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Hobbes 
Handle: Hobbes
Real Name: Mats Lundqvist
Lived in: Sweden
Ex.Handles: Beathoven, Victim
Was a member of: DIVINE, Infect (IFT), Medicine, Nuke, Paranoid (PRD - PAD), Pirates (PTS - PRT), Possessed (PSD), Racoon, Voice (VCE)

Modules: 39  online
Interview: Read!
Pictures: 2  online

Interview


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    Handle: Hobbes

    Group: Infect

    Date of birth: 7th November 1975


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

  • Well, I am not 100% sure of this, but I guess it was when some friends
    in my class bought those wonderful Commodore 64s sometime in the 80s.
    I remember the funny games (Delta, Krakout, Outrun etc) we use to play
    at birthday-parties. I miss those days!


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

  • Ofcourse I started my computercareer with a C64, but it was mainly used for
    playing games. I also tried to learn some Basic on it, but couldn´t really
    understand what to do with it so I wrote some text-adventures only for fun.
    One christmas I got an Amiga 500 and guess if I was happy!!! Gfx and sound
    were great. Pretty soon I discovered THE musicprogram for the Amiga - Master
    Soundtracker V1.0. It took quite long time for me to learn how to use it
    and to get some good sampledisks, but when I finally finished my first
    song.. Oh.. what a feeling! After the A500 I had some other Amigas too
    - A2000D, A4000-030 and the A1200, which I sold in 1994 when I was short
    of money. Nowadays I have a PC and don´t have any time left for composing..
    Not at this moment anyway, since my studies take too much time
    (Engineering Physics).


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

  • I don´t know really.. Music has always been very important for me and I
    guess that´s the main reason. Nowadays I can also do some coding and I
    think coding is great, but maybe there was simply no time for doing both at
    the same time. I wouldn´t call myself a gfx-artist, but I have worked with
    a couple of raytracing-programs, which I enjoyed very much.


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

  • In particular Protracker. But as I have mentioned before, I´ve also tried
    all other different versions (Soundtracker, Noisetracker...). I like songs
    made in Future Composer, but haven´t managed to compose any myself.


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

  • With noone! I am not 100% satisfied with any module I´ve composed. Ofcourse
    I like the modules when they are new, but I get tired of them very quickly.
    I always want to make better and better stuff with new techniques and samples.


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

  • Well.. Most of my modules are really just experimental. There are some parts
    of my modules that I like VERY much.. and ofcourse there are parts that I
    don´t like. But I guess I have to say that there are some modules I can´t
    listen to, because they were composed for old girlfriends.


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

  • The music is the most important part in a game/demo! Hehe.. Isn´t this a
    stupid question?? ;o) If you ask a coder, I guess he/she would say that
    the code is most important.


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

  • Not much really! Or how shall I put it.. I´ve tried the musicsoftware
    Rebirth for the PC and I composed some experimental songs with it. But a
    complete song??? No..


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

  • Mpeg is a great format which I use everyday (couldn´t live without it!).
    These days it´s impossible to share modules/songs in xm/wav/mod-formats with
    other musicians because of the huge filesizes. Compression is THE key!


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

  • Audiomonster - Florence
    SMT - A Race against time
    Bit Arts - (Most of his modules)


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

  • Heheh.. NO WAY! There is only one possibility and that would be if I was to
    compose some NEW songs to publish on a CD. I am SO tired of my old modules..


  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • Westbam, Darude, Eminem, Scooter.


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

  • Many many friends and and a great time! I really miss those days of swapping
    disks with people around in Europe. And ofcourse all parties where you could
    finally meet all your friends in the scene.


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

  • No.. I don´t think there is an existing scene right now.. There is simply no
    feeling anymore. The really good musicians, coders, gfx-artist etc are
    professional artists nowadays.


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

  • I would like to greet some old friends:

    Cabbe/(ex-Silents)
    Misty/Shining
    Mr Mygg
    SMT/Artwork
    TIP & Mantronix
    Calvin/(ex-Voice)
    The Big Byte
    All members of Infect!!
    + all I have forgotten


    Last but no least I would like to thank you (Crown/Cryptoburners) for the
    interview..

    Take care you all!

    Hobbes/Infect has left the building..


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