music technologist and researcher

some of what I do...

music synthesis research
I have 50+ years of experience of sound synthesis, recording, sound design, music technology, electronics, programming and music making.


When I was a kid, I played with tape loops and built my own modular synth using unijunction oscillators as VCOs

sound design
I programmed sounds for the DX7 (most of the UK DXOC Library), the SY99/77 plus the TG33 and many other FM synths, the CS-80, the Sequential Pro-One, the Peavey DPM, the E-mu Morpheus and many other synthesisers...


More recently, I wrote hundreds of sounds for the Amazing Noises 'Pulsor synthesiser, as well as the 'Alternative Manual' for it...

I program in Max/MSP, MaxForLive, Gen, Nyquist, Python, Quartz Composer, HTML, CSS, PHP, Perl, C, Assembler and various others... 


You can find some of my M4L devices on

social media
I write the synthesizerwriter blog (, tweet on Twitter and post on Pinterest...


For Sound On Sound magazine, I used to write the 'Russlings' column, as well as over a hundred reviews...

some of my past...

Principal Innovation Evangelist
Concorde Media Group, UK
2019 Jan - 2019 Apr
Principal Security Engineer
Itron Inc, USA
2010 July - 2019 October
Creative Director & Founder
Real Time Content, UK
2008 Feb - 2010 Mar
Principal Engineering Advisor
BT plc R&D, UK
1980 Jun - 2008 Jan
Electronics Designer
DRC Controls, UK
1980 Jan - 1980 May
Synth Demonstrator / Service Engineer
Chase Musicians, UK
1978 Jan - 1979 Dec

some of my education...

BA in technology and computer science
The Open University, UK
1983 - 1990
Dan Boneh's 'Cryptography I' Course
Coursera/Stanford University, USA

some of my skills...

public speaking
analytical thinking
negotiation skills
strong analytical skills
music synthesis
music technology
IT security 
author (Sound Synthesis & Sampling)
  • Alex Palmer | Senior Manager Software Engineering at Oracle

    “I have worked closely with Martin for many years and have always found him to be an inspirational character with the talent to find a new angle on almost any situation."

  • Greg Roach | CTO at Spinview Global

    “Martin is the real deal. He gets the potential of technology to change culture, media and human experience in a way that few other people do."

some of my work...

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