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Timing (Advanced level)

Table of contents
  1. Introduction
  2. More tips to improve timing
    1. Horizontal reading
    2. Eyesight
    3. Your conditions matter
  3. Recommendation from DJ SOMORI
  4. Recommended songs for timing practice
    1. Level 8
    2. Level 9
    3. Level 10
    4. Level 11
    5. Level 12

Introduction

This is a follow-up page for the previous article on timing. You should read that first if you haven’t.

More tips to improve timing

Horizontal reading

Horizontal reading is a very important topic that warrants an essay of its own. I recommend that you read this article and internalize it forever.

Eyesight

Take some time to consider where on the screen you are looking. Ideally, your sight is fixed at one location on the screen; you should not be drifting up and down. If you can keep your reading to one area of the screen, your timing will improve.

Your conditions matter

This might seem obvious, but it does need to be called out. Some days, you are tired, so you hit a lot of SLOWs. Other days, you’re hyped up on caffeine, so you hit a lot more FASTs thanks to your heightened reaction time. Since IIDX has a very tight timing window, this makes a lot more of a difference than you think! This doesn’t directly help you with improving your timing, but it’s something to keep in mind. Maybe your green number and offset are totally fine, maybe you’re just a bit tired today.

Recommendation from DJ SOMORI

This section is a translation from this page by DJ SOMORI.

You should always be paying attention to your key taps and comparing to the song you are playing. This doesn’t mean that you should be putting more power into your fingers to make a louder noise; you should instead try to make a louder key tap with the minimal movement and minimal force.

When you watch videos which play high-tier songs like 天空の夜明け or Verflucht Leggegendaria by ranked players, their key sounds sound almost like hand clap videos.

If you are able to make louder noise with very little movement and force, you are efficiently pressing the keys.

Next - stabilizing your sight line is also important. Some players who use a high white number for the purpose of stabilizing their focus. Unless you play soflan songs, your sight line must be fixed on one spot.

It is also important that you lower your green number first, before messing with the offset. If you lower the green number, you are reducing the amount of information your brain needs to process. As the result of this you may get a bit more SLOWs - at this point you can adjust the offset to compensate for this.

This is a slightly older list, but a good list nonetheless. The number of stars indicate how helpful it is for your timing practice, and not its difficulty.

Gathered from this page written during early Pendual release. In September 2022 (near the end of CastHour) some additions have been made by IIDX.org.

For lower level charts well below your skill level, consider using S-RAN for practice.

Level 8

  • Fly Above ★★★★★★★★★★
  • indigo vision ★★★★☆
  • nageki normal ★★★★☆
  • Vanessa normal s-ran ★★★★☆
  • four leaf ★★★★★
  • かずあそび ★★★★☆
  • Decoherence hyper ★★★☆☆

(2022 Update)

  • OVER TIME
  • bit mania

Level 9

  • Frozen ray ★★★★★
  • Plasma ★★★★★
  • Heaven above ★★★★☆
  • Howling ★★★★☆
  • Mermaid girl remix ★★★★★
  • Neo genesis ★★★★★
  • Shining world ★★★★★★★★★★
  • 高高度降下低高度開傘 ★★★★☆

(2022 Update)

  • Sleepless days
  • Crank It
  • Mel
  • abstract
  • Element of SPADA

Level 10

  • 5.1.1. s-ran ★★★★★
  • Abyss -The Heavens Remix- ★★★★☆
  • DXY! ★★★☆☆
  • Präludium ★★★★★
  • garden ★★★★☆
  • SigSig ★★★★★
  • SOLITON BEAM ★★★★★
  • Tizona d’El Cid ★★★★☆
  • ANDROMEDA II ★★★★★
  • Bloody Tears(IIDX EDITION) ★★★★☆
  • Bahram Attack-猫叉Master Remix- ★★★★★★★★★★
  • CROSSROAD ★★★★★
  • Dazzlin’ Darlin ★★★★★★★★★★
  • double thrash another ★★★★☆
  • EDEN ★★★★★
  • Dominion hyper ★★★☆☆
  • F hyper ★★★★★
  • Flash back 90’s ★★★★☆
  • Fly you to the star ★★★★★
  • Follow Tomorrow ★★★★☆
  • GO BEYOND!! ★★★★★
  • Hydrogen Blueback ★★★★☆
  • Last Burning ★★★★☆
  • Macho Gang ★☆☆☆☆ (s-ran ★★★☆☆)
  • NoN-Fiction Story! ★★★★☆
  • PHOTONGENIC ★★★★☆
  • Programmed Sun(xac Antarctic Ocean mix) ★★★☆☆
  • She is my wife ★★★☆☆
  • snow storm ★★★★★★★★★★
  • Sorrows ★★★★☆
  • THANK YOU FOR PLAYING ★★★★☆
  • Turii ~Panta rhei~★★★★★
  • Vermillion ★★★☆☆
  • Zenius-I-vanisher ★★★★★
  • ZERO-ONE ★★★★☆
  • ミラージュ・レジデンス ★★★★☆
  • 冥 hyper ★★★☆☆
  • 朧 ★★★★★
  • 鉄甲乙女-under the steel- ★★★★★

(2022 Update)

  • ANEMONE
  • Chewingood!!
  • Silly Love
  • Beat Radiance
  • オドループ (Odd Loop)
  • Sweet Clapper
  • OOO
  • mosaic hyper
  • SHION
  • Infinite Cave
  • cradle
  • LOVE♡SHINE
  • Colorful Cookie hyper
  • DAYDREAMER

Level 11

  • 405nm (Ryu☆mix) ★★★★☆
  • Elisha ★★★★☆
  • FLOWER ★★★★★
  • four pieces of heaven ★☆☆☆☆
  • SCHWARZSCHILD FIELD ★★★☆☆
  • Pollinosis ★★☆☆☆
  • THE BLACK KNIGHT ★★☆☆☆
  • V2 ★★★★★
  • VALLIS-NERIA ★★☆☆☆
  • ZED ★★★★★
  • Anisakis -somatic mutation type “Forza”- ★★★★★
  • ANTHEM LANDING ★★★★★
  • Be quiet ★★★★☆
  • Blind Justice ~Torn souls,Hurt Faiths~ ★★★★★
  • Blue Rain ★★★★★
  • Broadbanded ★★★★★
  • DROP ★★★★☆
  • Empire State Glory ★★★★★
  • EXTREME MACH COLLIDER ★★★★☆
  • GALGALIM ★★★☆☆
  • Giudecca ★★☆☆☆
  • GOLD RUSH ★★★★★
  • HYPERION ★★★★★
  • INAZUMA ★★★★★
  • KAMAITACHI ★★★★★
  • No.13 ★★★★★
  • Programmed Sun ★★★★☆
  • Programmed World ★★★☆☆
  • quasar ★★★★★★★★★★
  • Raison d’etre~交差する宿命~★★★★☆
  • RED ZONE ★★★★☆
  • RESONATE 1794 ★★★★★
  • Rock Da House ★★★★★
  • Second Heaven ★★★★★
  • SHADE ★★★★★★★★★★
  • SOUND OF GIALLARHORN ★★★★☆
  • Sun Field ★★★★★
  • The Dirty of Loudness ★★★☆☆
  • Ubertreffen ★★★★☆
  • Xepher ★★★★★
  • ピアノ協奏曲第1番”蠍火” hyper ★★★★☆
  • 仮想空間の旅人たち ★★★★★★★★★★
  • 合体せよ!ストロングイェーガー!!(Ryu☆ remix)★★★★★★★★★★
  • 龍と少女とデコヒーレンス ★★★★★★★★★

(2022 Update)

  • 超青少年ノ為ノ超多幸ナ超古典的超舞曲
  • DREAM OF SPACE UFO ABDUCTION
  • シャムシールの舞 (Shamshir no mai)
  • Ypsilon
  • Daily Lunch Special
  • PENDUAL TALISMAN
  • smile
  • Cookie Bouquets
  • Time to Air

Level 12

Level 12s are intentionally omitted from this list.


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