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Homicide 
Handle: Homicide
Real Name: Marco Schindler
Lived in: Germany
Ex.Handles: HMC, n3utron
Was a member of: Alcatraz (ATZ - ACZ), Alpha Flight (AFL), Awake, Dual Crew (DC), Gothic, Leeds Spreading Division - Light Speed Distribution (LSD), Mystic Bytes (MSB), Synergy Design (SD - SYD - Synergy DeZign)

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Interview


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    Handle: n3utron (ex-hmc/homicide of alcatraz)

    Group: none

    Date of birth: 08.02.1975


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

  • that was approx 1983 when I first saw the commdore C64 and VC20 models
    ..we played Decathlon, and I had to have it @home.. that’s how it all
    started out. I was 8 years at that time.. 1 or 2 years later I typed
    down hexcolons from a magazine to get my first music program, it was
    soundMonitor by Chris Hülsbeck, which became program of the month in the
    C64 magazine..


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

  • after C64 and some VC20 experience I got an Amiga and started
    programming Pascal and C. Musically I switched to
    Sound-/Noise-/Protracker and Octamed.. This was my most productive time,
    talkin about Demotunes and such.. Because Commodore did not intend to
    develop soundchips, but steadily kicked out updates for gfx (ECS/AGA
    etc.) I decided to switch to PC, cause possibilities+sound (16 bit
    finally) were better with fasttracker and I wanted to get some knowledge
    about windows and stuff. I hated PCs until that time, I used a old 386
    with 2 MB RAM for fasttracker only.
    I went more and more in the direction of makin beats to rap on, cause I
    loved HipHop at that time and wanted to release own tracks, not just
    doing computerMusic.
    Lateron I switched to Windows and I stuck with PCs since then, just
    because I didn’t have the money to afford the MAC or something, not
    talking about hardware synth or samplers.
    Yet, audioapplications never ran well on Windows 95 and I occupied more
    time with
    techprobs, than with musicmakin.

    Somewhen I got the money to afford a better soundcard and with Windows98
    2nd Ed. I finally got into being a little more productive again, but
    software, especially system drivers wasn’t still what they were supposed
    to be,so I steadily switched environments cause none of them was really
    suiting my needs. I was using LogicAudio, Gsampler, Plugins and some
    external software, but it wasn’t as good as working in an integrated
    environment like fasttracker e.g..

    It was in the last 2 years when it really became usable.
    Win2k rised up and all audio stuff began slowly but surely
    workin on WDM platforms. Now Im using a Creamware Soundcard + Nuendo +
    VST and this is exactly what I need. I got my integrated platform again
    and everything is running very smooth.. Im into some projects again
    right now and finally found the fun in it again.. took a long time until
    PCs ceased to suck ;)

    Except music Im doing IT & Palm Programming to make a living..


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

  • I was fascinanted by Pianos and Keyboards since I was an early child,
    Coding was a thing that I was interested in lateron, but I never got as
    good in real time programming as others ;) so I focussed on musicmakin,
    since this was my native interest.


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

  • - Soundmonitor
    - Protracker
    - Octamed
    - Cubase
    - Logic Audio
    - Fruity Loops
    - Nuendo (is the way to go.. ;)


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

  • EvilHordes was my last track I ever did on Amiga, I wanted it to be my
    best and I think it really is. but theres not so many ppl who know it.


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

  • I did some very bad tracks, but they all got something. theres not even
    one track I wouldn’t like to remember ;)


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

  • Music is givin just the biggest part of the atmosphere, if its demo,
    game or movie. That's what I loved about it all the time, and that’s why
    I focussed on it so much.


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

  • Im not producing professionally, its still just a hobby but Im working
    on it, now that
    it all works out and I finshed my exam.. ;)


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

  • nothing special, really.. whatever format it might be, if its good its
    good ;)


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

  • My absolute favorite tune on Amiga is still
    StreetGang by AudioMonster (from Melon)


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

  • Of course, Im about to do that, but I don’t want to release crap and I
    don't like to be commercial. That's why I didn’t sell anything, yet ;)
    In fact I did some mastering on former amiga pieces, e.g.on EvilHordes..


  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • Im really listening to everything that is sophisticated or good in any
    way. Especially Jazz, Classic and still HipHop and all derivates of it.
    (except RnB ;))
    I never ceised to love fat beats, but Im not bound to ne direction..


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

  • It was just a great time, and the biggest deal of all was, that we stuck
    together
    and respected each other without judging by appearance or prejudice.
    We all had a common interest and we wanted to be productive.
    I felt "home" there :D


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

  • yes, but in another way. Im only in 1 only community where I help out
    others and being helped whatever it might be. I was looking for a
    trustworthy community and I found a nice island in what became a swamp
    of scene, where foolish ppl, we used to and still call lamers are faking
    around, without respect and attitude. I lost contact to almost everyone
    in the former Amigascene, a lot of ppl just stopped and quit the scene,
    I never heard anything of em again.. I never did anything in the PC demo
    scene and pity I aint got no contacts there. But that may come.. :)


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

  • Greetings go out to everyone who ever was or still is keeping up the
    scene and pushing it in the right direction, meaning contributing and
    sharing experience or whatever you got without
    expecting, teaching attitude at the same time. We all know that we're
    the heart of computer science and without the scene it wouldn’t be like
    that.

    Special shoutouts go out to my man -sLw- who has been with me since the
    very beginning.


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