I am Anssi Hautamäki.

By day, I am a developer of digital things at Bitfactor. Come night, I usually transform into a miserable pit of darkness a bearer of puny puns and questionable humour, a music enthusiast and a want-to-be drummer-slash-bass-player-slash-Slash. Except for the leather pants, the Les Paul and the top hat. I don't want to be that.

#music

Music is my everything and my taste buds refined. I do listen to and play most anything, but it seems I have gotten old; I get exhausted after a short while of music that doesn't breathe at all. Therefore, old man yelling at cloud. I play the guitar, bass and drums; some keys too. I did attend Jokilaaksojen Musiikkiopisto for a year in my teens, during which I passed the 2/3 level exam in pop/jazz guitar. But my interests at the time lay elsewhere, so I quit to pursue more personal preferences in music.

It seems I have become a bit of a Jazzmaster aficionado: for a long while now, I have got the tones I need from a Novo Serus J, a custom Amfisound and a baritone one. I play in several groups: Neondad, Havut, Solid Folk, Saaste, Smøø and Iijoki. Some previous groups include several Kapteeni Kosminen incarnations, Dimi and Koalia.

#producerengineercomposer

My interest in all things music has also helped me to gain expertise in producing and engineering areas of music production. Currently I have a small Mac-based (mobile, if needed) home studio, which consists of UAD and Focusrite interfaces, Logic/Ableton setup and a selection of self-built and off-the-shelf mics. My monitoring consists of Genelec 8030’s and Beyerdynamic DT 1770's for those late night living room mixing sessions.

#electronics

Of course, my (manly) obsession with all things electronic has spawned an interest in building, modifying and fixing various electronic items – most of them somehow relating to my musical endeavours. I have built several (guitar) amplifiers (solid-state and tube) to date. I have also opened, cannibalized, fixed, modded and built quite a few effects pedals to date. Although informal in training, I do have solid soldering and electronic skills.