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By Eugene . January 5, 2014 . 2:00pm
Yep, the Edit mode is back in Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd. For the aspiring director, this is the mode to be in. Within the impressively deep mode you’ll be able to control nearly anything, from how Miku and pals move each individual hand, to adjusting camera angles for swoops and glides, color tones for how the song will play out and other visual effects.
Alongside this, of course, are a host of other options including adding other instruments such as pianos and violins, which the characters can sit down to play with.
Just like professional software, you’ll use a timeline to follow the song you’ve chosen as the base and then control everything from it, such as exactly when the camera pans out over the crowd or when additional music comes into play. It looks daunting at first but once you get the hang of it, the system makes a lot of sense. The timeline style allows players to see at a glance exactly what everything else is doing at the exact timeframe you’re fiddling with. If that’s still too intimidating, though, there’s also a “Simple” version of it to make things easier, just like in Project Mirai 2.
To facilitate having people get on board this, the PlayStation Network side of Edit mode will now let players upload up to 80 videos online to be shared. Do note, though, that you’ll only be able to register 10 songs out of your 80 for the leaderboards. These will be ranked according to most downloads, new arrivals and so forth for players to check out your work.
Backgrounds get a nice leg up as there’s more being added, with some from CGM website Pia Pro which has been collaborating with the series for awhile now. I don’t know why you’d ever want to color the entire screen Miku-Green, but that’s also possible. These color tones can be used for fade-ins and outs, however, and you’ll even be able to adjust it down to the gradient amount. Yes, Miku only demands the best of your work.
All this is moot, of course, if you couldn’t actually make music and create a new song for players to try out. This is obviously back, too, and will also include the new Double Scratch gimmick.
There’s also (finally!) the addition of the undo command.
You put your right hand in, you take your right hand out…
You can try your hand at becoming a Miku music superstar producer on Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd which will be out on PlayStation 3 and Vita March 6th in Japan.