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Radix 
Handle: Radix
Real Name: currently not public
Lived in: Sweden
Ex.Handles: Tomten, Mosaik, .rad, Radiks, Radikson, Radj, Radji, Radjik, Rymdlego, Sinespree, Sunflake
Was a member of: Alpha Flight (AFL), Analogue Music (Analogue), Balance (BLC), Bazooka, Digisonix, Duplo (DPL), Groove (GRV), Insane (INS), Level-D (LVD), Limited Edition (LED - L.E.D.), Meka Design (MKD - Meka), Monotonik (MONO - No' Mo' - MT - MTK), Phenomena (PHA), Pulse (PLS), Smoke, Solitude (SDE), The Black Lotus (TBL), The Planet of Leather Moomins (TPOLM)

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Interview


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    Handle: Radix

    Group: Tpolm

    Date of birth: 790502


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

  • One day in 1990 I borrowed a 1200 baud modem from my father. I called some
    local BBS's and got in contact with the sysops, who were involved in the
    demoscene. In 1991 I got good enough with Protracker and I joined my first
    group called Meka Design. This was all Amiga at the time.


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

  • When I was a kid I used to have a C64, and then I upgraded to a C128.
    I mostly used these machines to play games with, and occasionally I tried
    out some Basic programming. I still have the C128 lying around somewhere.
    In 1990 I got myself an Amiga 500 and later on in 1994 I bought an Amiga 1200.
    At first I used my Amigas to play games, but then I started tracking, and
    figured it was a great way of getting all that creative energy out of my
    system. In 1996 I also got a PC of my own, and started using Fasttracker2.
    It was a 386 with a GUS.


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

  • Music runs in my family. I've got a great amount of uncles, aunts and cousins,
    and it seems each and everyone of them are involved in music in some way.
    I have always loved playing and composing music. It is my life. I hear, see,
    eat and breathe music.


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

  • Sometime in 1990 I started out with Soundtracker on Amiga. I didn't use it
    much though. When I got ahold of Protracker everything changed though. This
    program was almost everything I ever used for several years. Now lately I'm
    using Fasttracker2 a whole lot.


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

  • As cliche as this may sound, I don't think I have ever reached my goal of
    of total satisfaction. Hopefully I will never reach that goal, because if I
    did, I would lose that feeling of struggling for improvement.


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

  • I don't think I have any tune like that really. Ofcourse there are alot of
    tunes that I think stinks, but I guess most of them has some kind of value
    to me or a certain memory attached with it, some memory from the old days.


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

  • Well, without music, everything would suck. A demo with graphics but no music
    is as bad as a demo with music but no graphics. There are all these ingredients
    that are so essential, and if you take away one of them, it will fail.


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

  • I'm still composing, sure. And I always will. At the moment I'm just composing
    for my own pleasure, that is, for the scene.


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

  • Odd question. I think good music can be produced on any format, there's no
    doubt about that. The scene has proved it over and over again.


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

  • One of my favourite tunes are Savannah by Captain. I think it was the first
    mod I ever heard on Amiga. Another tune that has great value for me is
    Scrambled Mind by Heatbeat. I studied it over and over.


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

  • I will release Audio cd's, but not with old music remastered. I'm making
    a lot of new stuff, so stay tuned for that!


  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • I'm listening to alot of stuff, but currently I have a few favourite artists
    that keeps spinning on my player, like Ozric Tentacles, Boards of Canada, Alexi
    Delano, Jesper Dahlback, Cari Lekebusch, Adam Beyer, Joel Mull. As you can see
    I am a huge fan of the Swedish house scene.


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

  • The amiga scene gave me so much. I grew up with it, and by the time I started
    in the scene I was a terrible musician. Maybe I still am, but I think I have
    improved incredibly much since I started out, without taking any music theory
    lessons whatsoever. The scene has given me almost everything that I know of
    composing music, and I'm grateful.


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

  • Sure am! And I don't plan to stop either. Some people say the scene is dying,
    or even that the scene is dead. I'd like to give out a huge FUCK YOU to these
    people. The only thing that could kill the scene is people with this
    attitude. I'm sorry if I sounded rude.


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

  • Alright. I'd like to greet my dad who taught me the basics of guitar
    playing, and also my mom who makes the most wonderful pancakes!
    Kisses to the one girl whom I love above everything else in the world!
    I'd also like to send some friendful thoughts to the following people,
    Katala&Cullyn, Scorpik, Lluvia&Yes, Virago, Manka, Unreal, Thor and
    everyone in TPOLM. I love all of you so much.


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