Before MP3s There Was VGMusic

Who remembers the days before MP3s entered the scene? Before MP3s became popular, there were MIDIs. MIDIs were smaller in size compared to MP3s but had lower quality and were heavily used in gaming in the 90s. During this time there was a site that had a whole bunch of MIDIs of my favorite video games, VGMusic:

I used to check out the MIDIs at this site and the great part is that the site still continues to create new music for the newer consoles. Wii, Playstation 3, and XBOX 360 are all on the list along with my favorite 8 and 16-bit consoles. It is simply amazing to revisit this site after so many years and still see it currently active. If you are into video game music like me, give VGMusic a try. The MIDI files are very small and the quality may not be up to par with today’s MP3s but MIDIs are still a very important part of my video game past. If you like OCRemix, give VGMusic a try. These archive and reference sites are great when you want to take a trip back to your past.

2 Responses to “Before MP3s There Was VGMusic”

  1. 1 Larry "Liontamer" Oji

    Indeed, VGMusic is a great resource and particularly came in handy during its earliest days when high-speed internet wasn’t nearly as common as it is today. Check out b1itz Lunar’s stuff there in particular. Dave has done some great music there.

    Larry “Liontamer” Oji
    Head Submissions Evaluator, OverClocked ReMix
    Creator, VG Frequency
    Staff, VGMdb

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