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Handle: Niceguy
Real Name: Mark De Jong
Lived in: The Netherlands
Ex.Handles: n/a
Was a member of: Exoticans

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Interview: Read!
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    Handle: Niceguy

    Group: Exoticans

    Date of birth: 2-2-1980

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

  • It started when my dad bought an C64 in 1986.

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

  • Well, the C64. We used it primarily to play games.
    Boulderdash mostly I guess...
    I got interested in BASIC, but at 6 I didn't create usefull things :).

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

  • Actually I code and make music. Some weeks I feel like coding,
    other ones like composing. Maybe if I tried long enough I could
    do gfx but I'm content with coding and composing.

    It might have been because of AMOS that I got into coding.
    It was so easy to use it gave me no reason to stop. Once it lost
    the challenge I started messing around in Assembler.

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

  • When I started I used MED 3/4, which probably came on an Amiga Format
    coverdisk. Later I bought OctaMED SS and started composing in that.
    Beside MED I also compose in AHX.

    Other composing programs I tried were ProTracker and MusicLine.
    But I kept getting back to OctaMED SS because it has more features
    and AHX (because the nice C64-like synth sound :))...
    But mostly OctaMED SS because all versions of AHX seem to
    crash every 10 minutes.. :(

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

  • None in particular. Although I was very happy with my AHX tunes.

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

  • I conviniently deleted all tunes I did not like from my HD,
    and then degaussed my brain to forget them :).
    Ok, my older mods had short tunes that repeated a lot
    and annoyingly staying in my head :). I do like to forget them ;).

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

  • It creates atmosphere. Try watching a demo without sound and
    you'll notice the difference.

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

  • I'll keep on composing as long as it's fun.

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

  • All musicformats have their own pros and cons.
    MP3 is great, but I don't think it'll replace mods for
    demo related stuff.

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

  • A lot of cracktro tunes, the Bubble Bobble tune...
    There are so many good c64 & Amiga tunes :).
    Maybe I'll compile a list on my website...

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

  • Who knows... :)

  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • Just plain top 40 I'm afraid... And cd's and recording from
    music from 1990-1997...

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

  • I'm just really getting into the scene. From the outside
    it was fun watching the intros/demos. From the inside
    it's good to know there are people out there enjoying
    the things you make :)

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

  • Erm, I just started last week :) haha...
    Unless ofcourse you also count me lurking and leeching
    demos from bbsses ;)
    Which I did from 1995, that's when I started using
    the alias 'Niceguy'.

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

  • Greetings to Mr_Tickle, Zeg, Buzz, Guffaw, Cool96,
    CubiQue, Conan.

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

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