I am Anne Alma and I live in the Netherlands.
40 years ago I started in the music buininess, being a DJ. After a few years, I learned myself to mix bands on slowly growing PA systems. At that time I used to build my own compressor limiters, because, well, buying wasn't an option then.
During the band performances I started recording, just for me to learn what I had to improve and for the band to hear what they had to change. My first computer was an Amiga 500, with that I learned the first digital audio steps.
Early 90's I did my first digital recordings in my own bedroom studio, most local artists.
For the live mixing I still am doing gigs on my own line array system for the larger events or on the smaller set for the smaller gigs, it all depends on the size of the venue. The smallest gig was for 50 people, the largest was around 8000 people.
And nowerdays I do multitrack recordings of the live performances if they request so, it can be for their practise or for an album.
In my registrated studio, I'm mixing quite a lot, not just from my own recordings, but mostly for clients from all over te world. They just send me the tracks and I mix and master them ready for release.