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Submission Center / Console abbreviations
« on: September 21, 2020, 12:41:28 AM »
Note: Games are generally listed according to their initial release, regardless of region. Multiplatform [MUL] is only used when a game is launched on multiple consoles simultaneously (ex. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Wii U and Switch), not when a game is ported (ex. Super Mario Bros).

Nintendo
  • Nintendo Entertainment System = [NES]
  • Game Boy = [GB]
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System = [SNES]
  • Satellaview = [BS-X]
  • Virtual Boy = [VB]
  • Nintendo 64 = [N64]
  • Game Boy Color = [GBC]
  • Game Boy Advance = [GBA]
  • Nintendo GameCube = [GCN]
  • Nintendo DS = [NDS]
  • Nintendo Wii = [Wii]
  • Nintendo 3DS = [3DS]
  • Nintendo Wii U= [WiiU]
  • Nintendo Switch= [SWITCH]
Sega
  • Sega Master System = [SMS]
  • Sega Genesis = [GEN]
  • Sega Game Gear = [GG]
  • Sega CD = [SCD]
  • Sega Nomad = [NOM]
  • Sega 32X = [S32X]
  • Sega Saturn = [SAT]
  • Dreamcast = [DC]
Sony
  • PlayStation = [PS1]
  • PlayStation 2 = [PS2]
  • PlayStation 3 = [PS3]
  • PlayStation 4 = [PS4]
  • PlayStation Portable = [PSP]
  • PlayStation Vita = [PSVita]
Microsoft
  • Xbox = [XBOX]
  • Xbox 360 = [XBOX360]
  • Xbox Live Arcade = [XBLA]
  • Xbox One = [XBONE]
  • PC = [PC]
Other
  • 3DO Interactive Multiplayer = [3DO]
  • Arcade = [ARCADE]
  • Atari 2600 = [A2600]
  • Atari 5200 = [A5200]
  • Atari 7800 = [A7800]
  • Atari Jaguar = [AJ]
  • Atari Lynx = [AL]
  • Mobile = [MOB]
  • Neo Geo = [NEO]
  • Philips CD-i = [CD-i]
  • TurboGrafx-16 = [TG16]
  • Multiplatform = [MUL]

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Site News / Console information while browsing
« on: September 21, 2020, 12:31:05 AM »
Hi everyone :)

Small change to the main site today! At the request of fellow arrangers Static and LeviR.star, game titles displayed when browsing will display the console abbreviation next to them. This will allow users to verify they're looking at the right game (or jog their memory if they don't remember what console a game was on) as well as make it easy for us to check that everything is listed under the correct console. It also matches 1-1 what we write in our update posts.

To see the change, simply navigate to a page that lists sheets (ex. https://www.NinSheetMusic.org/browse/series/Pokemon) and perform a hard refresh if your browser still has old page cached. For a list of what each console abbreviation stands for, you can refer to this topic.

If you notice anything wrong (i.e. incorrect or missing console) please let me know. Thanks and happy browsing!

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Site News / New site artwork!
« on: June 06, 2020, 05:36:56 PM »
Hi everyone!

We recently had an event for users to provide new artwork for the main site. Today, the banner and favicon have been updated, as well as our social media profile pictures, for the first time in over a decade :)

The banner and favicon are provided by KC Symphony and our new social media profile pic (as well as Zeta's new look) is provided by Sir Bone. Please give them a big thank you for their contributions.

The rest of the artwork we received is great as well, and I'd like to thank fi_le and Advos for their submissions too. You can find all of the artwork submitted in the previous topic (linked at the beginning of this post). Sometime in the future, we may find a use for them too.

Speaking of, the art refresh means that the time may be ripe to think about t-shirt designs again. Stay tuned for that...

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Projects / Latios212's Replacements
« on: May 31, 2020, 09:28:36 PM »
EarthBound
Because I Love You

Final Fantasy IV
Theme of Love

Kirby Super Star
Taking Over the Halberd

Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Sky Garden (with Static)

Pokémon Black Version & Pokémon White Version
Battle! (Team Plasma)

Pokémon Diamond Version & Pokémon Pearl Version
Mystery Gift

Pokémon HeartGold Version & Pokémon SoulSilver Version
New Bark Town

Pokémon Ruby Version & Pokémon Sapphire Version
Oldale Town

Radical Dreamers
The Girl Who Stole the Stars (pitch shifted version)

Super Mario Galaxy
Overture
File Select (edit)

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Map
Overworld

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Let's Try

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
Mabe Village

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
Picori Festival

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Postman's Theme
Sanctuary

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Site News / Update, Thursday 23rd of April 2020
« on: April 23, 2020, 03:01:13 AM »
Hey everyone!

No jokes today, just your usual submissions update :) Sorry it's been a little while since the last one - things have been a bit crazy. But we're still chugging along!

Hope these sheets can brighten up your social distancing time!


[3DS] Bravely Default
"Cave of Darkness" by Maelstrom

[GEN] Castlevania: Bloodlines
"Reincarnated Soul" by LeviR.star

[PC] Cave Story
"Break Down" by Th3Gavst3r

[MUL] Dark Souls II
"Remains" by Libera

[PS1] Final Fantasy IX
"All Hail the New Queen" by Th3Gavst3r

[PS2] Final Fantasy X
"A Fleeting Dream" by Libera

[NDS] Kirby: Canvas Curse
"Drawcia Sorceress" by LeviR.star

[NDS] New Super Mario Bros.
"Overworld (Vs. Mode)" (Replacement) by Latios212

[PS2] Persona 3
"Aria of the Soul" by Code_Name_Geek & Samusthedude

[NDS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
"Phoenix Wright ~ Objection! 2001" (Replacement) by mastersuperfan
"Turnabout Sisters' Ballad" by mastersuperfan

[SNES] Shin Megami Tensei
"Terminal" by Rwars

[GEN] Sonic the Hedgehog 2
"Mystic Cave Zone (2 Player)" (Replacement) by Yug Guy
"Oil Ocean Zone" by Yug Guy

[WiiU] Super Mario 3D World
"Switch Scramble Circus" by amc

[SWITCH] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
"Stormy Saxophone 2 - KOF '96" by Static

[PS2] Tales of the Abyss
"Wyon Mirrored Cave" by thatoneguy

[NEO] The King of Fighters '96
"Stormy Saxophone 2 (Yagami Team Theme)" by Static

[MUL] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
"Flight Range" by Sidon327
"Ruins" by Sidon327

[SWITCH] Xenoblade Chronicles 2
"Tiger! Tiger!" by Latios212

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Site News / Call for potential new site art!
« on: March 24, 2020, 04:46:47 AM »
Hello everyone!

A while back I put up a notice saying that we'd soon be seeking out new art for the site (sorry, time really flies!). While the current banner has served us well for almost ten years now, it may be time for a visual refresh. Now that the new design has rolled out and everyone has had a chance to give it a feel, the time has come to open the floor up to submissions!

What we are looking for is:
- A banner! This must be responsive so as to fit different screen sizes and ratios.
- A logo! This must be in SVG format in order to scale well.
- Anything else will be taken into consideration but not necessarily used.

Submissions will be open for one month from this post, with potential for extension if deemed necessary. As a disclaimer, we may or may not end up picking a winner if it is determined the options don't suit the site, and we may need to follow up to iterate on the art before a final decision is reached.

Any questions, please do ask.



Dropbox folder with files
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wos6a98tgglutyf/AAAdRFtf54wx8hr-ETROQj2sa?dl=0

Banners
- Current
- fi_le
- KC Symphony #1
- KC Symphony #2
- KC Symphony #3
- SirBone

Favicons
- KC Symphony
- Current

Logos
- Advos
- Current
- KC Symphony
- Sir Bone

Shirt designs (note: at the moment t-shirts are still purely hypothetical)
- Advos
- KC Symphony
- Sir Bone

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Guide Submissions / A quick guide to using AudioStretch
« on: March 22, 2020, 05:40:07 PM »
A quick guide to using AudioStretch

This is a guide that details how to use AudioStretch, my preferred tool to use when transcribing. There are many other tools out there to slow down and/or analyze audio, but this is the one I find most helpful and use for just about everything. You're free to use what you like of course, but I hope this will be able to help others looking to improve their transcriptions and arrangements who may not already have a go-to tool for this.

AudioStretch used to be available in browser at http://audiostretch.com/audiostretchforflash/, but that link now redirects to download links to the mobile app version. Fortunately, the tool is still available in browser, embedded in the free-to-use BandLab site.

What does it do?

I mainly use it to slow down audio. You can slow down the playback speed of an audio file and even click/drag to move it at whatever pace you like and make it "hang" on any one spot, making it easier to transcribe what pitches are present at any given moment. I also occasionally adjust the pitch by an octave to make the high/low notes easier to hear. That's about it; the tool doesn't actually produce any output for you - it just helps you listen to what's happening in the music so you can transcribe it yourself.

The app versions provide some expanded functionality, most notably a spectrum analysis of the audio file that provides a visual mapping of the relative volume of each pitch to keys on a keyboard. I generally try not to resort to using this most of the time, though, since it can result in relying too much on a technical analysis of what sound is being produced as opposed to what "sounds" right to a listener.

How do I use it?

First, create an account on BandLab. It's easy and you don't need to provide much in terms of your personal info.

Then, go to the Mix Editor. Click Import Audio/MIDI and upload the audio file for what you want. (If you're wondering how to get one from YouTube, there are tools out there you can use like ClipGrab.)



Next, right click the waveform and choose AudioStretch > More.



Now you can adjust playback speed and shift the pitch. And most importantly, you can click and hold/drag the waveform to focus on any moment in the track. That's it!


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Site News / Cleaned-up Rules
« on: February 16, 2020, 10:19:11 PM »
Hello everyone,

We've just done a bit of cleanup to our rules, both on Discord and the forums. Please give it a look, though in essence nothing has really changed - we just made an effort to clarify and condense things to make them less of a headache to comb through for new and regular members.

Keep enjoying yourselves! ;)

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Rules / Rules
« on: February 16, 2020, 09:59:43 PM »
Welcome to NinSheetMusic! We're a community focused around video games and video game music. To ensure everyone can have a good time here, please:

Be respectful of others and their privacy.
- Don't harass, defame, or insult other members.
- Deliberate discrimination or blanket negative statements about a group of people will not be tolerated.
- Don't post private information pertaining to others, including personal information and private messages, without their consent.
- In general, try to treat others how you would want to be treated.
Don't spam or post inappropriate, illegal, or plagiarized content.
- Don't send multiple messages in a row that don't contribute anything to an active conversation.
- Creating multiple accounts is a form of spam.
- Keep all NSFW or pirated content away from NinSheetMusic.
- Plagiarism here includes written content as well as copying parts of other MIDI files or arrangements as your own without permission.

The moderating staff will deal with any issues that arise as needed. These rules are not intended to be exhaustive, and the moderating staff will handle things on a case-by-case basis. If there are any problems, please don't hesitate to use the report button or reach out to a moderator or myself directly. We're here to help.

Enjoy your stay! :D

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Site News / New Updater! (Friday 14th of February 2020)
« on: February 15, 2020, 12:55:38 AM »
Hello everyone!

A quick announcement today - mastersuperfan is joining our updating team! He's a longtime member/arranger and is a huge help when it's time to review sheets. Please give him big thanks as he helps us churn out updates :D

Stay super~

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Feedback / Thanks for five years!
« on: January 19, 2020, 08:39:18 PM »
Hi!

Today marks five years since I first introduced myself here after lurking around! Five years ago, the name Latios212 meant nothing to anyone as this moniker was nothing more than a failed attempt at coming up with a decent username after deciding to join the forums on the spur of the moment. Little did I know it would really... need to stick. No regrets though! :P

In the year and a half or so before signing up, I had been trying out video game sheet music on the piano from all over the internet. I found a lot of stuff. But nowhere else did I find such an extensive and accessible collection of piano sheet music, even if the quality was... questionable at times. Slowly becoming acquainted with good and bad sheets (as I didn't know what the heck I was looking for when I started out) made me more curious about the creation process and how people were able to make such things - I'd never had any experience trying to transcribe, arrange, or compose before. I popped over to peek at the forums for a month or two to see what was going on, and decided to join - just to have some sort of interaction with some arrangers to learn about what they did and potentially offer some feedback from a performer's standpoint. (There was one arranger in particular I had been keeping an eye on - you can probably guess...)

So I joined, and was immediately welcomed and told by people that arranging was fun and I should give it a shot! I figured "sure why not lol". My first few attempts at getting something down were not great, but the community was incredibly helpful and I took small but steady steps under the guidance of a few fellow arrangers in particular. I enjoyed working on sheets and started doing more and more arranging and reviewing... and here we are today. I really learned a lot from so many people during my time here - about transcribing, arranging, being inventive, performing, music theory, and so on. I can only hope that I can serve as an inspiration to other younger members like so many of you did for me.

The site, too, has grown by leaps and bounds since five years ago. We've added a couple thousand sheets which is no small feat especially considering that our quality bar has also continued to improve. There's a lot more to do in terms of new improvements for the site and replacements for old sheets, but taking a step back really shows how far we've come and how much potential we still have for growth.

Thank you all for your support these past five years! For teaching me how to make sheets. For caring about quality. For surprising me with what the piano can do. For helping the site run. For being my friends.

And above all, thanks for making my time here a blast - I'm not going anywhere anytime soon ;D

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Project Archive / The Next Special Update (January/February 2020)
« on: January 12, 2020, 09:45:18 PM »
The results have been announced here and the new project thread is now up here!  Thank you to everyone who took part in nominations and voting!



Hello everyone!

Here is how we're going to choose a theme for our next special update. Any user can suggest ONE theme by posting here. The one hard restriction we're going to place this time is the following:
- The theme cannot be limited to a single game/series or musical style.

Other than that, anything is fair game (within reason, as decided by the staff). This can be something straightforward like "underwater" or "food" or something more silly like "track title starts with A" or "track starts in E minor". Try to aim for something that is fairly well represented across all video games and musical styles - see our Halloween or Winter updates for how a theme can encompass a large variety of pieces from many different games and arrangers.

Nominations are open for one ONE WEEK from the time of this post. After that, there will be one week of voting, two weeks of arranging, and two weeks of reviewing - more details to come later.

So, that said, suggest away! :)

If you're curious, some background on why we're changing things up from previous arrangement projects
Looking back on previous arrangement projects, they dragged on for ridiculously long periods of time because:
- Motivation was low. This was due in part to low community involvement (sheets were mainly submitted by a few people who liked the game) and due in part to burnout after working with the same soundtrack for the entire project. By having a broader theme more people would be interested in submitting a variety of sheets, and people wouldn't become tired looking over them because they represent all kinds of musical styles.
- We didn't have a schedule. This allowed us to postpone wrapping things up indefinitely, which naturally led to letting them go on for years.
[close]



List of suggested themes:
- "Final boss battles"
- "Boss battles"
- "First main area themes of open world-esque games"
- "Food/cooking"
- "Themes that use acoustic instruments"
- "Arcade games of the 80s & 90s"
- "Travel"
- "Credits themes"
- "Opening/title themes"
- "Music about music"
- "Unlikely heroes/protagonists"
- "Aquatic"
- "Nostalgic"

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Site News / Update, Sunday 5th of January 2020 (Pokémon DPPt)
« on: January 05, 2020, 11:29:59 PM »
Happy new year! :D

This update brings to you the remainder of the site-ready sheets from our Pokémon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum project, including a handful of much-needed replacements.

As you might have noticed, this project has lasted for an absurdly long time. For future projects, we're going to change things up a bit to involve the community more and stick to a timeline instead of letting things go on indefinitely. Stay tuned for discussion coming soon!

Until next update, enjoy these new sheets~


[NDS] Pokémon Diamond Version & Pokémon Pearl Version
26 - "Battle! (Rival)" (Replacement) by JDMEK5
41 - "Battle! (Team Galactic)" (Replacement) by JDMEK5
42 - "Eterna Forest" by Zeila
46 - "Battle! (Team Galactic Commander)" (Replacement) by JDMEK5
53 - "Hearthome City (Day)" (Replacement) by FireArrow
56 - "Solaceon Town (Day)" by Latios212
60 - “Valor Lakefront (Day)" by Th3Gavst3r
65 - "Battle! (Team Galactic Boss)" (Replacement) by JDMEK5
69 - "The Legendary Pokémon Appears!" (Replacement) by Libera
73 - "Victory Road" by Latios212
81 - "Pokémon Center (Night)" by Yug Guy
115 - "Battle! (Azelf/Mesprit/Uxie)" (Replacement) by Zeila
119 - "Trainers’ Eyes Meet (Artist)" by Th3Gavst3r
123 - "Contest Hall" by AmpharosAndy
129 - "Contest: Results Announcement" by FireArrow
129 - "Contest: Results Announcement" (Duet) by FireArrow
136 - "Stark Mountain" (Edit replacement) by Zeila
137 - "Battle! (Legendary Pokémon)" by Sebastian
140 - "Decisive Battle! (Pokémon League)" by Zeila
145 - "Battle! (Champion)" (Replacement) by Libera

[NDS] Pokémon Platinum Version
7 - "Wi-Fi Plaza: Mini-Games" by Sebastian
9 - “Wi-Fi Plaza: Parade" by Sebastian
28 - "Battle Castle" by Sebastian


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Music / Arrangement Highlights of 2019
« on: December 17, 2019, 12:50:31 AM »
Past topics
2018
2017

As the year comes to a close, what are your favorite arrangements that you've made in 2019? ^^

(If you're not an arranger, you can your favorite sheets by other arrangers instead!)

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