Name: Kai Walter (PVCF)
Tell me about yourself, when did it all start ?
It started in late 1991, when i got a c64
Xmas. My mother bought it for me as she didn't like mehaving Ninjitsu
:-) I immediately was impressed with the sound of the c64 (Sid chip)
watched many demos and listened to many game sound tracks, in
those by Chris Huelsbeck, Rob Hubbard and the others.
Then what happened from there ?
After getting my c64, I realised that it
the model with the new Sid chip (Mos 8580), so I then bought a
which had the old Sid chip (Mos 6581). After experimenting with a few
usind trackers like the DMC v4, I decided to move up to the Amiga 500.
I did many tunes in Melon tracker, but the OS sucks, so I got a A1200, with harddisk. Once again I made some tracks before moving up to PC.
My first PC was a 386 with GUS with 256kb sample ram. I now own 3 PC's, one for the gigasampler, one for the reflex-studio-sequencer, & one for recording & mastering with Hoontech dsp2000.
What did the c64/Amiga scene give you ?
My whole life really, thousands of fans around the world, an entry in to the gamescene which in turn hopefully gives me an entry in the real movie scene. I plan to compose in 10 or 15 years my first Hollywood movie score.
What's the value of music in a game ?
The music can 'make' a demo/game/movie. The music creates the atmosphere and the feel in the game, with out this, the game is rubbish.
Who do you admire for their sound tracks ?
Danny Elfman, Eric Sierra, Jeremy Soule...
What software have you used / are using ?
Soundmonitor by Chris Huelsbeck
GMC, DMC2-4 by Brian/Graffity
Reflextracker by Reflex
LSD by Reflex
What about an audio cd with your music remixed ?
No, so many people asked me that, but if I compose I MUST do something new. I think you lack creativity if you just remix stuff.
Just want to say thanks to all my fans, past and present for all their support. :-)