Job for an experienced R&D engineer

For an R&D project expected to start in Q2 2010, SampleSumo will be collaborating with Ghent University. We are currently looking for highly motivated candidates for the following position at DSSP/Ghent University:

experienced R&D engineer in computational music analysis

This position is no longer available. is now live

Rockstar Music, Inc., one of the companies we are working with, recently pushed their BreakoutBand platform into public alpha.

BreakoutBand is a social music creation experience where members can:
- form bands
- make songs like a rockstar
- earn rewards
- compete to top the charts
You can currently create songs using a beat maker and a vocal booth, include effects, share your songs on social networks and vote the best songs into the charts.

SampleSumo's contribution to this project is mainly related to audio processing engine development.

Start of SAPIM project

Today, we sent out a newsletter/press release regarding the start of our IWT Innovation Project "smart audio processing for interactive multimedia" (SAPIM). With this project, we are expanding our activities regarding intelligent music/audio processing.

Stage iPhone music/audio app development

SampleSumo zoekt studenten computerwetenschappen / toegepaste informatica die zin hebben in een boeiende stage rond iPhone music/audio app development. Meer info hier.

R&D project accepted for funding by IWT

Great news today: our R&D project "smart audio processing for interactive multimedia" was accepted for funding by the Flemish government agency for Innovation by Science and Technology (IWT).

This means we will receive financial support (next to our own sources), but it also means that our business ideas and R&D plans were screened and found to be innovative and worthwhile enough by the most important institute for science and technology in Flanders. No need to say we are very pleased with this acknowledgement ;-)

IntelliJ IDEA goes Flex

This week Jetbrains released IntelliJ IDEA 9.0 which has flex support. We have checked it out, and can already conclude that this is a very strong contender when it comes to Actionscript 3 editing. Superior refactoring, code analysis, flexible source code formatting, plenty of smart code generation functionality, (much) easier to set up than FDT or flexbuilder, quick and superb navigation, .... We are great FDT fans, mainly for the speed advantage when comparing to flexbuilder, but when jetbrains gets rid of some of the relatively harmless infancy ".0" problems we will probably switch. Another interested developer told that if you can prove you are a switcher who comes from another IDE, they'll give you a 25% price cut.

Just like FDT, IDEA does not have a "built in" profiler which is a still an interesting feature in flexbuilder, but I hope to see profilers in other IDE's over the next few years. [Although Joa Ebert tells me: "hey, just roll your own with flash.sampler.*!"]