I am on the cusp of now being 53 years old, and a male. Originally from farm country Indiana, USA. Had an extensive military career in USAF but even then, back in 1982 purchased my first synth that I learned subtractive synthesis on, the original Korg MS20. I also played in various cover bands in my off-time and also do visual art.
I now am retired and using music, art, and writing a book to help with a healthy dose of Military Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other chronic health issues related to my service. Music Therapy on steroids. (have solid 11 years of formal piano and various reed instruments in my arsenal) I also volunteer with and do advocacy for other Disabled Military Vets and am owned by a very large Maine Coon Cat-Mix...my muse.
Lived all over the States, Iceland for a couple years and other unmentionable places but now have resided in a small Village of Marble Cliff, Ohio, which is a very quiet Western suburb Village of Columbus, OH, USA.
Let me add that I originally started with the A4 box but my brain did not want to bend that way so refocused on all my other hardware synths for a couple years doing my ambient/experimental music (Art For Art's Sake), but just a few months ago I purchased the Analog Keys and those interface changes made for the AK has made me dig-in more comfortably, but am still on the learning curve and muscle memory process. Not my first foray w/ groovebox synths as I own a Radikal Technologies Spectralis 2, which should make a great pairing with the AK once I get through some learning curves.
Musical influences are many but specifically, Emerson Lake & Palmer (ELP), Tangerine Dream, Gary Numan, Brian Eno, Roxy Music and many artists from the 70's-80's as major influences as well as Classical.
Thanks for the invaluable info provided by members on this and various forums. Oh...I still have that A4 box and plan to use it as well.