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benji
> Teenager of the Year <

New Zealand
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Posted - 12/01/2015 :  21:50:01  Show Profile  Visit benji's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I decided to make a new thread for this cause it was getting buried in the minotuar thread, which it has nothing to do with.
But anyways, in 2010 some instrumental versions of Doolittle tracks appeared and I created a thread about them here (http://forum.frankblack.net/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=20184). They were culled from the multi-track versions as part of the Rock Band game.

Anyways, fast-forward to 2015 and it kinda came up again on the minotaur thread. This led to me doing some more digging and I managed to find the full set of Doolittle multi-track versions.
You can download these here: https://mega.nz/#!slY0nBLZ!tiNqQbKUud9DkI9OkKpVc16SNgipPdkjMNVcPL2mhho
You'll need Audacity to play them - they're in .mogg format.

Audacity also allows you to tinker with them, so of course I decided to create an instrumental version of the album for my own personal listening pleasure.
If anyone else wants to listen to it you can download it here: https://mega.nz/#!Eo4CDZDJ!jJYQ4VP6vH8vwqzONtQwRMd86JmmOimKHHZpWQwJEGI
The file sizes are small cause they all end up as mono, except for tame for some reason.

I had quite a bit of fun with this, and encourage anyone to have a go themselves, and if you think you manage to create something interesting, please share it.

The instrumentals I made aren't quite true for many of the songs - the multi-tracks usually have Kim's vocals in the same track as franks guitar, so to totally remove kims vocals, you also remove franks guitar. Not good. Some I managed to remove and leave franks guitar, others I couldn't.
They're also LOUD - they're like this from the original game source. I tinkered with ways of making them quieter and removing some of the brick-walling, but decided it wasn't too bad really and left it as is.

Anyways, I think they sound pretty cool.



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picpic
* Dog in the Sand *

Belgium
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Posted - 12/01/2015 :  23:43:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for sharing benji !

edit: holy shit, that's just fucking amazing. THANKS !

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Don Eduardo
= Cult of Ray =

Australia
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Posted - 12/02/2015 :  02:12:38  Show Profile  Click to see Don Eduardo's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
fantastic!!! Thanks Benji
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picpic
* Dog in the Sand *

Belgium
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Posted - 12/02/2015 :  02:53:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The whole mix is clipped but not any single track - just select all tracks (CTRL-A) in Audacity and apply the amplification filter with -10 as the value. The whole mix will be back to normal levels without clipping.

Kind of funny how Kim vocals were being relegated to the last two tracks with additional guitars...! Don't know if it was intended at the time of the recording or if Guitar Hero made it this way. Interesting.

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benji
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New Zealand
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Posted - 12/02/2015 :  15:20:53  Show Profile  Visit benji's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I played round with doing a negative amplification and that did work, but decided to keep 'em all untouched for my first run. Some of the songs are fine, but others, particularly tame and gouge away, are quite bad.

It's really interesting to see how the songs are put together.
And it's quite fun playing producer. My current fave is a version of tame with -10 amplification over the whole thing, then all vocals and franks guitar removed and then bass and joeys guitar amplified back up again. just sounds so nasty. love it!



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picpic
* Dog in the Sand *

Belgium
1142 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2015 :  04:52:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sure. I must thank you again for pointing this mogg thing. I didn't know those Guitar Hero multitracks had been ripped. Can't believe I missed that for all those years.

That's just fucking great. Besides discovering every detail behind guitar tracks, vocals, etc... it's also a perfect tool for learning those songs on guitar, bass, drums, and even vocal harmonies.

BTW, if anyone finds Sad Punk in this format... That's the only one missing from the whole set. That would be the cherry on top.

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Arm Arm Arm
= Cult of Ray =

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Posted - 12/04/2015 :  15:38:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I wanted to say Thanks Again! Benji for sharing those live FB & the C's shows from a while back.

cheers
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benji
> Teenager of the Year <

New Zealand
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Posted - 12/04/2015 :  18:56:00  Show Profile  Visit benji's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Arm - no worries. I have a bunch more, but they're nowhere near as good quality as the ones I've done so haven't bothered. If there's interest I could see if I could begin to work through them. Might take me a while, but if you're keen and willing to wait.......



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Arm Arm Arm
= Cult of Ray =

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Posted - 12/05/2015 :  16:06:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No, that's cool, thanks for offering but you shared quite a few!

It was great getting to hear those shows. No matter how much I enjoy Melkweg, there's nothing like a complete Catholics show. Sure, maybe sometime in the future, If I see a set list that looks really strange and different maybe I'll ask if you have it, but otherwise, it's cool.

And they are pretty good quality, too. Aside from novelty or strictly from a souvenir point of view, shows with poor sound quality aren't any fun to listen to...believe me, I've tried!

Really, just wanted to thank you for uploading those concerts in the past, they're fun to listen to

cheers
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trobrianders
> Teenager of the Year <

Papua New Guinea
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Posted - 02/15/2016 :  06:05:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks again benji for those Doolttle no vocal tracks. Great to hear the album this way. A real southern gothic road trip out west.

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benji
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New Zealand
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Posted - 02/15/2016 :  12:53:28  Show Profile  Visit benji's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Glad you liked them. I find myself listening to them quite a lot actually. They're really good to run too!

And Arm, there's a few more live shows coming up soon so watch out. I'll do dime and mega I think.



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benji
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New Zealand
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Posted - 03/02/2016 :  08:05:29  Show Profile  Visit benji's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I chucked the instrumental album up on youtube yesterday too.
here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8jwChzY3S4



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picpic
* Dog in the Sand *

Belgium
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Posted - 03/02/2016 :  08:49:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do you know you only have to de-amplify all tracks a bit to get rid of the clipping ?

I think I already visited your youtube page before. Are you the original uploader of this BF Munich concert ?



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benji
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New Zealand
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Posted - 03/02/2016 :  16:12:23  Show Profile  Visit benji's Homepage  Reply with Quote
picpic - yeah, I know how to get rid of the little bit of clipping that there is, but I actually enjoy it that way. makes it sound all rough and dirty. like albini produced it instead of squeaky-clean norton.
all personal preference after all, but if people wanna mix it differently, then download the tracks and do it themselves.....

i wasn't the 'original' uploader of the BF Munich 1996 vid to dime, but I think I was the first to post a few to youtube many many years ago. it's a great gig that one.



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* Dog in the Sand *

Belgium
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Posted - 03/03/2016 :  00:35:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh by the way, did you ever found "Sad Punk" in multitrack version ? I think it's the only non-Doolittle Pixies track that was available on those console games, and probably ripped like the other ones.

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presley1
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 06/15/2016 :  09:02:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can't find 'Sad Punk' anywhere, had the others for years.

Oh my golly!
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picpic
* Dog in the Sand *

Belgium
1142 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2016 :  08:10:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Still looking for Sad Punk. I'd like to find out the exact guitar tab for BF (not Joey) on the outro.

Multitracks are great to learn guitar parts (and all the rest).

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Carl
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Ireland
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Posted - 06/22/2016 :  14:46:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great benji, thanks!
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