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Gundam 
Handle: Gundam
Real Name: Stu Gordon
Lived in: United Kingdom
Ex.Handles: Mojo
Was a member of: Dual Format (Dual 4Mat - D4M - DF), Lard Design, Magic, Nebula (NBA - NBL), Neo (N!), Nerve Axis (NVX), Pendle Europa (PE - P.E.), Phoenix (PHX - PNX)

Modules: n/a
Interview: Read!
Pictures: n/a

Interview


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    Handle: Gundam

    Group: Nerve Axis

    Date of birth: 11 July 1979


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

  • I got my first Sinclair ZX80 when I was 8 in 1985, It was fantastic my first
    ever chip music!


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

  • ZX80, ZX81, Specrtum 48k+, CBM Amiga 500+, 2 x Amiga 600HD, Amiga 1200HD
    I still have all of them apart from the 500 and one of the 600`s which I
    part exd for the 1200.


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

  • I entered the scene in various demo groups as a graphics artist. then
    progressed to music & ascii. I also did loads of legal trading and magazine
    articles in LSD`s Grapevine, never a games fan the piracy issue was always in
    the background but I wanted .mod`s!


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

  • The main program all my Music was composed on is Octamed 4. Though I did
    use sountracker, protracker and Octamed 5.


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

  • I only ever fininshed about 100 of literally 1000`s of modules. but i
    suppose one of the chip tunes i did were my favorite.


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

  • Only one tune springs to mind, and every variation of it... Thankfully I did
    not write it but here it is... AXEL F


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

  • Unbeatlable value! Music in a demo was like a modern day rap battle. In every
    group/demo the module had to be different or some new effect heard or even
    amazing samples like vocals. "WOW!"


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

  • Unfortunately not on my computer, though i do use my Roland MC-303 sequencer
    when I`m bored. I am looking for a program similar to Octamed for the PC.
    If anyone has any ideas, drop me a line. I would like to use high quality
    samples in a tracker like environment and play them through the soundcard
    without midi similar to OctaMed, Soundtracker, Protracker etc on the Amiga.


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

  • Any advance on the quality of music production is a bonus!


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

  • A module by a guy called Laxity, of Kefrens. He inspired the scene with
    atmospheric samples and amazing demo soundtracks. Also a good friend back in
    the days, Gaza R. If you see this Gary, drop me a line mate!


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

  • Yes, probably within the next year.


  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • Prodigy, Aphex Twin


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

  • 4 years of trading ideas, modules, graphics, samples and ascii. A true
    hobby for an teenager!


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

  • No, though i probably would if i had group to take me under there wings.
    hehe


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

  • Hi to Spangly/Guy, Gaza R, Simon Marfleet.


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