MTV Music Generator 3: This Is the Remix Image

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  • Summary: Create and sample original music tracks, and remix some songs from today's hip-hop and electronica artists. Songs include OutKast's "The Way U Move," Snoop Dogg's "From Tha Chuuuch To Da Palace," Sean Paul's "Get Busy," Fabolous' "This Is My Party," and Carl Cox's "Katja." You can even combine samples from your own music collection to bring your favorite artists together in a remixed track. With a full-featured Studio Mode--including an editing bay of riffs, beats, bass lines, and vocals--aspiring DJs, producers, and music aficionados alike can easily assemble professional material in a matter of minutes. Expand
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. The audio portion of the game is wonderful, as expected. The sound quality of the included tracks is excellent, as are the numerous included samples in the game.
  2. Remixing is an art and takes a great deal of practice, MTV Music Generator 3 takes some of the guesswork out of that process and makes it fun for the average gamer, and at an entry price of $29.99 you can't go wrong.
  3. 84
    To be able to pick up Music Generator 3 for a console and have a system that is cleanly designed and easy to make music on is pretty much amazing.
  4. An improvement over previous titles in the series but there are still some glaring deficiencies to creating music on a console. Among which is a lack of importing and exporting options, and available source material.
  5. The basic menu system starts out simple enough, but if you really want to dig down deep into the guts of groove, you've got to work around a menu system that is definitely daunting. Sure it's pretty to look at and has a very professional feel to it, but it can be a total bear for newcomers to the mixing game.
  6. For not really improving much, it doesn't feel like MTV Music Generator 3 as much as it feels like this should have been "MTV Music Generator 2."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. AlexW.
    Aug 15, 2004
    Wow. I can create some rude chowns wid dis mon. It's a budding musicians paradise.
  2. Paradicalpiotr
    Feb 15, 2005
    This ware ownzorz, loads of great samples and build-in wave editor, if you like softwares like fruity loops, buy this for ps2 and you'll love it.
  3. GeraldP.
    Mar 30, 2005
    It is a good game to work with you have to know how to use it. You really have to have a passion for music like that.
  4. Rick
    Feb 28, 2006
    I give it a 5 as its only halfway there. It has some nice features, ease of use, handy tutorials, and good quality sounds. The problems lie in the amount of samples are limited. Not only are they limited in number but are limited in the style of music you are playing. If you are playing house you have house beats to choose from, but why cant you include a melody from trance? Other problems stem from not being able to merge samples creating your own unique sample where by you can look at the back end of that sample and add or take elements away from it. What I mean by that is you can only change the initial sample but that change effects that sample throughout the whole track. So if at the end of a 32 count you wanted to drop the last beat before a kicker on the 33rd you cant cos that dropped beat will be repeated and reflected throughout the whole track where you have that sample placed. The effects on sounds are also limited, as mentioned you cannot change the pitch. Id rate the quality of the sounds better than Music 2000 on PS1 but not nearly enough samples. The main pull of Music 2000 over this as a console music maker is that it just had so much more freedom to create your own unique samples. Sure it has a ripper tool but the length of which is way too short 4 bars in total...which means you cant download a killer lyric from one of ya faves which may say...go for 8 bars. Copy it in two sections I hear you say? Yeah right tried that but trying to match them up seemlessly is nearly impossible. Hmm they are on the right path just fell way short of expectations I believe there is a huuuuge market here with Online users submitting their home console made tracks. We just need a production team to do it right. The first time, not on version 3 or 4 etc but getting it right the first time and then being able to build on that franchise. Fingers crossed. Expand
  5. MattM.
    Oct 17, 2004
    As Uter said, you can't change the pitch of the samples, making it impossible to sound good with anything other than drums. The provided samples only play F and G notes, if that. Simply put, it is IMPOSSIBLE to make a decent remix of anything with this game. If you want a game that does remixes better than MTV:MG3 AND also provides a fun game, buy FREQUENCY or AMPLITUDE. Expand
  6. TankD.
    Jun 27, 2004
    This game is absolutely horrid. The reviewers must be on drugs.
  7. AllanM.
    Jan 5, 2005
    As stated already, no pitch control, and very limited amount of soundsto create very limited melodies. Boring! I started making music with Generator 1 on PS 1 and this just doesnt come close to it. Expand

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