Rayman 2 Revolution - Exclusive & other songs remastered

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Rayman 2 Soundtrack DC / PS2 rip:

Poll ended at Fri May 22, 2015 9:04 pm

Dreamcast rip by Kooz (line-in): https://yadi.sk/d/UR0M7vfhrQoXA
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Play Station 2 rip by Droolie: http://raytunes.raymanpc.com/#r2
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PC rip by Synthesis: https://yadi.sk/d/8l7cJHS3rQoYD
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Rayman 2 Revolution - Exclusive & other songs remastered

Postby deton24 » Thu May 21, 2015 9:04 pm

OUTDATED! Works in progress.
See here for remastered Revolution songs:
viewtopic.php?f=66&t=13147&p=1053209#p1070882
and don't forget about PSX' TGE 44kHz OST:
viewtopic.php?f=66&t=12826

Hi! Question is, which version of rip is better in matter of sound quality.
"Copy" link leads to option of listening several tracks, like on RayTunes it is.
1. Dreamcast rip: https://copy.com/cYMU4gUf7ZXYifeU
or
2. Play Station 2 rip: http://raytunes.raymanpc.com/#r2
(untouched original versions)

Sorry for harassing you again. That's because I thinking about new project - making new R2 soundtrack from separate Rip versions for achieving the best possible quality of every several track during remastering processings. As you propably know, not every version contains all music as in Revolution it is, and PSX version sounds the best (avaible for download in signature), but it's most incomplete comparing to other versions.
You know, putting this all things reminds me sweeping desert sometimes.

Greetings.
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Re: VOTE-Rayman 2 Soundtrack - Versions DC vs PS2 Rip Comparison

Postby Droolie » Sun May 24, 2015 7:59 pm

Hey there! The link to the Dreamcast version doesn't seem to work, perhaps it has been taken down?

In any case, the rip currently on RayTunes is a rip of the Dreamcast version (combined with the extra tracks from the PS2 version), so I don't see why you would compare a rip of the Dreamcast version with another rip of the Dreamcast version. :)

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Re: VOTE-Rayman 2 Soundtrack - Versions DC vs PS2 Rip Comparison

Postby deton24 » Mon May 25, 2015 5:31 pm

So you already did that what I was exactly wanted? Almost.
Because If you didn't change anything from original release recently, you've made mass of work anyway, but unfrtunately, this yours DC parts songs don't sounds like in Kooz rip.

And link fixed everywhere.
https://copy.com/cYMU4gUf7ZXYifeU

What do you think about it?

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Re: Rayman 2 Revolution - Remastering of exclusives songs

Postby deton24 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:29 pm

Hey people. I found something unusual. Take your Revolution Rip by Droolie here: http://hosting.raymanpc.com/raytunes/mu ... 20FLAC.zip
and download free trial of "Magix Audio Cleaning Lab 2016"
http://www.magix.com/us/audio-cleaning-lab/detail/
(outdated - take "Audio & Music Lab 2016 Premium" it's better!)
and import music, then choose Mastering->Brilliance
(turn High Quality in premium)
and then... you'll be shocked. You'll restore whole CD quality by a simple knob!
I can't believe how it's possible. Result is unbelievable. It's very good software. Not as my all previous methods.
Files sounds now very similar to original CD equivalents from my previous Rip in signature. But these are complete!
Ofcourse, there will be some shortcomings, noise to hide with three knobs more:
cleaning->declicker, dehisser and declipper (watch out for this declipper, gives good support in filtering hiss, sometimes allows gain crystalizer higher, but usually distorts sound, as well as you sometimes exaggerate previous filters, so I don't use it to often)
and it's also possible to use EQ there. Check also auto-mastering presets a.k.a. mastering->sound cloner-cloner, and Stereo FX.
It'll take me some time to master my soundsystem outside my Foobar's parametric EQ to compile all ready music for you...
edit. On Premium version note also option "brighten internet sources". It's also great.

For now grab some samples:
(it's from old version - non premium -
for better ones see in next posts)
Pirates on Patrol
original
http://raytunes.raymanpc.com/music/R2/0 ... eprise.mp3
http://raytunes.raymanpc.com/music/R2/0 ... Patrol.mp3
Remastered
https://copy.com/fSRaezyXDs7wJiJm
https://copy.com/xqGuSRTIEfiNOuMl

Files are still in progress of work, but it's very interesting.
During remastering I found that RR - PS2 - FLAC version is better for this purposes than line-in DC rip, and still better than PC rip.
But the best quality have original DC files.
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Re: Rayman 2 Revolution - Remastering of exclusives songs

Postby deton24 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:51 pm

Things are changing. New leader of remastering of old music is now Audio & Music Lab 2016 Premium.

Recently Magix published trial of their most advanced tool for refreshing heavily compressed audio files.
I tested it with pleasure, and verdict is that it is unexpectly excellent software. It's sounds a lot better now!

It is a new progress on a way of restoring music.
Rules of using software haven't changed. The most significant difference is addition of costumizing settings for every plugin which we can use.
Thanks to new options for Brilliance plugin, we can choose new High Quality filter which restores even more lost data. In comparison to previous discussed software, there is a huge difference. I was suprised even then. Results are amazing (still not final files):
Tracklist:

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Canopy Prelude
Meanwile on Prison Ship
Grolem fight
Woods of Light Reprise
Pirates on Patrol
Pirates on Patrol Reprise
Prologue
Minisarious Plains

https://copy.com/AsIIjhPsum3oU6aQ
Bonus. Splinter Cell Pandora Tommorow - Jerusalem Discovered
Press ctrl+V if loading on page stucks

Magix Audio & Music Lab 2016 Premium troubleshooting
For 22kHz FLAC and very high bitrate files (256 bad quality mp3 worked fine with High Quality Brilliance):
Attention. Lost of working of High Quality Brilliance. I can't restore quality on every project after installing new system. I must use old project and drag and drop new file there, then briliance works correct.
I give my project files for interested people. Contains lots presets which some can fits to your files. Especially 22kHz.
https://yadi.sk/d/wouyhjvnu9r26
But you must unpack Droolie Flac files:
http://hosting.raymanpc.com/raytunes/mu ... 20FLAC.zip
to [F:\r2 ps2 flac] location
Otherwise, briliance doesn't work if object of my project which Rayman 2, won't load.
Other thing, sometimes it's good to high quality resample to enhance effect by program via option in right click on object.
edit. Currently it just enough to drag and drop Droolies mp3 from Raytunes to project, enable High Quality Brilliance + maybe soft, and then brilliance works correctly with these flac. No need to put files in location. But do not delete 1st file in project then.




Original used R2 files - flacs from here:
http://raytunes.raymanpc.com/
Thanks to that Droolie uploaded files as a FlACs, I could restore more of lost quality. Thank you.
Regards!
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Re: Rayman 2 Revolution - Remastering of exclusives songs

Postby deton24 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:33 pm

Update!
New 25 remastered tracks by Audio & Music Lab 2016 Premium published (current version is 2017, then may be later versions).
2-3 tracks in very beta stage.
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id= ... sp=sharing

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The Teensie Circle.wav                     
Dark Swamp.wav                                       
Extra ~ Rayman's Russian Dance.wav                   
Extra ~ The Rain Dance ~ Globox.wav                  
Extra ~ The Rain Dance.wav                           
Globox's House.wav                                                               
Guardian in the Sky ~ Prelude.wav                                                         
Ly the Fairy.wav                                     
Paratroopers ~ Reprise.wav                           
Paratroopers.wav                                     
Saved by Clark.wav                                   
The Celestial Slide ~ Reprise.wav                    
The Four Masks.wav                                   
The Marshlands ~ Reprise 1.wav                       
The Marshlands ~ Reprise 2.wav                       
The Marshlands.wav                                   
The Sanctuary of Water and Ice ~ Reprise 1.wav       
The Sanctuary of Water and Ice ~ Reprise 2.wav       
The Sanctuary of Water and Ice.wav                   
The Teensie Circle ~ Reprise 1.wav                   
The Top of the World ~ Dance Mix.wav
buble.wav   
machine reprise.cue             
minisarious reprise.wav
pain and anqiush.wav
boss boditank


and don't forget about PSX' TGE 44kHz OST:
http://raymanpc.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=12826

Update!

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https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B0zgoPTJGTn4T2RneGVFTzdwbTA?usp=sharing

Here you can listen and download mix of selected remastered files with PSX version files. The most complete option, just to play and listen everything in HQ one by one. When you click on this link, you can just push the button "download all" there.

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Re: Rayman 2 Revolution - Exclusive & other songs remastered

Postby The Jonster » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:38 am

I should check these later.
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