UDA is something just happened as for many years i made tapes of all my work. In the beginning, as i had no real composition experience, I would multitrack with a cheetah sequencer and a Casio VZ1, and make little compositions, everything went onto tape, no track names, just peices of music. Only until i made a compilation tape in 1994 for my cousin, did i make song names and then decided to call myself UDA.
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The big one is Pink floyd, Jean Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream, Vangelis, I love dub reggae, Mad Professor, Dub Syndicate, Alpha and Omega, Eat Static The Orb, Porcupine Tree, The Ozrics, Mike Oldfield, , Peter Gabriels work inspires me, I love Beck, a trully unique talent. I love world influences in music, Hungarian, Nordic folk, Progressive Jazz, Dark Gothic Metal. I love most music with the exception of Country and Western,and some pompous samey Classical
Ooh, erm, Access Virus A, Korg Trinity, Korg Wavesation SR, Korg 01R/W, Akai S2000, Novation K station rack, Waldorf Microwave 2, MFB, Synthlite,Alesis QS6, Behringer quipment, Cort GT350 Guitar, Yamaha Acoustic, Vintage SG, Behringer V amp, Zoom 508 Delay, Lexicon MPX100, ahh Kawai pop synth module!!, Behringer tube ultrafex , Ultradyne 9024
Retired gear I shouldnt have parted with, but had: Korg MS 2000,sigh, Kawai K5000S, Kicks self, Emu Audity, Emu Morpheus, Yamaha SY85, roland D50, Yamaha AN1x, AN200, (Miss them)Korg DS8, MFB SYnth, Novation Supernova, (Why did i do that)Korg M1,Yamaha TG33 Casio VZ1, quite frankly the best thing i evre had out of all these for inspiration is the Korg Trinity, Best VA is the VIrus, SUpernova is second, Best pad machine is Wavey, best original is Kawai K5000S, and THe Waldorf MW2, is an excellent synth. Biggest Bummer? I had a cheetah MX8 sequencer, an absolute heap!!, encouraged me to nearlly give up.
Testimonies, from unpaid reviewers
THis one, although nowhere near as glowing as the others, means much more to me as i bought this mag at a time i was starting to compose simple peices of music, it was a dream to be mentioned in it, let alone win top tape.