|Creator||Jonathan Miller, Burt Sloane, Chris Grigg, Mark Miller|
GEMS (Genesis Editor for Music and Sound Effects) is a piece of proprietary music software for DOS used solely for creating music on the Sega Genesis and Sega 32X in the proprietary format MOD (GEMS). The program was created by Jonathan Miller, Burt Sloane, Chris Grigg and Mark Miller. The program is MIDI compatible to make it easier to use.
It is estimated that close to 200 Genesis and 32X games used GEMS for music and sound.
GEMS was heavily criticized by video game music listeners because of its low fidelity in instrument design, but this was a fault of the default instrument patches. They could be modified (which they sometimes were) to produce a more realistic sound.
The following composers used GEMS:
- Alex Rudis
- Bill Bogenreif
- Brian Coburn
- Chris Grigg
- Clifford Falls
- Devin Hurd
- Jason Scher
- Mark Miller
- Nathan Grigg
- Rolf Weber
- Ted Allen
- Tommy Tallarico
|2.1||Download - (info)||DOS||Includes source for several versions.|
- http://gdri.smspower.org/wiki/index.php/Mega_Drive/Genesis_Sound_Engine_List - List of games that use GEMS.