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I have been mixing and recording music since I can remember.  When I was young my mother had a turntable that I used to play Tina Turner's single "What's Love Got to do with it".  I was about 4 yrs old, to me, it was my first studio.  We later moved to our new home, and from there I remember attended evening Bible study sessions where my Uncle leads the Band. 


A long day as a 3rd grader, I walk into the house and mom is sitting on the couch with a guitar she bought.  She tells me in my ear to pay attention to the beat the man is playing so I can show her how to do it.  He started with the D major, then A major and later elevated to a G Major, beginner music theory.  I put my bookbag down and sat down on the couch.


At first, I wasn't interested as I wanted to play Nintendo and it was a honky-tonk guitar to me. Then came my cousins, Ricky, and Franky with their 1980s hairstyles and rock guitars.  They would play alongside my oldest brother Eddie upstairs in the Master bedroom.


  One day instead of rehearsing they rented an Eddie Murphy movie, Beverly Hills Cop.  Franky brought over his keyboard and played the Theme song "Axel F".  I waited till everyone went out front of the house and tried powering back up the keyboard while I was alone.  It was my first time seeing one in person.


My brother Favian also started picking up on the guitar.  He and I both would listen to the radio station and pretend to rock out to the songs the same way kids take turns lip-syncing in the living room together.  It was Favians idea to Cassete record us doing our own live show.  It was then I wondered why the recordings didn't sound like the radio.


Later Ricky would bring me over a gift, a music book that taught me how to read Tablature.  The first whole song I taught myself was "More Than Words".


When I was 13 I met my Daughters, Mother.  Her father owned a Roland drum machine.  I would sneak over late nights and produce beats with it.  He would later end up investing in a Windows 95 PC and call me upstairs every time a new app came out or he would buy more ram or hard drive space.  I ended up meeting Andy from my girlfriends High School,  Him and I would buy singles from Sam Goody on cassette where one side of the cassette was instrumental.   I d record us doing covers with a Fostex 4 track tape recorder.


By the time I turned 16, I moved to the southside of Milwaukee where I became more curious about the song production itself more than singing or writing the music.  I started gaining interest in getting the songs to sound like the radio and building great sounding speakers for my home theater system.  I wanted to go to school for electronics also.  I always had a passion for electronics and computer engineering.


As I turned 17 I became a teenage father and started to feel the pressure of being an adult.  My Elders suggested I give up fooling around with music and get a job.  I would go on to work various jobs until I moved out on my own.


A couple of weeks into my first place I began working on my first CD Project using Steinberg Cubase VST, a Compaq Presario PC running off a Pentium Celeron processor, a Behringer Interface and a Samson co 1 condenser microphone.  I mostly learned a lot about compression online and experimenting.  IT was later my friends would name me Adotstate short for Allstate the Insurance Company.


In 2005 I slowly began working on a handful of mixtapes, got connected to the internet and started to get noticed as a music studio even though it was only a pc and a microphone.  I think they may have meant they know of a good audio engineer that understands music.


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