How it all started.
I was only 6 years old when the wish grew in me, wanting to make music.
So I begged my parents for one year straight to buy me a piano or an organ or at least a keyboard.
It happened when I saw this guy Franz Lambert playing the Wersi organ on TV. It was so fascinating and something clicked in my mind.
I knew I wanted to do this. Exactly this and nothing else.
My parents were worried if I would even go on playing if they buy me “such a thing” how they called it. I was like “No. It’s not just a thing. It’s an organ.”
Now I started to play every day. Really? No, not really.
And for sure I wanted the biggest one that existed of that series, the Yamaha HS8. The flagship. Which would have looked like that:
Because this looked like one of those Wersi Organs that I had seen on TV.
So I was a little bit disappointed. When I got my organ.
My first Organ
And it looked like this:
What I did first was taking my school book to learn music and put it on the organ. Carefully reading page after page to learn like:
“Where do I have to put my left hand? Where do I have to put my right hand? Which note is where? And what key would I have to press? Is it a black key or a white key? And how long do I have to press it?”
It took me two years to get those basics down. Then my paretns were convinced that I could take some music lessons and they would pay for it.
My First Computer
But it didn’t stop there. When I was 13 I was fascinated with computers as well. So I bought an Amiga, a midi interface and fiddled a bigger harddisk into the device of my computer. I wasn’t very good at building or modifying technical things. Like changing hardware. But somehow I managed to do it.
So you were now able to look into the eyes of a proud little guy that possessed an amiga contains a
– 32 MB RAM (yes, not GB at that time)
– 2 GB internal hard disk
(yeah, somehow I had managed to rape my computer with a PC hard disk and PC ram. LOL. 😉
– external MIDI interface
– external sampler
This was overkill at that time. And somehow I also got the cables to put it into the computer. I learned C and C++ programming and wrote my first programs that created waveforms and therefore samples I fiddled around with.
My First Composing Tool – Symphony
I got a public domain software program called Symphony.
This is not my video by the way, but definitely an Amiga 1200 and Symphony playing music. Yes! Still loving it. Haha. 😀
Here’s something that I played, when I finished school (1996), it’s not complete anymore, because the sample is partly destroyed and cutoff.
But would you have assumed that I played the E-Guitar with an organ? 😉
How my Composing Evolved
But now it sounds for example like this: