A Brief History of SquareSound
SquareSound was founded in July, 2002. It began as a simple resource for sheet music, but quickly grew into one of the largest websites devoted to Square Enix music on the internet. The current design marks the seventh major design revision since the site’s inception. Our main focus these days is on fan arrangements — sheet music, MP3s, and MIDI arrangements submitted by site visitors. SquareSound is also a comprehensive resource for popular Square Enix albums and sheet music books. We added the ability to purchase the sheet music books we cover in August, 2005. We are one of very few sites that stock legitimate, imported, non-pirated video game sheet music books in the United States. The site continues to grow at a solid clip thanks to the efforts of the staff (past and present) and countless contributors. SquareSound truly couldn’t exist without the great community it has developed, and we’re very proud of that. With your help, we plan to continue developing and improving SquareSound for many years to come!
Current Staff Members
|Forum Name: Tim
|Brief Biography: I first got into video game music back when I played Final Fantasy III for Super Nintendo. I was simply amazed at how much great music they could pack into a 32 MB cartridge (not to mention such a great game). Future SquareSoft RPGs got me more into game music, but it was only a few years ago that I realized you could actually purchase the soundtracks. I promptly bought the FFIII (FFVI in Japan) soundtrack and was instantly hooked. Since then, I’ve bought nearly every SquareSoft original, piano collection, and arranged soundtrack available. Being such a die-hard Square music fan, I decided that I wanted to build a web site devoted to it. I worked on it for a couple of months, but then decided that it wasn’t really worth it since there were so many other game music sites out there with more content and information. I had also recently started taking piano lessons, which was something I’d wanted to do my whole life, but could never afford to in the past. That’s when I decided that I’d create a site devoted to SquareSoft piano music. I’ve now taken piano lessons since June 2001 and have had a great deal of fun with it. Some of the SquareSoft pieces I’ve learned how to play include “Tina” from the FFVI Piano Collection, “Sleepless City Treno” from the FFIX Doremi book, “Another Aruni Village” from the Chrono Cross OST, and “Aeris’ Theme – Reborn” arranged by Michael Huang.It is my goal to continue work on SquareSound for a long time to come. I hope to make it the only resource you’ll ever need for Square-Enix music. So far, the site has been a huge success. Thanks to everyone who’s visited for all of your help and support! Enjoy the site!|
Past Staff / Contributors
The number of selfless contributors to this site are literally too many to list in great detail. We’d like to offer special thanks to Chris, Dave, and Harry for their hard work and dedication on SquareSound’s “SSV2” project, and for maintaining the majority of SquareSound for the better part of two years. Thanks also to Aevloss, TheShroud13, Z-Freak, Sayoran, and Zeugma who also worked extensively on SSV2. This team has opened up their own site called Square Enix Music Online that we encourage you to check out.
We’d also like to thank other contributors, past and present. This includes Sophia (soapy), Ronin, Conqueso, Josh Barron, T.H. Locke, Merziloss, Jared, ^___^, Mandy, Aharon, Lefty, Justin Lincoln, Mossy, Overflow, GigaShadow, Sssilverx2, Andrew Owen, Terraguy, Totz, Talaysen, Celes, Piano, Peter, Wiesty, and Kago. I know there’s a lot of names we’re missing, but you know who you are and your work here has been appreciated!