Some of you may remember Music 2000 for PlayStation, a beat-making program that launched in 1998. In it, players navigate a grid of sound channels, effects and even a video sequencer, whose kitschy and lo-fi quality could now be considered to be pretty retro.
Even though Music 2000 has been eclipsed by a number of other more advanced platforms for manipulating samples and making beats, it can still be a fun tool to use for producing more throwback-style tracks, like the rave, jungle and trance that’s currently experiencing a resurgence in popularity. Or, alternatively, grime tracks, considering that the program was an influential DAW for producers working in that genre.
Synthopia tipped us off to a recently uploaded video by YouTube user ChrisLody that looks at Music 2000 and provides a tutorial for those of you who want to reminisce about the good old days of music and gaming—or who want to give their productions a seriously vintage edge. Watch it in full above.