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#1 Feb 24 2011 at 10:35 AM Rating: Good
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I'm sorry if this is old but OH GWADH:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Druc2wG3RDU&feature=BF&list=PL30E48213B2A49930&index=22

Holy craptasm! "Answers" just made me pee in my pants a bit >__>

*has multiple fangasms*

Also new orchestrations from one of the best games ever made with Uematsu's biggest ost: Final Fantasy IX

My ears just went happy on my hair!
#2 Feb 24 2011 at 10:39 AM Rating: Good
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Why is this vastly superior version of the uldah theme not in the game?
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#3 Feb 24 2011 at 10:40 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, Ima .dat it for myself. It really is good. I think there's another orchestrated XIV song too...?

EDIT: Yep, looks like it! There's 4 of them in total, excellent.

Edited, Feb 24th 2011 7:41pm by Hyanmen
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#4 Feb 24 2011 at 10:42 AM Rating: Good
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I'm going to Distant Worlds in NYC in April. :)
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#5 Feb 24 2011 at 10:46 AM Rating: Excellent
I've always been a fan of the Distant Worlds music. Sadly, I missed them when they were in Seattle a few years ago (which I'm still kicking myself over).

http://ffdistantworlds.com/ If anyone's interested in seeing if they'll be in their neighborhood any time soon.
#6 Feb 24 2011 at 10:48 AM Rating: Good
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Hyanmen wrote:
Well, Ima .dat it for myself. It really is good. I think there's another orchestrated XIV song too...?


There's Thanalan and Limsa and the Chocobo medley has XIV's version of bird-music!

**** I just can't stop grinning like a maniac =D

So great that they made orchestrations to old songs that don't have this treatment yet.

I have to say that Hamazu's stuff sounds better in the official XIII ost with it's hybrid sound with synthesized effects. There's just not that unreal wham of the piano in Saber's Edge in any other way.

J-E-N-O-V-A is amazing btw!
#7 Feb 24 2011 at 11:22 AM Rating: Good
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YES!!! Finally in NYC!!! I had been waiting for YEARS!!!

I will be there for the April 2nd show :)

Oooh! FRAG! I didn't realize they have 2 different play list on those days!! ****...I like april 1st's list better :(

Weeeee! A quick phone call and everything is fixed. I will be there on the 1st instead :D

Edited, Feb 24th 2011 12:27pm by OneFatAngel

Edited, Feb 24th 2011 12:34pm by OneFatAngel
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#8 Feb 24 2011 at 11:24 AM Rating: Decent
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Gotta say I still prefer XIII's eccentric approach to chocobo theme (and it fit extremely well with how the chocobos in Cocoon looked and acted in that game). This version doesn't fall too much behind it though.
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#9 Feb 24 2011 at 11:24 AM Rating: Good
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easily my all time favorite:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1WAJY3oHLk&feature=autoplay&list=PL30E48213B2A49930&index=26&playnext=4

the cosmo canyon from VII is a close 2nd

#10 Feb 24 2011 at 11:53 AM Rating: Good
So tickets for the NYC show are still available? Hmm, going to have to seriously look into this. NYC isn't too far from where I live upstate so it might be worth it. Bit worried about the dress code though, never been to a live show that wasn't hard rock and they're pretty lenient with what you wear.
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#11 Feb 24 2011 at 11:59 AM Rating: Good
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OniElvaan the Eccentric wrote:
So tickets for the NYC show are still available? Hmm, going to have to seriously look into this. NYC isn't too far from where I live upstate so it might be worth it. Bit worried about the dress code though, never been to a live show that wasn't hard rock and they're pretty lenient with what you wear.


I got the best seats just last week, so I'm sure there are still seats.

Dress code shouldn't matter. I went to PLAY! and people were casual and/or cosplaying.
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#12 Feb 24 2011 at 12:06 PM Rating: Decent
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So tickets for the NYC show are still available? Hmm, going to have to seriously look into this. NYC isn't too far from where I live upstate so it might be worth it. Bit worried about the dress code though, never been to a live show that wasn't hard rock and they're pretty lenient with what you wear.


For the orchestra people normally tend to get a bit more dressed up, but it depends on your age really. if you're on the younger side you can pull off a nice collared shirts and some nice jeans (not frayed) with some dress shoes and a matching belt... i guess that's getting a bit specific. i would suspect that because distant worlds is catered to ff fans and it's not a standard symphony, you'll see a lot of gamers who may not be used to dressing up for the orchestra. i'd bet my hat you'll see some ff t-shirts at the very least; there might even be some cosplayers. having never went i can't say for sure, but one day...

it's probably worth mentioned that i've attended symphonies in about 10 different locations though, and none of those places have had an enforced dress code. so don't stress too much about it.

and also, wow: these orchestral tracks are amazing, amazing, amazing!
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#13 Feb 24 2011 at 12:27 PM Rating: Good
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I just bough my ticket for the front roll seat. So yes, tickets are still available!
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#14 Feb 24 2011 at 12:29 PM Rating: Excellent
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How would you .dat it to use in the game? I really like it too and would much rather listen to this lol
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#15 Feb 24 2011 at 12:33 PM Rating: Excellent
There used to be a program floating around that let you turn .mp3 into .WhateverFFXIUses. I'd imagine XIV might use the same file format.
#16 Feb 24 2011 at 12:54 PM Rating: Good
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So tickets for the NYC show are still available? Hmm, going to have to seriously look into this. NYC isn't too far from where I live upstate so it might be worth it. Bit worried about the dress code though, never been to a live show that wasn't hard rock and they're pretty lenient with what you wear.


For the orchestra people normally tend to get a bit more dressed up, but it depends on your age really. if you're on the younger side you can pull off a nice collared shirts and some nice jeans (not frayed) with some dress shoes and a matching belt... i guess that's getting a bit specific. i would suspect that because distant worlds is catered to ff fans and it's not a standard symphony, you'll see a lot of gamers who may not be used to dressing up for the orchestra. i'd bet my hat you'll see some ff t-shirts at the very least; there might even be some cosplayers. having never went i can't say for sure, but one day...

it's probably worth mentioned that i've attended symphonies in about 10 different locations though, and none of those places have had an enforced dress code. so don't stress too much about it.

and also, wow: these orchestral tracks are amazing, amazing, amazing!


Thank god, I don't do formal, me in a suit and tie would bring out peoples fears that they did something wrong and I was sent to 'rectify' it. Need to get some cash together, and decide on a day.
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#17 Feb 24 2011 at 12:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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LOL.

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Something like this huh? Smiley: laugh
#18 Feb 24 2011 at 1:22 PM Rating: Good
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Could this music possibly be any more amazing?

FF VI theme never ever fails to give me goosebumps all over my body.
I've been listening to Uematsu for over 13 years now and it's like the melodies keep getting better as the years go by. I doubt we'll ever see something like him happen to the sound of videogame industry in the foreseeable future.
#19 Feb 24 2011 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
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THey are coming in Atlanta! Yaya! And apparently if you do the VIP, Nobuo Uematsu will be there during the post concert reception :D *feels twinkly stars in her eyes* So begging my husband for this for my birthday present!

http://www.atlantasymphony.org/Calendar/2010/Final-Fantasy.aspx

Edited, Feb 24th 2011 2:25pm by LillithaFenimore
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#20 Feb 24 2011 at 1:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Booking my ticket to New York. Hope to see some of you there.

Edited, Feb 24th 2011 2:55pm by Kitprower
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#21 Feb 25 2011 at 11:37 PM Rating: Good
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Excuse me while I copy this music and play it during the game.

I personally love "Don't be afraid" which I believe is FF8(?).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RydchDpA168

Edited, Feb 25th 2011 11:45pm by Uryuu
#22 Feb 26 2011 at 8:34 AM Rating: Good
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I highly recommend grabbing both Distant Worlds cds, either in hard copy or via iTunes. (@ iTunes, they're both $11.99, so very affordable)

The sound quality of the recordings makes the orchestrations really sing, and since they're recorded in a studio environment, the sound is pure, rich, and full.

The Prelude on Distant Worlds II is a revelation, and easily one of the most beautiful things I've heard in a very long time.

Go get em!
#23 Feb 26 2011 at 10:02 AM Rating: Good
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Holy crap, I love the Limsa Lominsa theme.
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#24 Feb 26 2011 at 11:33 AM Rating: Excellent
If you guys are fans of the FF music, you might also like the soundtracks from the Dragon Quest series by Koichi Sugiyama.

Sugiyama is to Dragon Quest what Uematsu is to Final Fantasy. He's been scoring the series since the first game and is (I believe) still working for Square. He'll be hitting his 80th birthday this year Smiley: eek

Check out Sky, Ocean and Earth - the closing music to Dragon Quest 8 (which on top of being an awesome RPG has an unbelievable music score).
#25 Feb 26 2011 at 1:23 PM Rating: Decent
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http://www.mediaconverter.org/ <--- Let you convert youtube vids into MP3 and several other file types. Possible to download the tool for firefox aswell.
Been using this for a long time. Although, theres a limit to non-registered users, with 5 per day converts.
Might take several attempts with youtube to mp3 thu.




Edited, Feb 26th 2011 8:58pm by Kanash
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#26 Feb 26 2011 at 2:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Osarion, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
There used to be a program floating around that let you turn .mp3 into .WhateverFFXIUses. I'd imagine XIV might use the same file format.

I believe the problem with this one was the fact that you couldn't make the music loop.
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Osarion, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
If you guys are fans of the FF music, you might also like the soundtracks from the Dragon Quest series by Koichi Sugiyama.

Sugiyama is to Dragon Quest what Uematsu is to Final Fantasy. He's been scoring the series since the first game and is (I believe) still working for Square. He'll be hitting his 80th birthday this year Smiley: eek

Check out Sky, Ocean and Earth - the closing music to Dragon Quest 8 (which on top of being an awesome RPG has an unbelievable music score).


Last year Koichi Sugiyama came to news on Gamasutra as an extreme right-wing history revisionist who publicly denies the Rape of Nanking and the abuse of women during the war as forced ***** house workers.

I dunno but after reading about that I can't hear his music without thinking about that and it completely ruins my enjoyment of whatever goodness the music might have.

The same as Shadow Complex; a critically acclaimed game based on the work of a loud homophobic writer. I could not put money on it knowing that he got paid for the rights to his book set in the same world.

I know I don't agree with every dev whose game I've played but these are pretty extreme cases.
It's just a personal choice but one that once I've come to know these things I can't unsee them.
#28 Feb 26 2011 at 4:27 PM Rating: Decent
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TheRealDestian wrote:
Why is this vastly superior version of the uldah theme not in the game?


SE is a business. It's much cheaper to simply use Uematsu's keyboard tracks from his home studio instead of a full orchestra. It boosts profits (part of the reason why FFXIV sucks so bad is they skimped on production from what we can tell; no hard numbers have been released on total production costs).

Also, nobody will ever touch Kikuta's Secret of Mana score. Toe to toe versus any other single score it hasn't been surpassed.
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