About

My name is Joel Perry. I am a developer of iOS and OS X software and a professional musician. In my teens, I got my first bass (a cheap copy of a Gibson EB-3) and my first computer (a Radio Shack TRS-80 Model I). Little did I know I would still be consumed with music and computers after so many years.

My teens and early 20s were spent playing in bands, writing software, and working as a support specialist for an early Apple-IBM-Compaq dealer. I eventually got serious about music and landed at the University of Miami, earning a degree in Studio Music and Jazz. After a few years working in and around Miami, I moved to Nashville in 1995. I have been fortunate to play with some legendary artists in venues around the world. You can find out more about my music résumé here.

Even as I was busy building a music career, computers and technology continued to be a passion. In Nashville, I worked briefly as a network engineer for a small company. In 2006, I started programming in Objective-C and eventually developed SongTool, an audio player targeted at musicians and dancers, which I released for OS X in 2014. In 2015, I completed the iOS version of SongTool (written in Objective-C) and also released DelayTool (written in Swift), a BPM calculator for music producers, engineers, and musicians.