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SuperNao 
Handle: SuperNao
Real Name: Michiel Krop
Lived in: The Netherlands
Ex.Handles: Snao, Nao, Mr. Spiral, S-Nao, Zeggiklekkerniet, Wiz, Mr Spiral, Chocomeller
Was a member of: Anarchy (A), Banana Prod., Chemical, Fairlight (FLT), Fluff (FLF), Freestyle (FTL), G-Force (G-F - G'Force), High IQ, Lemon., Mono211 (M211), Monotonik (MONO - No' Mo' - MT - MTK), Oobe, Quartex (QTX), Realm, Rebels (RBS - RBL), Sonik Clique, Spaceballs (SPB - SB - SPC), The Black Lotus (TBL), Virtual Dreams (VD)

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Interview


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    Handle: Supernao

    Group: Lemon.

    Date of birth: 4th of june 1974


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

  • I first got a Commodore PET (Personal Electronic Transactor) at the
    age of 6. It was my dad's old computer, he got a brand new CBM, and
    I got the old one to play games on (Miner, Dam Buster, etc.).
    After a while he got an Apple, and I got the CBM (with floppy drives!)
    so I could put all my games (100) on one floppy :).
    I got an Atari 2600 after that so I could play games in color and
    on the TV. After that I got a ZX spectrum, but I didn't do much with
    it.

    After that (the list goes on) I got an Atari ST, and a couple of
    my friends had them as well, so we started swapping stuff, and hacking
    our way into other group's scrollers (The EXcepetions, Delta Force,
    ULM, etc.) and generally started to get into the scene a bit.

    After a while we actually made stuff by ourselves, I did music and
    graphics, and two other guys did the code (Vinnie, who's a hotshot
    programmer somewhere now, and Miq, who's still remained one of my
    best friends to date). We produced two musicdiscs and a 3-channel
    tracker called Trisound, which never really took off. In those days
    I was known as Wiz. (People still call me that from time to time.)

    At the age of 15-16 I got my Amiga, since I saw people work with
    Dpaint and Protracker, which was in a different league than Degas
    Elite, and the trackers then available on the ST (Although we never
    admitted that to those amiga-lamers. Our machine was 8 mhz, theirs
    was only 7.14 :D)
    Protracker was the bomb! 4 hardware channels sounded so much better
    than all that emulated shite I was used to. I started doing loads of
    tunes, and I joined a group of people who were into the scene, sort of.
    They were called the Magiclords, and we never, ever produced anything.
    At least not that I know of. Apart from the packs and their menus.
    They were spread by the illustrious Mr. Doom, better known today as
    Astro (of R.A.W. fame). About half of the Magiclords is united into a
    company started up by Astro, called US Media (http://www.usmedia.nl).
    After a while I got a call from the well known Facet, he was starting
    to trade with his own pack-series (hah! for every 20 disks he got he
    sent out 1 reply. lazy bastard.) and he asked me to do music for it.

    From there on I've been his scene side-kick, up to this day. We formed
    the holy alliance known as Lemon, which started out as an
    anarchy-does-melon-ripoff joke, but when anarchy died it was actually
    formed, and it hasn't died since. We just don't produce, we still stay
    in touch (sort of). We've been in other groups, in which we made more
    friends (Spaceballs, Virtual Dreams, TBL) but we never considered
    ourselves non-lemon.

    We jumped ship at the right moment, when Amiga died (give it up guys,
    it was nice while it lasted.) and we are now all proud PC users.
    On the PC I've met with Fasttracker 2, which is the last music software
    I ever used, since I got into Lightwave 3D and my graphics side took
    over completely. I haven't done any music for 2 years now, I might
    take it up someday again, with all these nice music tools floating
    about, but I'm seriously heading towards a career in 3D animation,
    which has become my proud passion.


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

  • I haven't got a clue! I think I'm severly overrated.
    I feel they're all missing something, and not a single one has a
    'finished' feel to it.


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

  • Nope. I kinda like 'em all.


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

  • In my position as animator it makes more sense to see it in such a
    context. In my opinion sound is about 60 % of the experience one
    has when watching a film or animation. Music or ambient sound makes
    the mood, but effect sounds are the single most important aspect
    in rendering an experience. no shit.


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

  • Well, mpeg is nice (I got loads), wav is okay I guess for uncompressed
    stuff, midi sucks unless you got all the gear to go with it.
    I'd rather not go into my favorite sound format.


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

  • Well, my current alltimer is Bambaata by ShyFX. Whenever I hear it I
    cannot help myself and I must dance. On a listening side, I kinda like
    the new Beck, I'm listening to that right now.


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

  • No. I'd be silly if I'd do that. It's like renting all-time favorite
    movies, they suck when you see them again. It's better left in memory,
    where it's still as good as you remember it was.


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