About Me

Hi, my name is Nick.

I am an Electrical Engineering graduate of the University of Technology, Sydney. I sub majored in software, but specialise in embedded software, electronics and digital signal processing.

In my spare time I enjoy listening to and playing (pipe organ) music. I particularly enjoy the works of Bach, Buxtehude, Mendelssohn and Max Reger. I enjoy electronic music from artists and groups such as Autechre, Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada and Wisp.

I also like to sample pipe organs for use with digital samplers. I publish these sample sets for free on this web page. I believe that there is substantial historical preservation value in making these sample sets. I also develop software relating to sample set production - currently all that has been published is a noise reduction package and an automatic looping package but I hope to expand this portfolio in the near future. Eventually, I would like to write and publish a cross-platform audio editor specifically designed for multi-track recording and sample set preparation combining all of the utilities which I have created so far. I particularly enjoy writing signal processing applications when they are related to audio signals and am fascinated by the science behind sound and how we hear it. My undergraduate thesis was on a custom noise reduction algorithm which I developed for use with pipe organ samples.

I like spending time with friends, going for coffee and watching either exceptionally good or exceptionally terrible movies. I am a Christian and am a member of St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Bellevue Hill. I live in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs with my lovely wife Jessica.

I currently work for Dolby Australia developing signal processing code in C. Just for absolute clarity: this is my personal website. It does not reflect the opinions of my employer.

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Email: nzizczkz@zappletonzaudio.com (remove all of the 'z' characters)
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Nick Appleton's audio, electronics and software projects… and blog thing