MSX' signature music

By wolf_

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26-01-2008, 12:21

Did anyone notice that Disney has a signature tune? When You Wish Upon a Star is the de facto Disney identification. A good Disney runner-up identification is that Electrical Light Parade tune (which I used in Infinite's snowfall entry Tongue). No matter where you hear this WYWUaS tune, the first thing you think of is 'Disney'.

Is there a signature MSX tune that immediately brings on the image of the MSX? If yes: which?

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By snout

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26-01-2008, 12:22

Konami's pauze tune/notes ;P

By AuroraMSX

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26-01-2008, 12:37

The intro tunes of MG:SS, Illusion City, Xak3, Nemesis, Salamander, Hydefos, etc etc Tongue

By MäSäXi

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27-01-2008, 08:20

Nemesis family are originally arcade games, and ported as well to spe,ams, c64 and others too... so they are not very "msx signature"...

I say PENGUIN ADVENTURE... unless someone says it was arcade too... Tongue or ported from spectrum original... LOL! Tongue

By cax

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27-01-2008, 08:39

Various beeps from MSX2 Basic, especially "set beep 4"

By wolf_

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27-01-2008, 11:18

Well, there are a few issues with this question yes.. MSX games being ports from other computers or consoles is one. MSX tunes being ported to other computers/consoles is one (you loose a bit o' uniqueness). The wide range of games/tunes is another one. Disney has all kinda long 15..20minute pieces that feature those WYWUaS themes in combination with a number of themes from their animated movies (Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Peter Pan, etc.), and most or all of those themes are in fact happy/uplifting. And it's not just the themes that may be familiar, it's also the style which is completely Disney. I just wondered what kind of music would be immediately 'MSX', no questions asked.

By JohnHassink

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10-02-2008, 19:25

The "Compile jingle"?

Especially the OPL version.

By RobertVroemisse

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22-02-2008, 09:42

- Compile Discstation introscreen music & menu music
- SD Snatcher Downtown music
- Intromusic Psycho World (if anybody has a good MIDI version of this song I would be eternally gratefull)
- First intro music Metal Gear 2

By poke-1,170

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22-02-2008, 11:59

That Electrical Light Parade tune is Jean Jacques Perrey's / Gershon Kingsey's "baroque hoedown".
Perrey is in his 80's (old musique concrete dude) and still does
very funny music. Kingsley was the one who wrote "popcorn" by the way Wink

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22-02-2008, 18:36

By MäSäXi

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22-02-2008, 20:08

Well, there are a few issues with this question yes.. MSX games being ports from other computers or consoles is one. MSX tunes being ported to other computers/consoles is one (you loose a bit o' uniqueness). The wide range of games/tunes is another one. Disney has all kinda long 15..20minute pieces that feature those WYWUaS themes in combination with a number of themes from their animated movies (Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Peter Pan, etc.), and most or all of those themes are in fact happy/uplifting. And it's not just the themes that may be familiar, it's also the style which is completely Disney. I just wondered what kind of music would be immediately 'MSX', no questions asked.

Can´t resist mentioning that Disney´s tunes have always been covered by countless artists from the very beginning (don´t know what´s the modern day situation is thought), so MSX tunes being ported to other computers/consoles is maybe not too bad thing for this topic, thought I understand your point wolf. Smile