Martin Kitney, Pr & Marketing manager at Jester commented, "This partnership enables us to broaden this product both in market appeal and in it's quality. It also gives us the opportunity to work with some of the best artist in the music business which will give us fantastic PR and marketing opportunities".
Martin Bales, Head of Licensing with Perfecto comments "Music is not simply about selling records at retail, this is a rare opportunity for a games publisher and record label to work successfully together in order to provide games' users with a unique and fun tool and more importantly enhance the gaming experience with quality music and credible artists. Perhaps this software will provide the chance for the next Timo or Oakenfold to emerge…
Perfecto Tracks already confirmed for Music 3 are Paul Oakenfold's "Starry Eyed Surprise", and "Ready Steady Go!", along with Timo Maas track "To Get Down". These tracks will come pre loaded on Music 3 with user being able to remix and edit and produce videos to accompany them. Further licensed tracks are planned and information will be released shortly on them.
Music 3 is the next product in Jesters million selling music series. New features include V2M mode allows the user to whistle a tune into a microphone and Music 3 will build a song around it! . Another radical new feature is the DJ Super Mixer allowing the user to become a real-time D.J., using up to six turntables!
64 channels using Jesters own VEKTEKtm audio technology (PS2 can only play 48 channels)
20 Megabytes of memory for sounds (10 times more than MUSIC Generator 2!)
STUDIO Quality samples (48kHz give brighter crispers sounds and is studio quality – previous music titles operated at 44.1kHz)
USB sampler (Record sounds from any source – Microphone, CD, Tape, even Vinyl!)
CD sampler (grab sound clips from your favourite audio CD's)
Create DVD style videos (Blend and mix from over 500 video clips)
Unique V2M system (Voice2Music - sing your tunes into the PS2, choose an instrument and let the software create your own riffs all in the right pitch and time. Now you really can hum it and let the PS2 play it!)
DJ SUPERMIXER. Six Independent Decks featuring 16 changeable tracks per deck for you to mix your own set. Team up with your buddy and use this multiplayer feature to create your own special mix!
Music 3 is released for Playstation 2 in Q1'2003.