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apunctum
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26 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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4057 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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9590 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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3211 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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913 posts since 29 Jun, 2012

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

:borg:
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valhallasound
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3211 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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913 posts since 29 Jun, 2012

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

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