Posts Tagged ‘Touhou’

U.N. Owen Was Her? (Flandre Scarlet’s theme) + 2 themes from Imperishable Night + Bleeper Music Maker (revision 132)

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

What a mess of a title.

Showing off the fact that this new release of BMM can, via MIDI-In, handle an unlimited number of notes at once (although it sounds silly while trying to play too many), here it is playing Flandre‘s theme straight from the MIDI file. “…What?” Oh, I explain what’s actually going on in the second video, because I promised Flan’s would be next. ;)

Here’s the fractionally-more-formal introduction and explanation of the new feature of BMM, MIDI Input, showing off 2 more MIDIs from Imperishable Night! =D

The themes are “Retribution for the Eternal Night ~ Imperishable Night” (Stage 4 theme), and “Voyage 1970″ Eirin and Kaguya‘s Last Spell theme).

As usual, you can download this latest version of Bleeper Music Maker here.

Things changed or new in this version:

- Will no longer fail on any computer to load files which contain Unicode characters.

- Ability to change channel and instrument on “MIDI Output Settings”.

- MIDI Input! (Info is in info.txt which is included in the download, under “MIDI INPUT MOD”.)

- A few typos in “info.txt” fixed.

- Now it actually shows text when you click “?” next to “Use MIDI output” (how could I have forgotten to program that? >_<)

- MSSTDFMT.DLL now included in download (many people seemed to be missing it) (info on exactly what to do with the file is near the top of info.txt, under “REQUIREMENTS / PREPARING / COMMON CAUSES OF ERRORS”) .

Big update to my guide for LD2 Touhou character mods

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Well, I hate to bang on about something which is not a lot of Touhou fans’ cup of tea, but I’ve updated the guide. I mean… a lot, this time. Now you can easily find the character which you want, and can easily see the date on which each mod was last updated. I updated and added several new ones – here’s the list:

Added: Shikieiki, Lunasa, Kaguya, and a new “tank-head” Reimu.

Updated to latest version: Sakuya, Hong (“China”), Patchouli, Reisen (“Udonge”), Suika, Chen, and both versions of Marisa, ze.

My usual bleeper fanatics will return very shortly, with the MIDI Input support as promised. =D

Power cut (Warning: Not much cool here) + LD2 Touhou character mods

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

We just had one. So my comp crashed. When it started to boot, ChkDisk found literally thousands of errors, then crashed before entering Windows. The 2nd time, it entered Windows, but it was suddenly using default settings like a logon screen.
The previous time we had a power cut, it was many hours long and was somewhat cool. This, however, was pathetic (didn’t last even a quarter of a second), and had worrying consequences. Luckily, my site (along with just about all the contents of my hard drive) seems to have escaped unscathed.

On a more positive note, a Shikieiki character mod for Love Death 2 has just been released. Therefore I have updated my guide for installing LD2 Touhou character mods which I haven’t posted anything about on this blog up until this moment in time. (It has been on the main page of my site for a while now though.)

For more info on my guide, check the LD2 thread at HongFire Forums – I go by the name of WhyAgain there, because I tried to register once but something happened caused by my rubbish Internet connection which made me need to register “again”. (I couldn’t use my usual name of Robbi-985 “again”.) Feel free to contact me there, or of course here as usual. ^^

EDIT: There was just another power cut this morning at 9:45.

Bleeper Music Maker (revision 131) + Remi Piano Solo

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

MIDI OUT!! … … is the main new feature added in this version. Instead of (or as well as) using the PC speaker, it can send all notes and beeps to a MIDI device which you choose (it doesn’t have to be external, it can even be that nasty-sounding synth Windows XP and Vista use by default). More info in Info.txt under “MIDI OUTPUT MOD”

To show off the new Midi Output mod, here’s a short video of a little BMM file I made, playing through my Yamaha keyboard via MIDI Out, complete with accidental footage of a bug with the Synchronized Play mod, which makes it randomly decide start playing 2 minutes after you last started it playing. By the way, that bug is now fixed.

Usual program download link. The download now includes the BMM file you see playing in the video, too (“Remi Solo.BMM”).

Hmm, previously Sakuya, then Remilia… Flandre is next. =D

(Other changes/improvents, plans for future versions…) (more…)

[Touhou] Remilia’s Theme, Chiptune-Style (+ Random Intro)

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Turns a bit “Master Spark” at the end.
Remilia’s theme starts at 0:30 seconds and is called “Septette for a Dead Princess” (「亡き皇女の為のセプテット」), from Touhou 06 “Embodiment of Scarlet Devil”, rearranged a little and whatnot. It has some little intro at the begining to show off the different sounds. That’s all this was originally going to be, then I decided to take it further. =D

This is a step up from the usual ‘bleeper’-style stuff I make. It sounds like some ancient games console’s music.

This is the latest (not quite yet released) version of my Bleeper Music Maker. Well, 4 of them, running together! One does percussion (noise), one does the melody of Remi’s theme (triangle), and the other 2 share the same file but one’s playing Note 1 (bass, square) and the other one’s playing Note 2 (some weird harmonizing melodies I made up).

On this new version (revision 130) (I’ll probably release it today or tomorrow), you can change the sound FMOD creates from being only square. Also there’s a new mod, “Synchronized Play”, which makes it start playing at a certain time. Set them all up to start at the same time and you can easily get them all to play in sync with each other. =D Oh, and FMOD doesn’t make annoying clicking noises when going from note to note anymore if you set Note/Silence Ratio to 100% (still does when going from note to silence or vice versa, though ><).

MP3 download is here.
(2.43 MB, 1 min 31 secs)
(Sorry about the slow download speed…)

Luna Dial (Sakuya’s Theme) + Bleeper Music Maker (revision 129)

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

I’ve finished making revision 129 of Bleeper Music Maker, and decided to celebrate by transcribing Sakuya’s theme. “Tsuki Dokei ~Luna Dial~” playing on BMM (with the original MIDI playing along, with channels which BMM is playing MUTED). I completed it in an unusually short amount of time… hmm… ;P

EDIT: Damn, that video’s quality is rubbish. (Vital comment) If you have an account over at NicoNico, you can watch the video in decent quality there.

This one took about 2 hours 45 mins to complete (ZUN’s style of arpeggio harmonies are beautiful, but the complexity of the beauty makes it tedious to transcribe), but who knows how long it would’ve taken if Sakuya hadn’t kept slowing time. I thank her. =D (On an unrelated side-note, I am perfectly sane.)

You can grab the latest version of Bleeper Music Maker from the usual place, right here. The most important new features are IT FINALLY SUPPORTS TRIPLET (and dotted) NOTES! :D Also, the position displays (green things in bottom-right) can now be DISABLED during playback (because it can use up too much CPU time as the song gets longer, making the playback stutter and skip about a bit).

This BMM file (luna_dial.bmm) is included in the program download. It can also be downloaded from the little collection of BMM music on my site. I also did a bit of housekeeping and corrected comments in the other BMM files, correcting info such as song title and artist.

StepMania (x3, Heavy) : [Touhou] IOSYS – 月夜を隠さない程度の能力?

Monday, May 5th, 2008

I know it’s not much compared to most of the Touhou stepfiles out there, but for me, this is an achievement. xD

Recorded with my DCR-TRV270E camcorder, and Audacity on the computer recording live audio.
Video screen-in-screen effect applied with Premiere. Notice that the original camera view at the start has the monitor image quite small, and I zoom into it with Premiere. That’s why the main image becomes a bit pixellated, but the keyboard view stays good quality (because I didn’t zoom into that view – I wanted it to remain small).

The song and stepfiles are in the Touhou StepMania pack 01, which you can download here. (255.24 MB!!)

【東方】【らぶデス2】 Aya Shameimaru Greenscreen Effects

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

I could just dream, but I could also video-edit. ;P

I found a character mod of Aya Shameimaru (although I haven’t got her wings’ texture to load right yet – they should be nice and feathery and semitransparent) for TeaTime’s らぶデス2, and fiddled around with the textures of the room to get them a nice green.

I tried my hand at doing an effect similar to the first video I ever uploaded at YouTube (it still exists if you want to check it out). After that, I tried to get a little more advanced, but… well, it’s okay, but there were a few annoying lines which didn’t go transparent, among other things. <<

Want to know what programs I used? What the music is? It’s all in the video. Except for what camcorder I used, which I forgot to mention, which is a Sony DCR-TRV270E. (Yes… very interesting, I know.)

If there is interest, I will provide a link to the high-quality 640×480 AVI which is 20.9 MB.

EDIT: I just uploaded it to NicoVideo, so you can watch it there instead if you prefer: sm3086872.

Touhou Characters in GTA:SA (Screenshots)

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Since I haven’t posted something for a while. I took these during gameplay and thought they looked pretty cool, so I decided to share them. =)

One day, hopefully not too far from now, I’ll get around to making another Touhou GTA video. ^^

EDIT: Images deleted due to hotlinking. Honestly, some people… *sigh*. However, I’m keeping the post here, due to the comments that may be useful to people passing by.

Gekiryuu Sanzu Kawa (Komachi’s Theme remix) – Bleeper Style

Friday, April 11th, 2008

Remix originally by ‘Beat Mario’: 激流三途川 (ビートまりお).
I made this PC speaker version (‘Bleeper Style’) using my program ‘Bleeper Music Maker’, which you can download the latest version of from here. The ‘original’ remix is playing along (muffled, for mainly bass) with the internal PC speaker. This one took about 3 hours to make.
The song title translates roughly to “Swift Current River Sanzu”.

I added a split-screen view of me attempting to play, and messing up miserably on, PSP Revolution on the same song, Gekiryuu Sanzu Kawa. Just because I thought the video was a little boring without it. :P

Oh well, whatever. There’s much more info in the actual video, so just watch it and see. ;)
Oh, try to enjoy while you’re at it, too. ^^;;