Way back in 2002, I launched SquareSound as a simple resource for fans of Final Fantasy and other SquareSoft / Square Enix music to find, arrange, and share sheet music and other arrangements. The site has gone through many iterations since than and has seen its share of ups and downs. Today I’m writing to let you know that I’ve made the difficult decision to return SquareSound to those humble roots. Why and what does this mean? Read on.
There are many reasons, but the primary reason is because I just don’t have the time and interest I once had. I have two young kids and a demanding job and they keep me very occupied these days.
What will be changing?
Site redesign – I’m working on a redesign that will dramatically simplify the site. No more slow/weighty CMS systems with the cumbersome (and often unreliable) arrangement download system. We’re going back to straight HTML and a simple static site. It will feature our full arrangement archive (with all links checked and verified) and little else. We will still be accepting new arrangements and encourage musicians to keep submitting.
Store closing – I’m shutting down our store effective today. All current orders will have been fulfilled but we aren’t accepting any new orders. We do still have some inventory that we are selling at heavy discounts. We’re relying on Amazon.com to fulfill the rest of our orders, so if you want to see what we have, check out our Amazon store.
As for a timeline, I hesitate to give one because it depends on when I have the time to do it. I would expect to see the new design in place in 1-2 months. Thank you for your continued support! Feel free to contact us with any questions.