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#1 pksage

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Posted February 6, 2015 - 02:12 PM

Blog post: February 6, 2015 - Six mixed singles!

http://www.dailymoti...m/video/x2gj9h6

Use this thread to provide feedback on any of the following songs:

New! Singles
  • Anarchy Club - "Hidden Secret Song" M (ThatAuthoringGroup and AddyMilldike)
  • Basshunter - "Beer in the Bar" (Arcanon)
  • Cheap Trick - "The Flame" (DoNotPassGo feat. farottone)
  • Chris Isaak - "Wicked Game" (farottone)
  • Haken - "Celestial Elixir" 2x (BearzUnlimited)
  • Tera Melos - "A Spoonful of Slurry" M (GanonMetroid feat. AddyMilldike)
 
Fixes uploaded in the last week to previous C3 releases:
  • Closure in Moscow - "Kissing Cousins": Fixed broken disco flip on drums, fixed drum animations and lip sync
  • Fort Minor - "Remember the Name": Small changes to reductions (Easy/Hard) on Keys and Pro Keys
  • Mystakin - "Cherish": Fixed broken disco flip on drums
Please use this thread for feedback and general discussion. To report a bug or other issue with these songs, visit the C3 Bug Tracker.

#2 Infra-Man

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Posted February 6, 2015 - 03:12 PM

Sweet! Cheap Trick The Flame! Love It! Thanks again for another fantastic week and all the hard work it takes to make customs. :-)

#3 koit

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Posted February 6, 2015 - 03:12 PM

Excellent to see Wicked game !

Not heard the other 5 but cheap trick sounded good, so will grab that too !

thanks all

#4 Farottone

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Posted February 6, 2015 - 03:23 PM

Cheers to DoNotPassGo for releasing his first song through C3! Also, thanks to Nunchuk for pulling this from his own thread back when I asked him to. :)

#5 iammax

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Posted February 6, 2015 - 03:46 PM

>17 minute prog metal song

HOOOOOOOOOOLY SHIT

#6 kobras

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Posted February 6, 2015 - 04:01 PM

Is the 1989 version of Helena Christensen is packaged with the Wicked game song :D
Out of jock, thank you for this song.
I've been waiting for so long. Maybe we can hope for Blue Hotel or Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing (and Laetitia Casta).

#7 koit

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Posted February 6, 2015 - 04:30 PM

Yes Blue Hotel plus these models would be most welcome ;)

#8 moc_os

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Posted February 6, 2015 - 05:06 PM

yay. chris isaak!

i'll be throwing my panties at the tv screen.

#9 VOC Sonder NL

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Posted February 6, 2015 - 05:10 PM

1 song for my taste....wicked game from chris isaac (blue hotel would be nice too :D ).
Who made this custom......ofcourse farattone :haw:

#10 TrojanNemo

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Posted February 6, 2015 - 06:01 PM

>17 minute prog metal song

HOOOOOOOOOOLY SHIT


Yeah! How about that there ability to compile songs longer than 10 minutes huh? :c00l:
I wonder just how many customs players in 2015 know the struggle that authors had to go through to get 10 minute+ songs done before.

#11 Hetz

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Posted February 6, 2015 - 08:23 PM

Great to see The Flame and Wicked Game! Awesome songs all around, as usual.

Thanks to everyone involved! :)

#12 FujiSkunk

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Posted February 6, 2015 - 08:43 PM

Question for the audio experts (and I promise this is relevant to the thread). If you have an instrumental version of a song, how hard is it to use that to extract the vocals from the full mix? I know it's theoretically possible if the mixes are otherwise exactly the same, but that wouldn't be the case here.

The reason I ask is the original single release of "Wicked Game" included an instrumental mix with all vocals, lead and background, taken out, but everything else kept the same. The best kind of karaoke track, in other words. I have this single, though only on cassette, which is why it wouldn't be an exact match.

#13 iammax

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Posted February 6, 2015 - 09:12 PM

>17 minute prog metal song

HOOOOOOOOOOLY SHIT


Yeah! How about that there ability to compile songs longer than 10 minutes huh? :c00l:
I wonder just how many customs players in 2015 know the struggle that authors had to go through to get 10 minute+ songs done before.


Well, I'm really glad the struggle yielded fruit, lol

#14 Colonel 32dll

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Posted February 6, 2015 - 09:24 PM

"The Flame" is a great song from an under-appreciated band. Thanks for everything this week, guys!

#15 TrojanNemo

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Posted February 6, 2015 - 09:33 PM

Question for the audio experts (and I promise this is relevant to the thread). If you have an instrumental version of a song, how hard is it to use that to extract the vocals from the full mix? I know it's theoretically possible if the mixes are otherwise exactly the same, but that wouldn't be the case here.

The reason I ask is the original single release of "Wicked Game" included an instrumental mix with all vocals, lead and background, taken out, but everything else kept the same. The best kind of karaoke track, in other words. I have this single, though only on cassette, which is why it wouldn't be an exact match.


Answering because I have some information on this, not because I consider myself an audio expert ;)

In short, it's not very helpful. Record companies purposefully mix the instrumentals slightly different, usually at different speed. Not something you would notice as a listener, but enough so that waveforms no longer match. The way DIY karaoke/multitracks work is substraction, but that requires exact matches. People like OrangeHarrison, and to a lesser extent myself, could maybe make something with audio that doesn't quite line up, but it's not going to be the smoking gun you're hoping it would be.

For example, at one point I thought of doing the entire Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack. I got the 35-year (?) anniversary blu-ray since it had 7.1 Master Audio! I bought a freaking blu-ray drive. I learned how to extract the 7.1 stems out of the blu-ray. Only to find out the 7.1 mix conveniently did not remove the vocals from any one channel, so you couldn't turn that into karaoke. Oh well, this special edition blu-ray ALSO had karaoke stems in it, so you could have the lyrics on screen and just have the (clean) backing track playing. So I'll rip the vocal-less karaoke track, then substract from the 7.1 master audio (after converting to stereo) and I will have foiled the company ... nope. Slightly different audio speed, so it was useless. So to this day I have the 7.1 stems, I have the backing tracks, and I have the high quality stereo audio files all from the blu-ray, and I have had no success in getting vocals separated into anything usable :(

#16 Farottone

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Posted February 6, 2015 - 09:39 PM

I would add that if the ultimate question is "Would you go back and do a karaoke/multitrack versions" my personal answer is "sorry, nope".

#17 Gaden9210

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Posted February 6, 2015 - 10:26 PM

Awesome pack :)

just the other day i found out The Flame was the number 1 song the day i was born, and now you release it, and Celestial Elixir is my favorite Haken song <3

Didn't know Tera Melos, but the song looks really fun to play :D

#18 FujiSkunk

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Posted February 6, 2015 - 10:32 PM

In short, it's not very helpful. Record companies purposefully mix the instrumentals slightly different, usually at different speed. Not something you would notice as a listener, but enough so that waveforms no longer match. The way DIY karaoke/multitracks work is substraction, but that requires exact matches. People like OrangeHarrison, and to a lesser extent myself, could maybe make something with audio that doesn't quite line up, but it's not going to be the smoking gun you're hoping it would be.


I figured something like that would be the case. I was still curious, though. Thanks for the details, and sorry to hear you had a bit of fruitless quest yourself.

I would add that if the ultimate question is "Would you go back and do a karaoke/multitrack versions" my personal answer is "sorry, nope".


Actually, I was asking in case it was something I might like to tackle someday. I promise I'm not in the habit of saying "thanks" by immediately asking for more work. Oh, by the way, thanks! :D

#19 GanonMetroid

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Posted February 6, 2015 - 10:40 PM

Awesome pack :)
Didn't know Tera Melos, but the song looks really fun to play :D


Glad you like it. Tera Melos is my all-time favorite. Their later stuff is a lot more musically interesting, if you ask me, but stems existed for this so naturally I felt more compelled to chart it.

If people like it I may do something off of a later album.

#20 Vx_

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Posted February 6, 2015 - 11:40 PM

I'll take "The Flame".




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