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This is a glossary of terms and phrases related to the SiIvaGunner channel and its community.
- advertised track - the "ripped track" or "original track"; the track that is listed as the rip's source material; the track that a rip poses as.
- Angry Joe - a YouTuber and video game reviewer commonly associated with the "Four Hours!" meme.
- AQAP / As Quality As Possible - sometimes stylized as #AQAP; a parody of the acronym "As Ballin' As Possible" coined by Chad Warden.
- arrangement - a rip joke involving remaking a song in a different style or instrumentation. Contrast with melody changes, which do not alter other musical aspects such as the chords and accompaniment.
- backroom - the team behind SiIvaGunner responsible for managing the channel and its content.
- bait-and-switch - the action of advertising a product as something other than it is. SiIvaGunner, a channel that pretends to upload unedited video game music, is often described as a "bait-and-switch" channel.
- blue balls - a rip joke involving a section of a song (usually its introduction) being repeated indefinitely ("looping") instead of moving on to the rest of the song.
- Chad Warden - a character based on the internet troll Chad Warden that was the protagonist of SiIvaGunner: Rebooted.
- collaboration - also "collab"; a team effort by two or more individuals.
- comment - a message left underneath YouTube videos as part of its Comments feature.
- fake-out - a rip joke wherein a rip appears to have a certain joke or song, and then becomes something else.
- Getting beaned - the act of being assaulted by the audio of Green de la Bean.
- Grand Dad - the titular character from 7 GRAND DAD and meme from the channel.
- high quality rips - alternatively "rips"; the SiIvaGunner channel's modified uploads of video game music that pose as unedited "rips".
- "Is this lore?" - see lore.
- kayfabe - the act or convention of presenting staged performances as genuine or authentic. On SiIvaGunner, the "kayfabe" of the channel involves presenting itself as a legitimate channel for actual rips.
- key - the group of pitches, or scale that form the basis of a music composition. Rips must be on-key (i.e. every song in it played in the same scale).
- leitmotif - a distinct musical theme, such as a melody, that is associated with a person or situation.
- lore - the overarching story of the channel. The phrase "Is this lore?" is often ironically used in reference to the absurdity of actual lore.
- low quality - a twist on "high quality rips" that indicates that a rip is genuinely poor in musical quality.
- mashup - a musical arrangement of two or more songs mixing the instrumental or vocal tracks. Traditional mashups involve one song serving as the instrumental and another's acapella serving as the vocal. A variant is the unsynced mashup.
- medley - a rip with at least 5 modifications from the original track.
- meme - a humorous idea spread by users of the internet; a running joke.
- melody swap - a rip joke incorporating the instruments of the original track playing the melody of another track.
- MIDI - a widely used standard for interconnecting electronic musical instruments and computers. MIDIs only contain instructions for playing music, and must use soundfonts to play a song.
- MIDI slap - also MIDI swap. Using the advertised track's soundfont with another game's MIDI. Generally frowned-upon as low-effort. Often confused with SoundFont change.
- original composition - an original work that is not derived from another source.
- original soundtrack - also OST; the original soundtrack composed for a game or other medium. Contrast with licensed tracks.
- President Haltmann - a character from Kirby Planet Robobot used as an antagonist during the Christmas Comeback Crisis.
- quality - see High quality rips.
- Reboot - see SiIvaGunner: Rebooted.
- remix - a piece of media which has been altered by adding, removing, or changing pieces of the piece.
- rip - a bootleg or unofficial copy of a song. In terms of video games, ripping involves using an external program to extract a track from a game's files. See high quality rips for the other usage of "rip".
- ripper - 1. a person who creates high quality rips. 2. a person who takes sound files from a video game.
- sample - a portion of a song, instrument, or other sound and re-purposing it for a different piece.
- sequenced music - video game music that is sequenced is played "live" with a sequence of notes that the game plays in real time, usually through MIDI with a SoundFont. Contrast with streamed music.
- "Shout outs to SimpleFlips" - a Super Mario 64 meme referencing speedrunner SimpleFlips inspired by Vinesauce Joel
- SiIvaGunner (or simply SiIva; capital i) - a collaborative channel and parody of SilvaGunner (lowercase L) that produces high quality video game rips. The channel this wiki is about.
- GilvaSunner (originally SilvaGunner with a lowercase L) - a channel dedicated to ripping video game music.
- SiIvaGunner: Rebooted - a channel event used to diversify the SiIvaGunner channel's memes.
- SoundFont - a file format using sound samples to play MIDIs.
- SoundFont change - a rip joke in which the advertised track's MIDI is played with another SoundFont. Often confused with midi swap.
- streamed music - video game music that is stored in a music file in the game's files. Streamed music is much harder to edit than sequenced music.
- switcheroo - a bait-and-switch rip in which there is almost no trace of the advertised track.
- track - a song or other audio file released on an album or soundtrack.
- unsynced mashup - a mashup that is purposely off-key, in-harmonious, or otherwise unsynced between the song(s) involved in it.
- Vinesauce Joel - a Twitch.tv streamer responsible for the 7 GRAND DAD and "Meet the Flintstones" memes.
- The Voice Inside Your Head - the primary antagonist of SiIvaGunner: Rebooted and the Christmas Comeback Crisis.
- YTP: YouTube Poop. A video / audio mashup of a given source (usually something on mainstream television) that has been heavily edited to alter the original context and transform the source.
- YTPMV: YouTube Poop Music Video. A recreation of a song using clips of a source. A common practice in YTPMVs is to show the clip associated with an audio clip whenever it appears, often flipped / repeated multiple times to show every time the sample is used. The result is a true musical mashup of both audio and video.