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Ripping Music from the GT "Yellow Brick" DVDs

Post by MarioSonicU » Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:07 am

Now I know that not a lot of people are big fans of Mark Menza's replacement score for GT, but I was hoping to rip the music from the DVDs using the lossless method (since the show isn't going to be on Blu-Ray anytime soon) however, the voices from the 5.1 track wont cancel out with the 2.0 track. I was just wondering on how can i extract the music seamlessly?

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Re: Ripping Music from the GT "Yellow Brick" DVDs

Post by SuperSaiyanPan » Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:26 am

Are you looking to rip specific ones or something? Because I found the motherload online years ago from the FUNimation Menza tracks. I could upload them to a mega link via PM.

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Re: Ripping Music from the GT "Yellow Brick" DVDs

Post by MarioSonicU » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:15 pm

SuperSaiyanPan wrote:Are you looking to rip specific ones or something? Because I found the motherload online years ago from the FUNimation Menza tracks. I could upload them to a mega link via PM.
Well mainly episode suites.

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Re: Ripping Music from the GT "Yellow Brick" DVDs

Post by JohnnyCashKami » Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:57 pm

Might be a pedantic point to make but is it really lossless? AC3 isn't lossless IIRC but it is better than MP3.

I could've sworn someone ripped the Menza score but yeah, no one really cares about his GT "music".

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Re: Ripping Music from the GT "Yellow Brick" DVDs

Post by SuperSaiyanPan » Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:55 am

JohnnyCashKami wrote:Might be a pedantic point to make but is it really lossless? AC3 isn't lossless IIRC but it is better than MP3.

I could've sworn someone ripped the Menza score but yeah, no one really cares about his GT "music".
I and a lot of people do actually. You shouldn't generalize it like that.

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Re: Ripping Music from the GT "Yellow Brick" DVDs

Post by JohnnyCashKami » Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:06 pm

SuperSaiyanPan wrote:I and a lot of people do actually. You shouldn't generalize it like that.
Fair enough but the majority prefer the original GT score rather than Menza's replacement US score.

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Re: Ripping Music from the GT "Yellow Brick" DVDs

Post by SuperSaiyanPan » Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:07 pm

JohnnyCashKami wrote:
SuperSaiyanPan wrote:I and a lot of people do actually. You shouldn't generalize it like that.
Fair enough but the majority prefer the original GT score rather than Menza's replacement US score.
Don't get me wrong friend I like the Japanese OST too but I just like the Menza one more. I'm not trying to start an argument nor am I boasting that what I say is construed as fact, I just wonder what is your majority? People on this site? Second hand? What?

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Re: Ripping Music from the GT "Yellow Brick" DVDs

Post by Woodlandbuckle » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:44 am

MarioSonicU wrote:Now I know that not a lot of people are big fans of Mark Menza's replacement score for GT, but I was hoping to rip the music from the DVDs using the lossless method (since the show isn't going to be on Blu-Ray anytime soon) however, the voices from the 5.1 track wont cancel out with the 2.0 track. I was just wondering on how can i extract the music seamlessly?
A few months ago I decided to go on a "journey" to find the method Coycoy88 uses to extract the unreleased music (I did this to hopefully rip more unreleased Johnson tracks). It took a long while, but I eventually found this forum post, if you scroll down far enough you'll see a post where Coycoy88 says how he creates lossless Faulconer rips. While I haven't tried it out myself, I'm assuming this works for the GT Bricks too.

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Post by Woodlandbuckle » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:49 am

Addition to my previous reply, if that thread I just linked gets deleted (or something else happens) I'll copy and past his method here.

The .flac file for the episode is the US 2.0 stereo track (has dub voices + sound effects + Faulconer music) while the .thd file is the 5.1 surround sound track (has dub voices + sound effects + Japanese music). The basic concept behind what we want to do is take the US 2.0 track and subtract the voices and sound effects to leave only the music. In order to do that we first need to isolate the voices alone as well as the sound effects alone from the 5.1 mix.

Instructions:

1.) Import the .thd file into Audacity.

2.) Remove the channel that only has rumbling (the subwoofer, aka ".1" part of the 5.1).

3.) Take the first two channels, and make them into a stereo channel. Take the last two channels and make them into a stereo channel. Duplicate each one, and mute the duplicates (we'll be using them later).

4.) Now, take your two stereo channels (the originals that are not muted), and split them back to mono.

5.) Take your center channel and invert it. Now raise its volume until the Japanese music cancels out. Now select these 5 tracks, click on "Tracks" from the top, and click "Mix and Render". The resulting mono track has dub voices + sound effects.
Now we need to create an isolated sound effects track.

6.) Mute your "dub voices + sound effects" track for now. Unmute those two stereo tracks (the duplicates) from before.

7.) Take the one that has smaller audio waves and invert it. Now raise its volume until the Japanese music cancels out.

8.) Now select these two stereo tracks, click "Tracks" from the top, and click "Mix and Render". The resulting stereo track has isolated sound effects.

9.) Now duplicate your isolated sound effects track. Mute the duplicate for now. Now take the original, and split it to mono. Select the resulting two mono tracks, and "Mix and Render" them into a single mono track. The result is an isolated sound effects track in mono.

10.) Now unmute your "dub voices + sound effects track". You may need to invert your mono sound effects track (it's hard to keep track of what needs inverting and what doesn't). Raise the volume on your mono sound effects track until the sound effects cancel out (as best as you can). Now select these two tracks to "Mix and Render" them. The result is a mono isolated voices track. Now mute your isolated voices track for now.

11.) Import the US 2.0 stereo .flac file. Unmute your stereo sound effects track. You may need to invert it. Now raise the sound effect track's volume until the sound effects cancel out.

12.) Now unmute your isolated voices track. You may need to invert it. It might be very loud so be careful. Adjust its volume until the voices cancel out (you might actually have to lower its volume until the voices cancel out....since its so loud). The result should be the US 2.0 track that only has music!........and some sound effects that (very loudly) leak through here and there.

Now remember, this isn't foolproof and won't work on every single episode, just the ones whose audio is mixed like this. For some episodes, it may just not be possible to remove the Japanese music or sound effects. For those instances, you may only be able to obtain music for those areas that don't have JPN music playing (just invert the center, front stereo, & rear stereo channels against the US 2.0 whenever there's no JPN music and you should still get something decent). Or in other instances, the center channel may already have no music. Just use your intuition and you should be able to figure out what to do in these kinds of cases.

(That's everything I copied and pasted. Just replace "Faulconer" with "Menza" and "Blu-Ray" with "DVD".) I'll look into this more and see if I can find other methods.

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Re: Ripping Music from the GT "Yellow Brick" DVDs

Post by MarioSonicU » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:18 pm

Bringing back this topic. Has anyone tried ripping the American Music from "A Hero's Legacy"?

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Re: Ripping Music from the GT "Yellow Brick" DVDs

Post by Woodlandbuckle » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:38 am

MarioSonicU wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:18 pm
Bringing back this topic. Has anyone tried ripping the American Music from "A Hero's Legacy"?
I know coycoy88 has made one rip, here's the link

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Re: Ripping Music from the GT "Yellow Brick" DVDs

Post by JohnnyCashKami » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:57 pm

I'm intrigued that there's people who call the GT season boxsets as "Yellow Bricks" because if that is yellow, it's the greenest yellow you could get.

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To be technical, it's kinda like Lime Green but definitely not Yellow unless someone's color blind and sees them differently.

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Re: Ripping Music from the GT "Yellow Brick" DVDs

Post by MarioSonicU » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:31 pm

JohnnyCashKami wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:57 pm
I'm intrigued that there's people who call the GT season boxsets as "Yellow Bricks" because if that is yellow, it's the greenest yellow you could get.

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To be technical, it's kinda like Lime Green but definitely not Yellow unless someone's color blind and sees them differently.
Yeah, I guess it be fair to call them lime green. What I like is that the Manga UK GT logo uses a combination of the FUNi "Dragon Ball" text and the Toei "GT" initials. But back on topic, It seems it may be impossible to rip Music from GT due to how DVD audio is not lossless.The good news is that most of Menza's music from the movies can be ripped from FUNi's remastered BDs.

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Re: Ripping Music from the GT "Yellow Brick" DVDs

Post by Woodlandbuckle » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:40 pm

JohnnyCashKami wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:57 pm
I'm intrigued that there's people who call the GT season boxsets as "Yellow Bricks" because if that is yellow, it's the greenest yellow you could get.
To be technical, it's kinda like Lime Green but definitely not Yellow unless someone's color blind and sees them differently.
I thought they were yellow whenever I saw pictures of them online but when I got them I immediately noticed that it's green.

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