I'm Fred from Stockholm, Sweden. I was 9 years old when my dad brought me a Casio PT-20 from a trip to Japan back in 1982. I'm 41 now and that little keyboard is still here laying on a table behind me. I've been in bands, playing keyboard, bass and guitar. I've been a rock club promoter, not the fancy kind but the 'How do I find a replacement mic at 11pm on a Thursday night?'-kind. I've been a DJ. My DAW route started with an early version of Sony Acid back in the day followed by a long love affair with Propellerhead Reason (I'm on 7.1 now) through to today where I'm an avid proponent of Reaper, a DAW that needs to get the attention it deserves.
I signed up to see where I'm at when it comes to production. I don't know if experimenting with how low down the frequency spectrum I can keep a bass track in stereo without it losing punch and focus - or that my go-to attack time of 43ms on a kick drum compressor is considered advanced or just basic, common knowledge. What I do know is; we are never fully trained in this field, that's impossible and that's what makes it such a wonderful passion.
Let's have fun!
Edit: I forgot to add something about what music I enjoy. Good music is good music, genre doesn't matter. I listened to Belinda Carlisle (still do!) when I was in a Death Metal band and my skater friends always laughed at me loving The Backstreet Boys (Max Martin, Thank You for the music!). Let's throw a few acts in there just for the heck of it: Marina and the Diamonds, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Tegan and Sara, Electric Light Orchestra, Heart, Aphex Twin, Darkthrone, ABBA, Tom Petty, Bat for Lashes, Twin Shadow, M83, Meshuggah. There!