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Mitch (Software of Sweden, Dynamix, Crest) (04.01.2009) (survey) musician

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Survey of Mitch
Job: musician

Survey submitted: Sun 04 Jan 2009

Handle, ex-handle(s):


Name, birthday, origin:
Michael Nilsson, 8th October 1974, Kristianstad (Sweden)

Group, ex-group(s):
Software of Sweden, Triumph, Asia, Life/Riffs, Dynamix, Crest

What was your first group, your role in that group and what did that group produce?:
Software of Sweden, where I mainly did swapping and then slowly started to work with Soundmonitor – doing my first crap music. Software of Sweden did som small C64-demos, but quickly moved on to the Amiga – and whereas I kept working on th C64.

What motivates you to spend time on the scene?:

No time spent anymore – so I'm just nostalgic. Might boot up the JCH music editor on my Mac (using VICE) sometime though...

What is your favorite color?:


On what platform(s) did you begin your computing journey, and when was this?:
Spectravideo 728, then the MSX and then the C64. Been working on on the Amiga and PC too.

What platform(s) do you use now?:
Mac. Doing graphic design for a design studio these days.

What is/are your favorite piece(s) of music(s) - from a demo production or a scener (released outside of a demo)?:

Lightforce and Thanatos by Rob Hubbard. And anything with Galway, really.

What is/are your favorite picture(s) - from a demo production or a scener(released outside of a demo)?:
Probably something done by Dane.

What music program are you using the most to express yourself? Why?:
JCH Editor earlier on the C64 nad then I've been using ReNoise on the Mac. ReNoise because it's affordable and intuitive – and the JCH editor is because. it was what I got used to quickly.

Which composer, artist or group of the real life did inspire you most?:

Stevie Wonder, Simon & Garfunkel, Depeche Mode...

Do you play any instrument? Which?:
Drums, bass, guitar and pianokeyboard

Which project that you worked on was the most exciting and interesting for you? And why?:
all the Crest projects have been exciting for me. Crestology most of all, I think. And the small music demos made by me and Dane (Bondage 1 - 2)

What is your favorite demo, intro, megademo, retrogame, slideshow, musicdisk, diskmag, wilddemo?:
Still, "Dutch Breeze"...

Discuss: minimalistic demos, cracktros, fucktros, joke demos, lamers, compo winners at big parties, demotools, diskmags, chiptunes, glenz vectors, programming languages, photoshop, textmode:
No opinion right now...

What percentage of modern demos are 3d flybys?:

No idea...

What percentage of older demos are the same effects recycled?:

50/50 - just like it always is with any creative work.

What platform(s) needs more demos?:

What are your dreams/goals in life, did scene help you and have you achieved them yet?:
It got me into using computers, which is also what I work mainly with in my professional life – so in that respect, I'm thankful.

Finally, do you have some special greetings? Feel free to add links to your graphics, screenshots of effects, modules or other pieces of your work:
My best to Dane and the old crowd in Crest.

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