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Post by jam6i on Sun May 15, 2016 2:33 pm

About 3 months in the making. Here's something that has been long overdue for SH2 fans (and Yamaoka fans).

Part 1: mp3 links
Part 2 : Youtube video links.
Part 3: Youtube description/project explanation.
Part 4: Front/Rear Cover Images
Part 5: Cover images print instructions



All 14 tracks as well as a version of all 14 as one single flowing album can be found here in mp3 format (at the bottom of the page):

http://www.silenthillmemories.net/music/sh2_csts_en.htm#sh2_bfaw

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Video Links

0.) Full Album (all 14 tracks)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuvOMcP5aOA

Track 1 "Awakening"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92bRrzKrR1U

Track 2 "Heaven's Night"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INtyWPeqnk0

Track 3 "Silent Heaven"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNmIMgXnX-c

Track 4 "Doppelgangers"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEz7BMxACdE

Track 5 "Spirits of the Mist"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNBXcCsGPTw

Track 6 "November Flight (Theme of Amy)"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xagBTcI2Wmo

Track 7 "Ashes"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e29GgtxzD_s

Track 8 "Ghost"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4bMLU8D6LM

Track 9 "A Study of Room 203"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5s-z2zGH1s

Track 10 "Double-goers"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ5ybVAKck4

Track 11 "Reflections of a Memory (Theme of Ernest)"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4r7UlZZKVI

Track 12 "Morning Calm"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvZlvMO3Beo

Track 13 "Born From a Wish"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GENxFaMzLYk

Track 14 "Love Psalm"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn1AOX9khRY

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Project Explanation/Youtube Main Description


1.) What this is:

A 14 track album consisting of ambient pieces throughout the Silent Hill 2 Born From a Wish scenario. This includes the background music of the cutscenes found in the scenario. I spent around 3 months putting this album together, so I hope you enjoy it!

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2.) Why I did this:

Even though this includes all 14 existing pieces of the scenario, this album was actually only ever about the cutscene music. The cutscene music was why I started this project in the first place.

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3.) The Cutscene Music Problem

Basically, the music from the BFaW cutscenes can't be ripped or separated from the dialogue that plays in the cutscene. It doesn't matter what you do to try and isolate the music, you can't, because all audio in the cutscenes are part of the same file (unlike in the main scenario which, as far as I know, aren't). This is the reason that there doesn't exist isolated cutscene music for BFaW, because it doesn't exist at all (unless Akira Yamaoka still has it). Up until this point, the only way to hear the Yamaoka tracks of the cutscenes was to put up with also listening to Maria or Ernest talking during the cutscene. Not anymore.

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4.) How I Isolated the Music:

Editing the cutscene audio. What I realized is that the cutscenes in the scenario play out just long enough so that parts of the tracks may repeat. What this means is that, in one instance if Maria or Ernest are talking over a segment, later on they might not be. So what I did was cut up each cutscene into "dialogue" and "no dialogue" segments, and using those "no dialogue" segments, replicate the original composition as best as I could. This was far more difficult than it sounds, and the first time I attempted to do this a year ago I gave up because of how complex it was. I tried again starting in February (with booze and determination) and this is the result.

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5.) The Ernest Meetings

The three Ernest meetings were where the challenge was. With both characters having continuous conversation, the room for usable audio was really limited (sometimes a second or less usable material). The end result for both 1st and 3rd Ernest meetings were near total replications of the original compositions. The 2nd Ernest meeting is the one that I was unable to fully replicate (the reason for this being that for about half of the track there were many unique notes and chimes that did not exist anywhere outside the one time they occurred, and Ernest and Maria were too busy talking over them, making it impossible to replicate those parts). Therefore, the 2nd Ernest meeting's track is an arrangement different from Yamaoka's original composition, but only because I couldn't replicate the original composition.

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6.) The Rest of It

The cutscene at the beginning, as well as the two after the 3rd Ernest meeting, didn't require much work. The other ambient tracks were simple recordings from the game with no major editing required. The bulk of the work was the 3 Ernest cutscenes.

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7.) For the Fans

Yea sure, it drove me nuts that I couldn't listen to these tracks without dumb Maria or Ernest yapping over them. But mainly, this album was for the other fans of Silent Hill 2 and Yamaoka's music. I've seen many times people wish they could hear the tracks in the cutscenes without the dialogue. This is for you guys.


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Front/Rear Covers

1.) Front/Rear Cover Image/Printout (sized for CD case)
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2.) Front Cover Alternate Outer Printout (sized for CD case)
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3.) Front Cover Alternate Inner Printout (sized for CD case)
Image

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Print Instructions:

For those that want the simple front/rear cover (no booklet image) just print the first image and cut it where the images split. The right image is wider than the left, so that the rear cover can fill out the sides of the case.

For those that want the front booklet (instructions based on an at-home printer)

A.) Print out the Maria image (with the wide border on the right side)
B.) Take the Maria image and rotate it 180 degrees (so that the wide right border is close to you) and the printed side still face up.
C.) Print the 2nd image with the quote and it must be upside down as shown above.
D.) Trim the borders with any necessary adustments and fold the image in half so that the quote is on the inside.

Of course, I was only able to test this on mine and another's printer. I can't guarantee this is universal but it should be.

This is what it *should* look like when put together

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Post by Otherworld on Sun May 15, 2016 6:43 pm

This looks GREAT!
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Post by jam6i on Sun May 15, 2016 9:29 pm

Anyone ready?
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Post by Otherworld on Sun May 15, 2016 10:14 pm

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Post by jam6i on Sun May 15, 2016 10:55 pm

It's done.

Now everyone give me money.
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Post by Kurosawa on Mon May 16, 2016 6:28 am

Nice work! Good thing that the songs have names so they are more memorable.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Post by Otherworld on Mon May 16, 2016 8:42 am

Hey jam6i, thank you for putting this together ! It's fantastic!

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Post by Mirra on Mon May 16, 2016 9:57 am

It finally happened! ^-^
Thank you, jam6i! Great work.

Sorry for asking, maybe I've missed that, but is there download link?
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Post by jam6i on Mon May 16, 2016 10:44 am

Yea Mp3s are coming for each of the files. Silenthillmemories.net is going to host them, so as soon as they can put them up you can find them here

http://www.silenthillmemories.net/main/main_en.htm

I sent them the mp3s this morning.
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Post by Tabris on Mon May 16, 2016 6:41 pm

Thanks a lot for doing this. Honestly. It looks really damn cool.

As someone who's been a massive fan of the series for 15 years and Silent Hill consistently being my favorite game of all time, this makes me pretty damn happy.

I've been wanting this music for as long as it's existed! Hah
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Post by jam6i on Tue May 17, 2016 2:00 am

I worked on the 5th track a little to smooth out some splices, and that was the last I'm working on the album. That 5th track became my enemy, no matter how much I worked on it new issues came up. But it's done and I'm super satisfied with the results.

Mp3s still incoming. I'll let you know.

Also can anyone try and print out those images and make a cd case for this? I need independent confirmation that it does work. And for the fact that my printer is printing darker than source images, I'd like to see what the covers look like when printed the same brightness as source images. Pics would be awesome, if anyone can do that.
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Post by jam6i on Tue May 17, 2016 7:48 pm

Updated the first post with link to where you can download high quality mp3s of all the tracks and a full album version.

I'll also put it here:

http://www.silenthillmemories.net/music/sh2_csts_en.htm#sh2_bfaw

Enjoy!
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Post by Otherworld on Wed May 18, 2016 9:29 am

Again jam6i, thank you !
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