I’m a composer/recording artist/producer based in Derbyshire. Shed-based. I record under my full name Richard J. Birkin.
I use a lot of sample instruments for composing. Some of them get replaced by the real thing, some don’t. I found Pianobook via Christian’s vlog, and it has really encouraged me to start sampling. I haven’t made anything finished enough to share yet, but recently made a commission almost solely out of these efforts.
I get about half my income from music, and the other half from digital consultancy. I have a long and varied history working for startups and creative agencies. I contact Christian in January about helping out with Pianobook web stuff and ended up working with Stephen and Kelan to rebuild the website.