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Peter Salomonsen 
Handle: Peter Salomonsen
Real Name: Peter J. Salomonsen
Lived in: Norway
Ex.Handles: Devastator, Peter
Was a member of: Amiga Musicians Freeware Magazine (AM/FM - AMFM), Burning Independence (BI - B.I.), Miranda, Pure Metal Coders (PMC - P.M.C.)

Modules: 110  online
Interview: Read!
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    Handle: Peter

    Group: Pure Metal Coders

    Date of birth: 28.08.75

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

  • It was back in 1985, when my father bought me a C128. He had learned me some
    GW-BASIC on the PC, and it was that programming in Basic which made me
    interested in computers.

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

  • I've used C64, C128, Amiga 1000, Amiga 500, and two PC's (486 and now MMX).
    I still got my old machines but they're seldom used.

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

  • I've always been interested in music. I've played piano since I could walk.
    And I am coding too. As I mentioned earlier that's how I got interested in
    computers, because of all the funny things you could make by coding. I've
    made some demos/intros and a game on the Amiga. Gfx has never been a strong
    side of me. I'm not a designer and I won't be.

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

  • On Amiga: Sonix, div. Soundtrackers
    On PC: Cakewalk

    Now I only use Cakewalk (I prefer recording directly from the piano,
    instead of punching note by note).

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

  • Never thought of. I don't think I've reached my dreams yet. But time will

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

  • More than one. Hope no one has got the first demo of "Burning Independence".
    That tune really su..

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

  • I think it's very important. Without it would be very boring. Except for a
    thinking/strategy-game without gfx (just like the old game Empire on the
    Amiga). I didn't miss any music there. In general, music is half of the
    experience (Just think of watching Titanic without music...)

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

  • I'm composing, both for professional and just for fun purposes. But I don't
    consider my self as a professional musician. I've been doing some music for
    theathres and so on, but not that much so that I can call myself professional.

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

  • Compared to the old mod-files, these new formats give much more possibilities.
    I don't compose mods anymore. I use midi, and the final result is a wav or
    mp3. Much better, and much more real!

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

  • Well, I guess you mean Amiga-modules, and there are many. I'll just mention
    some (but there may be someone I don't remember as well).

    Rallymaster (wasn't that the name of that old game), Cebit (Romeo Knight),
    Klisje paa klisje (Walkman), memorydust (codex), some name of a girl
    (Audiomonster), and that famous phenomena demo with music by (Firefox/Tip).
    Sorry, don't remember....

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

  • Maybe..., but not the old amiga-tunes.

  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • Quite a lot. No one specific. I like all kinds of music
    (Pop/Rock/Hip hop/Rap/Jazz/Classic and so on)

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

  • It did give me much experience with computers. And I think I got the basis
    of music sequencing those days. And of course, a lot of fun, good friends
    and so on.

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

  • No.

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

  • Just want to say hello to all my old friends in PMC, if anyone of you
    read this.. Send me an email!

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

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