Artist: Osamu Kubota
Composition/Arrangement: Osamu Kubota
Genre: PIANO AMBIENT
Movie: VJ GYO (2-D art by GOLI)
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 3rd style
Other Music Game Appearances:
- KEYBOARDMANIA 2ndMIX
- REFLEC BEAT groovin'!! Upper
- REFLEC BEAT plus BEMANI MUSIC FOCUS PACK 04
- ノスタルジア Op.3
Song Connections / Remixes
- Presto marks Osamu Kubota's debut in BEMANI.
- Presto has an extensive "making of" on the artist's site .
- Presto is the only BEMANI crossover in KEYBOARDMANIA 2ndMIX.
- Presto is the only song without Double charts in the KEYBOARDMANIA series.
- Presto received a slightly modified video in beatmania IIDX 8th style.
- Before beatmania IIDX 9th style, Presto's BPM was shown as 135 BPM.
- Presto received a different BEGINNER chart in beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD CS, replacing its old one.
- Presto could be unlocked in REFLEC BEAT groovin'!! Upper as part of the 4th Set (Ryu☆'s SELECTION) of the BEMANI MUSIC FOCUS unlocking system.
- After being removed from the initial release of REFLEC BEAT 悠久のリフレシア, Presto was revived on August 16th, 2018.
- Presto also appears as one of the background music selectable to play during Accel Rave Time (アクセルレイブタイム) in SEVEN'S BEAT (セブンスビート), a KONAMI medal redemption game.
Song Production Information
Long before we had received this work from an acquaintance of the musician, Osamu Kubota had already proven himself as a very skilled musician. Even though the length and experience of his career far outweighs that of mine, we've still managed to become close friends.
His music production primarily involves a lot of orchestra and jazz taste, and he's become quite famous, acting as a musical director for a certain famous TV drama and other such things.
Now, Kubota's music has cultivated a completely new, fresh genre in beatmania. It's very unique in its essence, much more than what I asked from him. With that, this sole song became a symbol of the direction of 3rd style.
Isn't it such a wonderful piece of music? The harpsichord, classical piano, church organ and so on, all of the elements give off a very baroque feeling. Everyone, please enjoy this magnificent fusion of styles to your heart's content.
Video Production Information
Beginning like an old movie with scratches on the film, this movie is the kind of movie you're used to seeing IIDX in on a regular basis. Even the staff was like, "Ooh! It's a progressive world with a whole new medieval flavor. From the beginning, we had planned to collaborate with the designers, but we hit a dead end when GOLI and I were only able to prepare one piece of material each.
It stayed that way until just before production was up, and I thought, "I might not make it! I've come to a situation where I can't make it, but I've been able to create and process materials, and VJ YUZ did a great job with the editing in just one day. The movie is created in a very presto style (a speed motto in music terminology, meaning "very fast"), but it also conveys the passionate, fast-paced development of the song's visuals.
Difficulty & Notecounts
beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 7 in 3rd and 4th style, 1 to 7+ from 5th through 9th style, 1 to 8 in 10th style, 1 to 8+ in IIDX RED, and 1 to 12 from HAPPY SKY onwards. beatmania (2006) difficulty rated from 1 to 10.
KEYBOARDMANIA difficulty rated from 1 to 6.
REFLEC BEAT to groovin'!! Upper difficulty rated from 1 to 10+, 1 to 13 in VOLZZA/VOLZZA 2, and 1 to 15 in 悠久のリフレシア.
ノスタルジア difficulty rated from 1 to 12. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd and KEYBOARDMANIA Wiki.)
|Game||SP Difficulty||DP Difficulty|
|beatmania IIDX 3rd style→11 IIDX RED||-||3||7||N/A||-||3||7||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY→Present||-||3||↑8||8||-||3||↑8||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 3rd style CS||-||3||7||7||-||3||7||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 5th style CS||※2||3||7||7||-||3||7||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 6th style CS||※2||3||7||7||-||3||7||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 8th style CS||※2||3||7||7||-||3||7||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD CS||2||3||8||8||-||3||8||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS + PREMIUM BEST||2||3||8||8||-||3||8||-||-|
※ This chart is different from its later console appearance (total notes: 222).
|Game||SP Difficulty||DP Difficulty|
|Notecounts / Hold Notes||227 / 5||238 / 5||429 / 5||-||-|
|KEYBOARDMANIA II 2ndMIX & 3rdMIX||6||6||6||-||-|
|REFLEC BEAT groovin'!! Upper→VOLZZA 2||3||7||10||-|
|REFLEC BEAT plus||3||7||10||-|
|REFLEC BEAT 悠久のリフレシア||5||9||12||-|
|BEMANI MUSIC FOCUS|
|1st Set (DJ TOTTO's SELECTION)||ABSOLUTE - CHOCOLATE PHILOSOPHY - LOGICAL DASH - era (nostalmix)|
|2nd Set (TAG's SELECTION)||DROP THE BOMB - AXIS - fellows - MAD BLAST|
|3rd Set (Des-ROW's SELECTION)||大見解 - Funky sonic World - BE LOVIN - CURUS|
|4th Set (Ryu☆'s SELECTION)||GENOM SCREAMS - Presto - JET WORLD - Go Beyond!!|
|5th Set (TOMOSUKE's SELECTION)||I'M GONNA GET YOU! - the keel - LOVE IS ORANGE - Gamelan de Couple|
|6th Set (kors k's SELECTION)||Flash Back 90's - White Eve - HELL SCAPER - starmine|
|7th Set (Users' SELECTION)||明鏡止水 - Pink Rose - sync - Beyond The Earth|
|8th Set (PHQUASE's SELECTION)||COSMIC COWGIRL - BOBBY SUE AND SKINNY JIM - 男々道 - Spica|
|9th Set (wac's SELECTION)||PULSE - GRADIUSIC CYBER - Nova emoção - 踊るフィーバーロボ|
|10th Set (dj TAKA's SELECTION)||♥Love²シュガ→♥ - Lucy - GUILTY - V - V₂|
|CONTENTS SELECTION||ZERO-ONE - MAKE A JAM! - Ping×Pong×Dash - DAY DREAM|