Once upon a time there was that 14 years old kid (that's
me...) who received the good old computer for his birthday. He played with
games and stuff for a while, but one great day he thought
to himself : "Why wouldn't I make a game on my own, too
?". And that's what he did : he started learning coding
in Basic then in Assembler, tried to paint some characters
(which proved to be very ugly...) and coded the first scenes
of his martial art game. Everything was going fine, but something
was missing : the
of course ! And that's where his musical life really started...
Back to 1st person : from
to I composed more
page) for groups, demos, intros and a few games.
Around I bought an
the great sound capabilities of this machine. I started composing
with and made several
tunes for demos or simply for myself (Amiga
page), until I bought a with a Gravis Ultrasound on ...
At that time I was composing on all 3 machines at the same
time. I also received the as a birthday gift from my girlfriend Christel,
that was my first synthesizer !
Around I sold the Amiga
(I got rid of the C64 around )
and continued composing on
on PC for a bit more than a year (PC
Page). During the Amiga & PC period, we started with
some friends of mine a few game projects where I made several
musics for, but we unfortunately never managed to finish any
During I bought my
first 'music workstation' synthesizer, the great, already having in mind to release tunes
on the market. But due to lack of time and other reasons I
let my dream sleep for a while :-)
And here we arrive in year .
I bought additional equipment
and started composing more seriously than ever, actively taking
part to for's first music demo (Audio
page) and preparing my own demo for the close future too,
hoping for a contract to be signed maybe, who knows ?
I also started to put my fingers on the Mixing and Mastering
world since I bought that awesome Digital Studio, therefore I do everything by
myself : , ,
(EQ, effects, compression,
etc) and .
I didn't talk about solfege, harmony, instrument courses
or the like, you might have wondered about that. Well the
reason is simple : I didn't take any course at all ! I actually
learned to compose through practicing, listening to other
musics (CDs and C64 musics) and trying to do the same by myself...
You might notice if you browse my C64 tunes that I did several
conversions of existing famous songs : that was for me a good
way of learning, among others.
Now you know : I compose everything by .
Actually I started only a few weeks ago to attend to private
harmony courses, in order to enhance my musical views and
knowledge... Self-teaching is great, but being aware of what
already exists in the music world for centuries isn't bad
at all, or what do you think ? ;-)
That's it ! For those who have read the whole story until
the end :
! Drop me an E-mail
if you got a similar experience or just wish to chat a while.
(Written June 2001)
Now I've just released my first demo CD called "". Of course what I'm hoping for is to
have a deal with a major, label or a TV channel in order to
either compose musics for documentaries, or even better to
release a commercial CD. Still if it doesn't succeed, I have
lotsa other interesting projects to focus on which will make
me improve on the different composing styles, as well as on
my skills as an amateur Mixing Engineer.
Lots of things are awaiting ahead, it's just the beginning