The Legendary Zoltan

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About The Legendary Zoltan

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    Japanese Translator
  • Birthday 06/16/1980

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Niigata, Japan

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  • Biography
    I'm currently an elementary English teacher but I'm very surely phasing into becoming a musician full-time.
  • Real Name
    Jahan Zoltan Honma
  • Occupation
    English Teacher/Heavy Metaller

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  • Collaboration Status
    2. Maybe; Depends on Circumstances
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Arrangement & Orchestration
    Drum Programming
    Lyrics
    Mixing & Mastering
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    Synthesis & Sound Design
  1. I have composed an entire album of death metal with lyrics inspired by Valkyrie Profile and music inspired by a variety of RPGs. There are tons of remixers out there but only original death metal artist that pays homage to the epic RPGs of epicness. And that's me. I already have an EXCELLENT drummer on board. He's already finished the first song and it sounds great. Normally I would record guitar parts myself but I figured I'd offer someone the opportunity to acquire the credential of "Experience recording a full-length album." If you're interested you must be able to do the following: +Commit to NINE songs of recording +Commit to finishing one song per week +Record the left rhythm guitar twice and the right one twice for a total of 4 rhythm guitar tracks per song (so it takes some time, unfortunately) +Obey my every command. MWAHAHAAAA! I just mean that you'll accept my requests for changes because I do want things a certain way. +Be awesome just in general. Haha. Just kidding. I would say that the most difficult song to play is this one: http://www.thelegendaryzoltan.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/VP2-Belenus-ver2-MP3.mp3 If you can play that, you should have no problem. Reply if you're interested. I can supply tablature and rough recordings like the one above to help you learn the songs.
  2. I'm not really a multi-instrumentalist but I do a variety of things in general. Currently taking ballet lessons and working out so I can stop being fat. I have a kid and a full-time job, so I'll tell you how I find time to do stuff. 1. I don't do the stuff I already know how to do so I can "stay in practice." I learned how to play guitar and now I almost never play guitar. Hahaha. 2. I wake up at 4am. Yes, it sucks. 3. I didn't bother learning to play all the other instruments. I know it sounds like the lazy man's answer BUT, you may be interested to know that I have composed for a variety of orchestral instruments for a concert and I don't know how to play any of them. All you NEED to know is what clef to use and what the highest and lowest notes they can play are. And with just that info, I managed to compose a concert for a piano, cello, violin, timpani, drumset, clarinet, and some other stuff that I don't remember. Don't I sound awesome! I hope that helps a bit. Of course, if you WANT to be able to play all the instruments you compose for, you should do it and just accept that it takes time. The only other piece of advice I have is... 4. Give up video games. But there's no god-damn way THAT'S gonna happen, right?
  3. You guys must be the two greatest people ever! Star Ocean V is great. I definitely prefer previous games in the series but it still gave me the Star Oceany goodness I was looking for. The downsides for me are that the story is not very interesting to me, the side quests are too boring, and the private actions are HORRIBLE. They're not funny and they're not interesting! But I had a good time with the battle system, a great time with the roles and specialties, and THE TIME OF MY LIFE with the crafting system. It's pretty much exactly the same as the one in Star Ocean 4 but with the addition of the creative synthesis mode. That thing is CRAZY! Star Ocean 4 is still my favorite though.
  4. Is anyone interested in buying? I'll take the shipping out of the price. If you don't think it's worth the price, go ahead and make an offer. There is one problem with the machine. For some reason, it has become bad at reading discs. So I have to eject and reinsert discs sometimes. Once it reads it and you start the game or movie there are no problems, but it sometimes takes several tries to get a disc to work. Other than that, no problems. Digital games work perfectly. Other imperfections: Valkyria Chronicles is not in its original case and Star Ocean 4 has a crack in the middle. It hasn't extended to the readable part of the disc so just be careful not to worsen it and it won't affect the playability of the game. I've been playing it in that condition for years. I GUESS, this means that you'll be able to go into the download list and redownload games I deleted. Kingdoms of Amalur and FF13-2 will be available to you in that case. Physical Games Catherine, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Armored Core V, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Dark Souls, Eternal Sonata, Final Fantasy XIII, ICO/Shadow of the Colossus Collection, Metal Gear Solid 4, Metal Dear Solid HD Collection, Ni No Kuni, Resonance of Fate, Star Ocean 4 International, Valkyria Chronicles, Zone of the Enders HD Collection, and White Knight Chronicles 2. Digital Games Just going off of memory so there may be more than what I list here. PS1 Classics: Final Fantasy 6, Chrono Trigger, Breath of Fire 4, Legend of Mana, Alundra, Xenogears, Final Fantasy 7, Final Fantasy 8, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy Tactics, Chrono Cross, Mega Man X4 PS2 Classics: Disgaea, Persona 3 FES PS3: Tales of Xillia, Tales of Symphonia, Minecraft, Dungeon Defenders, Soldner-X, The Last Guy, Puzzle Quest, Dark Souls 2, Savage Moon, Mushroom Wars, Crystal Defenders, Comet Crash, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core.
  5. Such a great idea for an album. My daughter Aika's birthday is VERY close to Esther's. (Great name choice, by the way.) It was January 7th, 2014. I waited freaking forever for this album to come out. Now I can play it around Aika TWENTY-FOUR HOURS A DAY! I'd like to point out that my remix has the greatest title in the history of everything. Your welcome, Esther. ^_~
  6. Super atmospheric. At first it was reminding me of the item room music from Metroid. There are crazy-ass synths all over the place. Haha. This would fit very nicely in a game or a movie. Good job.
  7. Thanks, Oneiric. This song was inspired by the song Toccata Finale from the second castle in Symphony of the Night which is also in 5. You'll be happy to know that the drums are just a place holder. Although I think that kick drum is the greatest thing ever, Brandon Strader will be providing the drum samples, unless some amazing drummer wants to live record it for me all for free. If you know anyone like that, let me know Hahaha.
  8. Groovy. I want this to have Japanese girl vocals. Then it will be perfect. Haha.
  9. This is the first official preview of my Valkyrie Profile Death Metal album. It is not a remix album, but it contains one or two "references" to actual game music in every song. All the lyrics for this album are based on the short stories of the einherjar in Valkyrie Profile. I don't think there is a more DRAMATIC metal album. This clip demonstrates a part with uncommon time signatures. Album Completion: 50% Rough Draft: No mixing, no mastering, no vocals, no bass.
  10. That was freaking awesome. A guitar album I think you would like is the first solo album by former Testament guitarist James Murphy. I can't remember the name of it but you can look it up if you're interested. Great work. I love you Sonic metal medley too man!
  11. That Nippon Manju song is great. OK. I'm having an idea that I'm slowly becoming committed to. I've already done a game-inspired death metal album. I think to make something really masterful, I should double-down on what I know. So I'm thinking Valkyrie Profile Viking Death Metal. Original songs with "references" to Valkyrie Profile songs. That means it's mostly original but there might be a bit of a Sakuraba melody in there somewhere. Kind of like how Dragon Force is original but plays a Double Dragon guitar solo note-for-note in the middle of the song. I would basically be making another full-length album before going "on tour" to MAGfest. What do you think? Valkyrie Profile does drama better than almost any game out there. 20 or so people die in very dramatic circumstances. Some of them have love affairs involved, it's amazing. And actually, I have sitting on my computer not one, not two, but THREE songs that I wrote based on three of the scenarios in the game over 15 years ago. I never recorded them or anything. I wouldn't use those though. I'd go all new. There's just so much inspiration to be integrated into some Viking Death Metal.
  12. Those are cool videos you guys posted. Thanks. I didn't expect that kind of answer. Interesting. . . OK. I got it! ACTUAL Baby Metal. That is, Japanese children's song death metalized! It's genius! MWAAA HAA HAA HAAAAAAAA!
  13. I have a personal goal to play a live show at MAGfest. I live in Japan so this is not going to be easy. But before that, I just want to know what people go to MAGfest concerts to hear? There are already millions of game music cover bands playing there, right? Do people just want more covers of the classics? Do they want bands covering less popular games? Do they want original music? I have lots of ideas for cool concerts I'd like to throw and now I finally want to create a set and go there and do it?
  14. Same here. Star Ocean is one of my favorite series. It's likely to be the best entry in the series by the looks of it.
  15. Thank you! I was having some kind of problem accessing the text box because the video was taking up the whole thing. I could get the mouse pointer to turn into a text cursor, and I assumed that meant that I was hovering over the textbox, but clicking in there and pressing delete didn't do anything. But trying to paste things somehow made it work. I owe you one, Timaeus!