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Handle: Rambones
Real Name: Jan Diabelez Arent Harries
Lived in: Denmark
Ex.Handles: Ellinge Cracking Service, Jan Harries, JDH, (n), Krakenmensch, Nmioaon, (R), Rambo, RMS, SIDwave, Sony
Was a member of: Ancients, Aquanauts, Flash Incorporated c64 (Flash Inc. - FHI), Gheymaid Inc. (GMI), High Voltage SID Collection Crew (HVSC), K2, S.I.D. Designs (SD), Stonehead, The Black Tulip (TBT), The Supply Team (TST), Trio, Tropyx (TX)

Modules: 93  online
Interview: Read!
Pictures: 9  online


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    Handle: Rambones

    Group: The Supply Team

    Date of birth: 12-Jan-1969

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

  • A friend of mine got a C64 in 1984, and one year later I finally
    had enough money to get one aswell

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

  • I have a C64 since 1985 - I still use it.
    I had an Amiga 500 in 1988-1993, then I got an Amiga 1200 that I still have.
    I didn't use the Amiga since 1996... No power-supply!

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

  • I always wanted to do music since I was a kid.
    I played a violin around 1983-1986. My dad has some electric guitars
    that I tried, and my grandparents had an old piano.
    As I heard "One Man & His Droid" by Rob Hubbard on the C64,
    I decided I wanted to make music on that machine aswell!
    The only reason I made all my C64 demos, was to use my own music!

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

  • On the C64, Soundmoitor, Rockmonitor, JCH, SDI.
    On the Amiga, Soundtracker, Protracker, Noisetracker, OctaMED, Oktalyzer,
    and all the various synthetic-sid-emulating monitors.
    Mostly I used Protracker 2 from Cryptoburners.
    On the PC I used FastTracker II, but that won't run anymore on a Windows XP..

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

  • I've never reached my goal, although I have gotten better and better,
    I just keep setting higher standards for myself - so it is an endless

    My ultimate goal however, would be to score a full movie.
    I'd probably have to do the movie myself also..

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

  • No, I love all my tunes - they are mental images of the moments in which
    they were made - I like nostalgia.

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

  • Mostly underrated I think.
    A good movie is only good because the soundtrack complements the story
    and pictures.

    Same with a demo - music written especially to interact with visual
    effect are really 50% of all the magic.

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

  • Yes, but not as often as I'd like. There seems to be a shortage of good
    editors for the PC these days. I'm trying out Skale-Tracker.

    I make music for fun and for my goal of once being able to make
    a movie-score. To do that I make as many different styles as possible.

    If you hear my MODs, you'll notice they are all very different.
    I do have a tendency towards long sweeping themes though.
    (this must be because of the movie-composer hidden in me..)

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

  • Most of it is crap! I only buy movie-soundtracks and Jean-Michel Jarre
    and Mike Oldfield.

    The best computer-composers, are those who have experience with
    programming/trackers, small development possibilities in the beginning,
    like old C64 composers.

    Small limits, make people make more complex sounds and rich melodies.

    The more digital channels they have, the more the music sounds like
    copy/paste sampling.

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

  • Just listen to everything that Rob Hubbard has done.
    Jerry Goldsmith, Jean-Michel Jarre, Mike Oldfield..

    I have a large collection of classic Amiga MODs, and I know
    them all by heart.

    My favourite MOD composer is Seppo Hurme (Fleshbrain)
    He did the most complex things in the early days.

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

  • Yes, I've already made one CD with the best of my XM modules,
    but I am working on remastering the oldest MODs.

  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • I don't listen to bands, only multi-talented artists.

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

  • Something to do, entertainment, work, joy!

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

  • Yes, it will never stop!

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

  • Take the time and listen to my music, you will see that I developed
    over the years, and released a new tune roughly every 1.7 months

    To all the composer out there: BE ORIGINAL, BE YOURSELF!

    ..May the force be with you

    please note: this interview is ©opyrighted in 2005 by crown of cryptoburners

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