I am an experimental electronic musician. I use a Gameboy/Nanoloop and Circuitbent instruments as well as more conventional electronic instruments. Most tracks are "sequenced" and recorded live. Post-production processing is done in Sound Forge, and is usually limited to editing for length, adjusting eq and volume, and adding reverb or echo. I also use Sound Forge a few freeware programs for generating drones and experimenting.
I've been making electronic music since about 2000. In the beginning it was learning how to use virtual analog synths, and then I got into Nanoloop (the program I use on the Gameboy) and then into circuitbending. Now I'm even using "real" gear!
I do play live, but not as often as I'd like to. I'm pretty bad about the whole self-promotion thing. I really do like playing live though, and my audience usually seems to enjoy it...and that in turn makes me very happy.
So many things influence my music, and not just other musicians...but, here's some musicians that have had a very big influence on me: Johnny Rotten, Brian Eno, Gary Numan, Herbie Hancock, Mad Professor, Autechre, Joy Division, Twilight Circus Dub Soundsystem, Tom Waits, Oval, Kraftwerk, Front 242, Phillip Glass, Siouxsie and The Banshees, Squarepusher, Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys.
I haven't necessarily used everything on this list to make songs, but this is my list of gear: Original Gray Gameboy + Nanoloop, Realistic Stereo Reverb System, Realistic Mono Reverb, Robomber, Casio SK-1, CDemon, Microhard Drum Kit, iBreak, Hellphön, Korg ER-1 Rhythm Synthesizer, Yamaha AN200 Analog-modeling Synthesizer, Korg Poly-800 Analog Synthesizer, x0xb0x Analog Synthesizer, Boss DR-110 Analog Drum Machine, Korg ES-1 Sampler, Casio RZ-1 Drum Machine, BDRM-1 Ring Modulator, Alesis Ineko, DOD digital delay fx pedal, Soundforge, Behringer UB1622FX-PRO Mixer, Behringer MDX1600 Autocom Pro XL
I was featured in an article on wired.com on circuitbending: