Beautiful. So many hours of sweaty work summed up in two sentences.
If I may add, if you want to stay true to SMW and the marioverse, you can teach yourself the Mario-specific composition style
(video) and use only the built-in samples.
Learning how to port isn't so hard by my experience. I started at last October and now I've got somewhat decent. The difficulty level takes a hike when you try to emulate foreign instrumentations. You need patience to decipher the midi of whatever you need to port. You can get started here
Software-wise, there are the SF2 thingys maxodex has mentioned, I don't know whether a SNES pack exists. I think the one bundled in Anvil Studio
may do the trick...
If you like more GBA or NES sounds, there's a soft for this too: LMMS
. It comes bundled with a variety of chiptune-like sound generators.
Hey this is me, Darkslayer.