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Handle: Vic
Real Name: Victor Mels Jan Van Vlaardingen
Lived in: The Netherlands
Ex.Handles: The Coolyfier, Victor van Vlaardingen
Was a member of: AcmE pc, Farbrausch (FR), Five Musicians (FM), Level-D (LVD), Live For Speed, Planet Chunk

Modules: 66  online
Interview: Read!
Pictures: 11  online


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    Handle: Vic

    Group: None

    Date of birth: 16 march 1975

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

  • ehm, the really first encounter with computers was a friends zx-spectrum
    I think.. or perhaps the vic-20 by brother bought at one time.. But that's
    so long ago I can't remember what year that was exactly.. must've been
    around 1984-85. And the interest grew ever since... computer became cooler,
    you could do more and cooler stuff with it and got connected to the scene at
    one point when I found the existance of trackers.

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

  • after my brothers vic-20 and c16, my own first was the c64, played games with
    it and did a LITTLE bit of hacking.. that wasn't too hard back then so..
    then from crappy 8086 up to pIV now.. And been mainly making music with them
    since the 386.

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

  • ehh.. I"ve just always felt more attracted to music than to gfx.. In my early
    scene days I've also did some 3d modelling, but that just faded away somehow
    and music was all there was for me.

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

  • from mod-edit to fasttracker. Then multi tracker followed by Acme's
    polytracker which I've been using for up to the year 1996. Then I started to
    get midi gear and first ran cubase which has become logic now for a year.
    During the scene days I really loved PT. It was very convenient to have
    someone able to edit the sourcecode to add or alter things about the tracker.
    So we had some options not available in other trackers at that time.
    But now I'm just addicted to logic. It's all so power full. Midi and audio
    wise.. Softsynths rule too btw.

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

  • eh.. I've never really reached my goal, but one important one for me was
    defenitely the 303 tune!

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

  • nope. not really.. except maybe for the really first tunes I ever made..
    I don't have them anymore but I just know they were terrible! :) Still it's
    all part of history and wouldn't do what I do now without them. So I don't
    want to forget any of them.

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

  • half the experience... When done properly, music and visuals work together
    side by side. That's when you really get involved in the show. when it's got
    feeling. Can't have that without music.

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

  • I'm still composing yeah.. mainly for a new racing game coming end 2002. So
    it's professional.

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

  • ehm, if you mean all the different formats, then well, it's all good! or bad,
    it's just what ever the result is you hear...

    (I don't really get the question I think)

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

  • orbital-are we here (it's got sooooo much groove.. man..)
    ehh.. for the rest I don't really have bigtime fav's...

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

  • no

  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • ehm, mainly dance mixes :) (john digweed, darren emerson, the global
    underground series rock! :) and some radiohead, always a bit of orbital,
    future sound of london, david axelrod, dj shadow, depeche mode, etc

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

  • nothing? :/ ehm.. well.. I really liked amiga and c64 demos say 8 years ago..
    They were really stunninng.. So they defenitely have inspired me then.
    Which I'm gratefull of now..

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

  • nah.. not really active.

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

  • hi all! Keep the scene alive!

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

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