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Handle: TUSC
Real Name: Jesper K. Jakobsen
Lived in: Denmark
Ex.Handles: UFO, DJ Tusc, Musiker, Fusk, Jesper Jakobsen, T.U.S.C.
Was a member of: Crionics (CRI - CRC), Dual Disaster, Equinox (EQX), Flash Production (FP), Raiders Dk, Rave4ce, Raveforce, Vixen (VXN)

Modules: 56  online
Interview: Read!
Pictures: 1  online


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    Handle: Tusc (ex-UFO, Dj Tusc, Musiker, Fusk)

    Group: Vixen, Flash Prod., Crionics, Equinox, Rave4ce, Raiders DK

    Date of birth: 21-06-73

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

  • "I think it was in '82 when the Pacman Arcade Machine took the streets.
    I was at the time fascinated at the different sounding, kinda metallic
    alike early synthchips. However it was first when i got hold of an AY chip
    to my ZX Spectrum in '84 it became obvious that the computer as a instrument
    had until then unseen posibilities. From then on a lot of years went by
    with consuming and learning the new techniques, the Amiga proved a very
    useful tool which still can be heard in many connections today."

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

  • "ZX81, ZX Spectrum, ZX Spectrum+, Schneider Spectrum 128,
    Amiga 500, Amiga 1200. All of them are now Used 2 Death except the
    1200. I sold it, and bought a..........damned."

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

  • "Well, I've always made music, also on & for other things than the computer.
    It sort of felt naturally, the other dudes i knew at that time that could
    operate a computer was all non-musicrelated, they were gr8 at programming
    and gfx design, but did'nt have the ear for music. So I hooked onto the guys
    and we formed our first group."

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

  • "Pro Tracker is the one I've used in nearly all compositions on computer.
    when i converted 2 PC *sniff* Fast Tracker 2 was my choice, because it had
    gr8 compatility with older mods, and some interresting 16bit features.
    In general, the trackers gave a new systematic view on composing and
    grain acqurate editing, which made composing take a new turn.
    Nearly all '90s popmusic are influenced and subgenres of computermusic."

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

  • "I don't feel I have reached my goal yet, but the peak where all things
    changed was when I was in Crionics, and we won the 2. place in the Demo-comp.
    That was on the Dexion Party in Odense/DK in '89.
    After that I realised that if I should make a living by making music, a
    completely different set of rules was to be applied."

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

  • ""BierstubenTanz" are and is one of the sillyest tunes i've ever
    made, sadly enough many people used it as a partysong, even our local
    Highschool talked me into editing it to be the commercial for their prom-party.
    And as stupid as can be, I agreed, and made an edit, which people still talk
    about today."

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

  • "U can't enjoy a game/demo without music, cauz' then there's nothing to build
    up the atmosphere/tenseness surrounding the game/demo, and then people loses
    interrest. It would be quite hollow."

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

  • "Yep, I do compose. In nearly all kind of ways, for every purpose.
    I've managed to net-release 4 albums so far, but it's lacking with
    assignments for games, movies & that sort of thing."

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

  • "Let's start with Midi, if i could choose one advice to give you.....
    Don't release midi-pieces. They are totally limited by the listeners computer,
    and many people doesnt bother/cant afford expensive soundcards & midimodules.
    Mods of all kind still work gr8 where coders need the extra memory for other
    purposes. I think in the mp3 format is one of the gr8est things on the computer
    today, because it gives the musician total freedom, with minimum loss of
    quality and dynamics. I'm right now working on an album thats supposed to be
    in DVD-Audio=(Wave@96Khz/24bit), which is THE new format, when u talk sound.
    It gives better dynamics than an expensive recordplayer + more channels."

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

  • "Thats easy, the best mods I've ever heard, comes from the 2 disc music demo
    from Jogier Liljedahl (my deepest respects). It was incredible complette and
    not one tune was bad on those discs an example is "guitar slinger".
    The best liveband tunes must be Zappa or Dylan, Zappa's "Joe's Garage" album
    is properbly one of my all time favourites."

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

  • "I've just found a whole bunch of old mods, so yes that very possible."

  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • "My god, evrything but deathmetal & thunderdome.
    But right now I'm mostly into
    Bob Dylan, Frank Zappa, Mahavishnu, Keith Emerson, The Orb, Jimmy Smith, '
    Jack Mcduff, FSOL, Pink Floyd, Procol Harum, Ben Harper, Rick Wakeman,
    Tom Waits, Booker T. & Gong. But it changes alot, I'm quite a versatile

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

  • "Friends and Experience. A feeling of belonging somewhere !!
    (a knowledge beyond imagination:)"

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

  • "Yeah, but not very much on the computermusic, I do small stuff for the
    Rave4ce guys, We've all so much older now, so the activity level has dropped
    2 a for fun level."

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

  • "Greetings must goto all the old guys from the scene,
    especially Pride, Drusil, Pike, Felix, Sonet,
    Mental, Brandon, Spy, Deftronic, Jesper Kyd, Anal,
    Mental, Codex, Pennywise, Artphase, Cytron & of course
    Crown/CrB (u guys do a hell of a job, my deepest respects)
    + all I've forgotten.

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

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