in the late 60's my father owned a A/V studio, where I was dumped on countless occasions. I was shown how to make a lot of noise with various machines. I never really grew up. My first job as engineer was at the BBMC studios in London working with legendary Reggae producer Sid Bucknor (Bob Marley, Aswad & countless others)
I started website design for a band I was once in. I taught myself how to use Photoshop, Dreamweaver and code in PHP, HTML, CSS and various other internet related languages. I have built all kinds of websites, for all kinds of people. I get a lot of satisfaction from creating simple, unique sites that stand out....like mine for example...lol
I have been involved with music since I was a kid. I don't even know how many bands I have played in, mixed, engineered or produced but the number is high. I have a keen ear, I listen crucially to all music as if it were my own. I have no musical preferences but if I can't tap my foot or cry to it? It's often not worth listening to.
Born in Liverpool UK. I was lucky enough to grow up with the Beatles on 24/7 in our house. As the 60's became the 70's, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and the likes totally changed my perception on life (on mars). As Punk dawned, it became clear that anyone with a little bit of get up and go, could get up on stage and make music! All I needed to do was learn how to play an instrument....a minor detail. My dad bought me a guitar after persistent whinging that my life would not be worth living if I don't get one. He had no choice. My guitar enabled me to communicate on levels that broke the language barrier, which was pretty handy because I grew up in Holland and Dutch is by no means a simple language to master. Playing music and playing it well became integral in my life.
In the early 80's I again pestered my dad for a computer. This time it was serious because I had seen Brian Eno using an array of them at a concert in Amsterdam and he blew me away! He actually though it was a good idea....and my life in computers and music started in 1983 with a Yamaha CX5M, the very first commercial music computer. I stepped it up a gear and acquired my own array of Analog synths including a Korg MS10/20, a sequencer, MiniMoog, ARP Oddesy and a WASP. With all this and a Coffee Shop next door....the new world Analog Synths revealed itself. I am so lucky to have experienced the original entrance of digital sequencing, sampling and analog synths.