The Tower ~ NieR Automata Piano Collections

The Tower, music by Keiichi Okabe, arranged by Yasumasa Kumagai, transcribed by themrzakid, played by Richard Yang on Yamaha N1X.

“The Tower” might be the only piece in this album I’d say must be recorded on a digital piano (unless your piano is perfectly regulated). The second half of the piece is filled with repeated chords on the left hand at a pretty brisk pace. With my Yamaha baby grand anyway, the key action is definitely not as “consistent” as my Yamaha N1X, or any digital piano in fact. The result is somewhat uneven chords. But there’s no issue when playing on my N1X.

NieR Automata Piano Collections is even better than the Gestalt & Replicant album I released previously. The pieces are slightly more difficult and sophisticated. It is unfortunate that Square Enix did not release the official sheet music for this album for some unknown reason. My recording is based on transcriptions that I could find (by zakid and rach3master; Bipolar Nightmare is the only piece I could not find a proper transcription to record). Since these are transcriptions, they might not be 100% identical to the OST recordings. Unless something was particularly out-of-place, I followed the sheet music primarily. Such a beautiful album must be recorded with the best quality of sound; how else to do it but to record with my new Yamaha N1X through direct audio, no more crappy iPhone mic!

Click here to go to the master index page for the NieR music I recorded.

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