Two years after moving to Berlin and joining Openismus, it is time for another big change. I learned a lot while at Openismus, and had a lot of fun both in and outside of working hours. Those of you who have been to the barbecue parties know what a great bunch of people they are. I’m very glad to see that they are now going strong again.

In December I will join Squarehead Technology in Oslo as a Software Developer. There I will work on their advanced microphone array systems for acoustic cameras andĀ acoustical zoom. The role includes both real-time programming, digital signal processing of audio/video and embedded Linux, which is pretty much exactly what I was looking for.

Here is a very quick demo of the technology, used for noise analysis: Nor 848 video

The array microphone system records 200+ channels of audio simultaneously. By exploiting the time difference between channels, digital signal processing can extract and/or visualize audio content at different positions in the recording. This can be doneĀ both in real time, and in retrospect (unlike parabolic microphones).

Fun times ahead!

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  1. Wait, you’ll be using JACK? :)

  2. Probably not. This is not exactly normal consumer systems ;)

  3. Sounds cool, although I hate it when companies aren’t upfront about pricing, even if it’s high it’s better to have some reference.

    I would love to see a more compact version of that, I bet everyone that has anything to do with sound would buy it if the price were right.

  4. Wow, that sounds like a lot of interesting technology to work on, congrats and have a good start :-)

  5. Thanks!

  6. I prefer transparency as well. But you can’t always have everything you want.