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Dreamweaver 
Handle: Dreamweaver
Real Name: Per Wahlström
Lived in: Sweden
Ex.Handles: DW, DRW, Per Wahlstrom
Was a member of: Aurora, Seven Awards

Modules: 10  online
Interview: Read!
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Interview


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     ,d~'     dNNP `YNTb.       that's meant to be read while listening to  
    ,~       ,NN'     `YNb   their modules. read 'em over and over and over..
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    Handle: Dreamweaver

    Group: Aurora

    Date of birth: June 25/1970


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

  • I got a Sinclair ZX Spectrum for my 13:th birthday (1983), and discovered
    BASIC. I started messing around with it, typing in endless program listings
    from magazines and learned to program myself.


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

  • After the Speccy, i had a Commodore 128. Nothing much there - some gaming, a
    little programming. Then came the Amiga. I bought an A500, on which I learnt
    assembler. My first working assembler code was a sine scroller, flickering
    like hell because I didn't know about vertical sync... :-)


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

  • My primary use of the Amiga was coding, really. I didn't start making music
    until 1990, when I first started going on parties. I remember the demo that
    got me hooked on music - "CeBit-90" by Red Sector, with the module "Cream Of
    The Earth" by Romeo Knight. That song was awesome and after that I started
    fiddling with SoundTracker. Of course my first attempt was technically very
    influenced by "Cream Of The Earth"...


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

  • I started with SoundTracker and then it was ProTracker all the way.


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

  • My own two favorites are "A King is Born" and Shivers. I don't think any of
    them reached my goal though, since I tended to over-amp the samples resulting
    in low sample quality.


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

  • Haha, well I made a lousy contribution to some real-time demo compo, where
    I had to produce a song from scratch in a few hours. The result was apalling...
    :-)


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

  • In a demo, it's essential. I can enjoy watching a half-assed demo with great
    music over and over again...

    In a game, it's nice with great music, because you get in a frame of mind.


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

  • No, I'm not doing anything music related. I'd like to take up 'Tracking' again
    though. I don't have any synthesizers anymore, so I'd have to steal samples ;-)
    Speaking of synth, I'm a bit interested in the real-time synthesized music found
    in some 64k demos, like in .the.product/farbrausch for example. Coding a
    synthesizer would be fun.


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

  • I'm not too fond of MIDI. MPEG is a good way to distribute music. But my heart
    is with the module formats.


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

  • "Cream Of The Earth"/Romeo Knight, "Savannah"/Uncle Tom, and... hmm...
    The intro music to Yie Ar Kung Fu :-)


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

  • I have no such plans.


  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • Oh nothing in particular. I was heavy into Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Sabbat
    before, but I really don't listen to much music today.


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

  • I got me travelling around the nordic countries, the awesome feeling of being
    at a great pary, and a moderate amount of 'fame'. Releasing something you've
    been working on at a party is great satisfaction.


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

  • Nope.


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

  • First I'd like to greet Archer, my old Aurora buddy with whom I'm still working
    together, and Horace Wimp, my old Aurora music colleague, and the other ex
    Aurora members, wherever you are.


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