I have been writing music since about 1993, when I had an Atari STE and a mod tracker program. Back then, my attempts were rather unsuccessful, but good practice. In 1997 my poor Atari broke down, so I bought myself a PC and a Yamaha MU-80 tone module and did loads more (slightly) better stuff. Then I bought a new, Athlon based PC and an SW1000XG sound card, which really allowed me to write stuff as I want it rather than having to work within the limits of the hardware. In the last few years, the hardware has become irrelevant as everything can be done in software with virtual instruments and effects.
I no longer distribute my music directly from here, you can find it on Jamendo.