Dr. Jouko Viitanen
The CEO and main engineering designer, Dr. Jouko Viitanen received one of the first patents on polyphonic samplers, U.S. Pat. 4502361, while consulting at Allen Organ Company, Macungie, PA, USA during 1982-83. In present DSP era, a sampler is quite a trivial device, but at that time it required ASIC electronics, for which Allen was pioneering. After that time Jouko did a career in research at Tampere University of Technology and VTT in Finland, working mainly in digital image processing, pattern recognition and automation related projects, and received several patents on various topics. He has practical experience on several generations of digital signal processors. After leaving VTT in 2014, he concentrated on the design of DSP based electronic musical instruments. That work has resulted in the first product of Audiospektri.
Viljami Wenttola is a music production professional and composer who has played and performed in several outfits in Finland for around a decade. He is the
lead singer, lead guitarist, song writer and producer behind the progressive metal band, Joviac, more info here: www.joviac.com . He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Culture and Arts from Tampere University of Applied Sciences where he specialised in music production. He has also taught music production technology part-time.