Final Fantasy XIV Bards Are Generating Gorgeous Music

 

A few weeks back, Square Enix lastly gave Final Fantasy XIV Bards the capability to play true music. Now YouTube is filling with wonderful (and only occasionally terrible) Bard performances.

Because Square Enix’s has users agree to not use the new Bard tools to recreate third-party music, the majority of the tunes showing up on the web are common Final Fantasy fare. Here we see Solaris White plucking out the Chocobo theme with an proper companion.

Even though most Bards are starting off straightforward, recreating effortless tunes with a single voice, other people are taking things towards the subsequent level, recording various tracks and splicing them collectively. MintormentGaming’s version of “Matoya’s Cave” is just gorgeous.

Some Bard players, not content material with being restricted towards the harp, utilize other in-game sound effects in their compositions. In an early attempt at multi-screen functionality, Windy FFXIV utilizes hotbar switching noises as percussion while performing the game’s Alexander boss fight theme. A lot more impressive, the efficiency is accomplished making use of gamepad controls as an alternative of keyboard.

Probably the most impressive Bards on YouTube so far is ADZDarkStone, whose multi-track performances are breathtaking. Right here is “Battle on the Major Bridge.”

Several of the far more complex Bard melodies are getting developed utilizing macros, pre-programmed instructions that hit the appropriate note with the suitable timing. ADZDarkStone does not do this, as demonstrated in his functionality of “The Decisive Battle.”

It is excellent to determine the tools getting FFXIV Gil employed to recreate some wonderful music. I was worried that, within the wrong hands, the function will be utilised for evil.