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Andrew Robertson Software Engineer

Saving drummers across the country from the tyranny of the click track, computer engineer Andrew Robertson is liberating bands to drive the tempo of their live performances.

Andrew Robertson

Engineer Andrew Robertson is saving drummers across the country from the tyranny of the click track by liberating bands to drive the tempo of their live performances.

Andrew Robertson is a Computer Engineer working at Queen Mary, University of London on music signal processing.  He’s engineered a software package that allows bands to liberate themselves from the tyranny of a click track in live performances, setting them free to drive the tempo of their music to the response of the crowd and still keep their layered backing tracks in time with the beat.

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