I am happy to announce the winner of the SEGA Music Competition: Rush Coil with the track "Blast Processing"!
Here are some comments from the judges (who were from Australia, Japan and Sweden):
"This track has a couple of things that make it really stand out, firstly its sense of space through the use of panning and reverb is really nice and whilst not purist in a hardware sense it still has incredibly creative uses of the core sounds of the sega consoles. Secondly the song has a nice sense of structure introducing and reworking themes in a way that it is never too repetitive but remains familiar."
"I really like this song"
"Beautifully detailed composition within a restricted medium."
Listen to all of the entries here: http://milkcrate.com.au/sega_comp/
Congratulations once again go out to Rush Coil! I wish him the best, and I hope that he enjoys my SEGA Master System MIDI Interface. Honorary mentions go out to the entries by Rei Yano and Turbo Crush!
Thanks to everyone that participated, and a special thanks to all the judges for the amount of effort and time put into adjudicating the entries.