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Daze 
Handle: Daze
Real Name: Patrick Glasby-Baldwin
Lived in: United Kingdom
Ex.Handles: Dexter, Pat, Codex, Patrick, Violator
Was a member of: Anarchy (A), Cyrus Corp. (Cyrus - CYS), Delicious Designs (Delicious - DLS), Digital (DTL), Hyperglo, Intuition (ITU), Plague (PLG), The Silents (TSL)

Modules: 212  online
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Interview


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    Handle: ex. daZe/dexter/Pat

    Group: none (ex.Delicious Designs)

    Date of birth: 17th September 1975


  • 1-How did your interest for computers start? Which year was that?

  • Well, in Christmas 1983, I got a computer, a Texas Instruments TI99/4a which
    had cartridge ports for games, which I had 2, Yahtzee, and Parsec (very
    original shoot em up which was HARD - they just do not make games this good
    anymore..... :( ) I didn't know anyone else with a computer, I hadn't seen
    anything else like it. So from that point I was hooked and wanted more.


  • 2-What machines did you previously have? What did you do with them?

  • I had my Texas first, then in 1987 I got an Amstrad CPC6128 which was
    amazing in comparison to what I'd had. This was followed by another Texas
    from someone that didn't want it any more, I did actually have 3 of them at
    one point but sold them to an enthusiast sometime after. I got my Amiga 500
    in late 1989 after witnessing Blood Money at the local store about 8 months
    before that. It was that game that made me realise that the Amiga was the
    computer to have, so I saved for 8 months to get one, and when I did, I was
    a happy man.... The Amiga was closely followed by a C64 which sounds strange
    but it was being sold by a friend who introduced me to demos and had a very
    good collection, so it was bought for my sister. I owned a Spectrum too,
    which didn't work properly. I sold my (custom spray painted) Amiga 500 in
    1993 to buy a 1200 which I got a hard disk for, and a 1942 monitor. I got
    really fed up in mid 1994 with computers, nothing seemed to be working
    (scene things) at all so I stopped using it...... simple really. We still
    have the C64 and Amiga 1200 along with my PC (hmmm.) Amiga OS really takes
    the piss out of Windows - no?


  • 3-For what specific reason did you end up making music rather than gfx, coding?

  • I have always liked music, since childhood, so it was a natural progression
    when watching other peoples demos with other peoples music; I wanted to be a
    part of it all! I didn't however, have any musical talent as such, or
    instrumental skill, I just loaded Soundtracker, and did my best. I started
    with the original ST-01: and a disk full of Coldcut samples that seemed to
    be in every Amiga production at the time. I didn't actually buy a sampler
    until after 2 years I think! So I shamelessly ripped other peoples, and the
    music started to evolve. It led to me being accepted in an group, Intuition,
    who were based in Finland, with a quite nice English division. Although none
    of my music was used (disbanded, to form Cyrus about 2 months after) I was
    spurred on to make more. I did actually start to draw gfx using Dpaint, and
    some logos / fonts were used in various intros, and I also tried to program
    too. This proved just that little bit difficult though, and really it was
    the musical side of the scene that I was being drawn into. I also went to
    school with Elwood, who was one of the most talented demoscene artists in
    the UK. It's a shame much more of his work was never released. He was very
    productive, and we worked quite well together for some years as a gfx/music
    duo... (?)


  • 4-Which composing programs have you been using? Which one in particular?

  • I used to use Protracker on Amiga, I now occasionally use Fasttracker on PC
    - the sample quality seems real bad though for some reason... I have used
    Cakewalk / VST / Soundforge on PC for midi + HD recording too. And Acid -
    Rebirth - Reality
    I used all sorts really.


  • 5-With which module did you feel you had reached your goal?

  • None in particular - I thought that the music I made late 93 early 94 was
    most like 'musicians' tunes, you know, ones that musicians appreciate more,
    but looking back now some music I made in 91 was better, more original, more
    me... .


  • 6-Is there a tune you would like not to remember? For What reason?

  • Haha.... that one in that Digital intro by Spook - it did sound a tiny bit
    like one of Nuke's tunes.... Hmmm....
    Sorry !


  • 7-In your opinion, what's the value of a music in a demo, game?

  • It wouldn't be much without it.


  • 8-At present, are you still composing? For professional or leisure purposes?

  • Not at all at present. I have done various small projects since the Amiga
    scene. In 1994, myself and a friend made some music using 2 keyboards, drum
    machine, and computers, but it didn't last mainly to lack of interest. I
    sold my keyboards and bought Technics SL1210's and started mixing records. I
    sold my decks and got a car in the end.......... I bought a Roland MC303
    which was nice but I rarely use it nowadays. I'm gonna make a No.1 hit
    record one day though!


  • 9-What do you think of today's pieces of music such as mpeg,wave,midi,etc...?

  • The future is arriving............. Although people do persist in taking
    the piss


  • 10-Could you tell us some of your all times favourite tunes?

  • It is impossible to isolate certain pieces from all the quality music that
    there is in mod format. Here are a few musicians I have a great amount of
    respect for ......

    Bruno - Uncle Tom - Walkman - NHP+BKH - Nuke - 4Mat - Blaizer - SLL - Grubi
    - Julius - Jesper Kyd - Audiomonster - Romeo Knight - Jochen Hippel

    and the rest.........

    ok and Heatbeat too...

    And... I heard recently 'Austin Powers' by Muffler (Is he Heatbeat's bro'?)
    which was damned fecking good. No - it was better than that. This is the way
    forwaaaardzzzzzzzzz.


  • 11-Are you planning to make an audio cd with some of your music remastered?

  • Never, not with old mod music, possibly with new sampled music made on PC
    and samplers. I strongly doubt this becoming reality however.


  • 12-What bands are you currently listening to?

  • Not many - shame.........


  • 13-What did the amiga scene give you?

  • The chance to make music for the peoplepeoplepeople. I always wanted to in
    some way....


  • 14-Are you still active in the scene these days?

  • No. I will make someone a demo tune though if asked........


  • 15-Anyone to greet? Anything left to say? Feel free...

  • Hello to anybody that vaguely remembers who me .........

    Chris (TNC) - Daddy Freddy - Richard E Groovy W Elmes - Elwood - Yaz - Flame
    - Coaxial - No.5 - Hollywood - Blancmange - Matrix - Chromag - Groo n' Ruff
    - all Essence - Colin (USM) - James (USM) - Red Devil - Majic Mushroom -
    Predator - Paradroid - Nuke - Delbert - Dark - Lexicon - Deadlock - Tango -
    Spook - Azi - Bernard Sumner - Green Beret - Hawk - Chromag - Recoil - Gamma
    - Wal - Clarky - Facet - Hein - Cutcreator - Echo - Devilstar - Doh - Dan -
    Bass - Vinh Mac - Juicy -

    If you remember me, Email me. daZe_pat@hotmail.com NOW!

    Thank you to everyone who gave me the chances.......
    Goodbye


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