I’m a hobby music producer and a hobby photographer who has been releasing music online since 1997. The styles and techniques of music producing have been changed many times during these years but the main goal in my music creation is still the freedom to release whatever i like. My first encounter with computer generated music was the day when a friend of mine brought me some floppy discs including Scream Tracker and some modules. I started releasing tracker music made with Fast Tracker and released them in some BBS systems around my area. Soon became the world of the internet and i opened my first web page and released stuff there.
You know, hobbies are the things you like to do most when you have nothing else to do. Or if you want to relax or just to do the thing you like the most. And music composition is the thing for me.
My current gear in music making consists of an iMac running Logic Pro X with some appropriate audio unit plugins. I have a cheap MK-4903 midi keyboard and Akai LPD 8 pad controller as input devices. For monitoring the sound i have a pair of Behringer Truth B2030A active speakers (not in the photo) and Sennheiser HD-650 headphones. As an audio interface, i’m currently using a Focusrite Scarlett Solo. I’ve recently been learning to play the bass guitar and the newest addition to my gear setup is a Fender Squier Vintage Modified P-Bass TB. I also own a cheap acoustic guitar but haven’t really studied playing it that much.
I’m also a hobby photographer. I shoot photos just for fun with my Canon EOS 700D. Well there’s nothing special in shooting photos with a DSLR but i have specialized in shooting photos with vintage lenses. In addition to the normal Canon 18-55 kit lens i have two real vintage lenses from the 1970’s: Pentacon auto 2.8/135 MC and Pentacon auto 2.8/29 MC. Especially the Pentacon 2.8/135mm is my favourite lens and it seems to be my most used lens. It’s optical quality is surprisingly good and i like the manual and “analogic” feeling of the lens. And i love the bokeh effect of the lens! 🙂 You must be wondering how it’s possible to use such an old piece of technology from the days of DDR in a modern DSLR camera? The answer is simple – with an M42 adapter which makes it possible to use old M42 lenses with modern cameras. I’m using an adapter made by Kood.
I spent my first 18 years in a little countryside town called Nivala and I’ve been living in the city of Vaasa in Finland since 2001 when i started my IT and economy studies in the University of Vaasa. I’m currently employed as a Delivery Manager in the telecom operator Sonera.
Since 2007, I have also been using my spare time on mapping the world on Open Street Map.