I realized that I have been asking a lot of stupid questions here and there around the forum but never introduced myself. I'm Kat, and I live in the U.S. I am an ex-research-astrophysicist taking up musical hobbies (obsessions) later in life than most of you, I presume. I just started playing guitar a couple of years ago, and I've been building basic analog effects circuits for the last year. I like the way that I can combine effects design with songwriting... not doing anything profound, just writing guitar rock that I can also "sink my brain into" on the back end, if that makes any sense.
While my audio-world and music-world experience is basically zero, I have decades of experience programming in a range of languages and doing lots of math-heavy signal processing. Once I catch on to the right ways to think about audio signals and all the Axo-specific data types and whatnot, I suspect some of that skill set may be useful....??
Project-wise, the immediate thing I am using Axoloti for is delay and looping capability that I can tweak a bit more directly than with a commercial pedal. But secondly, I'm interested in dynamic control of guitar effects, where the effect changes in response to things I am playing... I guess kind of thinking about songwriting itself a bit more like code, interactively designing effects algorithms as part of songs.
Also just want to be noisy on behalf of women who find this kind of thing really cool. We exist! There seem to be very few of us on this forum, which is depressing!