July 29, 2014
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IWADON: Hiroyuki Iwatsuki Tribute Album turns four

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-23 - comments
Today is the birthday of Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, composer of Natsume's Wild Guns, Pocky & Rocky, Ninja Warriors and Omega Five music scores. Game Music 4 All's free-to-download 40-track tribute album "IWADON" turns four today, including arrangements of the composer's music for various game consoles.
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GaMBi a portable chip music remix module

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-10 - comments
GaMBi by David Ventura is a chiptune remix module for smartphones that allows personal customization of over sixty licensed chip music compositions. Supported audio file formats include NES (NSF), Super Famicom (SPC), PC Engine (HES), Atari (SAP) and Game Boy (GBS).
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Square Sounds returns to Tokyo September 27 & 28

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-04 - comments
Cheapbeats' Square Sounds Tokyo chip music festival will return to the Koenji High venue on the evenings of September 27 and 28, 2014. The live music event will feature performances by Chip Tanaka, Kplecraft, Mister Spastic, Kunio, m7kenji, Monodeer, No Carrier, the C-Men, TORIENA & NNNNNNNNNN, and other artists.
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Pandemonium EP by Foilverb of Sleeping Worlds

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-02 - comments
Pandemonium EP by Kyoto-based chip musician Foilverb is now available to stream in full on Bandcamp, including a new arrangement of the song "Final Cartridge" from the EP of the same name. Cover art is by TORIENA, with mastering by the musician's studio, Last Parade Records.
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Romancing SaGa 3 remastered soundtrack due 8.20

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-29 - comments
Following the release of the remastered soundtrack album to Super Famicom role-playing game Romancing SaGa 2, Square Enix has announced a release date of August 20 for the sequel, also composed by Kenji Ito. Romancing SaGa 3 Remastered features cover art by series illustrator Tomomi Kobayashi.
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Kyoto's 1H1D!!! Vol.34 chiptune party slated for July 26

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-26 - comments
Kyoto music event series 1H1D!!! returns once again to Gion's Cafe la Siesta on July 26. This time the late night chiptune party will be showcasing musical performances by guests Zombectro, KUNIO, m7kenji and G☆E, along with 1H1D crew members Foilverb, BOKKADENcI and DJ Master Kohta.
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Op-ed: On Bit Summit sponsors and banning privileges

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-24 - comments
This opinion editorial on the Bit Summit 2014 press event has been updated following a banning notice I received from an event sponsor. I argue that the spectacle was indistinguishable from mainstream press events, employing a competitive, unwelcoming atmosphere in contrast to the previous year's gathering.
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Monster Hunter chiptune event live July 3 at 2.5D

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-20 - comments
Capcom will hold a release party for their Monster Hunter Compilation RE:MIX Chiptune album on July 20 at Studio 2.5D in Shibuya, Tokyo. Streaming live on Ustream, the event will showcase live performances by Carpainter, Professor Sakamoto, sasakure.UK, HyperJuice, Hige Driver and VJ HALOiD.
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Romancing SaGa 2 remastered soundtrack due July 16

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-16 - comments
Following the release of a remastered soundtrack album for the Super Famicom role-playing game Romancing SaGa, Square Enix has announced a release date of July 16 for the sequel, also composed by Kenji Ito. Samples of 31 tracks are available through the official album website.
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Hydden's Rockman-Like BGM streaming online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-15 - comments
Collections of original music inspired by Mega Man NES game soudtracks include RushJet1's Mega Man 9.5 and ASAGEN's Rokko Chan music score. Tokyo-based chip music artist Hydden delves deeply into the genre with his three Rockman-Like BGM albums, now available to stream in full on Bandcamp.
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Distant Worlds E3 2014 streaming on YouTube

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-11 - comments
Square Enix Presents' YouTube channel has posted a series of Final Fantasy music-related videos, aired during Day Two of the E3 Expo in Los Angeles. Composer Yoko Shimomura discusses music for Kingdom Hearts, followed by a Final Fantasy piano recital and Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy concert.

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Square Enix localizing Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-11 - comments

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Remaster has been announced for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, marking the debut of the role-playing game in English-language territories. Music for the console port and its free-to-play mobile game companion piece is by Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII composer Takeharu Ishimoto.

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David Wise on composing music for Tengami

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-11 - comments

Having debuted on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, Tengami by Nyamyam Games is now scheduled for release on Steam and Wii U. We had the chance to speak with composer David Wise to hear about the creation of the independent game's soundtrack, which incorporates the use of traditional Japanese instrumentation.

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Nanaa Mihgo's E3 2014 performance on YouTube

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-10 - comments
Square Enix Presents has posted a recorded performance of Final Fantasy XI acoustic cover band Nanaa Mihgo's, uploaded to YouTube to coincide with E3. A mix of previously seen and unseen footage thirty minutes in length, music is by Naoshi Mizuta on bass, Machi Okabe on violin and Takuro Iga on piano.
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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call E3 trailer

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-05 - comments
Square Enix has posted the E3 trailer for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call in anticipation of the press event in Los Angeles, featuring music compositions by series composer Nobuo Uematsu. The Nintendo 3DS rhythm game is due for release on September 16 in North America, including 221 music tracks.