rolf den otter
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Member Since: September 13, 2007
Last Visit:January 17, 2011

rolf den otter

HI ! My name is Rolf den Otter, and I am a researcher sound design at the technical university of Delft, the Netherlands. When I was 10 years old, I found a 78-rpm record and the book "Thank you mr. Edison". I don't know why, but I was immediately fascinated by old recording techniques. My musical taste at that time was more oriented at reggae, ska and punk. When I was 12 years old, I sneaked out of my parents home to see the Specials collapse from stage (during "Sock It To 'Em J.B.", I still have the tape from that concert..... ) But at the age of 16 I madly fell in love with a girl that played viola.... Suddenly I was very interested in classical music....... :) Even when the love for that girl gradually diminished, the love for classical music continued..... After a blue monday musicology, I studied music technology and did my masters in Interactive multi-media at the Royal college of Art in London. For seven years thereafter I was the head of the sound design department at Philips design (a/o. I programmed the ringer tones for Philips telephones and pagers....). At the moment I am a researcher/ Ph.D. candidate at the TU-Delft. About two years ago I was transferring some of my LP collection to MP3 when I discovered the Abbed and dovesong ( page (smell the incense!!). These websites inspired me to make my own LP to MP3 hobby page:
Classical LP->Mp3 page. I am very curious what you think of the performances....... Drop me a note it you would like to talk about.... eehhh.. You! Rolf