Bjorn Roche grew up trying to decide between being a rock star and mad scientist. Today, he’s sort of like a mad scientist for rock musicians: by designing software for the music industry, his software inventions have been used by the likes of Linkin Park, Weezer, and other rock stars to move their music around the ‘net, and share their music with fans. He’s also written tools for musicians to collaborate online, including the first audio editor that allowed recording, mixing, editing and real-time effects in a web browser, Mantis.
As one of the leading experts in web, internet and collaborative audio, Bjorn has developed software for startups like Indaba Music, Sterling Sound, one of the top mastering studios in the world, Z-Systems audio engineering, a manufacturer of high-end digital routers and signal processing, and helped put together DVDs for several major publications, including Rolling Stone. Currently, he’s working on a not-so-top secret project called Xonami, which will, for the first time, allow musicians and music producers to collaborate on projects from anywhere on the globe in real-time.
In his copious spare time, he plays upright bass in the band Molly Does Not Approve.
Accomplishments and Projects
+Created Shimmeo, app for artists and fans to create music videos.
+Lead development of the first ever Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) that could record, edit, mix and apply real-time effects in a web browser.
+Developed XO Wave, a digital audio workstation for Linux and Mac OS X.
+Publications and Patents.
Specialties: Cloud, Digital Audio, Real-Time Programming, Concurrent Programming/Multithreading, DSP, Audio DSP, C/C++, Java, XMPP, XML, ReST, AWS, Go, Audio, Video.