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trumaestro's Details
About me:
I'm trumaestro.
Being trumaestro longer.
Fav Music:
Whatever helps to get me more publicity.
Fav Movies:
Not necessarily anything with dick and fart jokes.
Member for: 15.37 years
Gaming Region:Canada
Location:Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Last Activity:10-24-2021
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trumaestro's Gameplay Stats Today
702 / 2569
1301 / 2569
Tier Points
372 / 1500
trumaestro's Stepped Songs
Song NamesSong StyleDate
NightrainFunk Fusion20-04-12
Trisection v2Hard Rock19-05-12
Let's GoRock09-11-12
Feelings From the AirTrance15-06-13
WiLD PLANETProg. Instrumental20-07-13
Umlaut AmpersandMinimal Rock31-08-13
Time To SleepProgressive03-12-16
V1 v2Electroshock Remix17-06-18
ControlAlternative Noise07-10-20
Jackhammer ManifestoElectrorock/Big Beat04-11-20
VegaAcoustic Beats11-11-20
Tell Me A Story [Prolixity Mix]Breakbeats25-11-20
TonightRetro Rock28-02-21
Birthright (Blue Stahli Remix)Digi-Rock25-04-21
A ninja among culturachippersChiptune10-05-21
Robot Gypsy JazzRagtime Jazz13-07-21
ProlixInstrumental Metal24-08-21
Random Thoughts
Posted on: July 16, 2021, at 04:46:17pm   [1 comment]
202X Redux

Old one stays for historical reasons but I won't update it.
Though idk if I'll remember to update this or not lmao
Posted on: July 5, 2021, at 12:56:19pm   [0 comments]
I'm not hugely confident about placing highly in this tournament. My current skill rating lands me somewhere in the middle of the D5 placements, and I have notable rust in many key D5+ file areas. I lack a lot of the speed I used to have, and I really lack endurance for anything above 80ish. I'll give it a whirl, I'll probably last a few rounds at least. I don't see a repeat of 13.5 though.

Round 1 - THE BADDEST - 4-0-0-0
Definitely won't be repeating 13.5 at this rate lmao. Getting mindblocks toward the end. Ani Mevushal flashbacks.

Round 2 - Gym Leader Battle Music [Hi Tech Remix] - 8-0-0-1
Turns out I can be better at jacks than I originally anticipated. Cool.

Round 3 - Traveler ~Stand Aloof~ [Heavy] - 2-0-0-0
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK HAPPENED IN THIS RUN. This better not be a AAA or die round.

Round 4 - Lucid Bass II - hsw98sfiu
Posted on: November 4, 2020, at 10:12:56am   [0 comments]
Might actually stand a chance! The top of D4 is all around my current skill level, so it'll probably be intense competition, especially in later rounds. My placement will depend on how much time I can find to actually play; how much I can spend on improving scores. If I can skillboost anything. If I luck out on files that suit my skillset.

Round 1 - Spaceship Toyvox - AAA
Sightread AAA, haven't done that since Control. Expecting the next round to be much more cruel.

Round 2 - Jackhammer Manifesto - AAA
Stepartist's advantage? Was not expecting this file to be used for a tournament because it stresses jacks so much, but cool

Round 3 - TEM SHOP (Ben Briggs Glitch Hop Remix) - AAA
Really good file for this round. AAA on second try. Feeling pretty confident about my chances right now, but later rounds will be really tough.

Round 4 - Viden - AAA
Tied for my highest AAA level so far. Competition is starting to get scary.

Round 5 - Tell Me A Story [Prolixity Mix] - 7-0-0-1
Stepartist's advantage? Scary shit. Might survive this round, unsure about the next 1-2. Hoping I'll finally get vrofl

Round 6 - Swamp Thing - 8-0-0-0
Got this lucky run early in the round. VERY fortunate because I've now got major mindblocks on the later 32nd parts.

Round 7 - Cyclone Joker - 4-0-0-2
What a bop. Sightread 7 goods. Hoping this score is good enough to get to the final round. Holy craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap

Round 8 - Nihil Descent - 20-1-1-3
No more SDGs. This one is a real challenge. This is the least confident I've been with my score in the entire tournament. D4 is wide open, any one of the three of us can take it. I miiiight be able to improve my score later, but I'd rather see how the competition fares first. I'm just glad to finally get v0 and an event token. Or two. Or three.

Finish - Second place
Can't be mad about this placing. timetorekt earned first with a frankly ridiculous, D6-adjacent score that I was never going to catch. The tournament was a lot of fun! Most notable moments for me were the community's reaction to the ending bs in Tell Me A Story, and kadef's huge but ultimately unsuccessful grind on Cyclone Joker.
Personally this tournament forced me to skill boost a little. I started the tournament around level 71, where I had been for years. At time of writing I stand just shy of level 77. I feel I've gotten a bunch more speed and reading ability thanks in large part to this tournament.
This tournament is also the first time some of my files were used in an "official" tournament. That was actually pretty cool too.

gg D4
Posted on: September 9, 2014, at 05:40:14am   [0 comments]
Round 1 - Group B - Wheelpower & Go
(FFRMania Engine B1)

Pretty much completely bs'd the solos, just like everyone else in the group. I'm actually far more proud of how I did the non-solos than anything else in this file. I probably tried to make it to Mad of Fire like though. Not my best work, and not a song I would normally choose, but if I spent more time on the solos could probably be a nicer file.

Round 2 - Group E - Spinal Fluid Explosion Girl
(FFRMania Engine E10)

Went for a very simple approach on this one. The vocals were the worst thing to try syncing. If the song was in English it may have been a bit easier, and I would at least know where there should be a syllable. Looking back I see a few spots where I did miss syllables. I'm extremely happy with how this file turned out though.

Round 3 - Palms Read

This file may end up feeling a little rushed and that's because it is. I had to finish this file on my 6 year old laptop while out of town. It can just barely run ddreamstudio. The song probably demands a more complex file than this, but I just didn't have the time to make it so. It follows pretty much the same structure through the entire song, but it's a tried and tru method. Sort of. I guess. Didn't even have a chance to playtest this file so who knows. Maybe not the best choice of cut for this song, but I feel it's the most logical.
Posted on: April 21, 2012, at 01:38:09am   [0 comments]

Nightrain - FUCKING FINALLY. The first batch I sent this to dates back to early 2009. Original version was considerably more dense and layered than the in-game one by about 100 arrows, but the in-game one is by far way more fun (seems the community thinks so too :D) The first part of the song mostly follows the guitar with layered drums. The difficulty in the song comes mostly from the middle section with layered piano and whatever that harmonic instrument is. Then the end kind of combines the harmonic thing, guitar and drums. Full song is about 6 minutes long.

Trisection v2 - Kind of a dump, but a much needed one. Originally it was a complete dump - the jumpgluts were handgluts, the 24th stream was more densely layered with drums and there was an ugly polyrhythm from a 16th jack in the second last 24th part. I toned it down A LOT and kept refining it, and boom, accepted. Some elitists might prefer any one of Yesssss' charts, but I knew the jack style chart wouldn't fly with the judges, and I'm not him (however much I may try to emulate him...). I still feel that I did this amzin song the justice it so patiently waited for and I like the result. Frankly that's all that matters.

Let's Go - Quickly stepped because of how simple the rhythms are, yet extensively playtested to cater specifically for one-handed players. Spread players will notice that the patterns are kind of wonky but it's only because of the one-hand thing. Currently pretty much the only file in FFR and one of the only ones period stepped specifically for one hand; we'll see if there will be more.

Feelings From the Air - My favourite song from the one artist I've stepped the most. The overlayered dumps in the Stepmania scene do not fit this song at all, so this easier version should strike a few chords with people familiar with those. Nice and simple file, nothing complicated, just the way it should be.

WiLD PLANET - Every good step artist steps an OSTER Project file somewhere along the line, right? Here's mine. In a similar vein to Nightrain, this is a rather technical file but is not quite as dense. Still has some funkyish elements to it that I really enjoyed listening to and stepping. I'm extremely happy with how this file turned out. It's the most fun file I've made since Kirby Pack 2. And to think I was uncertain about the layering through the entire thing.

Umlaut Ampersand - I'll be honest. I did not expect this to get accepted. The song is just so weird and the file is equally weird. The one 64th roll sticks out like a sore thumb but it is accurate. Definitely the weirdest file I've ever made. I guess it's pretty much supposed to be weird. This was released before I sent in fixes but I suppose they would have been minor.

Time to Sleep - Short and sweet. Middle section is somewhat boring. For being the first file I've pumped out in a few years, it's pretty good. Reminds me a bit of my Kirby files from 2010; simple, 16th patterns, nothing fancy, executed well. Just add jumptrills...

V2 - Needed. The minijacks help to distinguish this from the ancient SM file. Not much else to say. Nothing fancy or really of note here. Still find this one really fun to take on in the end section. Climax theory is definitely my favourite thing in VSRGs.

Control - Proof you -can- spend 5 minutes on a file and get it accepted. You just need a bit of knowledge on how to make easy files, and to choose energetic music. This helps to fill a hole in FFR for energetic easy files, but being the easiest file in the game kind of robs the song of much of that energy.

Jackhammer Manifesto - mainly my practice for making jack patterns, but it can definitely be used for training purposes too. This song is at 100 bpm, so use rates to practice jacks at whatever speed you want. The file being 100 bpm means that it converted really well too, all the jacks are 4 or 5 frames so even on rates you're not likely to have to deal with short framers. Probably could have used a cut, oh well. The file is jacks. What did you expect? Way more fun on rates. I recommend at least 1.3

Vega - Umlaut Ampersand v2, sort of. Very basic file, nothing fancy really. The bursts might be a bit too much for such an easy file, but they're pretty easy for spread players so maybe this will convince some one-hand players to try spread idk. Sat in wip for a long time so I kind of forgot how much work it took to sync properly, but it wasn't that bad I don't think. I hope OT 13.5 D1 enjoys it!

Tell Me a Story [Prolixity Mix] - Really proud of this cut. I decided the Compendium Mix file in FFR was lacking, and that Prolixity Mix was the superior song overall, so it's kind of a v2 I guess? The cut starts something like 30 seconds in, chops out a whole pile of the middle and leaves in the awesome end climax. Basically turned Prolixity Mix into Compendium Mix. The file itself is very burst-y with generally friendly patterns, mild colour theory, and the end climax is ..end climax-y. I like this one a lot. SGX was the first and pretty much only artist I started following directly because of FFR, and I had wanted to step something from him for ages. This is just a small piece of appreciation to him for helping introduce me to a wider world of electronic music. Bonus points for the literal homage to SGX in the file.

Tonight - Rushed to get this last file in the batch. OT theme song right here. The most steppable song from Blue Stahli's Sunset Neon project so far. It's so 80s you can smell the hairspray. Personal favourite song I've stepped for FFR so far. File is surprisingly fun, quads to TONIGHT and the entirely unintentional combo count at the break before the solo are definitely my favourite parts. Bring back 80s rock.

[In Progress] --Huge Marathon File-- - This one is turning out way better than I expected! And easier to step than I had thought it would be! But it's going to take loads of time to finish. The 4500 notes it's at now is roughly 5/6 of what it'll be at the end. It's somewhat meme-y. But I'm just following directions!

I am working on more, it's just.. finding a suitable song and sticking with it through to the end and and and and and
Comment wall
Reload.Xeron writes at 11:42:23pm on 1/3/21
gg's brother, a fight well fought, but neither of us were able to take the top
SubaruPoptart writes at 8:47:34pm on 12/25/20
ayyyy nice oni get!
timetorekt writes at 2:02:02am on 12/25/20
timetorekt writes at 10:20:28pm on 12/18/20
nice upscore on nihil btw
Dynam0 writes at 5:14:41pm on 11/13/20
Killing it with the simfiles lately, Vega was super fun for an easy chart
V-Ormix writes at 2:57:15pm on 7/11/20
for hundr tripol ays
PrawnSkunk writes at 11:46:42pm on 6/16/17
Happy 11! <:)
Anzerol writes at 12:16:02pm on 5/24/17
WP! 24k songs played, have you already played them all?
Wayward Vagabond writes at 10:38:21pm on 5/20/17
rip. pls make more files though
Wayward Vagabond writes at 3:47:25am on 5/16/17
I thought you left and never came back. Good to see you're still around man