Me at the desk with a few random items (dulcimer, ocarina, DAFx book, multimeter, tin solder)

music DSP research
audio plugin development





I was born in 1987 and have always been interested in computers and music. I studied classical piano as child and electric bass in my high school years. I played hundreds of gigs.

In 2008 and 2010 I got B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in computer engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy. In the meanwhile I got involved in free/open source music software projects, started one of my own, and participated to two editions of the Google Summer of Code program as a mentor. Also, in 2008 I was an intern in an electronic engineering company developing embedded software, and in 2010/2011 I worked in a research institute on a big EU-funded project.

Then I started my doctoral studies, which led to me getting the D.Sc. (Tech.) degree in signal processing and acoustics from the Aalto University, Espoo, Finland, in 2014. Since then I am actively involved in scientific conferences, peer review, collaborations with universities, etc.

From April 2015 to December 2017 I have been leading DSP research and development at Arturia in Grenoble, France.

Since March 2018 I work as a freelancer from Italy for companies that need cutting edge music DSP technology. I try to combine scientific rigor, industry experience, creativity, and empathy. I tend to favor long-term collaborations.

You can take a look at a more formal CV.


Via P. Voso, 22/B
84043 Agropoli (SA)

+39 329 2015354
Skype: dastezanga