About igorski

Amsterdam-based Igor Zinken (1981, the Netherlands) veers, under the moniker 'igorski', towards creative use of technology, composing music / sound design and developing music-related software, all while singing along loudly to music behind a standing desk.

Apart from writing usable applications, there are several contributions to the open source community, many of which are listed on this website. While technology is great for making life easier, knowing how to make things do stuff they perhaps weren't designed to do, makes life a lot more interesting!

Or at least fun.

Having been musically active for over two decades, my endeavours ranged from stints in ridiculous two-day punk outfits to being responsible for anything from playing mandolin parts to writing synthesizer lines on a GameBoy or dragging rusty materials over a microphonic membrane.

Together with a passion for creating self-generating art (both visual and auditory), aforementioned activities culminated in the lo-fi "art-noise performances" which over the years have been spread over several artistic identities/"bands". Satisfaction often lies in chaos, whether controllable or not.


As of October 17th, Tize Music, Inc has released the Android version of their TIZE - Beat Maker, Music Maker app.

During porting of their iOS codebase, Tize Music chose igorski's MWEngine audio engine/library to handle all audio processing duties. During development the team remained in close contact to make MWEngine meet their projects needs.

As MWEngine will remain open source, all TIZE related developments are now available to the community.

Newest case file


"Imago" is the first full length Drosophelia album.

As the record features a varied selection of sounds and genres, the result is classified best as "dark ambient acoustic industrial cabaret", for want of a better term.

Intentionally set to be completed by a more or less fixed date, this case file documents the making of the album over the course of 2019.

Recent projects

Efflux - Web based music maker

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Efflux is a Progressive Web Application, allowing one to create music within their browser, both on- and offline. Efflux uses a tracker-type approach for writing compositions; in a tracker a sequence of music is traditionally represented using numeric input: both notes and parameter changes, effects and other commands are entered with the keyboard...

MikroWave - Android synthesizer

After having found that Google Play doesn't offer as much in the way of actual sound synthesizers (rather than sample-based apps!) as are available to iOS users, I took on the experiment of writing a sequenced synthesizer without having any "how to"-guides at my disposal. The goal of the application quickly became clear after a few prototypes: as ...

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Chrome Experiment - WebSID Commodore 64 synthesizer

preview image for Chrome Experiment - WebSID Commodore 64 synthesizer

What is it ? Having been tempted to test the WebAudio API's capabilities beyond the initial WebAudio experiment (the touch synthesizer listed elsewhere on this page), this experiment is built upon parts of the audio engine I created for Android's MikroWave (also listed elsewhere on this page) by porting the C++ code to JavaScript so it can run ins...