For those who use / want to use the classic DAW known as MTV Music Generator, I'm attempting to make a master thread for FAQ, tutorials, general setup, and song / video sharing. If this doesn't gain traction, I'll delete it as per usual.
This program came out under three separate names: MTV Music Generator (US), Music 2000 (Rest-of-the-world), and simply Music for both the PSX and PC, and can be easily found for either platform. Although it has a reputation for being strictly cut-and-paste, this isn't the case at all; Music featured a full sampler, a sample editor, and tons of preloaded synth samples, one-shot drums, and a host of sound FX to load into it. Retro nerds: this was 1998. On a Playstation.
I've successfully figured out how to capture the audio of the PSX / PC versions, video of the PSX port, and even old game saves from your old and dusty memory cards for easy transporting to your PC. Thus far, the PC port crashes horribly in Windows 7, even running through an emulated XP, and I'm trying to find a workaround.
oh also, i have nothing but awesome memories of these progs. they were essentially my first DAW. still to this day when we talk about how long and far i've been with music, friends still bring up they remember me endlessly fucking with that prog in sesh's doing my best to provide some tunes hehe fond memories indeed
I found a copy of Music 2000 on ISO Zone that I'm going to check for the same glitch / crash problem that MMG has on Windows 7. If it works, I'll upload it and post it in the OP. Apparently everyone's been having the same issue, but the last time I ran it on XP, it worked great (this was 2006, so I don't know).
I'm going to post a quick capture process on the emulated version sometime if anyone's interested (and maybe a memory card-to-PC transfer if anyone's interested in extended nerdery). I can't believe so many people on here used this back when it was cool.
Yea man, I would be way down to try her out. On my PC system I'm running Windows 7 Pro. Hopefully there is a working version on it. I'd love to fiddle around with the program, see what I was missing out on while I was playing FF7 and Tony Hawk. Thanks for looking into it.
This is where it literally began for me when it comes to music production, back in Christmas 98 when I got the original "Music" before Music 2000 which came out about a year later and was the superior version. By the time Music Generator for the PS2 came out I'd just started Uni doing my Music Tech Degree so moved onto PC with the likes of Reason and Acid. That one was also odd how they had the vertical arrangement screen like a tracker.