My name's Alex Rawlings and I'm a new writer on the APH Networks Team. I was born and raised in Calgary and by some strange twist of fate, I find myself writing reviews for a tech website.
How did I get here? I met Jonathan Kwan through school and quickly learned of APH Networks. At the time, I had no desire to write tech reviews. Clearly, that changed
At the time, I was a student in the RTBN Program at SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary, AB. In that program, my writing abilities improved significantly and I started watching a lot of reviews/commentaries on YouTube: People like ralphthemoviemaker, iDubbbzTV, and TheNerdWriter. I developed a great appreciation and a small passion for talking about things analytically.
If you've seen my first review, you can tell I'm definitely not a professional yet.
The story of how I came to do that review isn't very interesting. APH Networks Reviewer Gina Gong was talking about a review she was going to do and mentioned she wanted a hand on the writing/performance side. I offered to write and perform. We quickly got to work on the review. We did one brainstorming session.
Catastrophe. We were at each other's throats the whole time. Our creative differences were too great and we parted ways. I took the uPower. She took the LOVELY ELF. I stole the LOVELY ELF. We haven't talked since.
Jonathan wanted my first review to be solo, so he asked that I review both products by myself. It took a while to make because of school, but obviously, I created it.
What are my dreams? Funny you'd ask. I'd either like to be a full-time audio "engineer" or a voice actor or both.
I love sound. Please give me audio stuff to review. Headphones, audio interfaces, speakers, whatever you have.
tl;dr I don't talk in-person like I do in text.
My favorite album is Time in Place by Artifex Pereo