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#1 espher

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Posted June 9, 2013 - 01:52 AM

[With the creation of the board, this thread will be locked but retained for archival purposes.]

Newest Update: [11-21-14] 20 DLC or something, idk, we put songs out

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Rock Band: Harmonies Project
Officially available for Xbox 360 and Wii. As for PS3? Well, never say never... :cool:

What is this?
The Rock Band: Harmonies Project is an ongoing project that started out primarily adding vocal harmonies to pre-Rock Band 3 official DLC tracks that did not have them, but has since expanded into a bigger project looking to add other features, fixes and optional variants to pre-RB3 DLC and RBN 1.0 tracks. At this time, the types of features currently falling under the RB:HP umbrella are the following:

  • Vocal harmony upgrades.
  • Pro drum upgrades (for RBN 1.0 songs).
  • Custom Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrades.
  • Keys/Pro Keys upgrades.
  • Non-score impacting fixes for songs, both pre- and post-RB3.
  • Variants allowing you to further customize library sorting (e.g. different album/artist classifications).
  • New chart variants, such as misheard lyrics or rhythm-on-keys (only for songs without an existing keys part).

As of this writing, we have currently provided upgrades for all pre-Rock Band 3 core game discs (track packs are not yet complete) as well as a large assortment of DLC content (see the spreadsheet for a full summary).

How does it work?
The project allows us to issue upgrades by taking advantage of Harmonix's existing "upgrade" format used for official pro guitar/pro bass upgrades. These upgrades allow us to replace and add charts to songs that did not previously have them while leaving your original content intact. By using this upgrade format, we do not have to distribute the original audio or other components of the original package, ensuring that file sizes are small and piracy is nearly non-existent.

Adding harmonies and keys upgrades, or making changes to song information, requires an additional "tricking the song cache" step, explained in the documentation. All other upgrades (e.g. fixes and pro guitar/bass/drums) merely require the applicable upgrade file being introduced into your system.

Best of all, since this process uses the upgrade schema, which still works with CONs under Title Update 5, RB:HP upgrades can be deployed in both a customs-friendly TU4 environment and an online-friendly TU5 environment.

For more information, please visit the spreadsheet and review the main page's FAQ and the Questions/Comments page for answers to many received questions; if your question has not been answered here or there, feel free to reply with your question or e-mail the project e-mail address.


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#2 espher

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Posted June 9, 2013 - 01:53 AM

For reference, here is the copy-pasted copy from the current release:

ALL OF THE THINGS!

Our May 31st release finishes off Lego: Rock Band, opening the doorway to DLC. It also includes our first real batch of flavour-to-taste variants and a handful of chart fixes. It also features three Rock Band Network upgrades (just to bring the total to 12 songs) and six Rock Band Network Pro Drum upgrades, plus some minor housekeeping.

Videos are up on YouTube already (and have been for a couple of days). We'll be back with another release in about three weeks. Hopefully.

LEGO: Rock Band Harmony Upgrades

* The Automatic - “Monster” (espher)
* The Coral - “Dreaming of You” (espher)
* Counting Crows - “Accidentally in Love” (espher)
* David Bowie – “Let's Dance” (espher)
* Elton John – “Crocodile Rock” (espher)
* The Jackson 5 - “I Want You Back” (espher)
* Katrina and the Waves – “Walking on Sunshine” (espher)
* Lostprophets – “Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)” (espher)
* Rascal Flatts – “Life is a Highway” (espher)

Rock Band Network Harmony Upgrades

* Band of Horses – “The Funeral” (espher)
* Drive Shaft – “You All Everybody” (espher)
* James William Roy – “Paper Valentines” (espher)

Rock Band Network Pro Drums Upgrades

* Drive Shaft – “You All Everybody” (trojannemo)
* Fake Shark-Real Zombie – “Angel Lust” (GreenPanda12)
* Jonathan Coulton – “Betty and Me” (GreenPanda12)
* Jonathan Coulton – “Chiron Beta Prime” (GreenPanda12)
* LoveHateHero – “America Underwater” (GreenPanda12)
* The Shins – “Australia” (GreenPanda12)
* There for Tomorrow – “A Little Faster” (GreenPanda12)

Optional Chart Fixes and Variants

* The Allman Brothers Band – “Ramblin' Man” (RB2) - Fix (Aesthetic): Removed same note HOPOs in solo (espher)
* Bob Dylan – “Tangled Up in Blue” (RB2) - Missing: Added vocal tonic information (LoopyChew)
* Disturbed – “Down with the Sickness” (RB2) - Missing: Added vocal tonic information (LoopyChew)
* Dream Theater – “Panic Attack” (RB2) - Fix (Playability): Adjusted position of blue note in Organ Solo B (espher)
* The Guess Who – “American Woman” (RB2) - Missing: Added vocal tonic information (LoopyChew)
* H.I.M. – “Heartkiller” (DLC10) - Variant: Sorts HIM tracks under H.I.M. to match on-disc track (espher)
* H.I.M. – “Ode to Solitude” (DLC10) - Variant: Sorts HIM tracks under H.I.M. to match on-disc track (espher)
* H.I.M. – “Wings of a Butterfly” (DLC10) - Variant: Sorts HIM tracks under H.I.M. to match on-disc track (espher)
* Iron Maiden – “2 Minutes to Midnight” (DLC09) - Variant: Sorts under original album vs. Flight 666 (DorkmasterFlek)
* Iron Maiden – “Can I Play With Madness” (DLC09) - Variant: Sorts under original album vs. Flight 666 (DorkmasterFlek)
* Iron Maiden – “Number of the Beast” (DLC09) - Variant: Sorts under original album vs. Flight 666 (DorkmasterFlek)
* Iron Maiden – “Powerslave” (DLC09) - Variant: Sorts under original album vs. Flight 666 (DorkmasterFlek)
* Iron Maiden – “Run to the Hills” (DLC09) - Variant: Sorts under original album vs. Flight 666 (DorkmasterFlek)
* Iron Maiden – “The Clairvoyant” (DLC09) - Variant: Sorts under original album vs. Flight 666 (DorkmasterFlek)
* Iron Maiden – “The Trooper” (DLC09) - Variant: Sorts under original album vs. Flight 666 (DorkmasterFlek)
* Iron Maiden – “Wasted Years” (DLC09) - Variant: Sorts under original album vs. Flight 666 (DorkmasterFlek)
* Jethro Tull – “Aqualung” (RB2) - Missing: Added vocal tonic information (LoopyChew)
* Motorhead – “Ace of Spades” (RB2) - Missing: Added vocal tonic information (LoopyChew)
* Rage Against the Machine – “Testify” (RB2) - Missing: Added vocal tonic information (LoopyChew)
* Razorlight – “Stumble and Fall” (LRB) - Missing: Added vocal tonic information (LoopyChew)
* Rush – “The Trees (Vault Edition)” (RB2) - Missing: Added vocal tonic information (LoopyChew)
* Spinal Tap – “Short & Sweet” (LRB) - Missing: Added vocal tonic information (LoopyChew)
* Survivor – “Eye of the Tiger” (RB2) - Missing: Added vocal tonic information (LoopyChew)
* Talking Heads – “Psycho Killer” (RB2) - Missing: Added vocal tonic information (LoopyChew)
* Testament – “Souls of Black” (RB2) - Missing: Added vocal tonic information (LoopyChew)
* Vagiant – “Seven” (RB1) - Variant: Sorts under Tijuana Sweetheart to match RBN tracks by band (espher)
* Vampire Weekend – “A-Punk” (LRB) - Missing: Added vocal tonic information (LoopyChew)

Updated/Revised Older Charts
* Anything that extra charts, files, whatever should be cleaned up. Consider rebuilding your folders.
* PROGB: Katrina and the Waves - “Walking on Sunshine” (columbo777) - Integrated harmony release into this pro upgrade.
* RBNPD: James William Roy – “Paper Valentines” (MFX) - Removed from RBNPD; now in RBN with harmony upgrade.

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#3 RBPUK

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Posted June 9, 2013 - 07:05 PM

Do upgrades work with Con files?

Thanks

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Posted June 9, 2013 - 07:39 PM

Do upgrades work with Con files?

Thanks


Yes.

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Posted June 12, 2013 - 11:23 AM

The project is one year old today.

Well, technically yesterday, but the one year anniversary of the first release was today.

Unfortunately, I didn't realize that it was coming up until this past weekend, so... no surprise release or anything. Sorry. :(

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#6 Farottone

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Posted June 12, 2013 - 12:05 PM

Unfortunately, I didn't realize that it was coming up until this past weekend, so... no surprise release or anything. Sorry. :(


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! :(

Well, happy birthday anyway!

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Posted June 12, 2013 - 12:36 PM

If it's any consolation, the next three releases should be considerably meaty!

I just need to find time to do all the behind-the-scenes prep work. t.t

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Posted June 12, 2013 - 02:35 PM

happy birthday to your project.

are you surprised you've lasted this long? both in not getting a C&D from HMX and in not giving up yourself?

congrats! :excited:

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Posted June 12, 2013 - 02:43 PM

I said I would finish it and I intend to finish it. It's got a decent-size following now, too -- the days of 3-4 downloads per release are long gone now, so my chance to bail has passed. :P

I am surprised I haven't burned out yet, but I think the variety of artists in (almost) every release keeps it fresh, and it's certainly far more exciting for me when I get submissions from other characters via e-mail as it means I can (try) to prepare subsequent releases ahead of schedule or even just get some time to actually play Rock Band.

I am certainly grateful and surprised Harmonix hasn't told me to stop yet. I remember being in the Harmonix livestream for the "end of DLC announcement" and seeing people spamming the chatbox with chatter about RB:HP while hoping it didn't bring the hammer down, heh.

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Posted June 12, 2013 - 04:34 PM

I am surprised I haven't burned out yet, but I think the variety of artists in (almost) every release keeps it fresh, and it's certainly far more exciting for me when I get submissions from other characters via e-mail as it means I can (try) to prepare subsequent releases ahead of schedule or even just get some time to actually play Rock Band.

I am certainly grateful and surprised Harmonix hasn't told me to stop yet. I remember being in the Harmonix livestream for the "end of DLC announcement" and seeing people spamming the chatbox with chatter about RB:HP while hoping it didn't bring the hammer down, heh.

From the Positive Feedback Department: columbo777 has always been drawn to the high harmony in "Round and Round". Last week, we finally got to play it the way he's always wanted to. It was even more epic than the very first time we played it over 5 years ago!

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Posted June 13, 2013 - 04:38 AM

Keys scores for "Panic Attack" and "Tom Sawyer Original Version" appeared today. Would it have anything to do with this? It would be exciting to see them turn up as part of a RBHP release.

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Posted June 13, 2013 - 11:22 AM

Keys scores for "Panic Attack" and "Tom Sawyer Original Version" appeared today. Would it have anything to do with this? It would be exciting to see them turn up as part of a RBHP release.


Are you just creeping the leaderboards or what? haha.

A new-to-the-project little birdie told me they might be sending me a Tom Sawyer chart, but I've heard nothing on Panic Attaack.

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#13 Hetz

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Posted June 13, 2013 - 02:56 PM

I would love a keys chart for Tom Sawyer!

Also, Don't Stop Believing and Roll With The Changes. :)

#14 columbo777

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Posted June 13, 2013 - 03:06 PM

Not only that Did I LOVE the Round and Round fix (I can finally sing this song properly!), a member did a PRO for round and round. It is NOT up to standards yet, so I am fixing it up. Bass is done and only the SOLO on guitar is left to do! (But its a hell of a solo)

Also: here are 5 more groomed to work with RBHP:
http://www.mediafire... ... /4RBHP.rar

Find all the known Guitar PRO upgrades on the RB PRO upgrades tracker google-sheet:

https://docs.google....SV_o/edit#gid=0

 


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Posted June 14, 2013 - 07:38 PM

Huge BONUS track (Round and Round):
http://www.mediafire... ... ro_pro.mid

Find all the known Guitar PRO upgrades on the RB PRO upgrades tracker google-sheet:

https://docs.google....SV_o/edit#gid=0

 


#16 C16

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Posted June 15, 2013 - 08:56 AM

Nice. Are those files up to standard yet or should I wait for espher to include them in his next HP release to add them to my songs?

#17 espher

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Posted June 15, 2013 - 10:25 AM

Nice. Are those files up to standard yet or should I wait for espher to include them in his next HP release to add them to my songs?


I don't do any polishing passes on pro guitar/bass at this point since I honestly don't know what I'd be looking for nor do I have a pro guitar to test. I'm generally taking him at his word that they're in good working order, at least until I get feedback saying otherwise. ;)

Depending on timeline, these might get delayed a release, so if you're eager to play (and test and give feedback), give them a shot as is.

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#18 C16

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Posted June 15, 2013 - 07:29 PM

I just realized they were just the mids anyway, no dta and although I could probably make up my own, I don't even have a pro guitar anyway so I'll wait until you release them with upgrade dtas, if you plan to do so.

#19 columbo777

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Posted June 18, 2013 - 07:06 PM

@espher: I RE-compiled all my PRO MID Files to have the proper root note nomenclature.
http://www.mediafire... ... ropack.rar
I also cleaned up a few BASS bugs in some of the tracks.

(The 4RBHP pack I linked earlier is from a different author, so this is in addition to that.)

Technically, I still have to test Piece of My Heart and I Melt with You. The rest are already tested.

Find all the known Guitar PRO upgrades on the RB PRO upgrades tracker google-sheet:

https://docs.google....SV_o/edit#gid=0

 


#20 espher

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Posted June 18, 2013 - 10:41 PM

Alright, I'll try to see if I can bundle these in for this week. The new ones might wait a release but I can at least update the old.

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