Qualifications: BSc(Hons) Music Technology
Roles: Sound Designer/Audio Editor/Producer(/Artist)/Music Technologist/All round Sound-Guy(pun :))
Favourite DAW: Cubase
Favourite VST: Hmm... couldn't choose one specifically
Favourite Editor: I'd say Sound Forge Pro for straight-up editing
Work: I've done studio work(Recording Engineer/Producer) for bands, mixing and mastering in analogue and digital studios, produced many EDM tracks, wrote music for video, cleaned dialogue, I've DJ'd for many years, but most of my work now involves MIDI, DAWs, VSTs, VSTis and my bottomless cup of tea (6 sugars please) :o
More Personal Stuff:
I've been creating music digitally since I was 11 or 12 years old. I started DJing a couple of years later and I played the first of many gigs when I was 16, which was an amazing night of local DJs playing Happy Hardcore, Drum & Bass/Jungle and Techno. It had that raw, unrehursed, expectation-breaking feel you only get with non-comercial events. Events where everybody is there for the music. It had a feel of pure rushing energy. I was reborn. I had succomed to the driving rhythm. I was never to be the same again. You could see it on my twitching, twisted face. I was totally and forever addicted to bass.
I am now older and have a BSc(Hons) degree in Music Technology, and many years' experience creating, editing and manipulating sound professionally and just for the kicks. I still DJ from time to time(and people still go nuts for the classics!). And yes, I still have all my original vinyls, baby! :)
"Creating sound through electronics is... a real-life magical experience!"
-- Marc W