kyma•tweaky . User . KurtHebel

  • Name: Kurt Hebel
  • Affiliation: Symbolic Sound Corporation
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  • Country: USA
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  • Bio: Kurt J. Hebel, vice president of Symbolic Sound, has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois where he taught courses in digital audio engineering, sound synthesis and processing algorithms, and DSP-programming before coming to Symbolic Sound full-time in 1995. His research has been published in the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Computer Music Journal, as well as several book chapters and conference proceedings. The designer of the Capybara-320 hardware (and its predecessors), Kurt has been designing, building and programming hardware and software for computer music for over 25 years, starting out with the KIM-1 based synthesizer he built in his parent's basement while still in high school, and including the Sound Conversion and Storage System for the University of Illinois School of Music (1984), a microprocessor called the Pigtail for controlling the CERL Sound Group IMS digital synthesizer (1981), the Platypus — a discrete logic DSP that he built with Lippold Haken in 1983, along with innumerable software projects ranging from spectral analysis programs to filter optimization software, to microcode assembly languages, and even a Macintosh shareware program called BigScreen Init (popular back in the days of the Mac 512 K and SE/30!). Dr. Hebel is a member of the IEEE, the AES, and has served as both newsletter editor and secretary of the International Computer Music Association.


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