CodeMasters and MTV Bring Remixing to Game Consoles

Codemasters and MTV have announced the development of MTV Music Generator 3: This Is The Remix, the latest generation in the popular music creation and remixing game series. The game gives console owners the ability to mix and remix musical tracks, and will be released for the first time ever on the XBox platform.

The game is a far cry from heavy-duty applications that musicians use for recording and mixing, but it is part of a growing trend of making composition and remixing fun and accessible. Like Apple’s iLife GarageBand, MTV Music Generator does a few things well, and lowers the learning curve so that anybody can create their own remixes.

MTV Music Generator 3: This Is The Remix allows players to create and sample original music tracks as well as remix songs from some of today’s biggest hip-hop and electronica artists. Players can remix “The Way U Move” from three-time 2004 Grammy award-winner OutKast, rap icon Snoop Dogg’s “From Tha Chuuuch To Da Palace”, “Get Busy” from dance hall reggae star Sean Paul, “This Is My Party” from popular New York-based rapper Fabolous, and famed electronica mainstay Carl Cox’s “Katja.” In addition to these artists, players can combine samples from their own music collection in a unique remixed track.

“The MTV Music Generator 3 is the easiest and simplest music remixing product available and for the first time will provide players with the opportunity to create and mix samples from their very own CD collection, as well as popular artists already included,” said Tony Calandra, Director, Interactive Products, MTV. “This series has been a huge success and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Codemasters.”

MTV Music Generator 3: This Is The Remix is the latest addition to the MTV Music Generator series of games, a series that has sold close to 1 million units worldwide. The game makes original music compilation and detailed remixing simple with an intuitive system capable of delivering a finished track with quality sound results. With creation functionality in a fully-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.

Players can also achieve instant effects in songs with simple game controller combinations, including manipulation during track play. In a short amount of time, a standard Hip-Hop, House, Trance, Garage, Dance Hall or Drum ‘n’ Bass track can achieve personalized flair with immediate ambient, radio, vocal or instrumental additions.

The title is scheduled for release in June 2004 on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox systems.

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