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Elijah 
Handle: Elijah
Real Name: János Novák
Lived in: Hungary
Ex.Handles: Janos Novak
Was a member of: Majic 12 (M12 - MJ12)

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Interview


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    Handle: Elijah

    Group: Majic 12

    Date of birth: 1979.05.08


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

  • Well, when my father bought my first computer, a Commodore 64 :) I guess I was
    9 years old then.


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

  • C64 - playing, some basic gfx
    Amiga 500 - playing, doing gfx with DPaint and music in Protracker
    PC (earlier) - music with Fastracker2, coding in assembly/C/Pascal
    PC (now) - music with Buzz/Cubase, gfx with Photoshop, C/C++/PHP coding


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

  • I started doing gfx first, then I became a musician, and I code now for a
    living! :)


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

  • The old Soundtracker and a bit later Protracker on the Amiga, Fastracker 2 on
    PC in the DOS era, and now Buzz tracker and Cubase on Windows.


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

  • Damn, hard question :) Symphony of Sickness, probably, but I guess you don't
    know it, coz it was never released. Well, maybe I'll upload all my tunes to
    Nectarine one day :)


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

  • Not really :)


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

  • It can completely ruin the production, or add some new exciting dimensions to
    it. I think that code, music and gfx are equally important. Maybe music and gfx
    being equal and a bit more important than code.


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

  • Yes, semi-professional (I'm doing electro stuff for a nu metal band) and
    leisure purposes.


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

  • I think it's great, that we have more possibilities now than in the past. In my
    opinion, only the end product, the music counts, not the format.


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

  • Condom Corruption by Travolta/Spaceballs (from State of the Art)
    All tunes by Audiomonster
    Chorus & Sid tunes (yes, they were Majic 12 members as well :))
    The tune from fr-08 - the product


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

  • No, no remastered tunes, I think. If I'll do a new CD (and I think, I will),
    I'm gonna use everything that todays technology allows, and I'll start totally
    new tunes.


  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • Frank Zappa, Mr.Bungle, Estradasphere, Fear Factory, Slayer, Juno Reactor,
    Trilok Gurtu, Marty Friedman, Raunchy, Paradise Lost, The Prodigy, Moonspell,
    Kraftwerk, Rammstein, Apocalyptica etc...


  • 13-What does/did the amiga/c64 scene give you?

  • Well, it's no exaggeration to say that my C64 and later the Amiga has
    thoroughly changed my life and has been a very strong influence during my
    childhood. Basically, had I not owned my first two computers, I wouldn't be
    there where I am now. So I'm a Commodore/demo freak for ever :) Currently, I'm
    a happy owner of a real C64, Amiga 1200 and an Amiga 4000, beside my work PC.


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

  • No, not in the scene anymore.


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

  • I would like to hear, for what kind of project are you seeking musicians.
    So some information about you're project would be welcome :)


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