Hello there, I'm Laurent Herbin, a software developer, improv enthusiast, and the creator of Sound Show.
💻 A software developper
My journey into software development began at a young age, with a keen interest in computers and a burning curiosity about how they worked. This passion led me down the path of studying computer science, and later, building a successful career in software development. Over the years, I've worked on a variety of projects, but the ones that bring me the most joy are those that intersect with my personal interests.
🎭 An improv comedian
One such interest is improvisation. I fell in love with the spontaneity, creativity, and connection that improv brings. I started practicing improv back in 2011 with the Fédération Belge d’Improvisation Amateur, and in 2012, I became part of the wonderful team at Oh My God Improv.
🎶 Sound Show developper
As an improviser, I soon realized the power of sound in performances, and how challenging it could be to manage sound effects and music effectively during live shows. This led me to another path - the creation of Sound Show, a soundboard software designed to make sound management simple, intuitive, and enjoyable.
Sound Show started as a personal project. I wanted a tool that was both easy to use and versatile enough to accommodate the unpredictable nature of improv. Frustrated with the existing solutions, I decided to take matters into my own hands. Over the years, with plenty of late nights and countless iterations, Sound Show evolved from a rudimentary tool into a powerful software that I'm truly proud of.
I believe in sharing and giving back to the communities I'm part of. Therefore, Sound Show is available for free to anyone who wants to enhance their performances with effective sound management. I continuously update and refine it based on feedback from the community, striving to make it better and more useful with each update.
🕺Other passions 😸
When I'm not coding or performing on stage, you might find me dancing salsa or simply sleeping with my buddy cats around me.
Every day, I strive to combine my passions and skills to create tools that enrich the experiences of others.
I look forward to continuing this journey, and I'm excited about the places we'll go together.