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Fantazy 
Handle: Fantazy
Real Name: Stephen Mifsud
Lived in: Malta
Ex.Handles: TeknoLogic, Tekno Logic, Tekno Logik, TeknoLogik, Dr. Who
Was a member of: Infect (IFT), SYNERGY

Modules: 6  online
Interview: Read!
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Interview


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    Handle: Teknologik

    Group: ex-Bionic Brains, ex-Aphids, ex-Infect, ex-Synergy :)

    Date of birth: 05 Aril 1974


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

  • It all started to play games, back when I was about 13yrs, so in 1987


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

  • 1988-1989: Amstrad cpc 6128 - sold it
    1989-1994: Amiga a500 - part exchange with A1200
    1994-today Amiga a1200 - this one stays here :)


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

  • Really I do not know, but I was good in playing by heart some melodies on a
    5pounds toy mini piano (10cmx4cm) and when I got the amiga, I discovered that
    some progs act like piano, such as the wonderful Aegis sonix... So I began
    to check out most music packages that came out, and then I discovered the
    Deluxe Music (and learned by myself how music notes are written),
    Sound/Noise/Pro/-tracker, and my music talent grew and developed thanks
    to these progs (It was when I was 15-19yrs here)


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

  • In order of chronology:

    * Aegis sonix
    ** Deluxe Music construction Set (1)
    Sound Tracker
    ** Noise tracker
    ***** PRO-Tracker 2.x then 3.x
    Octamed
    ***** Music-X V2.0

    * of particular use (the more *, the more used)


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

  • A module called "Programmed to trance" it was played on a local
    radio station (my first success:), and it was selected and put in a
    amiga magazine cover disk (was it CU amiga?!).


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

  • Hmmm.... nope


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

  • Music/sound is the pleasure of the 2nd most important human biological
    sense, so it is very important to be present in any source of
    attraction/entertainment such as games and demos. However it must
    be in harmony and sentiment with the game or demo. For example it does
    not m ake sense to place a sorrowful minorstring-tune in a happyending
    scene!


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

  • Yes, for leisure, but aiming to get professional (soon!)


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

  • These are all modern music file formats brought about by the latest
    technology. Everything has to adopt itself with the developing technology
    to remain part of the world, and these file formats are the fruit of the
    presentation and source of modern music. Each have there uses and advantages
    in our society.


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

  • I have no time to think about, but in m y mind came the Highscore tune of
    the game Commando. I adore most of david whittakers sounds too, Speedball,
    Quadralaien, Menace, Shadow of the beast, etc.)


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

  • I think so...


  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • I am into techno stuff, and my favourites are Joey Beltram, PlastiKman,
    Planetary assault systems, Johannes Heil. But on the other face of the
    coin I love relaxing music (Vangelis) and classical music (the russian
    ones!)


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

  • It gave me a continous challenge in my life and that on its own is important
    considering the problem of drug abuse due to lack of interess in life. It
    gave me a lot considering that to be part of the scene I learned how to
    compose music, rip music, draw graphics, code assembly language, write
    letters in good english :) and lots of these things which you can do only
    on an Amiga and its wonderful (ex-)scene


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

  • Nope, I lastly was with Synergy (UK) but they swapped to PC now, as
    everyone else. Wish to be with an AMIGA scene group if there are any left
    now :-(


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

  • ex-members of Aphids (all from malta)
    ex-members of Infect (especially to Turbo and Marley the exotic rippers)
    members of synergy (still alive you two!)
    Crown of cryptoburners


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