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Fro-D 
Handle: Fro-D
Real Name: Frode Ulsund
Lived in: Norway
Ex.Handles: Drifter, Binary F, BinF, Synchronizer, Teat, Overgrown
Was a member of: Amnesia, Contraz (CTZ - CZ), Damage Inc. (DMG Inc. - DI), Donut Fetish (DNF)

Modules: 8  online
Interview: Read!
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Interview


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    Handle: Fro-D

    Group: Contraz, Donut Fetish

    Date of birth: 130979


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

  • I think my first experience with a computer was in the middle 80's.
    We were playing cool games on the C64 all day. The buildt-in basic
    was were exiting. I remember we wrote small programs from small pieces
    of code in computer magasines. I never had a C64 myself, my first
    computer was an Amiga 500 i got in 1989.


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

  • Amiga 500 - Tracking, gaming and watching demos:)
    Amiga 1200 - Still tracking, still watching demos and a little MC68k coding.
    Intel PC - Fasttracker, later on AcidPro and a little Reason.
    Different Unix/Linux workstation - Daily use. I'm not making music anymore.


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

  • Me and my cousin Pinocchio started tracking. It was lots of fun. After a while
    I got quite a collection of sample disks. I remember getting Protracker, what
    a great program. I started a little coding on the side, but making music was
    most fun, In the early 90's i joined contraz as a musician.


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

  • The first program i used was Startracker, then Protracker.
    I Also used Octamed for midi and AHX for that groovy chip-sound.
    Later on i got a PC and started with Fastracker and high-quality
    music with AcidPro and Reason. I mostly used Protracker.


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

  • Hah! I think all my music sucks! I have never been satisfacted with
    any of my music. But my friend said it sounded cool,
    "I have to use this for my demo!" :)
    Having my music released at Miasmah is cool.


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

  • The tune i made with Skjeggspir on the Gathering'95 for his 64k intro.
    It just sounded terrible! And it had to be finished before the deadline,
    so i couldn't sleep and I ended up feeling like shit.


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

  • Its fun to be a part of a team making a demo. Expecially if its finished
    before the deadline and shown on the bigscreen :)


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

  • No, I'm not composing anymore.


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

  • Mostly it sucks.. I love that crispy groovy C64-sound!
    If i listen to music from the scene, its sid.


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

  • Old Dizzy modules. I love most of them.. still got the dizzy-dir.


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

  • No!


  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • Everything from Techhouse to rock to psychedelic.
    Like pascal feos, placebo, idjut boys, shpongle,
    old mixes of cassius and grandmaster flash.


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

  • Lots of fun.
    Lack of sleep.
    Cool parties.
    To much to drink.


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

  • Well, I go to parties and stay in touch with people.
    But theres long time since I have been involved in
    a production.


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

  • Greetings to Psalt, roomeo, niggerjack and the rest of DNF.
    Ofcourse everyone in Contraz and Phrenetics.
    Baffle, Arcane, Xhale and the rest of the gang.


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