I got into the recording game out of self defence, to demo my own compositions without having to pay an arm and a leg.
Being an electonic engineer gave me a leg up. I designed and built my first 8 channel mixer which I interfaced with a Fostex 8tr. recorder. I retired in 1998 and used most of my severance pay to buy recording equipment and convert my shop building into a recording studio. I have produced several CD albums for local musicians, and one of my own compositions. I also play keyboard with some C&W bands.