Corruption 08 ch03 Interview
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welcome......to the interview- chapter.today the interview patrner is JENS CHRISTIAN HUUS (jch) of the VIBRANTS.we have to excuse us for the fact that e we are not the first to do this interview.anyway,enjoy it !!! ??? : tell our curious readers some facts about yourself JCH : look in mamba #10 or so for 'em.no,ok,i'll behave now,i'm 1.80 tall or so, and i have a quite normal haircut-said differently, do not take the special chart in "remark" too seriously ! ??? : when did you get your 64, in which groups have you been and when did you start composing ??? JCH : i got it in 1983 - lamed around for a few years in basic and all that,then i started composing on amiga's "aeros sonix" in 1987. as i converted some of the tunes to the 64, i got attacked to the 64's sid chip...i've been in new mem,galaxy,jewels, dominators,chanel 42 (mostly were pure cracker groups). ??? : what do you feel when you see yourself high-ranked in the charts ? JCH : i begin to wonder why.at least 5 people are better than me...perhaps they like the fact that i tend to make my music more "chorus" - like the other musicans ? also,i never boast around..... ??? : do you think you deserve this place ? JCH : you got it ! tim follin, jeroen tell,johannes bjeregard,laxity - all damn good musicans. a pity i only know two of them.but there are more - today,where the 64 is going downhills,there are more musicans than ever before..can't say i miss some competition ! still, the public domain music- editors are very sparse in quality,so there might be more guys yet ! ??? : wanna give some personal friendly greetings ? JCH : hi mum,dad,sister,brother ,grand ma,....erm....oh i'm sorry ! of'coz i'll greet the rest in vibrants.and all my contax.also all musicans worthy of being mentioned ...and to all the guys i' ve met and talked to on show's and party's like.. bonzai,oneway,panoramic designs,prosonix,mozicart ,20cc,maniacs of noise, dragne & co,genesis (esp- ecially bizzmo & deek), ikari,class and a hell of a lot of other guys and groups.i better stop the list.can't have this mag taking two disks,can we ? ??? : did you ever worked with digitized fx ? do you like it ? JCH : i hate it. i have never tried,but the fact that it takes a lot of memory, combined with the process time and the fact that i won't work on some 64's instanty puts me off. ??? : how many tunes did you all in all ? JCH : that's gonna be a wild guess...erm...around 100- 200 i think.but drax done more !!!! ??? : what is your best own- composed tune in your eyes,you ever did for a game ??? JCH : i think i did a good job with 'batman',yes,because it's easy to hun.i also did a good job in the level-tuner of orcus a shoot'em up game soon to be released by electronic zoo. ??? : what's your hardware ? JCH : 2 c-64's,1 c-128,1mps 803 printer(don't buy it guys it sucks),1 greenmonitor, 1 telly,2 colour-monitors 2100 c-64 discs(!),4-500 amiga-discs,1 amiga,extra dave ,3 1541 drives,2 synthezisers,an arcade machine...and a hell of a lot more equipment !!! ??? : if anyone wants to have an exclusive tune for his own product,what should he do and what are the conditions ? JCH : first of all let me point out that i don't produce demo-tunes anymore.drax still does a demo-tune here and there,but link and i have more or less stopped that.anybody who wants to try can write to me.i'd like you to either have a deal with a s/w house already or have some experience in selling games before. ??? : what do you think about the 64-scene nowadays, compared to former times? may be you can mention some favourite groups ? JCH : the 64 is going downhills i know a lot of you is shouting now,but better shout at the software houses coz if they stop producing games,the 64 will be dead.i liked the scene most in 1987/88-boy i sure wish i could go back till then,with all the things i can do today i used to like bones and upfront a lot-but now they ran to the amiga. maybe i just should give up and go to the amiga, too ! ??? : do you like disc-mags or papermags ?? JCH : i really enjoy reading a good disc-mag.that's one of the good things about the scene today - remark, mamba,corruption are my favourites ... i never get any paper-mags,so i can't comment them,i'm afraid ! ??? : what are your hobbies be- side computing,do you have a job ? JCH : i work as postman,i get up at 5.50 in the morning and work untill 11-12 o' clock.it is paid reasona- bly without spending too much of my time.my hobbies are sparse apart from computing.i don't have a sport as a hobby. ??? : tell us your future plans maybe taking over to the (l) amiga ? JCH : i suppose the 'l' infront of the amiga stands for 'lighter'?i used to dis- like it,but now where jo (an amiga guy called grafictive) and i are working on a music- editor project i might change my mind after all. i'd also like to do some more game-music for some real published games !!! ??? : last question (no hard feelings) ! what's your opinion about video game- systems,like the pc- engine for example ? JCH : i've looked lighty on all systems untill now and i' ve always found something bad to criticise untill. even pc engine has its faults.untill i saw the neo-geo ! boy,that's fab! it's even got a 280a processor for the sound alone and several different sound-chips ! drool,drool... ??? : that's it.thanx a lot for this one,jens !!! JCH : all right then.actually i didn't want to give out yet another interview,but i wasn't in the mood to compose now anyway so 'what the heck' i thought ------------------------------ now to our second interview for today,it's with UTE WELTY the presentator of the german tv computer show HIGHSCORE. ------------------------------- ??? : hi ute,tell our readers outside germahy,who don't know you,something about your person ! UTE : i'm 26 years old,born in the sign of capricorn, 178cm tall,shoe-size 40 and in the moment i have red-coloured hair,but this may change again soon. ??? : tell us your favourite musicsgroups,singers, movie,meal,book... UTE : musicgroups : jeremy days stoppok earth,wind& fire eurythmics singers : prince david bowie julee cruise movies : wild at heart the big easy tampopo meal : fish,delicious sauces,artichokes books : 'der nebel von avalon' all books from stephen king and criminal stories ??? : what do you prefer to do in your spare-time ? UTE : i like reading trashy literature,sleeping, eating in small good- natured restaurants, skiing,going for a walk, rummaging. ??? : is there any place,where you'd like to live or to spend your holidays ? UTE : it doesn't matter where, important is that it is once 4 weeks on and on. ??? : which living or already died person would you like to meet (or have met) ? UTE : alive : david bowie, prince, peter glaser dead : the father of my boy-friend ??? : what do you think of computer-games ? UTE : shall i write a novel here,or what ? no, seriously:i like computer games as much or less as common games.but as i ain't the biggest game- fan,i don't like playing cards or draughts ; my family always wanted me to play 'doppelkopf' (horrible!).i see this a bit critical anyway.to add is the technical aspect.how will it be in the future,how dangerous can it become ? i think computer-games attract especially people,who are less comunicative,more introvertive,this can-but need not-mean that these people will get serious problems later.in my opinion it is for sure that the computer doesn't improve the community. but i also think that it is typical for the middle-europeans to see everything sceptic. ??? : tell us something about your career and your aims for the future ! UTE : in 1983 i began to study in bochum(germany) the subjects :theater,science of art,science of film and tv. in 1986 i made my practic at the german tv magazine 'gong' in munich.after- wards i made my first expieriencces with the radio-buisness at 'radio gong 2000'. in 1988 i began to present tv and radio- shows. my further aims are that i can improve myself !!! ??? : how long do you usually work on one of these highscore-shows ? UTE : that's very different; the redaction works nearly continously for high-score because some certain themes need a lot of work to finish the reports.my work for high- score begins one week be- fore the show.first talks to peter helling,we have to agree about the themes we want to talk about in our show,we have to watch films,prepare the inter- views,talk to the guests, write our texts. then the managemant also comes.together with peter ristau we talk about how we can present our show. on the day of the show most of our staff has to begin to work at 12.00pm, but a lot of them come earlier.the guys who are responsible for the stage ,for example,appear at 7 o'clock in the morning. ??? : what's your job if you're not infront of the camera and are producing high- score ? UTE : i try,here and then,to study.on the other hand i still do a lot of radio shows,mainly for radio dortmund,there the people on the music-department are the loveliest i know. i do reports and inter- views for a show for teenagers called 'tralla- fitti' and i present on saturdays a culture magazine called 'funkbude am samstag'.here and there i also present some 'free production',like for example the 'how to use an amiga' video with the name 'megabrain' or i lead some discussions. ??? : thanx for answering the question,ute !