Title/Position: Associate Professor, Music Engineering TechnologyProfile:
William Pirkle joins the Frost School of Music faculty as Assistant Professor of Music Engineering Technology after serving as an assistant professor from 1996-2002. Pirkle left the position to pursue a career in a private sector where is a senior digital audio consultant for Tritone Systems, Inc., XM Satellite Radio division, providing architecture and algorithm design for dynamic professors, mixed signal hardware design, product audio specification limits, software for automated analog and digital testing, headphone power analysis and frequency response, loudspeaker enclosure design and testing, and software test engineering for a patented asynchronous digital audio transmission link with automatic sample rate conversion. He has also consulted with other leading firms including Diamond Multimedia, Zarg Software Synthesizers, Gibson Musical Instruments, Korg Research and Development, K & S Associates, M-Audio, Stick Enterprises, EX2 Mobile Audio, and As Is Entertainment. Pirkle has served as an audio legal expert for the recording industry, banking, insurance, and law enforcement agencies.
As a composer, Pirkle has written the soundtracks for SpongeBob Square Pants and Square Pants II, and Jimmy Neutron computer games, and SpeigelMeyer, as well as for several independent films.
Pirkle, a guitarist, has a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, a Bachelor of Music in Music Engineering Technology, and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering.