Riffstation Software (Dan Barry)
'Riffstation is what happens when software developers who play guitar decide to build the ultimate guitar app. It's the application we all wish we had when we were starting out so we decided to build it. It has taken all of our combined years of experience in audio DSP development to bring you the most awesome guitar app available today. As guitar players we use Riffstation everyday and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!'
Dan Barry - Founder CEO
Mikel Gainza - Founder CTO
Martin Gallagher - Software Developer
Niall Ryan - Software Developer
Conan Moriarty - Software Developer
Cormac Phelan - Software Developer
Bryan Murphy - Community and Social Media
Custom Built Vintage Effects (by Jimmy Behan)
Jimmy Behan (MMT) builds custom guitar pedals, which can be ordered on his website. Examples and Favourites of Jimmy are:
Enda Bates is a composer, musician, producer and academic based in Dublin, Ireland. His music has been performed by the Crash Ensemble, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the National Chamber Choir of Ireland,Anne La Berge, Trio Scordatura, and New Dublin Voices. He has received various commissions and awards including the 37th Florilege Vocal de Tours, the 2008 Irish National Choir of the Year competition, the 2009 Gaudeamus Music Prize shortlist and the 2010 Música Viva Competition.
He is a founder member of the Spatial Music Collective and also regularly performs with Irish folk-rock band the Spook of the Thirteenth Lock, Miriam Ingram, Nina Hynes, among others. He has also worked as a producer/engineer for artists and ensembles such as the Crash Ensemble, Mumbling Deaf Ro, Somadrone and Daniel Figgis.
In 2010 he completed a PhD in music composition at Trinity College Dublin, where he now lectures. Research interests include spatial music composition and performance, the aesthetics of electroacoustic music, the augmented electric guitar, multi-channel granulation algorithms, and gestural analysis.
In April 2016 MMT and Sigmedia presented the first in a series of 360 videos with spatial audio with From Within, From Without, composed by Enda Bates, performed by Pedro López López, Trinity Orchestra, and Cue Saxophone Quartet, and video edit by Francois Pitie.
Arena interview with Sean Rocks Wednesday 18th November 2015
The Composition & Performance of Spatial Music, Thesis Summary
The Augmented Electric Guitar
The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock
The Spatial Music Collective
Flocking Algorithms and Multichannel Synthesis
Enda's YouTube Channel
_maker was founded in March 2012 by Bryan Dunphy (MMT), Colin Maher and Thom Conaty (MMT) and they have already gained some significant support, after being awarded the Business Development Award from Trinity College Dublin. Their mission is to show the world that electronics is practical, fun, and not nearly as complicated and inaccessible as some bad experiences from our school days may have made us think. They believe that by teaching DIY electronics through structured, music based projects and contextualising the theory through these projects, learning DIY electronics can be a fun and rewarding experience.
_Maker also run workshops and build pedals sold as kits.
Audio Grains is dedicated to interesting Music Technology. Providing in-depth information and commentary topics ranging from equipment, software, audio theory, techniques and research. While leaning heavily on the technology side, we will also bring you music which uses technology in more interesting and creative ways.
Matt Gallagher (MMT) studied Computer and Electronic Engineering at Trinity College, Dublin and then went on to complete a Masters in Music and Media Technology. His Master’s thesis was on the topic of ‘Automatic Musical Feature Extraction’ which used auto-correlation techniques to extract tempo and pitch data from high fidelity polyphonic audio. Matt currently works as a hardware engineer for a manufacturer in the Silicon Valley, California.