Old CD’s: Games, Encyclopedia, Apps.

Reviews About Old Software on CD-ROM from the 1990’s

Rock ‘n’ Roll Your Own February 27, 2009

1995 iN!-Ovation Award

Rock ‘n’ Roll Your Own

If you liked the Music Studio in Nickelodeon Director’s Lab, you should be very happy fooling around with Rock ‘n’ Roll Your Own (Compton’s NewMedia). Here you get eight songs to work with. Once inside each song, everything can be manipulated by mouse or keyboard. Each song has approximately ten different parts – introduction, chorus, bridge, verse, etc. – that can be arranged any way you want. There are sound loops that can be added at any time, like horns riffs, guitar riffs, drums, etc., and you can add more than one at a time. Each song also has eight vocal parts and six different pitches that can be assigned to any sound loop. Finally, each song can be recorded and played back however you want. This is all great fun, extremely versatile and, best of all, produces a seamless product. The cover says “no musical ability required” and it’s true, though if you do possess musical ability, you’ll be able to apply it. Musical knowledge, however, is completely unnecessary. So, there’s no excuse not to rock ‘n’ roll.

– June 1995

Previous Awards Review | Awards Index | Titles Index | Next Awards Review



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s