I used to design professional analog audio noise reduction systems. Now I’m making noise reduction for your mind.
Sound has led me here. I’ve worked with sound for over 40 years as a designer of professional audio products.
A sizable portion of that time was spent working with magnetic tape and optical film soundtrack recording systems. Tape and optical media had more background noise compared to modern digital systems. In the late ’60’s through early ’90’s analog noise reduction systems from Dolby Corp. and dbx Inc. were routinely used to improve the clarity of recorded music and voices.
From 1980 to 1994 I designed analog noise reduction systems, primarily for motion picture use. I spent thousands of hours listening to recorded sounds fade into the haze of tape and optical soundtrack noise. One cannot do this deep, attentive listening, and be thinking, at the same time. One can either think, or listen, but not do both at the same time. As a result of this work I got really good at being aware of something fade into nothing without any thoughts clouding my awareness of the present moment.