Frequently asked questions
Here you'll find the most asked questions, and my answers. If you have a question, and can't find
the answer here, feel free to write me using the form here.
Can I use your music in my productions?
That depends on your production. If you are an amateur artist like me, and have created free software in which you’d like background music, it’ll most likely not be a problem. But if you’re planning on selling your production, then you may not. In any case, just contact me and tell me what it’s about and what piece(s) you’d like to play.
Do you ever release something you're not 100% satisfied with?
I don't think any artist is 100% satisfied with all his/her art, but if we had to show the world only what we are 100% satisfied with, there wouldn't be much to show. An artist has to show
most creations in my opinion. It's the only way to get feedback and learn how to improve their next piece.
How big is your studio?
I don't have a studio. All my work is done on my home computer. In my childhood I used my Amstrad CPC464 and the tracker Equinoxe. After that it was the Amiga with
DigiBoosterPro. I also used a DOS PC with
Fasttracker II a bit, and today I use
Skale Tracker on the Windows platform.
How do I play your music?
Depends on what you've downloaded, and what operating system you're using. You can
download different formats. For Windows users mp3 files would typically be played by
Winamp or the Microsoft Media Player. Lha and Zip
files can be played by Modplug Player. If you're
using Amiga you can play mp3 files with AmigaAMP.
Lha and Zip files might need to be extracted, I'm not sure, but
Delitracker is a rather nice player.
I don't know what players to use on other operating systems. If you do, feel free to
contact me and tell me. Then I'll put it here.
How old are you?
I am 38 years old.
What inspires you?
Everything inspires me. Everyday life stuff. Can be a movie that impresses me, or some
experience I have while out on a trip on my bicycle. Can be the impressions I get by observing the behaviour
of the general public. But it's mainly my current situation in life I express in my music.
What is the best piece you're ever composed?
I don't know. I'll probably always say "The latest release" ;-) But some of my own
personal favourites are Abnormal Perfection,
Mixed Strawberries, The Return,
Back to Mexico,
I still miss you,
Forbidden adventure and
A night in town.
What is the worst piece you're ever composed?
My worst work isn't available on this page. ;-) But if I had to pick one I was least
satisfied with, I'd have to go with Moving on. That piece really didn't
turn out too good. I probably should delete it, but I guess I'm too lazy.
What is your favourite style/genre?
I don't think I have one. There are some genres I do better than others perhaps, but I don't think I have a favourite one. Whatever genre I need to use, in order to express what I want to
express, is fine with me. I don't think too much about what the style is called. But people want to know
what style it is of course, before downloading, and that makes it kind of a problem, because often I
don't know what style it is.
Who are your idols?
Hmm, always liked Jean Michel Jarre. I like instrumental music mostly. I download
music from other amateurs like me. I don't have a favorite band or group, but I mostly listen to
relaxing music, often artistic ambient alternative. Groove Salad
on SomaFM is a nice radio channel I think. But I
like downloading music from modplug.com and other
amateur-sites like that.
When I was 11 years old, I proudly watched my first creation on
my grandmothers Amstrad CPC464. Shortly after that I realized that I had to have a nickname in the computer world.
Everyone else had. I came up with Mr.Lou for reasons I can't remember, and I've just kinda stuck
with that one ever since. Quite funny though, it resulted in old mates being able to find me on IRC later.
Why do you prefer trackers?
Hm, I think I've just grown to love tracking. It's what I've always used, and it works
fine for me, so I see no point in switching to another technique.
Why don't you charge money for your music?
I think the highest priority of any artist, is to let other people see and hear their
art. I think all artists would like to earn money from their art, but mostly because it represents a
positive feedback. A simple mail from a fan is more than enough for most artists. But if you feel like
making a donation, of course it'll boost the mood. And who wouldn't love to be able to make a living
from the income of ones art?
Why don't you use your real name instead?
Because people has come to know my music under the handle Mr.Lou / Dewfall Productions.
But I have thought about it too. Maybe some day I'll label my music with my real name, but so far
I'll stick with Mr.Lou. If I ever get famous I suppose I'll switch to my real name. ;-)