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-MTV Music Generator Help- 1-10-2000 Version 1 PLAYSTATION GAME CONSOLE-PSX My apologies for not stating what this game was for. This is for the Playstation. ___________________________________________________________________ This walkthrough is Copyright 2000 All Rights Reserved. The above copyright is put there to let everyone know that they will not tamper or change this text but only for the sole purpose of personal use. There will be no selling of this document or reprints with the intent to sell to others allowed. If you try to change the document and make it look like your work just know that all gaming sites that this gets posted to know me and know when someone is taking advantage. As you might have seen on gamefaqs that Jeff Veasy the webmaster of gamefaqs posts all indivuduals who plagiarize and I will do the same for the whole world to see. I will post your email address on this text document and you'll get tons of flame mails filling your email box and hard drive. These will most likely be from people that have agreed that you kind of people deserve this type of treatment for ripping off others. So go ahead and try it you'll only end up losing when everything is said and done. There will also be no html remakes of this faq as I do all my own in html. I don't care how good of a webmaster you are with posting up walkthroughs I just won't allow posting of any of my faqs in html form, for any reason. You can criticize my html expertise all you want but it won't get you to publish my pages. Simply put don't mess with my faqs. Questions about only the above mentioned warning statement can be directed at the following email address only. email@example.com I will not help you make a song or suggest the best methods of making a song since I don't consider myself an expert in the field. If you have a question about anything then please don't email me asking me about it since I will not respond. I get heavy email volume daily and won't make the time to answer email. ___________________________________________________________________ I will list all different instruments used and what they do. ___________________________________________________________________ This faq or whatever you wanna call it will be updated hopefully daily if I feel like getting in more info. I don't have all the riffs listed yet as this will take me some time to do. I will also try and have a tutorial on how to make some good songs as I have come up with a few good ones myeslf. _______________________________________________________________________ Trance Baselines Bass Liner- This is a quiet and basic strumming of a bass guitar mostly used for background effect. Bassotron 2- This is best used in the faster dance type songs but works well with rock also and has a very mellow,yet smooth sound. Bassotron- A change from Bassotron 2 it has a slightly higher tone and a changed riff. Blipper- A smooth sounding riff used good for background sounds. Dual Bass 1- This is a definite lead sound and is used good in the faster dance songs. Dual Bass 2- A lower sound from the first Dual Bass and is slightly quetier but still a good lead sounding riff. Dub Bass 2- This is a very quiet and mellow sounding riff used mainly for background sounds. Dub Bass 3- Very mellow and smooth sounding riff used for background sound in a fast dance song. Dub Bass 4- A change in sound to 3 it is very mellow and smooth sounding for a great background riff. Dub Bass- A higher pitched sound but similiar to 4 and very quiet and mellow for use with background riffs. Dum-Di-Di-Bass1- This sound is very long and very cool sounding and is a definite lead riff which works great for any type of music. Dum-Di-Di-Bass2- A much shorter version of 1 but with a slight variation in sound which is best used as a lead riff. Duo Bass- A lead riff with some changes it has a very smooth sound and is used best with a dance style music. Ebassoff- Very crunchy sound here this is a definite lead riff and has a very unique sound. Ebasson- Same crunchy sound here with it being a slight higher than previous and same unique sound a definite lead riff. Half Pound- This sounds very cool and has a definite lead riff so these are best used as introductions and in between solos. Hopping Bass 1- This one has a jumpy sound with pick me ups which works well for intro's. Hopping Bass 2- This is a draggy version of 1 that's not as jumpy but it just drags you is the best way to describe it. A definite lead riff for faster dance songs. Octave Bass 2- This reminds me os a ball being hit by a paddle and is pretty jumpy. This riff can be for foreground or background use. Octave Bass- This is a slight crunchier version of 2 and is much lower in sound which is best used as a background riff. Real Bass- A very quiet,mellow sounding riff,this is much best used for an intro or good for a background riff. Rezzo Bass 1- This has a very sticky tune and is strummed very quickly and grabs you. Works well with foreground riffs. Rezzo Bass 2- A much shorter version of 1 and much mellower. A good background riff at best. Sub Slide Bass- A crunchy/snappy sound and best used for an intro for a song. Sub Slide Bs2- A higher version of 1 it has a grabby sound that's best used for background riffs. Sub Slide Bs3- This is a slight variation of 2 and like the name suggests is a sliding sound best used for intro's. Trance Bass 1- A plucking sound with a deep mix it's best used for a background sound. Trance Bass 2- Starts the same as 1 and then changes and gets lower as it keeps going. A good background riff. Trance Bass 3- A basic strumming which changes towards the end which makes it sound very basic. A good riff for intro's. Trance Bass End- Bouncy sound here which starts off slow and then gets a little faster which works good near the end of a dance song. _______________________________________________________________________ Drum Loops- 2 light kicks- This has a cool sound and is used good for intro's. Add To Me Loop- This is a definite lead riff used good when the intro is about to end. Anthem Loop 1- This is a good background drum beat and really has a good crunchy sound. Anthem LP Fill- A good riff to use for the general flow of a song to keep people moving to the beat. Anthem LP ln1- This is just a cymbals sound which works well with some drum beats for the general flow of the song. Anthem LP ln2- A bassy sounding beat used well with intros. Anthem LP ln2- This uses some good clashing cymbal sounds with some very quick drum taps. A good beat to use after intro. Downbeat Loop- A beat used with symbols and a slapping effect it is definitely a lead riff. Electro Loop 1- A drum beat with a slapping effect used well for an intro. Electro Loop 2- Same as above except a lower sounding beat. Electro lpstop- A slapping effect with some cymbals this is good used for the general flow of a song. German Loop- Slapping effect with a beat and a synthesized effect a very good lead riff. H-Core Loop 1- Cymbals with a slapping effect make this a good lead riff. H-core Lp Drop- Cymbals with semi-fast drum beats make this a good lead riff. H-core Lp Fill- Slapping effect with a good beat which are a definitely good lead riff. H-core Lp In 1- Cymbal taps with a slapping effect are a great lead riff. H-core Lp In 2- Cymbal clashes with slow fading drum beats and then getting faster and fading out. A good ending for a song. Hat N Kick- Low Drum Beats with some quick cymbal taps make this a good intro riff. Heavy Loop 1- Synthesized effect with a dragging sound along with some cymbal taps make it a good intro riff. Heavy Lp Fill- Synthesized effect that's a draggy sound along with more cymbal taps. A great intro. Nine-o Loop- A small drum beat along with the slapping effect makes this a good song flow riff. Odd Crash Fill- Cymbals followed by some heavy bass beats for a good flow riff. Ott Fill- Cymbal clashes as well as some synthesized beats make this a great intro riff. Softy Loop- A mellow sounding beat with a small tap of the cymbals. A good into riff. Urgent Loop 1- Small cymbal taps followed by a slapping effect for a good intro riff. Urgent Lp Drop- Deep beat followed by cymbal taps for a good flow riff. Xtortion Loop- A hammery effect with a very deep beat make this a definite lead riff. _______________________________________________________________________ Melody Ambient Piano- Quiet and tranquil sounding piano riff used anywhere with a good Piano Solo. Ambient Piano2- This sound has a hoppier sound for use with a good beat for the background. Ambient Plink1- Reminds me of small foot steps like on an insect. Good sound for a fast dance song. Ambient Plink2- A longer version of the first with a good fast dance song. Ambient Plink3- Kinda an 80's keyboard sound that would be best left alone since its far passed its time. Ambient Plink4- A much higher sounding riff but good to use in faster dance songs. Bended Notes 2- This is a very annoying,yet in a way different sounding riff. I really can't see using this riff for anything other than irritating someone. Bended Notes- This sounds like a sick violin really but is a tad better than the bended notes 2. Where to use it you say,when you either want attention or trying to express your feelings towards someone you can't stand. Blip Sequence1- A cool sound but it reminds me of when they want to show a news flash. A good intro sound followed by some good beats. Blip Sequence2- A variation from the first one this one would be best used in the flow of a song. Blip Sequence3- Much lower than the others it would make a great background riff. Blip Sequence4- Same lowness with a slight variation for a good background riff. Blue Note S2- I don't know what you'd want to use this for it sounds like a fish choking underwater. Blue Note Seq- Geez the notes are very clashy here and just sound aweful. I don't know what you'd want this sound for. Anooying your mother-in-law comes to mind. Bounce Seq- A spacy sound but blends well with about any good drum variation and is a very jumpy sound. Bounce Seq2- This one is very cool sounding and has the echoey effect. Is great with any goog drum variation. Buzz Sequence- This sound reminds me of race cars for some reason but blends well with most drum or beat variations. Buzz Sequence2- A long riff but has a very smooth and mellow sound which makes it a good lead riff. Choir Pad- Add some churchy riffs if you want to use this riff it works good with the piano riffs. Choir Rise- The gods waltz is what comes to mind and best used with good piano riffs. Clip Chords 2- Synthesized sounding riffs and they are a very jumpy sound. Good for the flow of a song. Clip Chords- A variation of the clip cords 2 is best used for the flow of the song. Clipped Lead2- This has a groovy and high tuned sound. A good sound for a solo riff. Clipped Lead- A prickly sounding riff and best when used in a solo or with good drum beats. Downer- Very quiet sounding riff which is best for a solo riff. Dream Piano- This piano is kinda like Type-O-Negatives style of piano playing. It's used good mainly for lead solo riffs. Ethereal Pad- Another style of Type-O it is one of those sounds like the big pipe organ. Used good for an intro definetely. F To A Drone- Sounds like a cello was used for this sound but is best used for an itro only. Gated Chord 1- This is a dance type of riff and best used for an intro. Gated Chord 2- Same as 1 but with small variations. Guitar Tune- A synthesized sounding guitar it's best used for an intro. Guitar Tune2- A plain sounding riff better used for the intro of a song I suppose. Hi String Fade- A long riff and it sounds like a Chinese or Japanese type of starting of a song. HiString- You really must make an effort to hear this riff it's super quiet. I don't know where this would be effective except maybe at the intro. HiString2- Small variation of the first and yet just as hard to hear. Histring3- A long played out note best used for an intro and very quiet. Jump Sequence- Used for a fast dance song the best place for this riff is for an intro followed by a fast drum beat. Jump Sequence2- A bit crunchier than the first and best used for an intro. Jump Sequence3- Slight variation of 1 and 2 this is used as another good intro. Jump Sequence4- Slight change from 3 but used the same way. Not A Chance- Great Synthesized effects here and best used for a fast dance song. Offset Keys 1- Sounds like someone blowing bubbles underwater and a good riff for anywhere in a song. Offset Keys 2- A slight variation from 1 but used in the same way. Oh My!- Synthesized type of piano type of sound and best used for either the flow of a song or an intro. Old House Chord- Reminds me of some other dance songs I've heard but works well for an intro followed by a background beat riff. Old House Chord2- Same as the first with a slight variation. Pizzi Synth 2- A jumpy,grabby sounding riff that's best used with good beat riffs. Pizzi Synth- Jumpy and a slight variation from the Pizzi Synth 2. Powerfiltdnq- Great riff for intro's. Powerfiltupq- I remember playing Test Drive 6 and it had a very similiar sound as this. Used good with the flow of a song. Pulsa- Short sounding riff which would be used good with a good beat. Ram-massive- Organy sounding riff and best used for slower songs. Ram-Tastic- Great for the slower songs really. Sad Pad- Synthesized Piano and a better choice for the slower songs. Soft Pad 1- Good for slow songs and a good intro. Soft Pad 2- Different Chords used here and best for slower songs,puts me to sleep. Soft Pad 3- These soft pads remind me of a deserted island and it's showing the ocean waves hit the beach. A good slow song riff. Soft Pad Fade- Like the title says it fades in and shuts out. Best used for the ending of a song. String Drone- Reminds me of the movie Tron when the evil red giant robots are searching for people. A very eerie and evil sound. Best used probably for heavy metal songs. Sun Rise- Back to the slow song riffs again this is best used for the intro. Trancer 1- This reminds me of a hyper organist and also would work good on some fast dance rythyms. Trancer 2- A fast playing type of Organ riff best used for the intro of a song. Trancer 3- Change in chords here but best used with fast dance rythyms. Trancer 4- Same as all the other trancer riffs. Trancer Drone- A definite Type O Riff all the way. Used best for the intro of a song or when in a solo. Turn It Up- Has a twangy sound and it grabs you and is best used for dance songs. Turn That Dial- Sounds just like turn it up. _______________________________________________________________________ Percussion 90 Hats- Tapping cymbals good for keeping the beat with the flow of a song or also good for a solo section. 90 Kick- A good Intro for a faster dance type song. 90 Snare- A slapping effect that's best used for the main flow of the song and also a good intro riff. Anthem Clap- This is a slapping effect again used to keep the beat of a dance song. Anthem Fill- A small filler riff best used for the flow of a song. Anthem Hats- Tapping cymbals that work well with any style song. Good for Intro's and solos. Anthem HH+SN- A type of riff best used in a dance song but works well in any song to keep the beat. Anthem Kick- A definite dance song riff here,this riff is best used for the keeping of the beat. Brazil Drums- These drums are one of my personal favorites. They work well,most surprisingly,in the rock songs than any others. Building Snare- This is a fade in drum riff and works well with any style music. Best used for Intros. Buzzin Tams1- This is quick taps with the cymbals and work well with any type of song. Buzzin Tams2- Same as the first one with a slight variation in sound. Clap Attack- A clapping effect heard mostly in fast dance songs usually in the flow of the song. Clap-a-long- This is a slight variation of Clap Attack and works the same way. Down Hats- Quick taps on the cymbals and a catchy sounding riff. It's a good way to intro a song. Electro Kick- A dance sounding riff,this one works best in fast dance songs. Electro Perc- A sliding riff along with quick cymbal taps make this riff best suited for dance songs. Electro Toms- This is a in your face drum jam that is a good attention getter. Works well with any style song. Fast Hats- A quiet sounding riff best used with quieter instrument riffs. Best used in solos. Frantic Fill 1- A fading in drum tapping which works good with intros. Frantic Fill 2- Same as above but much longer. Fullopenhats- A catchy sounding riff that's best used for the flow of a song. German HH+Sn- A different sounding riff with quick taps of cymbals and a catchy drum beat. Used best for the intro of a dance song. German Kick- A synthesized sounding riff best used for faster dance songs. Halfopenhats- Quick taps with cymbals used best for keeping up with regular drum beats. Hat Hat- Quick cymbal taps used to help keep the beat. Hat Kick- Like the German Kick this is best used for dance songs. Hat N Clap- Quick cymbal taps followed by a clapping effect that works best for faster dance songs. Hcore Hats- Quick cymbal taps best used to help keep the beat in a song. Hcore Kick- Quick cymbal taps followed by the german kick style riff. Best used in fast dance songs. Hcore Snare- Clapping effect with a small drum tap on the end. A good dance song riff. Heavy Kick- A cyborgy sounding riff is best way to describe this one. A great dance song riff. Heavy Perc- Clapping effect along with some quick cymbal taps make this a good dance song riff. Heavy Snare- Sounds like bouncing a ball against a thin wall made of aluminum. I don't know where you'd use it or why. Hi Metal Perc- A drum beat followed by a pipe clanging together effect. Best used for the dance songs. High Cymbals- Quiet yet quick cynmbal taps best used for a solo. Knock-wood 1- Reminds me of a woodpecker pecking on wood and I don't see why you'd use this riff since it wouldn't sound very musicee. Knock-wood 2- A quicker version of 1 and where you'd use it and why is beyond me. Latin Perc 1- Cowbell with some bongo sounding drums that'd woek well with any style of song. Latin Perc 2- The cowbell followed by a dragging sound which would probably work best in dance songs. Light Hitter- Quiet yet quick cymbal taps best used for solos. Panning Toms- A dragging riff of drum beats best used for ending(Outro) a song. Raging Fill 1- A quiet drum tapping best used for solos. Raging Fill 2- Quick drum taps for solos. Raging Fill 3- Same as above. Raging Fill 4- Same as above. Ride & Bongo- Like the first Latin riff this beat with cowbell would work with any style song. Shake Shake- A very silent riff I don't see where this riff would come in that greatly. Shakers- Same as above with a slight variation in sound. Snare Add-On- Quiet taps of the drums and higher pitched that's best used in the intro of a song. Snare Fill- A machine gun sounding riff that'd work well at the intro and the outro of a song. Softy HH+Sn- Tiny cymbal taps followed by a catchy beat that works well at the flow of a song. Softy Kick- a grungy sounding beat works well with dance songs. Soomer- Water drop sounding riff followed by a jumpy beat is best used for the flow of a song. Splash- This is just a basic cymbal slap used best in the flow of a song. Synth Hats- Quick cymbal taps followed by pipey sounding effect. Good used in Intros. Tambourine LP- Quick tambourine taps used good with the flow of a song. Tambourine- Quick tambourine taps again the same as above with a slight variation. Tight Tams- Quick taps that are the same as the 2 tambourine riffs. Tik-a-tsss- Quick cymbal taps that sound just like the pronunciation of the name of the riff. Best used for an intro. Tin Opener- Fading cymbal taps used for instrument variations within the flow of the song. Tom+shakes- A deep crunchy sounding drum riff with some small cymbal taps. Best used for the general flow of a song. Toppy Kick+snr- This is a very catchy beat and works great for any type of song. Toppy Zap- Laser sounding synthesized riff best used for dance song solos. Two Hi Hats- Quick cymbal taps best used for the solo section of a song. Urgent Hats- Quick cymbal taps best used for the solo part of a song. Urgent Kick- Sounds a slight different than the German Kick and best used in dance songs. Urgent Perc- Small and quick cymbal taps followed by a clapping effect. This is best used in the faster dance songs. Urgent Snare- Basic drum taps that work in any situation and song. Weapon Fill- Machine gun sounding riff it has a nice fade out technique. I would use it at the outro or ending of a song more than anywhere else. Woody Hits- Sounds just like the title of the riff suggests and is best used in any style song. X HH+Sn- Quick cymbal taps followed by deep beats and best used for faster dance songs. Xkick- A definite dance song riff this has a very grabby sound. Zoomer- This has the raindrop sounding riff and is best used for the solo section of a song. _______________________________________________________________________ Sound Effects Harder- A sliding synthesized riff used good for a song Intro or Outro. _______________________________________________________________________ Vocals And It Always- Just basic vocals for you to use if you choose, Personally I didn't see what the point of putting in other people's vocals was. Are U Ready...- I was thinking AC/DC was going to cover this one but no such luck. It's just some guy that sounds like Kermit The Frog singing are you ready babies? Baby I Luv U1- Sounds okay I suppose as long as I cover my ears. Baby I Luv U2- Thinking U2 had this one covered,Wrong again. Like before sounds best when I cover my ears. Music is the...- Some guy trying to sound all evil and it doesen't work terrible,just terrible. Take It Higher- Some woman singing I guess this riff sounds good when not played. To The Massive- Hmm Lets see that sucked. Vocal Seq 1- Sounds like someone thinking they made up a cool keyboard effect that anyone could have made up. Vocal Seq 2- Short sound effect same as above. ________________________________________________________________________________ _________________ Beat Basslines Bass Eagle- Deep and crunchy sounding riff good for Intros. Bigline- Lots of string plucking in this riff a definite intro riff. Buzz Bassyear- Is like Cut Master a lot and is best used anywhere in the song. Buzzline- Best used for Intros. Cut Master- Very synthesized and very cool sounding this riff is used anywhere in the song. Duck Done- Has a twangy and deep sound best used for Intros. For The Birds- Deep sounding riff that's best used in the intro. Funky Tone- Best used for Intros. Furrowed- Basic strumming,this is best used for the intro of a song. Grain Intro- Very changy sounding riff and twangy also and best used for the general flow of the song. I got it- Quiet sounding riff best used for an intro. Its Larry- This is a groovy riff and is best used for the intro of a song. Mellow Yellow- This riff fades in and out and best used for intros. Minimal Groove- Very quiet riff here best used for an intro. Oh No...- Punchy sounding riff best used for the general rythym of the song. Phunk-O-Soul- Quiet sounding riff best used for solos. Pluck Bass 1- Very cool sounding riff here best used for song Intros. Pluck Bass 2- Catchy sounding riff best used to keep the rythym. Pluck Bassend- A bluesy sounding bass riff used good to keep the rythym of a song. Popping Bass- If you've ever seen the show Seinfeld and when they come back from a commercial break they show his apartment building and a guy strums his bass. Sounds just like this. Best used for an intro of flow of the song. Pound Me- Very hard to hear this one even when loud so where to use this riff is a mystery. Russ Pt1- Catchy sounding bass riff best used in the flow of the song. Russ Pt2- Basic strumming of strings used best where is a good question cause I haven't a clue. Solar Inn- Small and crunchy sounding bass riff and best used at the solo areas of a song. Speed Bass- A catchy and commanding riff it's best used to keep the rythym in the main part of the song. Squelcher- A cool sounding robotic riff that fades in and out at certain intervals. Good use for the intro. Stomper- Sounds like Jaws in a small way and then throws in a cool fade out jam. Good use within the flow of a song. Summertime- Very smooth sounding bass riff best used for the intro of a song. The Mainline- A good background riff to go along with the flow of the song. Yuckie- A slidy sounding and funky sounding riff. Used best with the flow of a song.