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Firefox 
Handle: Firefox
Real Name: Jimmy Robert Kenneth Fredriksson
Lived in: Sweden
Ex.Handles: Jimmy Fredriksson, Swedish Imperial
Was a member of: Musicline (ML), Phenomena (PHA), Vortex 42 (V42)

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Interview


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    Handle: Firefox

    Group: Phenomena

    Date of birth: 1971


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

  • I got my first computer back in 1984. It was a ZX Spectrym 48K. That's when I
    started.


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

  • Fisrt was my Specrtum. I made horrible beep music and a drum machine program
    on the ZX. Then I bought a C64 and a FM-synth expansion + a keyboard. That
    was when it started I guess. I made some songs on the C64 machine. After that
    I bought myself a Amiga 500. That was the turningpoint. I think it was 1987 I
    got my hands on a tracker. I didn't understand how it worked at first so it
    took me about 1-2 days before I started composing. First song ever to be
    composed in a tracker was "mod.firefox".


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

  • I have been making music since I was 5 years old. And gfx is not really my
    thing. I don't have the interest to become a coder, or had the interest.
    Music was the thing I was best at.


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

  • All different kinds of trackers. ProTracker the most if I recall it right.


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

  • Final Hyperbase. Many others have copied the style. For example "Stardust
    Memories". A geat tune at that. In my oppinion.


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

  • Not that I can think of. Some are good and some are bad. But all of them
    i consider like my little babies. They are apart of me. They are my creations.


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

  • The value of music in a demo is alot. But if you have great music with bad
    coding and gfx you really don't want to watch it. It should be a great
    combination of all three. And the presentation of course.


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

  • For the moment I'm just about to build my own studio. I have bought myself a
    dual 2,7 Ghz Mac G5 with Logic 7 pro. And yes I do compose music on my PC
    aswell. But I like to go professional again as I was doing back in 1995. I
    produced and wrote a couple of songs for some artists here in Sweden.


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

  • If you refer to the demoscene. There is a great number of nice tracks. I wish
    I had the Dual G5 back in the good old days. That would have been fun.


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

  • There is one song that has always been there. "Klitsche pa Klitsche" I think
    it's called by Walkman. That one was really a good song. But there is so many
    different songs that has been in my life from the demoscene and some games.


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

  • Yes I am. I started with a remake of Final Hyperbase. It isn't done yet but I
    really want to make my own favourites in a remake CD. That would be really fun.
    I also want to make a tribute to the ones i like the best of other composers.


  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • At the moment I listen to alot of music, Mostly Trance. But alot of pop and
    R'n B aswell.


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

  • It has given me many great moments and I have met alot of nice people. Great
    composers that still to this date are active in making music.


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

  • I'm not active in the demoscene.


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

  • I would like to say thanks to all you who have voted for me over the two
    decades. Who have played my music and liked it. I would like to say hello to
    many composers like Mantronix, Tip, Twins, Uncle Tom, Laxity, SLL, Luxor,
    Lizardking, Romeo Knight & Walkman etc. And all the guys who made the scene
    and kept it alive. We had great times, really great times. Take care and be
    safe.

    Best regards to all of you out there.


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