Metal Gear 2 Solid Snake - Intro

Metal Gear 2 Solid Snake - Intro

by wolf_ on 05-05-2012, 22:12
Topic: Music

Traditionally, MSX composers use their MSX to create MSX sounds. Later on, some or all of those people move on to more powerful hardware; physical synths and/or software. These are then used to create covers in a wide range of styles, from new age to symphonic - who will be the first one to base his MSX remake on dub-step wobbles? Then, there are composers who use their PC to create MSX music. It's cross development, or perhaps cross composing would be a better term, Vortex Tracker is probably the most used cross method to create PSG music.

And then there's Meits who uses the cross composing method, but then the other way around. Using a modified private version of MBWave, he uses this classic MSX tracker to control his hardware synths (JV1080 and XV5050, both from Roland). Simply said: he tracks his music in MBWave, and all the signals go to his synthesizers through the MIDI from the Music Module.

There are several Solid Snake intros in our freeware download database already. It's one of those musical Konami evergreens in the popular Metal Gear franchise. And as Meits was pointing out on IRC, this afternoon: "if you remake the Solid Snake intro, only then are you really part of the gang." So, that was to be his mission of his spare Saturday. Welcome to the gang!

Relevant link: Meits - Solid Snake Intro

Comments (10)

By meits

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05-05-2012, 22:59

Yay! I am part of the illustrious gang of the cliché cover Smile

By Jorito

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06-05-2012, 00:17

Heh, just noticed that my version of the Solid Snake intro tune isn't even in the downloads database! Awell, here it is for those interested: Made (10?) years ago with my Roland JV-1010 and a steptime MIDI tracker (Ztracker iirc).

PS: is that Dennis de Tennis in de background?

By meits

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06-05-2012, 00:24

I just grabbed that and went here to ask for more covers, since there've been made loads Big smile
So... Who else made a cover? I want it... Got all from the download section over here... Wondering who made that Arranger version (Ruud or Bart?) and where to get the others? Which music disks got a version of it? Want them all...

And yes... A special request of Dennis' biggest fan (Wolf_) was an appearance of Dennis Big smile

By wolf_

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06-05-2012, 00:32

Well, you know, if you ask Meits (of all people) to make a photo for the spotlight, then Dennis must be in. Always. It's a bit of a classic running gag; "The Dennis World Tour".

It's a tennisball on a stick, for crying out loud.. Big smile

By anonymous

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06-05-2012, 00:37

I'm pretty sure that the Arranger version was made by Bart. If you listen closely to the drum track and find that the hihats are sequenced like you'd do in MoonBlaster, that's a pretty safe bet Tongue

All the MSX covers I made (including some unfinished and unreleased stuff) can be found here:

By meits

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06-05-2012, 00:41

Then Bart made 3(!) versions (at least) O_O
Got a Dandan MWM OPL4 version from the download section as well now (turned into mp3)... What a big load o' bass in that one Big smile

Need more... I know MB1.4 has its versions as well...

By Jorito

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06-05-2012, 00:42

Yeah, I also covered it for MB1.4 sometime. Not sure where that one ended up tho. It might be on the Carbuncle Big Band or on FutureDisk 16 afaik.

By Gradius2

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06-05-2012, 04:07

Why ppl insist on super low quality mp3?

FLAC for the Penguin!

By Alex

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06-05-2012, 22:03

Congrats with this cover. It sounds really good Cool

By JohnHassink

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07-05-2012, 19:33

Hey, I always thought that the mandatory cliché cover was South Downtown from SD Snatcher. Wink