I was born in Arcata, CA. Graduated from Humboldt State (HSU). Lived in Southern California for 13 years and don't miss it at all!. I live in the Sierra foothills where cars don't need to be smogged and the Cops pass out a lot of speeding tickets cause they don't have much else to do.
Bruce Hornsby and God (not necessarily in that order!)
Cakewalk Sonar 8.5 on Windows XP
Native Instruments Komplete 5
Mackie Onyx 1640 mixer (I'm old school)
Lots of software found at KVR