Meits
This page was last modified 19:12, 23 August 2017 by Meits. Based on work by FiXato and Wolf.

Meits (Jelle Jelsma, 1977) came in contact with MSX in 1986 when his dad bought an MSX through a computer sales program at the company he worked for. The choice was a Sony 700 or a Philips 8235. Since those machines were awfully expensive, the 8235 was taken home. Meits was jealous as hell to all the others who got a Sony 700 since he couldn't play the same games they could. So every time he got back from a visit to one of the Genic guys, all he had were some MSX1 games. Luckily a few years later the 8235 was traded to a Sony 700. Back to Genic's Ronald Zijlstra. Unfortunatly he sold all his MSX stuff and pointed him to (Chip) Andre Annema. Later on, Andre and he started experimenting with making software. Meits bought an FM-PAC at MK Public Domain with FAC Soundtracker 1.0. This got replaced by Soundtracker 2.0 and later on with Moonblaster 1.4. After recruting some other MSX people from the Neighborhood the development of the first music disk started and got released by MSX Club Friesland Noord. From this first music disk on Meits handled the music. He contributed to a hand full of music disks with MSX Club Friesland Noord, MSX Gebruikersgroep Friesland and Near Dark of which he is one of the founding members.

Next to the music disks he coordinated the release of DISK (De Idiootste Software Krant), an adolescent disk magazine by MSX Club Friesland Noord/Near Dark. After the Zandvoort 1997 fair he quit the MSX scene to come back in 2004 as an active scene member. Since 2010 even handling the main code of the music demos.

Now he hosts his own website meits.nl


Credits

as composer

  • Soepfiskje (MSX Club Friesland Noord)
  • Meits' best Noises (Self)
  • Jarretenk (MSX Club Friesland Noord)
  • King's Valley II Stages (MSX Club Friesland Noord)
  • Meits' best Noises 2 (Self)
  • Near Dark (Near Dark)
  • Near Dark 2.5 (Near Dark)
  • DISK 1
  • DISK 2
  • DISK 3
  • DISK 4
  • DISK 5
  • DISK 6
  • DISK 7
  • DISK BBS (Near Dark)
  • Meits' Best Noises 2+ (Self)
  • Meits' Best Noises - The final Chapter (Self)
  • Alto - Hell on Wheels (MSX Gebruikersgroep Friesland / Near Dark)
  • Tweety's Choise (MSX Gebruikersgroep Friesland / Near Dark)
  • Trilogy (MSX Gebruikersgroep Friesland)
  • Sunrise Magazine 17B
  • MGF Magazine 14/Sunrise Magazine 19
  • Happy 10th anniversary Soepfiskje (Near Dark)
  • DISK (Near Dark)
  • dIIsk (Near Dark)
  • Disxmas (Near Dark)
  • Ashguine 2 translation/music patch (MSX Translations)
  • D3SK alias dIIIsk (Near Dark)
  • Dutch Moonsound Veterans
  • Wild Puzzle
  • DISK Strategy II

as writer

  • MSX Club Friesland Noord Clubblad
  • DISK 1
  • DISK 2
  • DISK 3
  • DISK 4
  • DISK 5
  • DISK 6
  • DISK 7
  • DISK BBS
  • MGF Magazine 14/Sunrise Magazine 19
  • MGF Magazine 15/Sunrise Magazine 20

as coder

  • DISK 1
  • DISK 2
  • DISK 3
  • DISK 4
  • DISK 5
  • DISK 6
  • DISK 7
  • DISK BBS
  • Meits' Best Noises
  • Meits' Best Noises 2
  • Meits' Best Noises 2+
  • Meits' Best Noises - The final Chapter
  • King's Valley II Stages
  • Illusions
  • DISK (music disk)
  • dIIsk
  • Disxmas
  • D3SK alias dIIIsk
  • Dutch Moonsound Veterans
  • DISK Strategy II

as graphics designer

Challenges

  • MRC's MuSiXmas Challenge (4th place)
  • MRC's Scene Music Remake Challenge (5th and 2x 8th place)
  • MRC's Scene Music Remake Challenge 2 (3th place)
  • Pimp my PSG Challenge (1st place)

Trivia

  • Makes music on MSX exclusively. His synthesizers are controlled by a homebrew hack for MBWAVE.
  • The tallest MSX scener at 2.08 meters.
  • Has used a MoonSound to play keyboards in a black metal band in 1999.
  • Has had an alter ego in JOAN (Jelle Onder Andere Naam) in his Tweety period.
  • As an eight year old he used to reset his dad's 8235 by putting a pair of scissors in slot 1.