Music ™ Hall of Fame

"NOW ANYONE CAN MAKE GREAT MUSIC"
"NOW ANYONE CAN MAKE GREAT MUSIC"
"EXPRESS your inner beats"
"NOW ANYONE CAN MAKE GREAT MUSIC"
"EXPRESS your inner beats"
"NOW ANYONE CAN MAKE GREAT MUSIC"
"EXPRESS your inner beats"
Music ™ HALL of fame
Music ™ HALL of fame
Music ™ HALL of fame
Videos talking in detail about both PS1 Music™ apps!
-Music 2000 catchphrase on CD case
-MTV Music Generator catchphrase on CD case
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!
On PS1 there's 2 editions of Music™: "Music - Music Creation for the Playstation" "MTV Music Generator" (US) / "Music 2000" (EU)
(Guide will be referring to it as Music1, or M1)
(We'll call US version MG1; UK PAL version: M2K)
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!
Provided links will look like this!
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Ones below are not finished yet, please be patient <3
I also placed around videos and tracks made using M2000!
1. Emulation - Initial Setup;
1. Emulation - Initial Setup;
1. Emulation - Initial Setup;
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.
Duckstation libretro cores
Duckstation Main page
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^Google Play link^ for APK, check github
*MacOS available only when compiled yourself :C Maybe give it a go, following instructions!
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!
DON'T USE EPSXE - It's severely outdated by any nowadays standards!
PS1 emulation wiki
PS1 emulation wiki
for more emulation info check:
You also will need
BIOS
BIOS
It's a heart of the console, required by the emulators - Installation Instructions should mention right place to place BIOS!
DISK IMAGE
DISK IMAGE
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:
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!
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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!
[Which one to start off with?]
[Release dates:]
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[Which one to start off with?]
20 November 1998
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
Another big + is M2K's self-documented interface = every menu has help-tips whenever you wonder a what function does!
26 November 1999
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!
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.
30 November 1999
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!
For M2K/MG1 some articles/reviews provide other dates: M2K: 30 Nov; MG1: 15 Dec, 17 Dec; M1 stays consistent!
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!
|-----------------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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Done! You should be able to start Music™ by this point!
Done! You should be able to start Music™ by this point!
Done! You should be able to start Music™ by this point!
to celebrate, here's something you can be part of:
Discord Music™ Series Creative Community
Discord Music™ Series Creative Community
Discord Music™ Series Creative Community
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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!
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Additional settings:
Additional settings:
Additional settings:
---[Controller setup:]---
Important preparation of your controller / keyboard! Go to "Settings"-> "Controller Settings"->"Port 1"
Here's official Music2000 page from manual!
Want bigger pic? "Right-click" image and press "Open image in new tab"
Here's my own keyboard setup - personally I find it comfortable, thought you might like to adjust it to your liking!
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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!
Source: Originals
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!
--[Auto-Fire / Turbo buttons:]--
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!
THERE'S MORE!
THERE'S MORE!
THERE'S MORE!
(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!
and follow the next chapters I've made!
Special Thanks to:
Special Thanks to:
Special Thanks to:
(in alphabetical order)
croissant; Decon Theed; DJ Omnimaga; Kulor; Mattis; p1agnut; plastov; Revol Golana; Roman; theK9dog;
Both of these nice cover-arts link to the really cool songs made using M2000!
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