You Too Can Be A Superstar Producer In Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd

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.











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  • Demeanor

    I really hope the Edit mode will include the features I’ve been wishing for since a looong time ago:
    – song search by title
    – mandatory inclusion of the url where to go get the mp3 file to use as a base
    – marking of songs to separate complete works from work-in-progress, pv only, short version etc.
    – rating system to see which edit data has the most success
    – a way to order and filter out entries based on the above two criteria (ex. I want edit songs for RIP=RELEASE, find all completed songs and show me the most popular ones on top)

    • Brandonmkii

      I don’t think they’d let you just download MP3s like that, especially if some of them are from albums and such. It’s kind of like stealing.

  • Epitome

    This is getting better and better just preordered my saga limited edition for 97$ (-_-) probably gonna get the pouch for 30 something $ too.

  • Kitestwinblades

    Sounds great! I can see this getting really fancy…( ̄ー ̄)That grid is giving me a ton of ideas already!

  • MJLahey

    It’s unfortunate the edit mode in the Vita version is a separate (but free) 900mb download. Aside from the additional space it takes up, it means importers like me would have to go through the whole process of getting a new memory card for a JPN PSN account to get it.

    • Kayseur

      Really? Where did you see that? If so, they should at least put it in a day-one update instead of a DLC. Seeing as it’s a big part of the game.
      That said, convenience apart, if that leaves those 900mb free for contents (and that’s what it does) it’s pretty cool as a way to bypass the cartridge’s limits.

      • Ryo-kun

        Yeah but there’s only 40 songs so I guess that did not leave room for more content that I hoped for (I’m expecting it to be at least 50 songs with all the remakes and what not) I heard the diva room took a lot of space in F (like half of the game is diva room IIRC) I’d rather they cut the diva room. I never use it anyway.

        • Kayseur

          Well I agree, that said this one has a lot of modules if I’m not mistaking, so maybe they needed space for this. But sure thing, I’d rather take musics instead of the Diva Room as well. 40 is a bit cheap considering half of it are from older entries.

          • Ryo-kun

            Yes exactly. Well I rarely change module aside from the default one for each song either so I can live without all the modules of F (especially since I guess no F song will make it) I just want more songs man. Even if half are old songs, I’ll take 25-30 new songs over only 20 new songs any day.

      • MJLahey

        It’s on the website.
        I used google translate (I know, but its very clear)
        “The PS Vita version, in order to use “edit mode” and “edit play function”, you need to download from the PlayStation Network “Edit Start Pack” (free of charge).. (Requires free space of 900MB or more on a memory card)

        PS3 version, you can use “edit mode” and “edit play” function without the need for additional downloads.”

  • Guest

    I give heavy props to those who can create new videos with this feature. I tried it once (on Project DIVA 1) and DEAR GOD, it was time-consuming. And it was only a 1:30 track! So for those who can create fuil track videos…

  • Freakmasta

    I give heavy props to those who can create new videos with this feature. I tried it once (on Project DIVA 1) and DEAR GOD, it was time-consuming. And it was only a 1:30 track! So for those who can create full track videos…here’s to you.

  • Kezi

    I don’t mind the no edit mood. I was wondering if they will bring back accessories though. I didn’t think I’d use them but they’re actually really fun. They add that personal touch. I’ll get the vita version first cause my ps3 refuses to play ps3 games right now. I’m too lazy to fix it.

  • Len Kagamine O2

    Still i can’t use this mode because the japanese menus are hard to read.

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