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Opal 
Handle: Opal
Real Name: Radoslaw Opalinski
Lived in: Poland
Ex.Handles: Dr. Opal, Paramax, Scorpio, Toxic, D-Tect, Radek Opalinski
Was a member of: Absurd (ABS), Alms Houze, Appendix (APX - APD), Brain Fuckers, Convex (CVX), Cryptom, Depth (DPH - DTH), Die Krupps, Erotic Design (ERC), Scoopex (SCX), Snug, Tride, Venal (VNL)

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Interview


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    Handle: Opal

    Group: Appendix, Scoopex

    Date of birth: 20.06.79


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

  • It was in 1985 i think.. I was fond of Meritum, 8 bit polish machine, then i saw Atari800xl, C64.. It was the begin:)
    I was a kid when i started to ask my parents for computer, i was dreaming of C64, but they bought me an Amiga 500 :)
    That was really cool... I had 512 kb of ram:) So i discovered Sound tracker, Disney ANimation studio and Deluxe Paint..
    So i started to use computer for making graphics... Music was never something i wanted to do.. But some day i was playing with
    Sound tracker and i discovered that, what i hear is good for my ears hehe:) So i started to discover new places of computer music..
    Well that is it:) In 1989 i started to read about scene, i was 10 y old:)..


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

  • Well i had Atari 2600 and it was a game console.. So i played Pole Position mostly:)..
    Amiga 500 was my first computer. My parents saw that i am intersted in it very much so they bought me 512kb of ram more.
    So i had 1 mb ram od slow/ chip ram.. Well we know that Protracker was using only chip so some day i made 1 mb chip from those
    slow/chip. I had Amiga 500 very long. I think i 1996 i had A500 still.. Some time later i bought Amiga 1200, then with 4 mb ram.
    Then Apollo 40/40 mhz... Didgibooster was playing nice:)... Then i bought PC and it was 1,2 GHZ cpu. Which was normal for most computers in those times.
    Trust me i was using ONLY amiga in 2002 :) i have my first pc in 2002 i think:) I never need it before..


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

  • Well.. I make graphics and code also.. But music is a best form to show my feelings. Too bad i cant upload some mp3 here,
    my mods was made in some minutes mostly;] I never spent more than 2 hours per module..:) - without listening it for 4 hours non stop
    of course;]


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

  • Protracker, Digibooster, Renoise.


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

  • Hell know.. When i made Good Memories i feel really chill and good.. I often back to it.
    I like Mystic Garden also, but it is mp3 time;]


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

  • Nope.


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

  • If something souds good, it makes ppl interested, then they see gfx, then they think "wow, nice coded"..


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

  • Sometimes i make music for radio. Jingles etc. And sometimes i make music for my own. But really, i made last tune some 6 months ago..


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

  • Nothing special:) Another path of creativity..


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

  • Well i love Gift/ Xtd and Stardust Memories/ Jester.


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

  • I did, 3 times;] Got 2 interviews in radio, but i never think about it as a commercial way to live.


  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • I dont know. I just listen to the music, no band, no politic and way of thinking... Just sound.


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

  • Well.. it was my neigbourhood.. my place where i had friends.. i was swapper also, all those ppl was like my brothers and sisters.
    I think it made me a good person.


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

  • I am coorg, musician and graphician of Appendix and Scoopex. But i am not active anymore. I dont have time... well younger ppl
    make it better now;]


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

  • i would like to thank all ppl i meet on scene. Thank you for being my best group of friends ever;) Yea i got friends now.. But
    those days was real full of discovering of new paths of living ..




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