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Monty 
Handle: Monty
Real Name: Benjamin Pagès
Lived in: France
Ex.Handles: Cyborg, Landru, W. A. Landru, ZaC [Zorglub and Cyborg], Clark Gaybeul, Python, Jean-Paul 2, W.A.L, Dash, Benjamin Pages
Was a member of: Amiga Music Preservation Team (AMP), Analog (ALG - A), Angels, Beuhhh, Boing Prods, Brain Damage, C.O.D (COD), Equinox (EQX), Hoodlum (HDL - HLM), Interpol (IPL), Nirvana, Overkyll, Paradox (PDX), Scoopex (SCX), Skid Row (SR - SKR), Swans (SWS), TBBC, The Frog Buds (TFB - Frog), US, Vodka Brothers, Yankees

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Interview


    Handle: Monty

    Group: Paradox / Analog / Us

    Date of birth: 13-10-1972


  • 1-How did your interest for computers start? Which year was that?
  • It started in 1978 when I received a Pong VideoGame for xmas.


  • 2-What machines did you previously have? What did you do with them?
  • Zx81 ;)) Coding (what else with a Zx81 ??)
    Amstrad CPC 6128 -> Games, Coding and a bit of music...
    Amiga 500/1200 -> Music, Games and a bit of coding (68000).
    PC since 1996 -> Games, Working and a bit of Music... :((


  • 3-For what specific reason did you end up making music rather than gfx, coding?
  • Because I've always played music...


  • 4-Which composing programs have you been using? Which one in particular?
  • Sonix, Soundtracker, Sidmon 2, THX/AHX, Protracker, Bars & Pipes, Cubase.
    But mostly Protracker.


  • 5-With which module did you feel you had reached your goal?
  • I never had a goal...


  • 6-Is there a tune you would like not to remember? For What reason?
  • My first chiptune, my worst tune ever :)


  • 7-In your opinion, what's the value of a music in a demo, game?
  • Same as code or gfx...


  • 8-At present, are you still composing? For professional or leisure purposes?
  • I'm still composing for my leisure, times to times...


  • 9-What do you think of today's pieces of music such as mpeg,wave,midi,etc...?
  • The media is not important...


  • 10-Could you tell us some of your all times favourite tunes?
  • Turrican 2 by C.Huelsbeck, Deflektor/Ben Daglish, Sextyfour/Archon, Warhawk/R.Hubard, The art of Tune/Noteman,
    Neodrink/Fleshbrain, Close to the Edge/Erekose, Cosmos/Dr.Awesome, Klisje paa Klisje/Walkman...
    My favourite chiptunes composers: Wal, Archon, Stargazer and 4-Mat !
    And so much others modules by Uncle Tom, Dreamer, Dizzy, Gladiator, Fred, Pero...


  • 11-Are you planning to make an audio cd with some of your music remastered?
  • One day, perhaps...


  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?
  • Real Music, You mean... Yes, DreamTheater, DeepPurple, Emerson Lake & Palmer,
    Transatlantic, Liquid Tension, W.A.Mozart, BlackSabbath, PinkFloyd, LedZeppelin...



  • 13-What does/did the amiga/c64 scene give you?
  • Friends(some are still very close, like Erekose, Aix, Ritchy...), Huge Phone Bills, Party...



  • 14-Are you still active in the scene these days?
  • More or less...


  • 15-Anyone to greet? Anything left to say? Feel free...
  • My good old friends, Erekose, Jess & Ben of OVR (ST scene), Aix, Ritchy, Yragael, The Frog Dudes of Parado(x)gs
    and my all times favourites, Archon, Hubard, Stargazer, 4-Mat, Fleshbrain, Bruno, Dreamer...








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