Music ™ Hall of Fame

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"EXPRESS your inner beats"
"EXPRESS your inner beats"
"NOW ANYONE CAN MAKE GREAT MUSIC"
"NOW ANYONE CAN MAKE GREAT MUSIC"
"NOW ANYONE CAN MAKE GREAT MUSIC"
-Music 2000 catchphrase on CD case
-MTV Music Generator catchphrase on CD case
"EXPRESS your inner beats"
"NOW ANYONE CAN MAKE GREAT MUSIC"
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(We'll call US version MG1; UK PAL version: M2K)
(Guide will be referring to it as Music1, or M1)
Jester Interactive blessed Playstation 1 with wonderful sample-based music sequencers, easy to use with joypad, enabling generations of music producers to make quality beats without having expensive studio equipment, even nowadays!
I created this page to archive and collect all the information I've got about both PS1 releases into one place, for future interested musicians!
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Here's official Music2000 page from manual!
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For M2K/MG1 some articles/reviews provide other dates: M2K: 30 Nov; MG1: 15 Dec, 17 Dec; M1 stays consistent!
Preferably Music 2000, as it's the overall improvement in almost every way, and in this guide you'll see the explanation on many M2K-exclusive features!
Music 2000
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(in alphabetical order)
croissant; Decon Theed; DJ Omnimaga; Kulor; Mattis; p1agnut; plastov; Revol Golana; Roman; theK9dog;
Special Thanks to:
Special Thanks to:
Special Thanks to:
and follow the next chapters I've made!
(still writing actually!)
I wrote this guide planning to cover all important aspects of M2K, especially advanced features! There was no collective effort before documenting as such, which may the give the impression that M2K is "too simple": I wanna teach you to take it to another level!
THERE'S MORE!
THERE'S MORE!
THERE'S MORE!
By turning on "Relative mouse mode" you will make sure that mouse pointer won't escape the emulator window, though you won't be able to use the mouse to browse the emulator interface - Set up "Pause" hotkey to pause emulator and free your mouse as you need!
Important preparation of your controller / keyboard! Go to "Settings"-> "Controller Settings"->"Port 1"
Another big + is M2K's self-documented interface = every menu has help-tips whenever you wonder a what function does!
[Which one to start off with?]
[Which one to start off with?]
I do recommend one day to at least try out Music1 for historic reasons, explore little differences like simplified menus, no menu at all, or quick riff expanding/cloning.
That's not to say Music1 is just bad, as it has it's own charm. It is definitely made obsolete, as sequels can do same and more!
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[Release dates:]
Not to say M2K is perfection, as it has its glitches and quirks, but even in such cases, Music 2000 is the right choice if you want a fully-featured audio-visual studio!
20 November 1998
26 November 1999
30 November 1999
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Additional settings:
Additional settings:
Additional settings:
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For ease of use you should enable turbo "X" button! Many options in Music2000 can't be scrolled with much precision, so you will need sometimes to press "X" to reach your preffered settings. Go to "Settings"-> "Controller Settings", and below you should see "Auto Fire Buttons" section!
Go to "Settings"-> "Controller Settings"->"Port 2", and there set "Controller Type" to "Playstation Mouse" This way mouse should be enabled to use right away!
I also placed around videos and tracks made using M2000!
Both of these nice cover-arts link to the really cool songs made using M2000!
Thanks to emulation standards nowadays, There's no issue getting both Music™ to fully function and play audio in high quality! Emulation improves over console counterpart with easy transfer & management of memory cards, custom controls adjusted to your liking, fast-forwarding (to shorten loading times) and rewinding (to quickly recover from mistakes), and 0 power-line noise during recording!
Most recommended emulator is Duckstation! It should be available regardless of platform you're using - Windows, MacOS*, Android, Linux etc.
To check my various Chiptune projects and music!
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DISK IMAGE
DISK IMAGE
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This website was written mostly dedicated to other Musicians, to get them up and running! If you like this page, consider joining our Discord server: Quiet, but with plenty passionate and helpful folks!
Discord Music™ Series Creative Community
Discord Music™ Series Creative Community
to celebrate, here's something you can be part of:
Discord Music™ Series Creative Community
Music ™ HALL of fame
Music ™ HALL of fame
Music ™ HALL of fame
Here's my own keyboard setup - personally I find it comfortable, thought you might like to adjust it to your liking!
To get started, first we need one of the Music™ apps! Legally wise I need to advise to rip your own disk, or download backup from archive.org by searching:
Images above link to their respective pages on ReDump.org - there you can verify your disks, see if the hashes/checksums match!
Music 2000 and MTV Music Generator are almost exactly the same, apart from minor regional differences shown here!
Duckstation prefers images in ".bin"+".cue" format, where ".bin" is the raw CD image, and ".cue" tells emulator where to start reading the ".bin" file. Launch your game using ".cue" file!
Provided links will look like this!
Images above link to their respective pages on ReDump.org - there you can verify your disks, see if the hashes/checksums match!
Images below link to their respective pages on ReDump.org: there you can check your CDs, see if the hashes/checksums match!
for more emulation info check:
DON'T USE EPSXE - It's severely outdated by any nowadays standards!
^Google Play link^ for APK, check github
Duckstation libretro cores
Duckstation Main page
PS1 emulation wiki
PS1 emulation wiki
It's a heart of the console, required by the emulators - Installation Instructions should mention right place to place BIOS!
You also will need
Done! You should be able to start Music™ by this point!
1. Emulation - Initial Setup;
Ones below are not finished yet, please be patient <3
BIOS
BIOS
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Videos talking in detail about both PS1 Music™ apps!
On PS1 there's 2 editions of Music™: "Music - Music Creation for the Playstation" "MTV Music Generator" (US) / "Music 2000" (EU)
Done! You should be able to start Music™ by this point!
Done! You should be able to start Music™ by this point!
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1. Emulation - Initial Setup;
1. Emulation - Initial Setup;
There's also Retroarch + Duckstation / Beetle core that prove to be very accurate & multiplatform, but RETROARCH IS NOT RECOMMENDED! Duckstation outperforms Retroarch by alot! Try only if Standalone Duckstation fails for you!
RETROARCH IS NOT RECOMMENDED!
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|-----------------FEATURE-COMPARISON----------------| | Features | Music 1 | Music2000 | |----------------+-------------------+--------------| | Channels | 16 (8 effect only) | all 24 | | Group edit | Only transpose | + parameters | | Riff volume | Start,End,Both | + precise | | Riff options | Vol, Name, Icon | + Key | | Tempo changes | 1 per block | Like Riffs | | Reverb setup | Once per song | Like Riffs | | Riff memory | Those on SongMode | All | | Inst. cleanup | Not available | Yes | | Built-in Help | Key/Button hint | Full Manual | | Themes | 16 available | No :( | |----------------+-------------------+--------------|
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