Jim Wright has been a research staff member in the Computer Music Center since joining IBM in1993. He was the principal architect and team leader for the KidRiffs project, a multimedia consumer software product developed at the T.J. Watson Research Center and released in 1995. More recently, Mr. Wright has been involved with Music Sketcher (an interactive music application), Nuance (a media content representation), and standards activities (contributing to MMA Downloadable Sounds and chairing the MMA Transport Layer Working Group).
Before joining IBM, Jim Wright made significant contributions to the professional audio and music industry. At Otari Console Products, he developed post-production audio software and an automated mixing console. His software is in daily use at LucasFilms' Skywalker South, Francis Ford Coppola's production facility, and many other film and recording studios.
In the late 1990s, Mr. Wright and two partners formed MuLogix to provide design services and manufacture digital synthesizers. Clients included Korg (a major Japanese musical equipment manufacturer) and Wendy Carlos (creator of Switched On Bach and scores for Clockwork Orange and Tron). From 1984 through 1985, at Voyetra, Mr. Wright developed Sequencer Plus, the first commercially successful music sequencer for the IBM PC platform. Before that, he was Product Design Engineer for Unicord (now Korg USA), where he helped develop more than 25 synthesizers, drum machines, and other music products.
Mr. Wright received a B.A. in Music and Musical Technology from Hampshire College in 1977 and a certificate in Studio Guitar from the Musician's Institute in 1980.
Mr. Wright's current research interests include interactive music & multimedia, real-time systems, and music representation. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Talk on Projects of the IBM Computer Music Center on Interactive Techonolgies Day
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