Posts Tagged ‘Touhou’

Touhou Piano Medley (Touhou 08: Imperishable Night)

Friday, March 28th, 2008

I felt I was playing too much NON-Touhou music lately, so I hope this little Touhou medley of mine makes up for it (it had better do, the hours I spent practising >_<).
Inspired by the great music from Touhou 08: Imperishable Night.

The keyboard is plugged into my soundcard INPUT, and my headphones are plugged into my soundcard OUTPUT. That way, you get as close to perfect audio as possible (no hiss from a microphone), and I can hear what I’m playing as I play it, without disturbing other people in the house.

I know Mystia’s part was short, but I was having so much trouble with it that I decided to just stick to what I was happy with playing.

Keyboard is a Yamaha PSR-E313.

I’m also providing an MP3 of this – should anyone want it – at 320 kbps.
Download link
(7.33 MB, 3 mins 18 secs)

Reimu Tries Out “Hax Sign 「Burn Everything」” in GTA-World

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

EDIT: I’m making the voice mod be available for download, even though it’s not complete. Please read included ‘Info.txt’ for a lot of info about it.

Here’s the link.
(5.55 MB, sorry for slow download speed.)

Yeah… I made it up as I went along and worked out what she could be saying later and edited that in.

It’s a character mod of Hakurei Reimu from the Touhou series, within ‘Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’. Also noticable is an anime-style voice mod I’m in the process of making; and, the police are Suika, because… well, why not? Just replace the sake for doughnu– uh, I’ll just stop here. I didn’t show off the characters or voice well though — I’ll do that in another video. I just wanted to jump on the Hax Sign bandwagon…

I did not make the character model mods. I am making the voice mod. And yes, there are several cheats (or as Reimu would probably prefer, ‘haxes’) going on in the video. =D

IF YOU DON’T GET IT, look at the past Flash animations at the brilliant http://www.walfas.org . You’ll notice Reimu has more than a slight tendancy to start fires.

Ancient 8-Bit-style FM MIDI Synth plays Touhou 08 (IN) MIDIs

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

The soundcard in this old computer has a very electronic-sounding, “8-Bit style” MIDI synth on it, which sounds really cool if you’re a chip-tune fan. I show it off by playing some MIDIs from “Touhou 08: Imperishable Night” (and a couple of others) using it, through my mini hi-fi. The percussion is especially electronic-sounding. =D

As I’ve said in the video, I’ve already made MP3s of all the Imperishable Night MIDIs using this synth. You can find them here:

http://somethingunreal.homeip.net/hosted_audio/AncientMIDISynth.html

The soundcard is an old Creative Sound Blaster type, by the way. It’s capable of having a maximum of 16 notes playing at any one time. However, there’s something strange about it – if there are 16 notes starting at the same time, not all will be played. It’s like it can only cope with about 4 notes starting at the exact same time. I gave a little more info about the computer at the start of the video. ;)

P.S. Don’t ask me what happened at 05:55. =P

IOSYS – The Hourai Jewel, Ever Beautiful A+B (Bleeper Style)

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

This took the longest to transcribe, by far, of all my bleeper music compositions – about 5 hours.

The song is a remix, by IOSYS, of 2 themes from Touhou 08 “Imperishable Night”, and it’s called 「蓬莱の玉、どこまでも美しく」. Its title has been translated to “The Hourai Jewel, Ever Beautiful”.

The song was made by IOSYS in 2 parts, A and B.
- Part A: 「竹取飛翔」 “Flight of the Bamboo Cutter” (Kaguya Houraisan’s theme).
- Part B: 「Voyage 1970」 (Eirin and Kaguya’s Last Spell theme)

The chorus of Part A repeats to finish the song. So it’s like A-B-A.
Part B gave me so much hassle. The tune really is beautiful, but the beauty is complex. x_x

For those who don’t know – this is a program I made, for creating music with the internal ‘system speaker’ inside PCs. Then I made this music using it. It’s playing along with the original song on my main computer speakers.

I tried to liven things up visually this time with my 4-light sequencer. =D

Touhou Project Sig Picture

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

I’ve made a new signature – a Touhou Project one – for a forum which I hang around on (AnimeNuke). There’s something fairly rare about it, considering I made it – no cuteness, just an attempt of showing off the Touhou games’ awesomeness. That’s by no means saying that the Touhou girls aren’t cute, it’s saying that I haven’t actually used them, and it’s even rarer that I’d choose not to use that.

Touhou Project sig

Click to see it in full-size.

I was trying to make one with a really insanely hot/active feel to it. There’s not much more intense/fast-paced than the Touhou games, so I tried to recreate that feeling… and yes, I used 2 screenshots from one of the games (Imperishable Night). I tried to blur the “東方″ into both of the attack formations.

Imperishable Night via MIDI Out

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

I was playing around with my keyboard (Yamaha PSR-E313) which has MIDI in and out capability, and I was thinking “I wonder how the music from Imperishable Night would sound through this thing…” (since Imperishable Night has an option of MIDI music in its Options screen). I made this little YouTube video out of the result.

The actual YouTube page is here. The idea was that the keyboard’s display would let you see the notes as they’re played (the notes on Channel 1 of the MIDI, so sometimes nothing shows up). But YouTube did as good a job as ever at making the audio and video get out of sync, so it’s hard to follow. <_<

I’m having trouble getting it to set up the channels properly, i.e. what should be PERCUSSION comes out as PIANO. That is, until I start playing a MIDI file on the keyboard itself – at that point, it sets up its channels properly. That means it’s restricted to playing the Touhou music using instrument sets from the MIDIs I have stored on the keyboard at the moment.
So what I’m doing is getting the Imperishable Night music playing on my computer as MIDI, it goes to my keyboard, then I start and immediately pause another unrelated MIDI on the keyboard itself, to force it to set its channels up properly. This means you’re hearing the Touhou music using different sets of instruments than intended to (the instruments of the unrelated MIDIs). I use a few random unrelated MIDIs, so you get to hear the music in a few different sets of instruments.When I unplugged the MIDI cable, it was to prove that it really is playing in realtime. I want to connect the MIDI out of my computer to the MIDI in of my computer, and record, to ‘extract’ the MIDI files from the game. But I need to get some little adaptor to allow me to connect 2 male cables to each other.