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My Bestsellers Clerk
 Post subject: Re: Samples used by Akira Yamaoka

Missing since: 13 Oct 2012
Notes left: 353
Avith wrote:
Maybe he knows about the footsteps if they really exist.


After weeding out all re-used samples (hash-compared), the main sound effect samples (not counting the S-FORCE samples) add up to 372 samples. Among those, I only spotted around 30 foot step sounds. I know some foot steps are actually sequenced to alter the sounds a bit (or even to loop the foot steps in a fixed pattern), but that doesn't really change anything if you ask me.


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 Post subject: Re: Samples used by Akira Yamaoka
     
         
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Missing since: 31 Jan 2004
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In the Sound Ideas "Foley Footsteps" library, each track is one "style" of footstep (footsteps on a particular surface, such as carpet, wood, metal grating) with variations (light/hard steps, running, turning around, etc.). I imagine that Yamaoka would have just grabbed a couple samples from a track to match a particular scenario (character walking on carpet, or whatever), and then just reused them throughout the game. I wouldn't think that he would need more than a handful of samples for every scenario with some variations. "Hundreds" sounds a bit excessive! lol

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My Bestsellers Clerk
 Post subject: Re: Samples used by Akira Yamaoka

Missing since: 13 Oct 2012
Notes left: 353
Yeah, in reality, there's a lot of lies in the Making Of video. I mean, they say that he created the foot steps, but I bet you my right leg that they're all taken from libraries. Although, to be fair, it might have been Yamaoka telling the Making Of producers that, so it's not necessarily the producers lying to us, but Yamaoka, rather. But I can see why he would. They don't credit the libraries anywhere (which is required by most library licenses), and my guess is that it's because Konami provided the libraries "under the radar" so to speak. Or just simply because he, as a private person, is not actually allowed to use them in that context/environment by licensing policies.


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Just Passing Through
 Post subject: Re: Samples used by Akira Yamaoka

Missing since: 17 Apr 2018
Notes left: 9
Last seen at: Ireland
Not sure if this was found, didn't see it mentioned

Silent Hill 4
Track: Silent Circus
Sample Library: Things that go bump in the night
Sample Name: AIRNOTE
Time of Sample: 0:00
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qcbseac74Y

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