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Devin2600
 
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Do you all think the hourly music will return in New Horizons? I watched the treehouse play the game and they mentioned the sound design and how you can hear the leaves blowing in the wind, etc. What I couldn't hear is if there was music playing.

If music does return for the hours, do you hope they are all new tunes? Or do you think they went away with this concept?
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What that reminded me a bit of is the background music in AC:NL's Main Street, specifically the way it initially starts as a mournful little jingle but changes and gets more instruments and layers as shops move in. So perhaps they're doing something similar and there will be no or only minimal music at the beginning, but it will get more interesting as you develop your island. We only saw gameplay from very early on in the game, after all.
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It's tough to say -- I know somewhere near end of the 23-minute video, the in-game clock said "10:45am", so there was no hour change.

I hope they're new tunes. I know some folks want classic songs to return, but some of the WW/CF songs are still burned into my brain, and I found some of NL's songs annoying (especially 11am). I'd be down for some all-new music, personally.
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I had to turn my volume up very loud and hold my ear to the speaker but there is definitely music playing and it was definitely new music. to me it kind of sounds like a cross between NL's and WW/CF's style, but of course that's only the 10am tune so it's hard to say what the other 23 hours will be like. I think either the sound was wonky in the stream, or sound mixing is one of the things they're still working on.

OR maybe they'll let us do sound mixing ourselves and we can turn the music and sound effect volumes up and down
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Devin2600
 
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Ah good to know! I may go back later and do the same. At least to just try and hear something. The trailer theme song reminded me a lot of a mix between New Leaf and the GC version. So it has me excited!

Haha, sound mixing is a possibility but I don't know why I feel like AC wouldn't do that.
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"I know somewhere near end of the 23-minute video, the in-game clock said '10:45am', so there was no hour change."
The stream was real-time, just in Pacific Time since they were in California.
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I loved the trailer theme too. Nothing will ever beat AC:GC's title theme for me but I think that's as much nostalgia as it is the song being good.

I'm guessing they built in a feature to turn down the hourly music so that it didn't cover up the sounds they were trying to feature. I don't think they'll do it either but I'm guessing they already put something in for the e3 presentation so why not let users do the same?
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I think the music was turned down for the sake of the demo.
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It kinda sounded like the music gets quieter as they got closer to the beach, and louder as they walked away.

Too bad they spent a long time by the beach...
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Im sure there will be new hourly music.  IT could still be being made and thus not in the demo… I think we will see this game develop a lot over the months
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^I agree, it's possible that the music hasn't been finalized yet so they had it turned down in the background.

Hourly music or we revolt!
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Hopefully the music is better this time. New Leaf's hourly tracks were delightfully dull with the exception of 5 PM and a few others. I wish we could be given the option to switch between hourly music from the previous games as I always preferred the rythmic music from the GameCube game.
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In the new game you can put radios outside & play your own records so if there's no hourly music you can just turn on your boombox LOL.
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There is almost no chance that they've gotten rid of hourly music; It's not just window-dressing - it's an integral part of the game's design, so that you can tell roughly what time it is without having to stop to check it.
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"In the new game you can put radios outside & play your own records so if there's no hourly music you can just turn on your boombox LOL."
I'll scatter them throughout the island and play Forest Life on each one.
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^ this
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Devin2600
 
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Hmm, I've thought of that too. I wonder if those radios will be playable outside.

And I think it's confirmed there is hourly music, as if you listen really close to E3 footage you can hear some music playing. If it sounds good, I have no idea.
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From what I remember from the few trailers I saw, all furniture can be placed and used outside, so essentially the whole world is your house, with your house being a pocket dimension within the world... I see no reason why you wouldn't be able to play custom music outside. But if you can, I hope they are smart about it and have the game turn off ambient hourly music if a radio is playing so it doesn't get messed up.

As for the hourly music itself, I really hope the majority of the tracks are brand new. The music team always does such a wonderful job with the tunes and it would be a shame for them to waste this opportunity rehashing old music ...
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Chiyoko
 
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I imagine the music on the radio will get louder as you get closer & the hourly music will get quieter because that just makes sense

which makes me think of all the town designing possibilities. hide a radio somewhere to change the feel of an area. hide a radio playing k.k. dirge behind a haunted house to really set the mood before you even walk in
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Devin2600, herrFaust, Chiyoko - Furniture being placed outside is inherited from Happy Home Designer, and radios worked as you would expect them to there (and hiding them so as to set the mood before you stepped into a property was one of my go-tos in that game ), so I'm sure that it'll work similarly in New Horizons.
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I hope that the music doesn't sound too "islandy"...
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I hope the music sounds like the gamecube one and kinda ww/cf but one thing I really want in terms of music are more K.K. Slider songs
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kenji_kenji - Some new K.K. songs are long-overdue. Hopefully he'll get some more this time.
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"I hope that the music doesn't sound too 'islandy'..."
New Leaf's was suuuuper islandy. Judging from the 9/4 direct's background music in the ACNH section, it sounds like it's gonna be toned down a bit; what we hear is kinda jazzy and electronic with some tropical, relaxing tones. Main instruments seem to be guitar, synthesizer, and bongos. Haven't heard much steel drum, which is basically the "instant island" instrument. It kind of makes me think, "Charlie Brown Goes to Hawaii and Buys a Wii." (For the record, my favorite of the most-likely-hourly tunes comes in around 2:55!)

"@kenji_kenji - Some new K.K. songs are long-overdue.  Hopefully he'll get some more this time"
Traditionally, all of the "I don't know that song" songs that K.K. plays when you don't enter a valid request end up as actual songs in the next game. Thus was the case with Forest Life, Spring Blossoms, and K.K. Island. Interestingly, one of K.K.'s "I don't know that song" songs in NL is City Folk's city theme.
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Im not sure if it's been mentioned, but in previous games when you look at the sky, the music would mute a bit and you'd hear quieter sounds.

""Charlie Brown Goes to Hawaii and Buys a Wii." (For the record, my favorite of the most-likely-hourly tunes comes in around 2:55!)"


I didn't care for NL's music that much, so I tuned it out a bit.
I preferred the older games, especially the gamecube with the weird quirky meow sounds and sometimes whistles, spooky forest sounds etc. New Leaf was very 'samey'.
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