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Handle: Muffin
Real Name: Hans Petter Flaaten
Lived in: Norway
Ex.Handles: The Mad Drummer, Nightwolf, Tune'a'Fish, THP, MFN, El-Pedro
Was a member of: Absolute! (ABS - ABS!), Ambition, Ancient, BollisTeam, Earomics, Funfair, Loff, Smult-Klanen

Modules: 47  online
Interview: Read!
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    Handle: Muffin

    Group: Absolute!

    Date of birth: 1 Feb. 1979

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

  • I think it was in '86 when my cousin bought a used C= ViC20 with a b/w monitor.
    That was some cool shit, I had never seen a computer with games before. A year
    later he bought a Commodore 64, and I was hooked. Had to have one myself, and
    I somehow got hold of a used Commodore 128. That's how it started.

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

  • Commodore 64, Commodore 128; mostly games, and some programming (basic)
    Amiga 500, A2000 and A1200; music (protracker), games, red sector demomaker ;))
    internet (amitcp), programming (arexx, amos)

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

  • Maybe because I played in a band already (drums) and I had absolutely no talent for
    gfx. (I don't say I have a talent for music either.. It was just more fun to do

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

  • Mainly Protracker. But I've used OctaMED, Aegis Sonix, JAM-Cracker,
    Future-Composer, Soundmon, THX.

    Now it's Steinberg CuBase.

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

  • None of them. They were all crap :D

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

  • yup, hp.technostyle - my compo tune for TG'94. Some guy crashed my hard
    drive with the real compo tune, and I lost all my modules, samples, etc.
    Had to make a tune real quick at home and the only source I had was an
    Amiga 500 with the 1-speed CDrom and ST-00 collection of
    samples. Shiit. And it turned out to be the worst tune ever.

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

  • It goes hand in hand. You can't have one without the other, like when you drink
    coffee, or beer, it's like natural to smoke a cig aswell ;)

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

  • Only for leisure, I compose some midi tracks now and then, together with Fuzz/
    (ex.TRSI) in a pro. studio with lot's of synths and nice stash! It really rocks,
    and we should be releasing a cd in the future (I hope..) Mainly psy/goa trance,
    deephouse, chillout.

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

  • What kind of question is this? - Compared to modules?
    It's nostalgy around the mods, and a lot of great music was made that way
    (tracking), but things have a way of evolving, and a demand for better quality
    and more possibilities just made mods a bit retro now.. The new formats are
    better, midi is'nt that new, I thought MIDI came before the trackers?

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

  • From the tracking days, I believe these are my favourite:

    Tip & Firefox - Enigma theme
    Travolta - Condom Corruption
    Timmy / Spaceballs - mod.tsap1 (this one is amazing for a 8bit sound tracker!)
  • 4-Mat - Madness part B
  • Heatbeat - Etheral Void, Scupping Around, Space Love, Action-1
    Jester - Elysium, Cyberride
    Nuke (Spaceman) - How to skin a cat theme

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

  • Don't think so! :)

  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • None in particular, but I listen to psy/goa, deephouse, chillout, trance, and
    whatever is on the radio (which is mostly cheezy eurotrash.. sucks, but who
    cares?) :)

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

  • Nostalgy, and sometimes a kool party (Kindergarden rules) :)

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

  • Nope.

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

  • Greetings to Earomics, Smult-Klanen, Bollis-Team, Auto of Atomix,
    Acid/Alpha Flight.
    Haha :)

    please note: this interview is ©opyrighted in 2002 by crown of cryptoburners

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