reproduction combined with digital (audio) signal processing, both scientifically and in practice. It also became apparent that electronic circuit design was not a big passion of mine. At the same time during my first few years of studies, I found out that programming is actually really fun and useful (in retrospect, I really wish somebody had shown me this when I was in high school). The Master’s degree programs at Aalto University were conveniently being reformed and reorganised just as I finished my Bachelor’s degree, so I was able to switch to the computer science program for my Master’s studies in the new degree structure without any hassle. In the end, I did my own custom major under the Acoustics & Audio Technology program, which included more programming and DSP than the “official” version.

My main professional interests and areas of expertise:

  • Audio and computer graphics programming
  • Digital signal processing (especially audio)
  • Room acoustics, acoustic measurements and sound reproduction


EDUCATION

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Bachelor of Science (Technology) in electrical engineering. Majoring in Electronics and minor in Computer Science.

Bachelor’s Thesis: Digital Modeling of Analog Sound Synthesis (in Finnish).

Advisor: Prof. Vesa Välimäki

 

Master of Science (Technology) in Acoustics and Audio Technology from the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering.

Master’s Thesis: Developing a Conversation Assistant for the Hearing Impaired Using Automatic Speech Recognition

Advisor: D.Sc. Kalle Palomäki

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AUDIO PRODUCTION

 

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Alongside my lifelong quest to deeply understand the theoretical and technical side of audio, I’ve been doing it on a practical level too ever since I was a young boy.

My main weapon of choice has been Ableton Live for many years now, together with Max for Live and some carefully chosen plug-ins mainly from iZotope, Waves and Native Instruments. Previously, I  used FL Studio extensively for a long time (as seen in the picture above from my old bachelor pad) before falling for Ableton. I also have some experience with Logic and Pro Tools.

Audio recording, editing and mixing work highlights:

  • Radio spots for various events and club nights
  • StepUp Agency
  • Showhat
  • Nuori Kulttuuri Teatris
  • Sottiisimoves
  • Countless dance shows and performances (DCA, StepUp, Citydance…)