Do-It-Yourself Digital Signal Processing!


When: December 3rd 

  • Tentative Schedule
    09:00 Coffee
    09:30 to 09:45 Introductions and Overview
    09:45 to 10:30 Jay Frigoletto Lost In Translation: Audio Speak to Coder Speak
    10:45 to 11:30 Gordon Wichern "You Can't Spell DSP without FFT"
    11:45 to 12:30 Robert Bristow-Johnson: Thinking Inside the Box (Stomp Box DSP)
    12:15 to 13:00 Testing Audio Processing Algorithms
    13:00 to 13:30 Lunch 
    13:45 to 14:30 Charlie DeVane: How to build a plug-in with MATLAB
    14:45 to 15:30 Dr. Bill Gardner "Build a plug-in using C++ and JUCE"
    15:45 to 16:30 Max: "Patachable Software Development for the Artist's Mind"

Where: iZotope (60 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139)



  • Lost In Translation: Audio Speak to Coder Speak
  • You Can't Spell DSP without FFT
  • How to build a plug-in with MATLAB
  • Build a plug-in using C++ and JUCE
  • Max: Patachable Software Development for the Artist's Mind
  • Testing Audio Processing Algorithms
  • Thinking Inside the Box (Real Time Stompbox DSP!)


Panelists and Presenters:  (Stay Tuned as this List Grows!)


Jay Frigoletto: Frigoletto

Albums Jay has mastered have earned a Grammy award, several Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations, gold and multi-platinum record awards. His clients have included Alice in Chains, Ani DiFranco, Black Eyed Peas, Blondie, INXS, and many more. He is also the Chief Audio Technology Officer at Cognaural where he works closly with the DSP team to ensure the highest quality sound for VR, Upmix, and HiFi products. 


Dr. Alfred Benjamin Roney

Dr. Alfred Benjamin Roney is Senior DSP Engineer at Listen Inc. After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree, a PhD from the University of South Florida, and several years’ research experience, Ben has spent the past 10 years in algorithm development for audio software. He has extensive experience in audio DSP algorithms, gained from senior developer positions at MOTU, The MathWorks and Shure, and has experience with a broad range of languages, frameworks, environments and development methodologies. Outside of work, Ben enjoys wilderness hiking and playing classical guitar.


Dr. Bill Gardner

Wave Arts founder and president Dr. Bill Gardner earned his Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab, and before that spent 7 years developing software and signal processing algorithms at Kurzweil Music Systems. At Wave Arts, he develops plug-ins and other audio processing and voice over IP technology. He has written significant publications in the area of reverberation and 3-D audio processing. Bill is a weekend warrior guitarist and member of the Audio Engineering Society.


Charlie DeVane

Charlie DeVane is the senior developer of the Audio System Toolbox for MATLAB, chiefly responsible for audio plugin and MIDI features. He also teaches Computer Science in the Sound Recording Technology program at UMass Lowell. Charlie is an active member of the Boston Section of the AES, plays out occasionally on fretless bass, and is pretty sure his project studio will never be completed. He is a senior member of the ACM, and holds an MEng in Computer Science from Cornell University, a BSEE from NC State, and 11 patents.


Matthew Azevedo

Matthew Azevedo holds degrees in sound recording technology and architectural science, Matt developed Acentech’s 3D Listening software platform that Acentech uses in its project work. 3DListening is a sound simulation technology that uses computer modeling to design and listen to the acoustics of a space before it is built.


Outside the office, Matt masters records at Azevedo Audio. he is also an active performer with a composition and performance practice based on custom-designed analog synthesizers and loudspeaker arrays. My most recent LP, Aokigahara, was released on Type Recordings in 2015.


Gordon Wichern

Gordon is a DSP Engeneer at iZotope and his recent paper presented at AES 141 offered insight in to the latest most cutting edge DSP technology that you can find in iZotope's Newtron plug-in. His previously worked at the MIT Lincoln and was Laboratory and NSF IGERT Trainee in Arts, Media and Engineering/Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University. 


Robert Bristow-Johnson

Author:  Audio EQ Cookbook

Principal DSP Engineer: Kurzweil Music Systems

Principal DSP Engineer: Young Chang R&D Institute

Signal Processing Engineer Wave Mechanics (Now Sound Toys)

DSP Engineer Fostex R&D, Inc.

Project Engineer Eventide