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apunctum
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22 posts since 21 Aug, 2009

Postby apunctum; Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:04 pm Why Valhalla?

Hallo, Sean!

I wonder, why did you choose this name for your plugs?
elxsound
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3355 posts since 18 Aug, 2007, from NYC

Postby elxsound; Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:21 pm

:hihi: I read the title and started thinking... What did he do wrong?

Sean, do you descend from Vikings? (They are definitely in my family tree).
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Tricky-Loops
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9682 posts since 12 Mar, 2012, from South Bavaria - near the alps... :-)

Postby Tricky-Loops; Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:28 pm

BTW, that's the REAL Walhalla::wink:

http://www.walhalla-regensburg.de/english/index.shtml
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valhallasound
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2987 posts since 14 Nov, 2006, from Pacific NW

Postby valhallasound; Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:33 pm

I came up with the Valhalla name in late 2001 or early 2002, IIRC. My wife and I were living in Ballard, which (at the time) was a predominantly Scandinavian neighborhood in Seattle, Washington. We would go on walks, where we would talk about ideas for the future, and I would discuss my plans for a plugin company. The walks would take us by a number of businesses with Nordic names and logos, so "Valhalla" seemed like a natural name.

I originally used the name "Valhalla Sound," until I found out that the name was taken by an audio services company in Arizona. I changed the name to Valhalla DSP, but my KVR name remained the same.

The helmet logo was designed by my wife in the 2001-2 timeframe. The helmet always seemed like a cool icon, but the horned helms were probably never used by the Vikings - they were introduced as part of the Romantic revival of Nordic myths, and were probably only found in paintings, operas, and "kill the wabbit."

As far as I know, I don't have any Scandinavian ancestors, other than whatever Scandinavian genes ended up being introduced into the Irish gene pool a thousand or so years ago.

Sean Costello
ontol
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702 posts since 29 Jun, 2012

Postby ontol; Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:41 pm

valhallasound wrote:The helmet always seemed like a cool icon, but the horned helms were probably never used by the Vikings - they were introduced as part of the Romantic revival of Nordic myths, and were probably only found in paintings, operas, and "kill the wabbit."




"What's Opera, Doc?" One of the finest of many fine WB cartoons.

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Now we know its not coding that makes your reverbs sound so great, but a spear and magic helmet.....
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valhallasound
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2987 posts since 14 Nov, 2006, from Pacific NW

Postby valhallasound; Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:29 pm

ontol wrote:Now we know its not coding that makes your reverbs sound so great, but a spear and magic helmet.....


YES, MAGIC HELMET...AND I'LL GIVE YOU A SAAAAMMMM-PPPLLEEE!!!
ontol
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702 posts since 29 Jun, 2012

Postby ontol; Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:57 pm

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