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Heatbeat 
Handle: Heatbeat
Real Name: Aleksi Eeben (ex. Antti Aleksi Mikkonen)
Lived in: Finland
Ex.Handles: HB, HBT, Andre, Sepi, Luca, Eino Leino, Peggy, A.Mikkonen, A. Mikkonen
Was a member of: Bit Box Boys (BBB), Bundies Family, Byterapers Inc. ((B) - BR), Carillon & Cyberiad (CNCD - CC), Carillon (CN), Crystal Notes, Cyberiad (CD), Rebels (RBS - RBL), Sector 4, Spennos Candian United Playboyz (SCUP), Ted's Farm

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Interview


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    Handle: Heatbeat

    Group: Cncd

    Date of birth: 2.7.1976


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

  • I studied basic-tutorials in some magazines, in 1982-83.


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

  • 1984: Vic-20, programming in basic
    1986: C64, basic and machine language later, around 1989-90
    1989: C64 music 1989-1990 (using Ubik's musik, Ukulele used the same prog)
    1991: A500 music, some 680x0 and even some small graphics like fonts etc
    also Vic-20 for some time (I wrote a simple assembler compiler)
    1993: wrote Elfmania tracks, sold A500
    1998: wrote music player for C64...
    1999: PC, some C++, sound editing, Photoshop.
    2000: writing a full scale game for Game Boy Color... and currently
    looking for commercial music jobs on the machine


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

  • I had a pair of bongos and sang all the time at the age of 4, that could
    be the ultimate reason...


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

  • All of them... Mostly Protracker.


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

  • Aquarium People, Dawn Mosaic.


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

  • Day by Day, Scrambled Mind, Street Jungle... They are just a little bit
    too hilarious...


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

  • Hmm.. Demo: 50%, Game: 33%


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

  • I've went totally Game Boy-crazy.


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

  • Everyone can publish bad music now, and that can't be bad.


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

  • Winding Way, Uncharted Land


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

  • No, never. Unless someone wants to pay a bulk amount for such product.


  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • Dave Holland, Niels-Henning 0rsted Pedersen, Pekka Pohjola.


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

  • Probably nothing but fat. No friends and no work. Unemployeed for 6 years.
    Now stuck at a damned university.


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

  • Not really.


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

  • Greetings to Dweezil.


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