Publisher/Developer: Digital Leisure
What they say: Think you can be the next big music star? Well now you’ve got all the tools right at your fingertips with Mix Superstar. Create, mix and record your own royalty-free musical masterpieces right on your PlayStation 3. There are over 1,000 Dance, Hip Hop and Rock loops included across multiple instruments like Drum, Bass, Synth, Guitar and even voice tracks.
Previously available only on the Wii, Mix Superstar has been rebuilt from the ground up to provide you with the tools to make that next hit. Once you’ve tuned your tracks just the way you want them it’s time to show it off. Mix Superstar allows you to export your music creations, and download them to your computer so you can take them on-the-go! Everything you make is yours – royalty free!
Also included is full support for both the PlayStation Wireless Stereo Headset and USB Microphones so you can lay down your own vocals on that next hit.
What I say: I have the musical talent of a brick…maybe two bricks. So I approached Mix Superstars with a little bit of doubt as to what I would be able to accomplish. Mix Superstar is a mixing app that lets you create music from a large selection of royalty free “loops”. These loops come in the form of instruments, voice samples and a lot more. Just about every music genre you can imagine is represented. There is a great and very informative tutorial to get you started. After completing that, you start off picking your genre and first loop, thus setting your beats per second. This sets the tone for your entire song. If the 1000 or so free loops provided are not enough there are plenty of loops packs available for purchase.
You can pack multiple loops on top of each other to get the exact sound you want. There is also support for USB microphones so you can rap, sing, or record any loop you want. I didn’t utilize this feature as I value my windows. But there is a pretty wide range for you to explore when putting your musical epic together. You can even save and upload your creations. I put together a horror themed rap song about the plight of carrot farmers. I am, however, too embarrassed to post it. Trust me it truly makes you care about carrot farming.
Mix Superstar was really a lot of fun messing with the various loops and trying to put a decent song together. It’s almost like a puzzle game in that regard. If you are musically inclined I could see you putting something pretty great together. Mix Superstar is definitely worth a look.
Mix Superstar is available on Playstation Network for $9.99.
Would you like to win a PSN download voucher for this fun game? Drop me an e-mail at dennis (at) adarkerimage.com with the name of your favorite song. Monday February 10th at 8:00 PM EST I will draw a winner. Winner will be notified by e-mail and posted here!
Updated 02/11/2013: I printed out all the e-mails, threw them in a bag and drew a winner! And that winner is…
Thanks to everybody who entered and look for an another giveaway in the next couple of days. Also thanks to Digital Leisure for providing the prize!