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I’m Meru and this is my blog!
I’m a years old student from Italy, currently enrolled in the Communication Engineering masters student course at the University of Parma.
Fascinated by computers since when I have memory about anything, my interest only grew in time. Thanks to internet access, in my early teenage years I became interested in things like game making and programming, (specifically using the RPG Maker software at first), so I learnt the basics of programming, and discovered a whole new exciting universe.
During the same period I started practicing with playing the guitar, and even though I never properly learned consistent music theory, after a couple of years of learning through lectures, I went down the self-learning route as a guitar player and composer.
Somewhere between 2009 and 2010 I discovered chiptune music and became obsessed
with it. I started using LSDJ and tinkering with many other things.
As of now, I possess various modded Gameboys, a C64, two Nintendo NES and other things I compose music with.
I also became gradually part of the Italian micromusic scene, being able to perform at a few parties.
I released a few tracks and albums but as of now (2018) I realised that in terms of both objective quality and subjective feeling, they are really crappy and behind what I want to achieve right now in terms of music. I am currently collecting ideas and themes for my next release.
I have a lot of interests related to chiptune music and retrocomputers.
I use my NESs to generate both static and interactive visual art through circuit bending and NO-CARRIER’s glitchNes.
I have an interest in both analog and digital, modular audio and video synthesis, but I’m also unable to afford all of this at once.
That is also the main reason why my approach is often DIY and cheaply experimental.
I also try to write interactive visual carts for the Pico-8 Fantasy Console.
I’m very interested in DSP as a study area, specifically Audio and Video Signal Processing for music and multimedia applications, and I intend to conduct my post-graduation studies/experiments/experiences in this direction.
My dream job is to make hardware and/or software audio/video synthesizers! Please hire me lol.
On a side note,
I LOVE CATS.
I LOVE EVERY KIND OF CAT.
I JUST WANNA HUG ALL OF THEM BUT I CAN’T.
(CAN’T HUG EVERY CAT).
I’m a bit of a shy and lunatic guy and I have low self-esteem and almost no trust in my own abilities.
I become rather happy when I prove myself wrong about it, though.
There’s much more to say, but it probably will be better finding it out reading this blog.