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Handle: Develin
Real Name: Stefan Blixth
Lived in: Sweden
Ex.Handles: Deniil 715, Deniil715, Antimon
Was a member of: Excellence (XLNS), Oops (OPS), Pain (P!)

Modules: 137  online
Interview: Read!
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    Handle: Develin

    Group: Oops!

    Date of birth: 1977-05-06

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

  • It all began in the middle 80's when a friend of mine got a VIC-20
    and later the very same year got himself a Commodore64.

    I got my C64 in 1988. And I used it to play games with in mostly
    in the beginning. But my friend was interested in demos.
    And I got interested in demos to.. so that's the story ;-)

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

  • C64 : Learned myself to code basic and later assembler..
    got a huge amount of demos etc. (was a swapper)..
    I joined a demo/swapper group called "Pain"..

    I really love this machine because of it's nice soundchip...

    A500 : Played a lot with paint-programs and stuff, got my eyes on
    NoiseTracker ( which I didn't understand at all first ;-) )
    Got myself a old copy of Octamed and made my first module..
    Converted to Protracker a while after, and gosh what a great program ;-)

    I start to code in Amos (easy to use, but not as powerful as I want it to be)
    Try to code some Assembler (not much like the C64 I knew a little of) ;-(

    A1200 : I start to learn more about 68k assembler, but does not do
    anything with it (just fooled around with it).
    Find another language (Amiga-E). This languge must be sent from GOD ;-)
    It's really that good IMO..
    I got myself a new version of Protracker which I still use today (3.15).
    This is still the best version (it's 5-6 years old you know) ;-)
    I release our first Amiga-intro (Winona/Pain) ( Really lame ;-) ).

    A3000 : I get my hands on THX by Abyss, Real cool tracker tool....
    I join the Oops!-crew (dutch based demo group).
    Start making a series of chip-tunes (MOD) (called chip-it) ;-)
    Releases my first program (BookCon), a bookmark converter...
    Start using Internet on the Amiga... (great machine for it).

    A4000 : This is what I use today.. (and has done so for 1,5 years now).
    I have done my 2 first THX-tunes on this computer..
    And I use it for everything I do..

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

  • I can tell you that I do all of them ;-).. not only music...
    I really like to use my computer for everything.
    I just love graphics for example (3D mostly).

    I'm not only a musician, so I can't answer this question in a descent way...

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

  • My favourite tool is Protracker 3.15, but I also like THX 2.x.
    It's kinda hard to compare them because they are so different...

    but PT 3.15 is a real killer ;-)

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

  • I relly like my first one (made in Octamed), but when I hear it
    today, it sounds like hell ;-)

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

  • Yeah... lots of them.. But they are not released to the public
    what I know of ;-) They lack of inspiration, that makes them suck...

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

  • Well it's the most important thing (if it's syncronised with the stuff) ;-)
    The music creates the atmosphere which can lead the production to
    Utopia (well almost)... ;-)

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

  • [leisure purpose]

    Yes I do, but I have done a break now for a while (I lost my inspiration).
    So now I play around with Tornado3D and code utilities ;-)
    But I will start composing again, as fast I get the right inspiration and
    the atmosphere it needs ;-)

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

  • Well, there are some good piece out there, but none of them can
    make you in the mood like the good old SID-tunes by Jeroen Tel or Laxity ;-)

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

  • Hard to say ;-).. they are many.. but they are all SID-songs...

    Laxity/Zetrex's "Laxity Again" and Jeroen Tel/MON's "Orion"
    are awsome tunes in my opinium...

    Ben Daglish and Matt Gray's "Last Ninja 1 & 2" tunes are also great..

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

  • No way ;-)...

  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • I'm a real all-eater when it comes to music.. except for rave which I hate...
    But I like bands like (Metallica, Def Leppard, Kraftwerk... and others...) ;-)

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

  • The C64 scene gave me a strange feeling, which where so wonderful ;-)
    That must have shaped me to who I am today I think...

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

  • Yes, where about to release some stuff really soon (Oops!)
    I can't unveil to much (the other members will strangle me) ;-)
    But I can say so much that a followup in the Beeps-serie is soon
    ready (if it's not released when you read this).
    And a demo is on it's way... (hope I didn't said to much now) ;-)

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

  • I would like to thank Scrooge (Bullit) / Pain for get myself
    "hooked" on computers, without him, I wouldn't been tapping
    this keys today...

    And a huge thank to Vacu for helping me with 68k assembler...

    PC sucks, where gonna get even some day you'll see..

    Check out our productions :

    Oops! - http://oops.in.nl
    OnyxSoft - http://www.alfaskop.net/~onyxsoft

    That's it... ;-)

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

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