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Postby Grazey / PHF » Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:45 pm

Anyone have a decent prg which plays Music Studio SNG files ? (with ST output)

The ones I've tried either give silence (i presume they are only MIDI output) or they don't sound as good as they do through the MS editor.

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Postby atari_mark » Tue May 02, 2006 12:40 pm

I used to know the author Music Studio, I was once asked to hack it but he used loads of checksums all over the place so I gave up.

Pity I am no longer in touch as I am sure he would have a player for the PC.
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Postby ggn » Tue May 02, 2006 1:33 pm

graz,

so you need the music studio driver ripped then?
is 73 Falcon patched atari games enough ? ^^

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Postby Grazey / PHF » Tue May 02, 2006 2:04 pm

GGN, yeah

As I said the players I've seen aren't 100% I even ripped out the SNG player from Xevious and Metrocross (both use Music Studio files) but they don't play all tunes properly. So the only 100% method would be to rip out the code from the actual Music Studio prog (audio.prg). Downloadable from Tracker Heaven.

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Postby atari_mark » Tue May 02, 2006 4:53 pm

Oh I am talking b*llocks, the person I knew wrote Midi Studio.
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Postby Grazey / PHF » Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:49 am

Following on from my original message,

Has anyone got any Music Studio SNG files?

currently I have the ones which came with the program (By Ed Bogas), another 2 disks and music from Metro-Cross and Xevious.

I'm led to believe alot of these tunes appeared on various BBS's many moons ago, anybody have any ?

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Postby atari_mark » Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:54 pm

I have 22 files with the extension of .SNG but I am not sure if they are from music studio. Do you have any clues how I can tell?
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Postby Grazey / PHF » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:53 pm

Hi Mark,

Header is :-

$cd,"Mstudio"

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Postby Mug UK » Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:50 pm

What games were done which feature music by Ed Bogas?

Guessing some of the first ST titles by Activision and Accolade would be the best places to look. That is, assuming, the .SNG files are either separate or easy to remove from the binaries.

According to Lemon Amiga he did the music for the Activision Football & Baseball sports titles from 1987-ish.
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Postby Grazey / PHF » Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:18 pm

Currently I have 260 Music Studio SNG files.

As far as commercial stuff, Ed Bogas did the tunes which came with the original MS disks.

Not sure who did Metrocross (conversion by Probe..ugh!).
But Xevious was by Nick Jones whose only other ST tune was First Samurai.

It seems lotsa BBS's had Music Studio files uploaded see :-

http://www.atarimax.com/freenet/freenet ... le.php?126

finally ripped the 100% music studio driver so all these are a doddle to convert to SNDH. From the class of 505 and Dubmood to the blips of music Studio :)

The more SNG files the better.

P.S. Did Activision Baseball/Football come out on the ST?

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Postby Mug UK » Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:28 pm

Yep .. got a boxed copy of one of them somewhere in this room :)

Try the very early Supergau disks .. maybe do a bulk WinHex search on a folder of unpacked Supergau disks in ST format as a first run search?
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Postby Grazey / PHF » Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:50 pm

muguk wrote:Yep .. got a boxed copy of one of them somewhere in this room :)

Try the very early Supergau disks .. maybe do a bulk WinHex search on a folder of unpacked Supergau disks in ST format as a first run search?


Nope not in Supergau or planetemu either.

Winhex: how do you bulk search a folder? I'm using v13.

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Postby Mug UK » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:17 pm

Sorry, my mistake. Open say 20 disk images at a time (you can open a whole folder but if there's 800 disk images, I reckon Windows will throw a fit!) and then activate the Find option.

Make sure you select the Search in all open windows check box and click OK.

Makes searching for one string in many files so much easier.
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Re: Music Studio

Postby Symoon » Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:03 pm

Old memories again...
My brother had Music Studio with another disk filled with songs; sadly he formated this 2nd disk.

1 or 2 similar disks can be found on the net, I must have them somewhere.

There's an Atari program that converts Music Studio to Midi, but I'm not sure the conversion was 100%...
Edit: the program is Midi Music Maker.

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Re: Music Studio

Postby Cronos » Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:07 am

Hey Grazey,

Would you mind sharing that SNG to SNDH convertor?
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Re: Music Studio

Postby Grazey / PHF » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:32 am

Hi Rich

My Music Studio to SNDH converter program is on the PHF website download/atari/tools

Just copy the program to the location of the music studio files then run the program. It will automatically create SNDH files.

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