[Updated: Had the wrong record label — it’s not Muti, it’s Pretension. Though Pretension is also cool.]
I asked readers to brag about their work, and, wow, does Cynthia Bruyns have amazing things to brag about:
She’s a DJ — check out her mixes
She’s working part-time with Apple’s Interactive Media group
She’s involved with a really cool electronic record label
She’s been busy modeling instruments in 3D
The Vibration Lab is a sophisticated 3D modeling app for the Mac that accurately models percussive sounds. (Digitally-modeled cowbell? Not so far-fetched, after all!) See the project page for audio samples. She presented the work as part of a three-member team at SIGGRAPH and recently completed her Master’s thesis on new instruments. And yes, she’s looking at commercializing the technology.
Still more information:
Lab Notes: Modeling the Sound of Music [Research from Berkeley Engineering]
Thanks, Cynthia. Now . . . uh . . . I’ll have whatever coffee you’re having.