1. #171
    Originally Posted by Manualex61 Go to original post
    But they were a DLC some time ago in the first game or in the initial batch of 2014?
    http://www.theriffrepeater.com/rocksmith-2014-setlist/

    2014, apparently
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  2. #172
    Originally Posted by Ox1a4toke Go to original post
    Well, alsoaclue was made in Adobe Photoshop Elements 11.0 Windows on 2014-04-22T12:19:02-07:00. Doesn't seem to be any more embedded there, don't see anything useful in metadata yet. Playing with the image...
    Who are you?

    Are you working for the NSA?
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  3. #173
    Originally Posted by fredyellowone Go to original post
    Who are you?

    Are you working for the NSA?
    We all work for the NSA, they just haven't announced it yet!
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  4. #174
    Musical Cipher


    A "cipher" is a method of transforming a text into a secret code. These days this is usually done for cloak-and-dagger purposes, but in olden times witches and magicians used ciphers to create magical inscriptions for talismans or to write their grimoires (books of spells and rituals). In fact, historians trace the origins of the science of cryptography to the 15th-century treatise Steganographia, by Abbot Trithemius -- the magician who was the mentor and teacher of the most famous magician of all, Agrippa.

    For our spells, we sometimes use a cipher that translates letters of the alphabet into musical notes and rhythms. We might encipher a God or Goddess's name, one of our own names, or a word that represents the purpose or focus of the spell (e.g. "safety" or "health"). This gives us a melody that we can make the basis of a chant or of a drum rhythm -- a kind of musical sigil or talisman.

    The system we use is adapted from one described by G. Porta, De furtivis literarum notis (On the secret notes of letters), 1602. Porta's method was widely used for secret communications by spies, diplomats, and generals throughout the 18th century.

    Porta's system was more limited than ours -- it used only the major mode, omitted K and W, and only went up to the note f'' and back. Our version uses the natural correlation between letters of the scale and letters of the alphabet (the letter A = the note A, the letter B = the note B, etc.), which composers such as Bach and Schumann have used for centuries to create musical themes. Partly for numerological reasons, we use the traditional 24-letter "Latin" alphabet, in which I is the same as J and U is the same as V.

    To create a musical talisman:

    Write down the letters of the word or phrase you want to encipher above a blank music staff.
    On the staff, write the musical note that corresponds to each letter.
    On a musical instrument, play the resulting melody.
    To improve the melody, you can transpose any of the notes up or down an octave -- in other words, to the note with the same name. (In the example below, you can see that I transposed down the note D that corresponds to "L" in "WEALTH".)
    Experiment to find out in what key the melody sounds best. Does an F, for instance, sound better as F-sharp, or a B as B-flat? Bear in mind the appropriate correspondences: Minor modes are more dark, inward, "yin"; major modes are more bright, outward, "yang". (In the examples below, "HECATE" works best in a haunting minor mode, using F-natural, whereas "WEALTH" works best in an expansive major mode, using F-sharp.)
    As long as you keep the basic distinction between short notes vs. long notes, you can alter the rhythms slightly to make them more musical -- a quarter note could be an eighth note, for example, or a half note a whole.
    You can now set appropriate words to these notes to create a chant, as we have done with HECATE.








    http://www.oldenwilde.org/oldenwilde.../musciphr.html


    So, using "Rocksmith" as the key .....


    -----------------------------------------------------
    ------3-----------5------------------------------------
    ------------5--------4-----2----------------------------
    --7------------5--------3------------------------------
    ---------3--------------------------------------------
    -----------------------------------------------------

    does that mean anything to anyone? Not sure where green or black come into play...
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  5. #175
    Originally Posted by Zooropa_Station Go to original post
    U2's Zooropa album cover might be something somewhat similar to that(reference to tame impala) maybe there's a mesage in there like the U2 album(future album tracks and the batman sountrack song were hinted in the cover). Or I am just overanalyzing stuff.
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  6. #176
    How about "This is a clue" as the notes?

    Green isn't relevant btw

    U2's my favorite band, but Zooropa doesn't have much guitar lol

    Ooh how about



    The border looks like it's been brought to the middle to partially cover the rest of the album
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  7. #177
    Originally Posted by Zooropa_Station Go to original post
    How about "This is a clue" as the notes?

    Green isn't relevant btw

    U2's my favorite band, but Zooropa doesn't have much guitar lol
    But I would love to play this(that was hinted on Zooropa cover)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zuy4828wpvg
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  8. #178
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    Can you tell us the genre of the DLC?
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  9. #179
    OK, alsoaclue is a greyscale image. I'm gonna hazard a guess 14 shades of grey - Staind
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  10. #180
    It's kinda strange. You guys never posted here before, then all of a sudden we have three new users, deciphing codes, finding hidden images that are impossible to find, elaborating music theories to find our next DLC, cracking enigmas, etc.

    That is truly weird.
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