Life Orange LLC | Ryan McGee, PhD
agile software development, plug-ins, dsp, spatial audio, sonification, sound design, interactive media installations, teaching
Santa Barbara | Los Angeles | Austin | Berlin
ryan [at] lifeorange [dot] com
lifeorange.com | unfilteredaudio.com | imagesonification.com | spatialmodulation.com | CV

Installations | Performances | Exhibits
TABULA - custom LED control software (Cinder/C++) for a permanent lighting installation at 385 Sherman, Palo Alto, CA
SV+VS (Sonifying Visuals + Visualizing Sound) - iPad image/video sonification installation at DDP (DongDaeMoon Design Plaza), Seoul, Aug-Sep 2016
MAGNITUDE - live seismic sounds performance, custom sonification and algorithmic music software @ Nitro, Syndney NSW, with LED Chandelier
Terramomentum - subsonic haptic seismic installation at ICAD 2016 , Australian National University, Canberra, NSW
SV+VS (Sonifying Visuals + Visualizing Sound) - live image/video sonification performance and exhibition at FOCA, Los Angeles, Jan-March 2016
Pangea - seismic sound performance at FUTRA (as Life Orange)
Creating the Sensorial Space - panel discussion about spatial sound design and composition at Dolby HQ
Dolby Concourse - custom software (C++ VST and Max/MSP) for generative, spatial, visual music installation at Dolby HQ
Kinetic V2 and Kinetic V3 - live 3D performances of real-time, high-speed spatial sound orbit graphics (2014-2016)
DOMUS - seismic sonification collaboration with D.V. Rogers @ Materials and Applications LA
Metaspace V2 by Johannes Girardoni - custom interactive light sequencing and sonification software @ TED 2014
Skate 1.0 - collaboration with Electroland to synchronously spatialize sounds with moving lights. Exhibited at the Los Angeles Architecture and Design Museum
Concrete - music concrète video for composer Marcel Fremiot | One Arts Plaza in Dallas, TX | Laboratoire Musique et Informatique de Marseilles, France (2007)

Commercial/Contract Software
Unfiltered Audio - audio plug-in company, co-founder and developer (2012-Present)
Mezmo - mesh-based technology connecting artists to fans using offline BTLE P2P communication with indoor/micro location aware light, sound, and haptics
Raven Multi-Touch Production System - original and lead software developer for Raven MTX and MTi multi-touch mixing consoles (2012-2015)
Rejamm Social Music App - coding for backend audio mixing, recording, midi, and sampling engine
Penteo Surround Plug-in - AAX/VST/AU implementation of professional stereo to 5.1/7.1 upmixing algorithm
VOSIS - image and live video audification / sonification iPad app now available for free on the App Store
Chromasonic for iPhone/iPad - custom color sonification app for iOS



Teaching
Introduction to Computer Programming for the Arts - introduction to programming with Processing and JavaScript for dept of art at UCSB
Advanced Digital Media: Sound Synthesis and Computer Music - sound synthesis, sequencing, and web audio for dept of art at UCSB
Arduino and Processing Universe: a Primer - intro to programming and electronics course for dept of art at UCSB

Research
Musification of Seismic Data (ICAD 2016) (see also Inner Earth Interpreter)
Spatial Modulation Synthesis (ICMC 2015)
VOSIS: a Multi-touch Image Sonification Interface (NIME 2013)
Voice of Sisyphus: an Image Sonifcation Multimedia Installation (ICAD 2012)
SenSynth: a Mobile Application for Dynamic Sensor to Sound Mapping (NIME 2012)
Sound Element Spatializer (ICMC 2011 Paper), MS Thesis
Sonifying the Cosmic Microwave Background (ICAD 2011), sound examples, download for OSX
BioRhythm: a Biologically-inspired Audio-Visual Installation (NIME 2011)
John Chowning: Overview, Techniques, and Compositions (includes interview)
Auditory Displays and Sonification
Representing Music with Visual Space and Color

Music
Life Orange on SoundCloud
Sound design and music for Samsung and Drawnetic ad spots, featuring my friend Reza Ali.
Seismic Sounds: compositions based on the audification of famous earthquakes
old shows
old music

Other
Old software projects that may serve as useful programming tutorials:
(Things I hacked together while learning code years ago. Need to update these one day...)
Intro to C++ Audio Programming: C++ audio programming example code (old)
Simple Music in MATLAB - perhaps a useful tutorial for engineering students
MATLAB Filter Design Tool - another old MATLAB project that may be useful for engineering students
The Superformula: OpenGL rendering/sonification of the superformula
Origami Particle System: a simple particle system of generative oragami-looking shapes
Rollerblade Video - I've completed over 30 inline speed skating marathons and was fortunate enough to meet the Rollerblade International crew in 2012

© 2003-2017 Ryan Michael McGee