iZotope hiring MediaMined developers!August 24, 2012
The MediaMined team at iZotope is expanding! We’re hiring software developers with a background in web application development. If you are a LAMP rockstar and care deeply about music, we’d love to hear from you!
The Pleasure Programmes at the Theatre for the New CityJune 14, 2012
I’ve been jamming jazz standards with some good friends, Elizabeth Soychak, Sam Coley and Matt Winch, with our tongue-in-cheek band name “The Pleasure Programmes” (named after a cheesy title from a fake book of “suggested collections” of music). We recently had the opportunity to perform at the Theatre for the New City in the East…
iZotope acquires Imagine ResearchMarch 13, 2012
The company I have been working with for about 18 months now, Imagine Research has now been acquired by iZotope Inc. based in Boston. This is a great opportunity for us to continue to develop our MediaMined technology, to broaden it’s reach and incorporate it into iZotope’s future products. For my local friends, I’ll continue…
Jill’s video interview with PeterNovember 16, 2011
Jill produced a beautiful interview that we made with my Dad, Peter, first shot after his diagnosis, and Jill rapidly edited it ready for playing at his wake. It was a deeply moving way for Dad to be there for all of the people that loved him.
MediaminedNovember 15, 2011
Mediamined is a project I’ve been working on together with the great folks at Imagine Research for about a year now. With some help from the U.S. National Science Foundation, we’re now making public some of our technology.
My Tribute to DadOctober 8, 2011
This is the tribute I presented with my sister Gaye at my father, Peter John Smith’s funeral: I’d like to talk about Dad’s life through some of our personal experiences and recollections of him.
The passing of Peter Smith (8/4/1943 – 29/9/2011)September 29, 2011
My father Peter Smith passed away this morning at 10:37am at Kalamunda hospital. Thankfully I was able to be with him, my sister Gaye, and mother Dorothy at the time of his passing, which was peaceful. His condition had deteriorated very rapidly and thankfully this kept his suffering to a minimum. Thank you all for…
Createasphere conferenceSeptember 22, 2011
A heads up that I will be on a panel at the Createasphere Digital Asset Management Conference entitled Is Your DAM REALLY Ready for Audio & Video Files? This will be a great opportunity to discuss some of the work that Imagine Research has been working on over the last year.
Yèkèrmo SèwFebruary 7, 2011
I had the wonderful opportunity to work with some really talented and funny guys while at IRCAM. One outcome of this was some jamming and recording in a small jazz group with Juan Jose Burred, Gilles Degottex and Pierre Lanchantin. Here is our recording of Yèkèrmo Sèw, a piece written by the Ethiopian composer Mulatu…
Fixing a Roland PC-200 MIDI keyboard controllerJanuary 21, 2011
Continuing in my series of keyboard repair blogs, I recently bailed an old Roland PC-200 keyboard out of storage. This old guy is just a 4 octave MIDI controller (no sound generator), but it fit the bill for having a reasonably sized polyphonic keyboard for a NYC apartment. Unfortunately it had long ago developed a…