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Handle: RM
Real Name: Johan Kristian Halin
Lived in: Finland
Ex.Handles: Ricky Martin, Rik-E Marteen, Tekk
Was a member of: Dekadence (DKD), Rave Network Overscan (RNO - R.N.O.)

Modules: 16  online
Interview: Read!
Pictures: 2  online


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    Handle: RM

    Group: RNO, Dekadence

    Date of birth: 3rd november 1983

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

  • I'm a young fella, so my interest in computers started relatively late -
    sometime in the early 1990s. I guess computers sort of run in the family,
    my father used to have lots of computers too. My brother was the one that
    introduced the scene-related stuff to me around the same time.

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

  • I hate to admit that I've mostly been a PC guy, and what's worse, I've
    even been an Atari ST user for quite some time :)
    Nowadays I'm primarily a Mac user.

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

  • I've never been very good at drawing, and my coding skills are rudimentary
    to say the least. Music is more or less instant gratification, you get
    nice results quickly.

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

  • As I said earlier, I've mostly been a PC guy, so on the tracking side
    I've been using Scream Tracker 2 and 3, Fasttracker 1 and 2, and most
    recently Impulse Tracker 2 (what can I say, I like the interface!).
    I've done some (very little) work with Soundtracker on Linux too.

    For 'serious' composing, up until recently I used Jeskola Buzz, which is
    a nice program to use, but *awfully* buggy. Now I use Ableton Live on
    the Mac. The instant gratification aspect again - it's so easy! :)

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

  • The one that I never released.

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

  • Obviously most of my really old ones!

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

  • It's *huge*. Quite often if I don't like the music in a demo or a game,
    I don't like the entire product either.

    That sort of means that I don't really like a lot of (recent) demos.

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

  • Well, err, there's been some talking.. But uh, yeah, leisure mostly.

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

  • What's there to think about? Logical progression, I suppose...

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

  • Modules or 'real' tunes? :) To be on the safe side, here are my (current!)
    favorites in both categories:

    Lots of Karl Lihagen's rohformat releases.
    Falcon's modules.. wonderful!
    An old XM netlabel by the name of Tetris used to have lots of good shit..
    Most Virta releases.. *just* the kind of techno I prefer!

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

  • No.

  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • Oval, Phylyps, Various Artists (the artist:), Bobby Orlando,
    Patrick Cowley, Pan Sonic, DJ Di'jital, Sole Tech, Seymour Bits,
    Erotek, Maurizio, DAF, Dexter, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Denki Groove,
    Sparks, Navicon Torture Technologies, etc, etc, etc, etc....

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

  • Lots of great stuff to both listen to and look at!

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

  • Yeah, I do music for RNO.

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

  • Greets to all my friends I suppose, and uh, I suppose I'm expected to say
    "BASS" but instead I'll say:

    Plagiarism is a necessity, progress demands it.

    please note: this interview is ©opyrighted in 2006 by crown of cryptoburners

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