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Submissions / Kaeru's Theme for flute and harp duet
« on: April 24, 2010, 07:05:23 pm »
Just a quick bit to show off Vienna Symphonic Library

download link:

I've only got about half the instruments converted from .gig to .wav so far, so I decided to take what I do have and see what I could make from it. A simple duet to an old favorite of course! This should give you guys an idea as to the quality of the VSL.

Submissions / Deligthful Spekkio redub
« on: March 14, 2010, 06:47:34 pm »
It's the same thing as the original, just different instrumentation, so maybe not a 'remix' as much as a dub.
any thoughts?

General Discussion / so is 'jew' derogatory?
« on: March 07, 2010, 11:12:28 pm »
I hear lots of people say it in every day life (though not necessarily every day), with, to me at least, seemingly no racial connotations or tones of spite. The other day at school this kid was asking what month it was, he's a real dunce as you can tell(yes he was being serious, he did not know the month). He though that march was the first month of the year. I said to him: "Are you a Jew or something, how could you not know the first month of the year?" To which he replied, 'wow that's a really racist thing to say, and no I'm not Jewish." I then had to explain that Jews, or Jewish people, use a completely different calendar than gregorian, and their new year is in the equivalent of gregorian september.

So was it a 'racist' thing for me to say? I didn't mean it in a derogatory manner at all, just a pointing out of facts. I'm no anti-semite by any means. So really, is "jew' derogatory or just another way of saying jew-ish?

General Discussion / Gilbert's Synth, a Final Fantasy 4 remix
« on: March 06, 2010, 02:12:17 am »
Well I don't think I can put submissions from other game series in there, so I'll post it in general. I took the 4 measure-long motive from the Final Fantasy series, typically titled "The Prelude"(what plays at the title screen). The title comes from the fact that, in Final Fantasy 4, there was a song titled "Gilbert's Lute". The remix does not use Gilbert and his damn lute though, I just wanted a catchy name that fit, it's all prelude. I added my own persona to it by including a harp and synth solo not in the actual song. It's still in the same key though, so as to maintain consistency. Lemme know what you dudes and gals think

Well when I was on part 40 something in the youtube series, which I had gotten that far in one sitting, the emotion just got the best of me. Marle had just been killed and Crono was the player.Needless to say I cried like a little bitch, for quite some time too.  It's really crappy that we won't have this game come to fruition, I can't imagine the feelings of those who spent all that time making it.

General Discussion / Would you welcome an expanded community?
« on: March 01, 2010, 07:22:41 pm »
If there were another game released, or we somehow promoted the series like crazy, and a bunch of chrono virgins got their cherries popped...would you embrace this? do you WANT Chrono back in the 'mainstream' of things, a la Final Fantasy? 10 years since the last full blown game, the community is now reaching a pretty small niche, aided only by the ds remake that gave a few newbies a glimpse. I've showed this game to many of my friends, and pretty much all of them think it's the shit, a lot of them hadn't even heard of it til the DS. One of my friends played it for 14 hours straight while I watched, I was his walking encyclopedia/FAQ as he progressed thru the KWhazit re-translation.

With the aspect of a new game, I have to ask with the exception of Katou and Mitsuda, are there even any of the original team left to make another? If no new game, exactly how could we as a community go about promoting our interest to others in a non-jerkass way? If there is neither a new game, nor we promote the series ourselves, then the community will die. These things don't promote themselves. I think we at the compendium are doing a decent job as is, what with all the current fan projects as of late, but what else is there? Is word of mouth amongst friends and internet dwellers enough?

I think if we really promoted the rpg maker projects at the rpg maker websites(there's a few active rpg maker sites still around), people who have already 'been there, done that' with the series will see that it's still an alive and kicking community. I'm kinda lost on how to bring in newcomers other than telling your friends about the games, but that's a really slow process, I don't think we'd be getting more people than what we lose, so the net community total will still dwindle.

General Discussion / My Chrono and Final Fantasy series music collection
« on: February 27, 2010, 04:24:25 pm »
This is a sheet music collection. CC is both a guitar tabs/sheet music combo, the rest are just sheet music. For FF I have 4-10.
If this is deemed to piratey-illegall-ey for the compendium feel free to delete this thread as I'm not sure on your guys' policy with this kind of stuff.

Above all, I am an 'artist'. I am a musician, philosopher, many things, but overall, I am an artist. Maybe not even an artist. I am the pure definition of evil, and I am fully aware of all my actions and their moral standing; I like to fuck with people.

So here's the deal, print out as many of these as you can and litter them anywhere you can think of. Tell all your friends. You have to leave the Chee Zee part in though. Artists leave their signatures on paintings, this is my way of doing that.


Submissions / CT on Guitar
« on: February 15, 2010, 08:18:15 pm »
This project is a transcription of the 43 song Chrono Trigger sheet music booklet to guitar tablature, as Cross already has both sheet music and tabs, but CT was stuck with piano. The files will be in guitar pro 5 format for ease of use, gp5 is a free download. It will be in guitar duet format. Designed for 6 string guitar, most of the rhythm sections have been moved up one octave to be playable on your everyday 6 string guitar.

Some samples: here is the tab for Magus' Theme.   And here is 'To Far Away Times' on acoustic.    

The tabs:
The acoustic album:

Alright guys I've started a project page in the submissions board, go there to track progress from now on.,8435.msg189717.html#msg189717
"Chrono Trigger 43 song sheet music booklet transcribed to the 6 string guitar"

Feel free to lock or delete this thread.

Just my thoughts on the chrono series music. I own Chrono Cross and Trigger Platinum Edition (110 of 2500) and have an ultra rare uncompressed recording of Radical Dreamers' soundtrack, WITHOUT the emulated stuff (snesamp, emulator 'what u hear' recordings etc). It was made on an actual snes.

Ok so about CT: I can kinda see why mitsuda is embarrassed about it. I was playing along with the soundtrack on my guitar (I can play by ear easily because I was born with what's called perfect pitch. It can actually be more of a curse than blessing though), and noticed something. Now don't get me wrong, you want to have the audience walking away with your tune in their head. And to accomplish that, it needs to be catchy. But what can you do to make it all flow together, and give the soundtrack and thus the game an atmosphere? Well in mitsuda's case, he seems to repeat the same stuff over and over, with different instrumentation. It's a lot of the same 3 pentatonic scales over and over, the same arpeggios, and chord progressions. Now there is nothing wrong with 'keep it simple stupid' either, that's what makes something memorable after all. Make it too complex and ppl aren't going to remember a damn thing.

Chrono Cross isn't as bad though. He carried over the same basic 'theme' with the pentatonic scales, but he seems to be moving around the fretboard and keyboard etc a lot more. He's not just in the same 3 static box shape positions as with CT. However, in order to keep a basic Chrono-like theme to it, the song structures are pretty similar with CT, but more Celtic than Jazz instrumentation. And thus the chord progs that come with that world music genre.Chrono Cross' soundtrack is a lot like what I bet Mitsuda wanted CT to be like, he was just more grown with composing and playing. Poly-rhythms, poly-melodies, and twin melodies. He has a very wide timbre in CC, and manages to pull it off with seeming ease. So while CT can, for the most part, be considered on par or average, CC is what we call 'a masterpiece' or 'work of art'.

All that being said, I like the soundtrack to all 3 Chrono's just the same. But as a musician myself, CC stands out as being a lot LOT better in terms of writing, structure etc. It's like listening to Yngwie Malmsteen: 'holy shit this is great. I mean he is doing some pretty basic stuff over and over, but something about how he is doing it makes it very catchy and impressive, no easy feat. He's a very accomplished musician for sure!" And then listening to Rusty Cooley: "Holy fuck, this  is like the epitome of musicianship!"

General Discussion / my rant/beef against religion and antheism
« on: January 15, 2010, 01:15:33 am »
So I was having an intelligent debate on youtube the other day. Yes I said intelligent. Predictably enough, the fellow decided to get moronic on me. We were discussing satanism of all things. The person said they were a satanist but that they don't believe in satan. That in and of itself is a contradiction. He pulled the Anton LaVey crap on me, which I knew he would. For those that don't know there are many forms of satanism:
theistic: belief in the actual deity of Lucifer
LaVeyan: worship of the self, does not belief in ANY deities, ie atheist (or so they say)
To be a christian you must worship christ, to be muslim you must worship allah. to be a satanist you don't have to worship satan........where's the logic at? truth be told these LaVeyan  "'Satanists'" are a bunch of fags (and I'm saying this in shock value at the risk of sounding like an ignorant raving madman/8th grader/immature loser). They say they worship the self, promote the individual.  Yet they still do all the silly stereotypical satanic stuff. Hell, they go even further than that, these dumbasses have inverse catholic masses, satanic weddings and even satanic holydays. In this video ( LaVey can be seen dressed in what appears to be a Halloween costume,chanting the name of random mythological beasts. Wait,  I thought this was supposed to be a no nonsense religion of self worship? Is it just me, or is the guy doin it for the shock appeal? Indeed.

He is putting on a stage act to get attention of those who would otherwise pay him no regard. This isn't satanism at all, it's free spiritism disguised as satanism so as to attract more people, offend more ppl, and just in general reach more ppl. Do you really think LaVey's cult would have gotten half as big as it is if he didn't sell it as satanism? He'd be just another intellectual spouting his views of society (remind you of anyone?). LaVey was nothing more than an entrepreneur, he knew what it took to sell his product (idea). And believe me, all religions are selling a specific product. So please stop tying your goodhearted messages of morals, integrity, and honesty, with that of religion, you silly humans. It only prolongs the time before the masses realize that religion gets in the way of these morals, integrity, and honesty. It's a fairy tale that has a moral to the story. That's all religion is. Wouldn't it be much better to skip the elves, goliaths, and kings, and just be told the lesson of the story?

here is a screen cap, I am chi_z of course. start from the bottom and go on to the top kiddies!

General Discussion / The Time Bastard: Real Life
« on: January 02, 2010, 05:09:18 am »
Over on the conspiracy theory forum, there's a very good discussion going on about split universes etc. Basically, imagine it like CC, 1010 AD everything split, so everyone still has the same memory of pre 1010 no matter which universe. The discussion is mostly about dead celebrities pulling a dawn of the dead and coming back to life. The most recent one being Billy Graham. Also Dana Carvey, and a few others. If true, this may put an end to the time bastard theory, whether it pertains to the Chrono series or real life. Here is the thread:

You might also check this one out, this is more tin hats only than the other one though:
Have you guys experienced a change in time?

General Discussion / wtfzorrz Where's Waldo/Crono?
« on: December 31, 2009, 01:53:31 am »
Either tell me where or encircle the area.

Welcome / Birthday / Seeya! Forum / My "i'm new here' thread
« on: October 05, 2009, 02:02:03 am »
Hello all. A little, ok a lot, about myself. I've been coming to this site off and on for around a year now, never bothered to register just dwelled and soaked up the many great things this place has to offer (prerelease,scripts, radical dreamers). My first experience with chrono was back in 2001 I believe, or late 2000. I was 8 years old. The local rental store had chrono cross, my sister thought it looked cool. They also had chrono trigger in FFC sometime after, but it was always gone and I never could rent it. When I was in 7th grade I bought FFC and proceeded to beat CT in its various forms (ffc, snes rom, snes retranslation) a total of 16 times now. I'm working on the ds version as we speak. I've beaten CC around 13 times, just recently doing another playthrough. Rad Dreamers a couple times, just beating it again today.
I don't have a very big chrono collection, I have some sort of 8 disc mega collection of the chrono series soundtrack called platinum edition, copy 110 of 2500. How are all of you?

edit:oh btw i seem to have posted this in the wrong place if you could move it for me hehe

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