Josh's path into audio programming has been anything but typical - as a moderately successful DJ and music producer, he found himself broke with his career at a halt at the age of 37 with no idea what to do with his life. In 2015, he decided to try his hand at code, enrolling in the Music Computing course at Goldsmiths University. During his 2nd year at university, he was so excited by the new skills that he was learning that he decided to start a YouTube Channel called The Audio Programmer, where he teaches people audio programming as he learns new skills. Since then, the channel has grown into one of the largest communities for audio development on the web, with video tutorials, podcasts, written blogs, and a discussion group of nearly 2,000 audio developers of all levels from around the world. Since graduating, he has had the opportunity to work with some of the most amazing companies in the world, including Ableton and ROLI / JUCE. The roles he has served in have been widely varied - project / product management, consultancy, event organization, and of course, software development. He has also been working on his own app called Scratch Champion, which uses the power of machine learning to help teach DJ’s how to scratch. A prototype of the app has showcased with Intel in New York and San Francisco, and has earned accolades from some of the top DJ’s in the world.
Along with my studies, I also give weekly tutorials on audio programming for beginners and intermediate developers in C++, the Juce Framework, and Max MSP.
I've been working in the music industry since 2005, and since then have toured in over 25 countries. I've won several national DJ competitions and been a regular guest on BBC Radio One. My productions have been signed to labels such as Ministry of Sound and Universal.
I also have an Associates Degree in Health Services from the University of Maryland.
Talks I've Given
How I’m building the largest online audio developer community in the world (and a little about my app)
Featuring Joshua Hodge
Over the past 2 years, The Audio Programmer has become one of the largest online resources for audio development, and no one is more surprised than me - considering that I barely knew any C++ when starting the channel (and still consider myself very much a beginner). How did this happen? In this...code data c++ dsp audio