Former musician,band member now mostly producing and recording.
No musical education.
I play guitars, bass guitar, keyboard and sax.
My software is Reason 9.5 I also used Pro Tools.
I own all necessary home studio hardware (mics, pre's, stands, cables, mixers, DI boxes... (almost all) I've got active PA system for live performances.
Now I am listening Halsey and Maroon 5 for an inspiration.
My favorite album is Metallica's "Black Album"
My influences were hard rock and metal bands in 90's especially so called power ballads.
I make different kind of music it depends on my mood.