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Handle: Panda
Real Name: Peter Sandén
Lived in: Sweden
Ex.Handles: Yodelking
Was a member of: Defiers c64, Paradise (PDS - PRD - PDE - PSE)

Modules: 26  online
Interview: Read!
Pictures: 3  online


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    Handle(s): Panda & Yodelking

    Group(s): Defiers & Paradise

    Date of birth: The 9th of may 1973

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

  • When I got my first C-64, I guess it was 1983 or 1984.

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

  • I got my first C-64 1983 or 1984, then I changed to C-128.
    Some years later, I think 1987 I got my first Amiga (Amiga 1000),
    but I still used the C-64 more. Changed from A1000 to A500, then
    to A1200. I was then one of those hoping for a new amiga, but I
    gave up the waiting and bought myself a PC.

    Well, my C-64 is in the basement and so is my Amiga. I use CCS64
    and WinUAE emulators instead.

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

  • Mostly because by programming skills are lousy, but I've been into musics
    all my life. There's nothing in the world that I enjoy more than music.

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

  • C-64: Soundmonitor, Rockmonitor, Beatbox, and just last week I started to use
    AMP (Advanced Music Programmer). Amiga: Soundtracker, Noisetracker,
    Protracker, TFMX-ED, Deltamusic, Sidmon, Digital Mugician. PC: Cakewalk
    (Midi), Deltamusic.

    I've made most of my songs in Protracker and Cakewalk

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

  • Well, I kind of like all my songs. If I would think they were bad, I
    would make then different. I guess for me I'm satisfied with making a good
    melody, I don't care much about the rest of the arrangement.

  • 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?

  • It's half of the game for me. Listen to "Drakan" by Barry Leitch, or just
    ANY of Chris Hülsbecks game soundtracks.

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

  • I'm still composing using AMP in CCS64 emulator, Deltamusic for PC and
    Cakewalk. Only for my own pleasure...

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

  • Well, for games the new age of music fits well, but they lack the good
    melodies found in the C-64 music. They still have the best melodies
    I've every heard.

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

  • Turrican 2 Title (Amiga TFMX song by Chris Hülsbeck)
    Baby of Can Guru (C-64 Intro song by Chris Hülsbeck)
    Mindsmear (C-64 song by Barry Leitch)
    Magic Tubes (Noisetracker module by Titan of NorthStar)

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

  • Yes, but not to sell, just for myself. I can't imagine anyone who would
    buy it anyway... :)

  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • Mike Oldfield, Jan Hammer, Amanda Marshall, Kim Wilde, The Cranberries,
    Merril Bainbridge, Mark Knopfler, Clannad, and many others. I have more
    than 250 CD's with very variated styles.

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

  • Alot of good memories and nice friends, I'm still in touch with some of them.

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

  • Well, I guess the only thing I'm doing these days is ripping C-64 sids for
    the High Voltage Sid Collection (HVSC).

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

  • Thanks to all the good C-64 composers for all the inspiration that got me
    started, and especially Chris Hülsbeck for making Soundmonitor which was
    the first musicprogram I ever used. Also to all musicians I've had the
    pleasure to get to know: Chris Hülsbeck, Barry Leitch, Holger Gehrmann,
    Bent Nielsen and all others. Also to all my friends in the world, who was
    encouraging, supportive, and just good friends. Thank you all!

    please note: this interview is ©opyrighted in 2001 by crown of cryptoburners

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