Ok so I decided I would post a poll for the PC version of Music 2000, since it works differently and offers more than the Playstation version.
As you might remember I have rated Music 2000 PS1 9/10. However, I rate the PC version 2/10. I almost felt like rating 1/10. Even MTVMG3 got a better rating from me (4/10). Here's why below.
THe good thing about the PC version is that there's now 99 sound channels instead of 24, much more sound memory avaliable, saving/loading is faster and you can now import wav files, meaning you no longer have to burn your samples on CDs then import using the CD sampling feature (altough this feature is still present).
This brings a lot more possibilities for music producing and all this could have made Music 2000 PC the best Jester's music program ever. However, all the flaws in the programs makes it even worse than MTV Music Generator 3. In MTVMG3 there was so many limitations, but at least you could still do awesome songs in it in about 3 hours. In Music 2000 PC there's myriads of possibilities, but it's barely useable at all! First of all, the program crashes a lot. If you have the second version of Music 2000 PC called Music 2002 Club Edition it will be better but it will still crashes a lot, and you'll encounter an annoying bug that cause song to play at 0 BPM, meaning it won't even play at all. I did not had this happen in the original version though, but the many crashes, especially in XP makes the software annoying to use. Also, a windows user will get lost in the controls. All essential and common Windows shortcuts used in almost all apps for this platforms are not present in Music 2000 PC. Jester decided to put their own, or remove some essential ones altogether. On windows you could have selected an area, pressed CTRL+C then pasted with CTRL+V (or a click) but in Music 2000/2002 PC you can't do that. You need to select an area by either figuring out what's the secret shortcut to select area or going through the huge menu to select the option there. Riff editor is a chore to use, to delete a note the easiest way is to click on it, press Del, click the other note, press del, etc. Sometimes it doesnt work so you need to reclick, press del until it works. Also, reverb effects are mono, like in Music 3000. They are better of course, coming from the PS1 version of Music 2000, but they lose a lot of their quality in mono sound. A bug also causes the first channel of riffs you edit to get locked down sometimes, meaning it won't let you add any notes on the first channel of any riff until you save, exit, restart then load. If you don't restart you have to start your riffs edition on the 2nd channel, meaning for one channel riff you need to make it two channels high. The controls are very horrible in overall too. You will always end up spending 10 seconds doing something you did in half a second on the PS1 version.
As for the wav importing, it's quite challenging to use too. If your wav file isn,t saved in 16 bit PCM, it won't load at all it seems. Plus, all wav files takes two sample slots, and since the sample limit is 99 it gets filled pretty quick.
Basically they tried to make a software using mouse, but still kept keyboard usage essential. With all the bugs and glitches it has too, it makes it even harder to use than Ejay or professional softwares such as FL Studio.
Music 2002 has more samples than Music 2000 and some very cool ones (that are in Music 3000 too like Technosawrus I think), but all original premade riffs seems missing and the new samples won't help the fact this program is barely possible to use at all. I tried making a few songs in it, and I gave up.
So yeah, 2/10. The 2 points are only because of the load of options, less restrictive sound memory and the ability to load samples from wav files. Else, don't bother. Get the PS1 version instead or get MTVMG2
EDIT: Music 2002 also gets the same score from me