When the MSX was first launched it was given the capability to produce sound through the AY-3-8910 (or compatible) soundchip that we all know as the PSG. Nowadays we are used to things like SCC, MSX-MUSIC, MSX-AUDIO, (AD)PCM, and OPL4, but a large collection of MSX software was released supporting only the PSG. It made us wonder: what if... what if all these sound chips had been available right away? How could those three channel PSG tracks that are often engraved into our brains have sounded with those chips? This calls for a challenge!
So here's your assignment: create a remix of an existing MSX song that originally only uses the PSG sound chip. Show us what sound you can squeeze out of your MSX. You can be as creative as you like, so you can stick to proven tools like Moonblaster and TriloTracker or any of their predecessors, but if you'd like to experiment with the cassette relais, FDD disk head noises, MSX printers or even custom hardware/cables we can only encourage that! You can link multiple MSX computers together and use the most exquisite combination of sound chips. The only requirement is that it has to be reproducible on MSX by someone with exactly the same configuration. MIDI is allowed only to control other MSX computers, not for sound modules or synths. And just to make sure: if the original game or demo also supports other sound chips than PSG it's not a valid candidate. Your starting point is a humble PSG-only song.
Once you have finished an entry please submit a ZIP file of your entry containing the source audio files and information on the setup and frequency (50Hz/60Hz) to be used. Also provide an MP3 recording of your entry so that everyone can hear your song regardless of owning all the needed hardware. Last but not least, if your setup is pretty unique or you used some custom hardware/cables for it please provide a video or pictures showing the setup in action. You can send in multiple entries, but please send in a separate ZIP file for each entry.
And the rewards, apart from eternal glory and satisfaction? Well, we have some nice prizes to give away this time. How about a MIDI-PAC 2.0 (still to be released!), a MegaflashROM SCC, a package with all original Impact releases, a loose game disk of Be-Bop Bout or an MSX T-Shirt or girlie? The first prize winner will have first pick in this bucket of prizes.
The deadline has been set to Saturday, April 30th , 23:59 CET so what are you waiting for? Gentlemen, start your MSX-Engines!