I’m going to do quick reviews for a lot of the rhythm games on iOS (and Android). I have a page up with most of the games, and have started putting up videos. More will be added. You can view them all in this playlist:
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I put up high quality divx versions of all the drum videos. You can find them all here:
I finally put up some drum videos. There are eight of them; the first three have a separate camera for the bass pedal, the rest are zoomed out to show both hands and feet. The three with the separate bass camera are Chiron, Indestructible (gold stars), and Inside the Fire — I did those specifically for people who bitch “why does HMX put out songs that are impossible to play with one pedal?”
Because there are so many different things happening, the compression is terrible, so clicking “watch in high quality” is definitely recommended. My drums drop tons of notes, but oh well.
I will put up downloadable divx versions later.
Why this was done: So you can hear Hayley’s voice almost isolated.
How this was done: The video you’re seeing is not what the audio came from. The audio was captured by turning off all sounds (crowd, instruments, etc.), and playing with No Fail mode turned on, with a full band (but not playing). Some tracks can still be heard, as well as some booing, but it’s fairly quiet.
The video was done a second time, vocal only (no fail) just so you don’t have to stare at the full band charts. You can see my Hayley character singing (it’s hard to get an actual likeness with the RB creator).
That’s What You Get:
More Rock Band videos to come!
I spent a bunch of time messing around with the RB2 manual calibration settings (I don’t have the new Strat), and decided to make a short video explaining them clearly and simply (I hope). I used this method to calibrate my system, and it works really well. So if you’re confused about exactly what the settings do, and which way you need to move them in order to sync up the game, this should explain all of that. I use the drums as an example, but obviously this also works with the guitar.
Let me know if I made any mistakes, and I can add some annotations to the video.
Edit: I originally made this video for RB2, but it also works for Rock Band 3, The Beatles: Rock Band, and Green Day: Rock Band!
Edit 2: a French tutorial has been posted by Stéphane
Karaoke Revolution 2, “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” by The Darkness.
Sung by my friend Amber, on Expert.
Platinum Record score (23954), full combo. Game vocals are off, so the only voice you hear is hers.
As I wrote at the end of the video, this was her first try, and the game doesn’t like vibrato, so she could have scored much higher. I really just sprung this on her; she was here for the holidays, so I asked if I could quickly record her since I knew she could beat the song on expert. She wasn’t trying for a high score or anything, so she was a little late on some of the phrases, which also lowered her score.
Probably everyone who’s ever played Donkey Konga has had the idea to play more than one bongo at once. I bet a lot of people have tried it. I figured I could do it, and it would make a good video. I realize this is nothing compared to a Pop’n Music video, but keep in mind that DK wasn’t designed for this. In this video I play the Pokemon Theme in Quartet Mode (4-player) by myself, and get four full combos.
Video 1: Guitar Hero II demo – Strutter (expert) with fingering!
This is a video of me playing the KISS song Strutter (expert) on the Guitar Hero II demo. I did this so people (who haven’t bought the demo) could see what expert looks like. It has a lot of three-button-chords, which are new to GH2. At the same time, I decided to show the live-action part of it (frets/strum on the plastic guitar), and put it at the top of the video. I flipped the video so it’s a mirror image, that way the colors match up, making it easier to follow along.