Peter "pdx" Drescher brings over two decades of interactive audio experience and technical expertise to mobile gaming.

He studied jazz performance at Berklee College of Music, classical composition at the University of Chicago, and toured throughout the United States and Europe with the Pickle Family Circus and Joe Louis Walker. He has written for, and played with, jazz, blues, Latin, rock, and orchestral ensembles at a wide variety of venues, including the Chicago Blues Festival and the Shoreline Amphitheater.

Since 1992, he has produced music, sound effects, and voice-overs, for such companies as Microsoft, Google, and Danger, Inc. His sounds have shipped on a wide variety of devices (including all versions of the T-Mobile Sidekick), platforms (iOS, Android, et al), and games on iTunes and Google Play.

An accomplished author, his work has been printed in Electronic Musician and Game Developer magazines. He also publishes online articles about interactive and mobile audio topics, and writes the Annoying Audio blog, for OReilly.com. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, including GDC, AES, and Project BBQ.

"pdx" is currently developing mobile apps with innovative soundtracks for iOS and Android. He is available as an independent consultant, able to produce audio content, provide interactive implementation, and write Objective-C / Java code, for your mobile games.

If you want it to sound good, contact Twittering Machine for your next project!


     

   




"Twittering Machine" by Paul Klee (1922)

This painting (currently at the Museum of Modern Art in New York) depicts a strange contraption consisting of bird-creatures attached to a wavy-wire attached to a crank. You turn the crank, and the birds make noise ... a prophetic vision of an audio-producing computer.





Twittering Machine logo, design by John Weir





pdx rune

The "pdx" moniker started out as my Space Invaders high score initials ("gamer tag"), meaning "peter drescher, his mark". Later, computer systems I worked on in the 80's required three-letter logon IDs, so "pdx" seemed the logical identifier. Later, while in the circus, I designed the "pdx" rune, using straight lines only (as if carved in stone, like Viking, or Tolkien elvish, letters), and used it to stamp my musical equipment and personal property. I continue to use the moniker as my online identifier, and email signature. On 8/2/06, to mark the occasion of my 50th birthday, I tattooed the symbol to my left shoulder.