Yes! So excited! The gang's all here!
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Posted by Master Eraqus on 18 April 2017 - 04:59 AM
2]1. Audio creating software. Ms. Shimomura has been using the tool since its original release. Performer.
2]2. Audio creating software. While Performer was used to compose music, this was mainly used for recording and mixing down. However, as audio software as progressed over the years, their current releases share similar features. Most Japanese commercial studios use this software.
2]3. Audio creation software. Though released after Pro Tools, it’s popular for its audio-to-picture features. Some Japanese commercial studios use this software.
2]4. At music colleges, students can take classes unrelated to their major. This is a basic class for beginners.
2]5. In scores, instruments are lined vertically and the music horizontally. This refers to the process of composing and editing music for all instruments in a specific part of the piece.
2]6. This refers to composing an entire refrain at a time. Once done, the piece is edited by adding parts to be performed by various instruments.
2]7. The practice of reading scores. Scores are lie books, they need to be read and understood. As they can be interpreted in many different ways, it’s important to learn how to figure out the composer’s intent.
2]8. Synthesizer sounds used for programming; most come from software. Though there are many sounds that can be edited various ways, it takes a tremendous amount of time and effort to recreate the sounds of an actual instrument, especially brass instruments.
2]9. A temporary measure using a different instrument. It’s replaced with the real sound later. It’s similar to the guide music used for karaoke.
2]10. The process of combining several tracks of audio into a single file. The volume, balance, placement, and sound quality are adjusted, such as making the main instrument louder or the background melody more audible.
2]11. The final check before the music gets pressed into CDs and other media. Steps include checking volume, sound quality, and sound pressure, as well as deciding the length between pieces.
2]12. It may vary by situation, but it is a minor difference in the grand scheme of things.
2]13. This is the interviewer’s personal opinion. Depending on the situation, it may be difficult to notice the difference.
2]14. A phrase in music that complements the main melody, like side dishes to an entrée.
2]15. Video game music generally loops, and the music needs to loop at a point where it sounds natural and the notes don’t clash. This point is called the loop point.
2]16. The master audio source. In this situation, the audio source after the arranging.
2]17. C-sharp minor in German. In classical music, the keys are generally referred to by their German names.
2]18. Relative keys are the major and minor scales that have the same key signatures. Most modulations occur between these keys. Cis and Des both refer to the black key between a C and a D (on the equal tempered scale). Cis-moll and Des-dur are relative keys.
2]19. When music crossfades, two songs overlap causing the sound to get muddled and the notes to clash. Imagine standing between two shops and hearing completely different music from both establishments.
2]20. Rhythm and drum scores are unique; they’re slightly different from other instruments. Many composers don’t know how to write these scores.
2]21. Drums and bass aren’t found in many classical pieces. 8 beat and 16 beat are the basic of rhythms.
2]22. An interview for the KINGDOM HEARTS Concert -First Breath- pamphlet.
2]23. Instruments whose music is notated at a pitch different from the pitch that actually sounds. It’s confusing for musicians who don’t play transposing instruments.
2]24. Classic guitars and folk guitars have different necks and there’s a difference in how one holds down the strings. It’s hard to tell the difference for those who don’t play.
2]25. A series of beginner-level piano books that most use for practice.
2]26. In music, especially classical, there exist teacher-student relationships. Fellow students are referred to as “pupils.”
2]27. The famous German composer. His music tends to be heavy, dark, and lengthy.
2]28. Musical eras start with Baroque (Bach). Classical (Beethoven), Romantic (Chopin, Rachmaninoff), and Impressionist (Ravel, Debussy).
2]29. Symphony no. 7 in A Major. Op. 92. A popular piece that’s still performed today.
2]30. Chopin’s music is one of the pinnacles of piano music. Many pianists challenge themselves to play his pieces as they take a tremendous amount of skill.
2]31. Piano Concerto no. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18. Its beauty and technique make it a most popular piano piece.
2]32. The length of ten keys is 22.5cm. Your fingers need to reach that distance plus a few more centimeters to play the keys; flexibility is an advantage.
2]33. A French impressionist often compared to Ravel.
2]34. String instruments that are played with a bow. For classical music, they would be the violin, viola, cello, and the contrabass.
2]35. A contrabass.
2]36. There is no technical difference between editing, arranging, and orchestration, and the definition can vary by situation. In Japan, an arrangement for an orchestra is generally referred to as orchestration.
2]37. A song written by Ned Washington and Leigh Harline for Walt Disney’s Pinocchio. It’s been covered countless times and is a standard musical number.
2]38. Upright pianos have vertical strings whereas grand pianos have horizontal strings. Upright pianos are more compact and seen more commonly in households.Interview: Taketeru Sunamori, Tomoko Kanemaki
2]1. The MiniDisc. A disc-based storage device released by Sony in 1992. It was the most commonly used tool to record music during the production of KINGDOM HEARTS.
2]2. A French historical novel by Victor Hugo. It has been performed on many stages and adapted into films. The musicals are internationally acclaimed. This is referring to the 2012 adaptation.
2]3. A TV TOKYO Corporation show. There was an episode that parodied Les Misérables.Interview: Tomoko Kanemaki, Taketeru Sunamori
Thinking of you, wherever you are.
We are listening to the same sounds,
sounds that evolve into melodies,
melodies that transform into beautiful music.
Our worlds are many,
but they share one sky;
I believe the music will carry us all
to the same destination.
Now let us enjoy the fantastical musical world
of KINGDOM HEARTS!
2]1. A version where the music is exclusively produced by instruments.
2]2. A common practice where the audio is prerecorded and played back when required. It requires a lot more data than sequenced music, but offers a wider variation of sounds.
2]3. It was once common for music to be programmed using the synthesizer within the gaming console itself. While it had limitations playing simultaneous sounds and reproducing timbres, it could produce sounds and patterns impossible by people.
2]4. This is referring to the interview for the KINGDOM HEARTS Concert -First Breath- pamphlet.
2]5. A way of communicating volume and intensity in music by using markings such as piano and forte. Orchestras focus in dynamics more than other genres.Interview: Taketeru Sunamori, Tomoko Kanemaki
Posted by Master Eraqus on 14 April 2017 - 04:13 PM
In the KH2 ultimania, Nomura states this:
—In KHII FM’s additional event “To Put an End to Everything”, Sora says “It should have been easy to say thanks to Namine, but I couldn’t say it”. At this point in time, does Sora remember the things that happened with Namine?
Nomura: If he remembers, it’s because Namine’s existence was made possible by Sora, and when Namine and Roxas return to Kairi and Sora, many things were connected. Since Sora never got to say thanks to Namine, please think of that as a hint.
It seems like he's implying that he remembers, but personally, I don't think he does, mainly because I feel like that would be something that should be shown, like a scene with Sora screaming, "I remember!" or something like that, y'know?
Posted by Master Eraqus on 14 April 2017 - 02:13 PM
Question 3: But Sora wasn't in Castle Oblivion at the time.
Sora was at Castle Oblivion at the time. Him being there was half the reason Roxas fainted on Day 297; as the quote from Tetsuya Nomura states.
Sora was later moved to Twilight Town in an identical room within the mansion.
—Was the Mansion in Twilight Town a property of the XIII Organization?
Nomura: No, they have nothing to do with it. It’s just a place DiZ used as his hideout. You saw a lot of pods like the one Sora was in but DiZ just transfered Sora and the others along with their pods from Castle Oblivion. In other words, DiZ just copied the pods that were created by the Organization and lined them up (in the Mansion). The reason there’s a room in the Mansion that looks exactly like Castle Oblivion’s was just prepared for Namine, not because that space is connected to Castle Oblivion.
Posted by Master Eraqus on 11 April 2017 - 12:14 PM
Whatever happens, please don't force another side story. 2.8 was the final straw because it came bundled with a Dream Drop Distance remaster.
I don't think you need to worry about that.
Posted by Master Eraqus on 07 April 2017 - 06:39 AM
I loved Back Cover. It was a simple story, yet very interesting. Many questions were answered and we were left with only a few questions at the end, which I highly consider to be a good thing as it keeps me interested and wanting to learn more. Really the only questions I was left with were:
The characters were really interesting, with their own personalities and roles, and the conflict and moments between them was really amazing. I just can't help but rewatch the cutscenes as I just love watching these characters discuss and interact with one another.
Posted by Master Eraqus on 19 March 2017 - 11:31 AM
The Keyholes are a natural part of every world. The X-Blade hadn't created them since the worlds already had them.
Quote from the Series Memorial Ultimania:
Any world that dots the realm of light holds its own “World Heart”. A World Heart is a collection of all the hearts that compose that world, hidden away within that world’s Keyhole.
The World Heart’s Keyhole is connected to the realm of darkness. While the Keyholes are usually shut to protect the worlds from darkness, this also shuts off the paths to the outside world. When a Keyhole is opened, the walls that cover the world shatter, allowing travel to the outside world, but also putting that world in danger due to the influx of the power of darkness. At the start of [KHI], the Keyholes of the World Hearts were starting to open, and Sora’s group had to venture forth to close them.
· The World Heart’s Keyhole is usually hidden, but it shows up when a Keyblade is brought near.
· As a child, Riku had recieved the Keyblade Bequeathing, allowing him to see the Keyholes that others couldn’t.
Also, about the X-Blade, it is not a manifestation of Kingdom Hearts; it is its counterpart; its key.
Quote from DDD Glossary:
If Kingdom hearts is a lock, then this blade from the age of fairy tales was the key.
Posted by Master Eraqus on 12 March 2017 - 06:58 AM
My best guess is it has something to do with the Realm of Sleep or the Unchained Realm (I'm gonna assume they're the same, since Ava describes it as a world made of dreams).
As of now, I think that Ventus made his way to that Realm and stayed there for a long time, unaffected by time, to later be found by Xehanort (out of the realm). I also think that he would befriend the Dream Eaters, which would explain why Ventus smiled when Sora reunited with the Dream Eaters at the end of DDD.
Posted by Master Eraqus on 09 March 2017 - 10:28 AM
I never knew about Ansme SOD has sent out Kairi from Radiant Garden. When/where was this reveal?
Ansem Report 11 from KH1:
"... If the princesses and the Keyblade are connected, they should resonate. I have chosen a girl. I don't know if she holds the princesses' powers, but I will find out. She may lead me to the key bearer. I shall set her free and observe."
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