Im a 30 year old producer from Sweden that have been working with music since early teenage years. :) What I use for my productions depends much on the moment and what kind of stuff the sound needs.
I use both hard and software, they both have their useful skills and besides that, the software has improved alot and have become really handy to use over the years which isn't so strange since everything about computers (incl. software) develop faster and faster all the time with the result of better, higher, sound quality and techniques.
I dont make music for one style only, I do like to variate and think it's fun to create music in many different styles and shapes of the electronic dance music genre.
Mainly though, I usually create music of Trance but also alot of House/Techno/Hardstyle/Hardcore Techno. By times I also make some Ambient and Chill out downtempo kinds of music and I also like to be innovative and therefor experiment alot.
Right now my studio consists of:
M-Audio Fast Track Ultra 8R
Roland XV-3080 (Techno, House, Ultimate Keys etc Expansions)
Roland Alpha Juno 2
Korg Electribe A (EA-1)
ADAM A5X Monitors
You can also find my music at:www.soundclick.com/djcopycatprojectwww.reverbnation.com/djcopycatprojectwww.youtube.com/user/copycatproject
Buy my album:
Title: In Your Headhttp://www.ubetoo.com/store/dj_copycat_project/in_your_head/a2003
Title: Trance Eternalhttp://www.ubetoo.com/store/dj_copycat_project/trance_eternal/a1582