About

I’m a dad who writes software, plays music, builds things and sometimes travels.

I’m a Software Engineer and Product Manager at Olark

http://www.olark.com

I’m also on the Interwebs at:

http://twitter.com/urtubia

https://github.com/urtubia

https://keybase.io/urtubia

I’m the main and single robot at:

http://bigrobotstudios.com

Where I’ve developed and released iOS apps like:

Robotic Drums: A Drum Synth with a Probability Sequencer

http://www.bigrobotstudios.com/#roboticdrums

Sound Cells:  An interactive, generative music app.

http://www.bigrobotstudios.com/#soundcells

Beat Shuffler: An on-the-fly loop slicer for iPad.

http://www.bigrobotstudios.com/#beatshuffler

Droner: An automated oscillator bank.

http://www.bigrobotstudios.com/#droner

Some other things I’ve done:

Analogalacarte.com (no longer maintained), an “Internet Installation” featured on create digital music (cdm.link). Analogalacarte was a web service, running on my raspberry pi that recorded on-demand midi phrases on my own physical synths and returned them back to users as wav files.

http://cdm.link/2013/06/web-connected-analog-synths-render-sound-from-your-browser-remotely/

My NeoPixel, Internet and Midi controlled Necktie. Featured on create digital music (cdm.link) and makezine.com.

http://cdm.link/2014/05/midi-controlled-necktie-lights-play-internet-enabled-leds/

https://makezine.com/2014/07/15/internet-connected-necktie-with-leds/

http://mrbook.org/blog/2014/05/25/pinoccio-powered-necktie/

I retrofitted the inexpensive Gakken SX-150 with MIDI. Featured on create digital music (cdm.link).

http://cdm.link/2009/06/mod-the-50-sx-150-for-midi-instructions-code/

http://cdm.link/2009/06/50-gakken-synth-kit-meets-midi-ableton-live/

I’ve been really enjoying playing with glitch.com lately. I truly admire the way in which they’re focusing on making development inclusive. From their communication, to their interface to their UX elements.

https://remixtoplankton.glitch.me – A remix of an old Nintendo DS music game

https://fftvisualize.glitch.me – A simplified visualization and playground of how FFTs work

https://piano-drops.glitch.me – A sketch of drops falling on a piano