My greatest technical achievement was passing Grade 8 at age 15 (20 years ago now!) with distinction and one of the highest marks (142/150).
More recently, I was amazed to be accepted to study Music Technology on an unconditional offer without the right qualifications and only my solo album to convince them. I have now graduated with an upper second in music technology and popular music.
I have just finished my masters degree in Music Production scoring a merit which I am totally made up with!
I think that any form of creative expression should be respected, encouraged, and used to it's maximum potential in whatever way it comes.
I prefer to take the view that it's about what YOU want to do with your talent, not what other people want, otherwise you will have a miserable frustrating life and that can't be good for anyone...
Keyboards/Synth/Piano, Violin, Guitar - a few chords lol, Vocals, DJ
Apple Logic Pro X, Reason 10, Ableton Live 10
M-Audio Axiom 61 Key, Focusrite Scarlett Interface, iMac 27 inch 1TB Solid State Drive, AKG C414 Mic, KRK Rokit RP5s, Native Instruments Absynth & Massive, Rob Papen All Plugins, Vanguard Virus, TAL Bassline, Addictive Keys, Orchestral Companion Strings, Sylenth, Zone and more! Sennheiser HD-25 Mk II Cans plus Numark Mixtrack Pro III, Pioneer DDJ-SP1, Yamaha 12" Speakers, Macbook Pro 2017, Pioneer HDJ-X5 DJ Headphones, Sennheiser ES15J mic.
Emily's Lullaby by Daniel Kandi and Benya
Illenium - Awake
The Best of Balearic Chillout
Seven Lions - Worlds Apart
Benya & Daniel Kandi - Emily's Lullaby
A State of Trance 900
A State of Trance Classics Vol 13
A State of Trance Year End Mix 2018
Gaia (Armin Van Buuren & Benno De Goej) - Moons of Jupiter
Nicky Romero - 5 Years of Protocol
Chicane, Armin Van Buuren, Nicky Romero, DJ Orkidea, Guiseppe Ottaviani, Daniel Kandi, Gareth Emery, Standerwick, Andrew Rayel, Seven Lions, Illenium, Robert Miles, Classical composers such as Debussy, Mendelssohn and Beethoven.
Beautiful dreamy or uplifting trance or chillout music with hints of Robert Miles, enigma, ethnic and a lot of different stuff I have picked up along the way.