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SonicAdventure
01-21-2015, 01:39 PM
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None of these scores is expanded in any way, theyīre just 'remastered'.

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This is not the MP3 Version I shared before -> [Only registered and activated users can see links]
No, I did it again because I wasnīt very happy with the version shared above. Am I happy now? No, Iīm not. But for the time being, this is the best I can do. I tried to alleviate the numerous defects so that they arenīt as audible as before. Initially I wanted to copy the sound of the LOTR editions; I failed. Instead I settled with the goal of making all three Hobbit-scores sound the same. I did not succeed but at least the differences arenīt as glaring.

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The same that is valid for 'An Unexpected Journey' also applies for 'Desolation of Smaug': I did it again because my old version wasnīt as good as it could have been. In hindsight, this is the best sounding of all three scores (the expression "best" stretches it a bit too far IMO). While the dynamic compression produces awful sounding artifacts, the overall EQ is consistent from track to track. Furthermore, itīs the score I myself like the most.

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OneSoundToFindThem

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This one was clearly the worst. Muffled sound, droning bass, haphazard editing. Many tracks combine smaller pieces (just like on the two scores above) but in this case itīs readily audible where one piece ends and another starts. I tried to hide this as best as possible. Then, some parts of some tracks were missing a lot of treble (literally: they had none). At first I thought that this "muffle" effect was intentional but after encountering it every once in a while over the course of the whole score, I realized that it was simply a recording/mixing/mastering error. So I tried to repair it. I wasnīt fully successful but at least the difference in sound wonīt jump into your face anymore.

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OneSoundToBringThemAllAndInTheDarknessBindThem

Why 24/48? Because 48 kHz is the quasi-native samplerate for PC based audio (to which I count portable players and smartphones) and because those scores need to be played from beginning to end. Therefore, you cannot burn them to CD. Well, of course you can, but that would involve work and I know that many people around here donīt know how to do things like resampling and bit-depth decreasing. Anyway, these 48 kHz are of course upsampled from the 24/44,1 material one can buy at HDTracks. These three releases are derived from my 24/96 'masterfiles', releasing them in that format would be pointless though.

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EDIT: I completley forgot... I wouldnīt have shared the scores like this without amh1219!
He released all three standard editions in just one thread -> [Only registered and activated users can see links]

miggyb
01-21-2015, 01:53 PM
Awesome! So glad you're still doing your fine work and posting it here. Can't wait to check these out tonight!

I wonder why the hell they botched the mastering of these scores so badly. It's a shame, because I really like the scores themselves (particularly Smaug).

DAKoftheOTA
01-21-2015, 01:53 PM
Awesome. Thanks a lot :)

James (The Disney Guy)
01-21-2015, 02:01 PM
Thankyou Sonic! These Collections That You Make/Post Sound Wonderful and Presented So Neatly Thanks A Lot.

HDlossless
01-21-2015, 02:29 PM
Thanks! can we get the 24 / 96 version on MEGA?

Lockdown
01-21-2015, 02:59 PM
Thanks! can we get the 24 / 96 version on MEGA?
What the fuck is wrong with you? Jesus Christ.

Thank you for Desolation, it's the only one I 'really' enjoy..

TheSkeletonMan939
01-21-2015, 03:26 PM
Thanks for completing the trilogy, SonicAdventure! :)


Thanks! can we get the 24 / 96 version on MEGA?

Seriously dude? 24/48 isn't enough for you?

Why don't you just convert it to 96 kHz and upload to MEGA for the rest of us? I'd appreciate that.

Calidoran
01-21-2015, 03:29 PM
Thanks! can we get the 24 / 96 version on MEGA?

There just is no stopping you? *shakes head*

Thanks a lot for this sonic :)

mr_merrick
01-21-2015, 03:35 PM
Thanks! can we get the 24 / 96 version on MEGA?

Man I would LOVE to fight you.

SonicAdventure
01-21-2015, 03:38 PM
Awesome! So glad you're still doing your fine work and posting it here. Can't wait to check these out tonight!

I wonder why the hell they botched the mastering of these scores so badly. It's a shame, because I really like the scores themselves (particularly Smaug).

For one, the engineer hired for all Hobbit scores (-> Abbey Road - Engineer - Peter Cobbin ([Only registered and activated users can see links])) believes in a unique mixture of ancient analogue & digital gear. Like for example mics that are 50 years old and tube equipped. That in itself might not be a bad thing, but who knows what other "fancy" audiophile stuff he uses? Secondly, all scores were mastered (-> Abbey Road - Engineer - Simon Gibson ([Only registered and activated users can see links])) to appeal to every housewife (I know, itīs derogatory - and meant to). Which means, that they were dynamically compressed, apparently using old-style analogue compressors (continuing the style of ancient analogue technique used during recording).

Still, not every "housewife" liked the sound, complaining about the differences between loud and soft stuff -> Soundtrack Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Special Edition | SciFi Mafia ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

... when in fact there are not many differences left.

The frequency response of this music? Personal preference mixed with demands by the bosses/producer/composer/director/anyone.

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Thanks! can we get the 24 / 96 version on MEGA?

Iīm sorry... but... FUCK YOU!

Phew, that needed to be said, sorry for my language.

Seriously, HDlossless: no, they wonīt ever be uploaded. It took me two days to upload this, itīs enough. Besides, your tablet cannot play it anyway ;)

mr_merrick
01-21-2015, 03:41 PM
The most invaluable tools a mastering engineer can possess are his/her ears, passion and intuition. You have these in spades my friend. Can't wait to listen.

Everan Shepard
01-21-2015, 03:44 PM
Woah.

'nuff said, thank you!

Two questions: So, basically, they hear clearer, better, less "synthy" and a more similar to how LOTR ones sound? And, which one's the best site to download them? Lot of mirrors, some of the sites I haven't even heard of before :D

Never mind about the sites, they are all cool, very cool. What's with the 24/96 version thing? Is it even better to a normal human ear?

DjawadiFan
01-21-2015, 04:03 PM
You rock, Sonic. Thank you. :)

SonicAdventure
01-21-2015, 04:13 PM
The most invaluable tools a mastering engineer can possess are his/her ears, passion and intuition. You have these in spades my friend. Can't wait to listen.

Oooooh... all very nice, but donīt forget good tools. If Iīd work by my ears alone, everything I do would be a lot worse than it is. I need tools that show me what I do / need to do. You see, I donīt trust my ears fully, I need my eyes, experience and my brain too ;)

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Woah.

'nuff said, thank you!

Two questions: So, basically, they hear clearer, better, less "synthy" and a more similar to how LOTR ones sound? And, which one's the best site to download them? Lot of mirrors, some of the sites I haven't even heard of before :D

Never mind about the sites, they are all cool, very cool. What's with the 24/96 version thing? Is it even better to a normal human ear?

"Synthy"?? And I thought I already had the most terrible thoughts about the original versions; this one is new^^

It is more similar to the LOTR sound... but not too much, I think. It can never sound like LOTR... which is very sad.

The best sites? I guess the ones that are the fastest. I always use gamefront to test my downloads. And I never download with a browser, I use JDownloader. That way you can avoid the misleading "Download"-buttons inconveniently placed on all these sites.

-> JDownloader.org - Official Homepage ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

Oh, and the 24/96 are just what I keep on my HDD in case I need to change small things after I finalized it. I work with 32/192 files, not because I keep several bats at home (those are able to hear ultrasonic frequencies) but because I need the highest quality should I want to do some heavy processing. And I certainly did some heavy processing here!

DaUpp
01-21-2015, 04:21 PM
Thank you SonicAdventure, awesome! :-)

Everan Shepard
01-21-2015, 06:34 PM
Oooooh... all very nice, but donīt forget good tools. If Iīd work by my ears alone, everything I do would be a lot worse than it is. I need tools that show me what I do / need to do. You see, I donīt trust my ears fully, I need my eyes, experience and my brain too ;)

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"Synthy"?? And I thought I already had the most terrible thoughts about the original versions; this one is new^^

It is more similar to the LOTR sound... but not too much, I think. It can never sound like LOTR... which is very sad.

The best sites? I guess the ones that are the fastest. I always use gamefront to test my downloads. And I never download with a browser, I use JDownloader. That way you can avoid the misleading "Download"-buttons inconveniently placed on all these sites.

-> JDownloader.org - Official Homepage ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

Oh, and the 24/96 are just what I keep on my HDD in case I need to change small things after I finalized it. I work with 32/192 files, not because I keep several bats at home (those are able to hear ultrasonic frequencies) but because I need the highest quality should I want to do some heavy processing. And I certainly did some heavy processing here!

Well, AUJ always sounded snythy to me sometimes, despite me enjoying them a lot. I use JD too, love it! Almost download the last one. I can't imagine why would someone want to listen to the 24/96, fof a process like this, I can imagine why they are important, but to listen, not really.

Unless your bat pet blackmails you for them. :D

Fink
01-21-2015, 06:59 PM
Not bad for a housewife.

samy013
01-21-2015, 07:02 PM
Thank you share!

dconline
01-21-2015, 07:48 PM
Thanks for sharing your work again. I know how you feel about not being happy but content with what you fixed up but it's not exactly how you truly wanted it to be. BTW, where the hell have you been? I feel like you disappeared for a while. Still working on that summer reno you wrote a few times about?

SonicAdventure
01-21-2015, 08:08 PM
Not bad for a housewife.

Ah, thank you, dear. Cookie?

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Thanks for sharing your work again. I know how you feel about not being happy but content with what you fixed up but it's not exactly how you truly wanted it to be. BTW, where the hell have you been? I feel like you disappeared for a while. Still working on that summer reno you wrote a few times about?

Indeed I am. One carpet still needs to be laid. Decoration not up to snuff yet. But living inside the appartement is possible :D

But I werenīt really gone. I did share 'Maleficent' two months ago and I commented several posts :)

LeSamourai
01-21-2015, 10:52 PM
Thanks, Sonic!

mgm5215
01-21-2015, 11:05 PM
Thank you!


For one, the engineer hired for all Hobbit scores (-> Abbey Road - Engineer - Peter Cobbin ([Only registered and activated users can see links])) believes in a unique mixture of ancient analogue & digital gear. Like for example mics that are 50 years old and tube equipped. That in itself might not be a bad thing, but who knows what other "fancy" audiophile stuff he uses? Secondly, all scores were mastered (-> Abbey Road - Engineer - Simon Gibson ([Only registered and activated users can see links])) to appeal to every housewife (I know, itīs derogatory - and meant to). Which means, that they were dynamically compressed, apparently using old-style analogue compressors (continuing the style of ancient analogue technique used during recording).

Still, not every "housewife" liked the sound, complaining about the differences between loud and soft stuff -> Soundtrack Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Special Edition | SciFi Mafia ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

... when in fact there are not many differences left.

The frequency response of this music? Personal preference mixed with demands by the bosses/producer/composer/director/anyone.

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Iīm sorry... but... FUCK YOU!

Phew, that needed to be said, sorry for my language.

Seriously, HDlossless: no, they wonīt ever be uploaded. It took me two days to upload this, itīs enough. Besides, your tablet cannot play it anyway ;)

Peter Cobbin is the same guy who ruined Desplat's Deathly Hallows Part 2 with the lifeless recording, fake sounding orchestra (the one of HP7 was much more organic) missing bass (Even Desplat's synth pulse is nowhere to be heard) and drowned choir. Same with Shawn Murphy with JNH (Mockingjay sounds awful compared with the wonderful mix in Catching Fire), he's the kind of recording artist who is kind of hit and miss with certain scores and composers.

tehƧP@ƦKly†ANK™ -Ⅲž
01-22-2015, 12:26 AM
If you donīt like it, write a comment and say why not :)

Because it sucks.


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Ty ty for the hard work and using upgraded versions.

the marvin
01-22-2015, 12:38 AM
Thanks a lot!
By the way are you still working on The Last Samurai and Spider-Man 3?

Minnasan
01-22-2015, 05:49 AM
Thank you very much!!

T4oS
01-22-2015, 06:47 AM
Thank you so much!

SonicAdventure
01-22-2015, 07:14 AM
Peter Cobbin is the same guy who ruined Desplat's Deathly Hallows Part 2 with the lifeless recording, fake sounding orchestra (the one of HP7 was much more organic) missing bass (Even Desplat's synth pulse is nowhere to be heard) and drowned choir. Same with Shawn Murphy with JNH (Mockingjay sounds awful compared with the wonderful mix in Catching Fire), he's the kind of recording artist who is kind of hit and miss with certain scores and composers.

DH Pt II was engineered by Cobbin? That explains a lot. Well, he succeeded in at least one thing: making Abbey Road sound different than Abbey Road^^

But Shawn Murphy sounds strange only with JNH. IMO, Mockingjay was as awful as Catching Fire (or Maleficent for that matter). Not dynamic compression, no, dynamics were wonderful. I have lots of problems instead with general balance, placement of instruments, the flatness. For a few years now, the combination of Shawn Murphy & JNH yields disturbing sonic results. Yet Mr. Murphy continues to record and mix very, very well with John Williams. So I guess itīs JNH whoīs responsible for the sonic end result.

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Thanks a lot!
By the way are you still working on The Last Samurai and Spider-Man 3?

Havenīt started work on Spidey yet. But Samurai is slowly (very slowly) progressing.

Calidoran
01-22-2015, 07:35 AM
Oooooh... all very nice, but donīt forget good tools. If Iīd work by my ears alone, everything I do would be a lot worse than it is. I need tools that show me what I do / need to do. You see, I donīt trust my ears fully, I need my eyes, experience and my brain too ;)

Very true... eyes, experience, brain. And a feeling...

NefMor
01-22-2015, 08:19 AM
Thanks for your work on this project and for sharing it.

dn2004
01-22-2015, 12:02 PM
thanks

mgm5215
01-22-2015, 02:54 PM
DH Pt II was engineered by Cobbin? That explains a lot. Well, he succeeded in at least one thing: making Abbey Road sound different than Abbey Road^^

But Shawn Murphy sounds strange only with JNH. IMO, Mockingjay was as awful as Catching Fire (or Maleficent for that matter). Not dynamic compression, no, dynamics were wonderful. I have lots of problems instead with general balance, placement of instruments, the flatness. For a few years now, the combination of Shawn Murphy & JNH yields disturbing sonic results. Yet Mr. Murphy continues to record and mix very, very well with John Williams. So I guess itīs JNH whoīs responsible for the sonic end result.

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Havenīt started work on Spidey yet. But Samurai is slowly (very slowly) progressing.

Yeah, compare how well the HTTYD scores are mixed with the abysmal mixes of JNH's latest output. No wonder people hate it, the complex writing can't be brought to life and it sounds lifeless and boring. I Am Legend and Nightcrawler were mixed by other engineers and it sounds so different.

Tiesto
01-22-2015, 03:56 PM
Fantastic work, thank you so much ! oh god if only you could have been a huge fan of the Nolan's batman trilogy :facepalm: :D

Kaolin
01-22-2015, 03:57 PM
Thank you, Sonic!

SonicAdventure
01-22-2015, 04:39 PM
Yeah, compare how well the HTTYD scores are mixed with the abysmal mixes of JNH's latest output. No wonder people hate it, the complex writing can't be brought to life and it sounds lifeless and boring. I Am Legend and Nightcrawler were mixed by other engineers and it sounds so different.

The HTTYD scores are mixed and engineered by Murphy? I admit, I have never heard them. Tried the first OST once and was appalled. Supposedly, the sessions sound different yet Iīve never listened to them. Iīve never heard 'I Am Legend' either but I can confirm that 'Nightcrawler' sounds good. But the music for the Hunger Games franchise cannot be improved by changing the sound. JNH went the route of the last Goldsmith scores: all style but no substance. The music really is quite bland. Shawn Murphy mixes JNH scores at JNH's studio, perhaps with the composer in attendance. Which either means: JNH has some problems with his ears or his monitoring gear. At least in my mind.

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Fantastic work, thank you so much ! oh god if only you could have been a huge fan of the Nolan's batman trilogy :facepalm: :D

There may be some point in the near future when a miracle might happen. But Iīm not a religious believer so I highly doubt it. And not even facepalming Jean-Luc will help ;)

amh1219
01-23-2015, 12:05 AM
Glad to see you post these, especially TBOTFA, thanks!


EDIT: I completley forgot... I wouldnīt have shared the scores like this without amh1219!
He released all three standard editions in just one thread -> [Only registered and activated users can see links][/center]

It was nothing, really! ;) But while we're on the subject, is there any chance you could remaster "Old Friends" and "Roast Mutton" from the standard edition of AUJ? I don't know of a high-res source for them, I've just found that I prefer one section in each of these two tracks to their special edition counterparts -- namely the Shire theme in the former and Plan 9's Misty Mountains theme in the latter.


The HTTYD scores are mixed and engineered by Murphy? I admit, I have never heard them. Tried the first OST once and was appalled. Supposedly, the sessions sound different yet Iīve never listened to them.

You really must get around to fixing that mate! Though I'd recommend getting sinus' "night fury" edition or one of the FYC promos instead of the "recording sessions." The sequel score is excellent as well.

trakkboi
01-23-2015, 03:07 AM
SonicAdventure, these scores are a joy to listen to! Your mastering shines through again! They really emphasize the often very intricate and complex nature of Shore's music, much more than the original releases. And I agree, the LOTR scores sound a lot better. I'm always surprised how they walked a very thin line between a detailed, in your face sound and one of the wettest reverb soups I've ever heard. Remarkable, I would call them.

One thing I have to ask, and forgive me to sound stupid, but let me explain:

I've listened to BoftA on my media player (the Cowon as you might or might not remember), which actually plays the original files without problems. There's only one thing... the music sounds very 'soft'. As in, there is a lot of dynamic range, but the loud parts aren't truly loud. They tend to being just shy of reaching a satisfactory volume. Of course, this is not the mastering but the range of my player itself. There is a bit too much unused headroom left.

Therefore (and please don't shoot me) I would like to ask you how one could go about boosting the volume just a slight nudge, without destroying the wonderful balance of dynamics at display here. I'm not talking about pushing the limit, just a nudge of 1 to 2db at most. I've got Adobe Audition, but I've never found a way to do this without destroying the balance. I don't want compression; I just want to add 1 to 2db to the full range whilst keeping everything else intact, and without changing the timbre of the sound (I know simply using amplify actually degrades the quality of the material a bit).

I know this is strange to ask, but if you could help me out, that would be wonderful. Again, it's not the mastering that's the problem here. The mastering is absolutely stunning. It's just that, on my player, and only on my player, the score as a whole could use a little nudge. Of course, if I'm wrong about this and the material can't be boosted because that would cause clipping, feel free to call me an idiot.

Thanks again for this wonderful music in this wonderful quality. Keep up the great work!

PS. Amh1219 is right about HTTYD. You should really look into it sometime, if you feel like it.

Artistikos
01-23-2015, 03:56 AM
So many thanks SonicAdventure!

SonicAdventure
01-23-2015, 08:37 AM
It was nothing, really! ;) But while we're on the subject, is there any chance you could remaster "Old Friends" and "Roast Mutton" from the standard edition of AUJ? I don't know of a high-res source for them, I've just found that I prefer one section in each of these two tracks to their special edition counterparts -- namely the Shire theme in the former and Plan 9's Misty Mountains theme in the latter.

Iīm afraid I have to decline. Before I started, I confirmed that the standard edition of AUJ isnīt available in 24 bit. And Iīve worked with 16 bits (rips of my own CDs) before which didnīt sound that well. I have read about the additional music there but Iīve never listened to it nor have I used it.


You really must get around to fixing that mate! Though I'd recommend getting sinus' "night fury" edition or one of the FYC promos instead of the "recording sessions." The sequel score is excellent as well.

I downloaded sinus' version some time ago but havenīt listened to it yet... I think. I also downloaded the sequel score - though I might be wrong about that - but didnīt bother listening because of all the tracks used in the movie / not used in the movie / edited from the sessions / blabla. Frankly, the situation with the sequel score felt a bit confusing to me.

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I've listened to BoftA on my media player (the Cowon as you might or might not remember), which actually plays the original files without problems. There's only one thing... the music sounds very 'soft'. As in, there is a lot of dynamic range, but the loud parts aren't truly loud. They tend to being just shy of reaching a satisfactory volume. Of course, this is not the mastering but the range of my player itself. There is a bit too much unused headroom left.

Therefore (and please don't shoot me) I would like to ask you how one could go about boosting the volume just a slight nudge, without destroying the wonderful balance of dynamics at display here. I'm not talking about pushing the limit, just a nudge of 1 to 2db at most. I've got Adobe Audition, but I've never found a way to do this without destroying the balance. I don't want compression; I just want to add 1 to 2db to the full range whilst keeping everything else intact, and without changing the timbre of the sound (I know simply using amplify actually degrades the quality of the material a bit).

I know this is strange to ask, but if you could help me out, that would be wonderful. Again, it's not the mastering that's the problem here. The mastering is absolutely stunning. It's just that, on my player, and only on my player, the score as a whole could use a little nudge. Of course, if I'm wrong about this and the material can't be boosted because that would cause clipping, feel free to call me an idiot.

Letīs get this out of the way first thing: it cannot be done without clipping (some of) the material.

But youīre wrong about one thing; it is indeed the mastering. Though not mine. The OSTs have their differences between loud and soft parts of music reduced. Just compare pieces of similar orchestration from LOTR:TFOTR to, say, TH:TDOS and youīll know what I mean. But their mastering engineers did not only that, they also used an analogue-styled compressor to even out transients, often with audible results ("pumping"). The loud parts arenīt truly loud because they in fact arenīt truly loud. My 'remastering' just made it clear as rain.

And I remember your Cowon and your Pioneer headphones. From what Iīve read about the Cowon, it should be able to power the pretty sensitive Pioneer with ease. But if you want more power, I suggest another player. Perhaps the FiiO X1 (-> FiiO-Love music,love life,love FiiO! ([Only registered and activated users can see links])). Itīs a HiRes player that has ample power for even the most demanding portable headphones. It lacks 'Colour therapy', games and whatnot of course so if youīre looking for features you wonīt be happy with the X1 should you consider it. Or you could purchase an additional headphone amplifier thatīll boost the gain of your Cowon.

mr_merrick
01-23-2015, 08:56 AM
You guys really are into your headphones/media players. If anybody's in London next Friday/Saturday, there's an exhibition ([Only registered and activated users can see links]) being held at Metropolis recording/mastering studios. A better place to be than some hotel basement as the studio is normally off limits to the general public.

SonicAdventure
01-23-2015, 09:15 AM
You guys really are into your headphones/media players. If anybody's in London next Friday/Saturday, there's an exhibition ([Only registered and activated users can see links]) being held at Metropolis recording/mastering studios. A better place to be than some hotel basement as the studio is normally off limits to the general public.

We certainly are^^ But yes, I think that this stuff is important. If people love their music so much, they should play it as best as possible (regarding sound, convenience and their budget). And I would certainly love to go to London for a brief vacation but thatīs a bit too short notice. The last time I was in London, I bought the first CD edition of Fantasia and a cassette single of Nutbush City Limits - 90s Version (even I was a teenager). So it must have been... 24 years ago. About time I go there again.

DICEY69
01-23-2015, 10:03 AM
thanks for this thread
I have one question:
AUJ let's take track#1 "My dear Frodo"
1489 kBit/s 44100 Hz on my HD
1457 kBit/s 48000 Hz provided by You
both 24 bit You did improve the recording but I thought that higher frequency would go along with higher bit rate...
Could You explain it to me/us a little?
Thanks a lot

SonicAdventure
01-23-2015, 05:25 PM
thanks for this thread
I have one question:
AUJ let's take track#1 "My dear Frodo"
1489 kBit/s 44100 Hz on my HD
1457 kBit/s 48000 Hz provided by You
both 24 bit You did improve the recording but I thought that higher frequency would go along with higher bit rate...
Could You explain it to me/us a little?
Thanks a lot

I actually donīt know the precise reasons in this particular case. I can theorize because thatīs how FLAC is supposed to work: if it is less complex, it can be compressed better. So my remaster must be less complex and easier for FLAC to compress. Why that is exactly? I have no idea, I donīt know how to program a codec.

amh1219
01-23-2015, 11:07 PM
Iīm afraid I have to decline. Before I started, I confirmed that the standard edition of AUJ isnīt available in 24 bit. And Iīve worked with 16 bits (rips of my own CDs) before which didnīt sound that well. I have read about the additional music there but Iīve never listened to it nor have I used it.

No worries, I just had to ask!


I downloaded sinus' version some time ago but havenīt listened to it yet... I think. I also downloaded the sequel score - though I might be wrong about that - but didnīt bother listening because of all the tracks used in the movie / not used in the movie / edited from the sessions / blabla. Frankly, the situation with the sequel score felt a bit confusing to me.

The situation with the sequel score is that the the OST and FYC promo both have snippets of unique material. Unfortunately, the supposed lossless FYC rip that has been circulating is nothing more than a fan edit that uses tracks from the lossy web rip to fill in the gaps between the commercially available tracks. Hold tight though! We should have a legitimate lossless rip of the promo disc within the next week or two. ;)

Fjnanfag
01-23-2015, 11:48 PM
I actually donīt know the precise reasons in this particular case. I can theorize because thatīs how FLAC is supposed to work: if it is less complex, it can be compressed better. So my remaster must be less complex and easier for FLAC to compress. Why that is exactly? I have no idea, I donīt know how to program a codec.

Some programs incorporate the tag file data into their calculations. This causes the presented bit-rate to be inaccurate. It can actually get really bad if you have a five second jingle with huge art embedded into it, resulting in sometimes stupid high numbers that 16/44.1 or other respective combination of those could. So instead of strictly looking at the audio stream in the file to determine these numbers the program just looks at the entire file's size and length and tosses out a number.

Regards.

SonicAdventure
01-24-2015, 07:01 AM
Some programs incorporate the tag file data into their calculations. This causes the presented bit-rate to be inaccurate. It can actually get really bad if you have a five second jingle with huge art embedded into it, resulting in sometimes stupid high numbers that 16/44.1 or other respective combination of those could. So instead of strictly looking at the audio stream in the file to determine these numbers the program just looks at the entire file's size and length and tosses out a number.

Regards.

I thought about that too, especially about embedded cover files. But still deem it impossible: I just had a look at the files for AUJ. Every file contains a cover file of roughly 7 mb. Choosing two examples (The White Council, Warg-Scouts), I stripped the original FLAC files (kindly shared by you; thanks again) of all tags including covers, decoded it to WAV and re-encoded it with foobar to FLAC again.

Before: 1383 kBit/s
After: 1381 kBit/s

foobar is so clever and reports the actual datarate of the compressed PCM datastream. The tiny bitrate differences are explained by the fact that I used the newest FLAC (1.3.1) to encode it anew, itīs slightly more efficient than FLAC 1.2.1 which was used to encode the HDTracks original.

For comparison: my own, "remastered" version shows a datarate of 1364 kBit/s for both tracks which really is slightly surprising. On the other hand, uncompressed 24/44,1 material has a datarate of 2116 kBit/s, uncompressed 24/48 a datarate of 2304 kBit/s... which isnīt that much more.

Still, the technical aspects of lossless audio compression are a mystery to me (whereas I understand lossy compression well enough). But one can read all about lossless FLAC compression here: [Only registered and activated users can see links]

trakkboi
01-24-2015, 07:38 AM
Iīm afraid I have to decline. Before I started, I confirmed that the standard edition of AUJ isnīt available in 24 bit. And Iīve worked with 16 bits (rips of my own CDs) before which didnīt sound that well. I have read about the additional music there but Iīve never listened to it nor have I used it.



I downloaded sinus' version some time ago but havenīt listened to it yet... I think. I also downloaded the sequel score - though I might be wrong about that - but didnīt bother listening because of all the tracks used in the movie / not used in the movie / edited from the sessions / blabla. Frankly, the situation with the sequel score felt a bit confusing to me.

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Letīs get this out of the way first thing: it cannot be done without clipping (some of) the material.

But youīre wrong about one thing; it is indeed the mastering. Though not mine. The OSTs have their differences between loud and soft parts of music reduced. Just compare pieces of similar orchestration from LOTR:TFOTR to, say, TH:TDOS and youīll know what I mean. But their mastering engineers did not only that, they also used an analogue-styled compressor to even out transients, often with audible results ("pumping"). The loud parts arenīt truly loud because they in fact arenīt truly loud. My 'remastering' just made it clear as rain.

And I remember your Cowon and your Pioneer headphones. From what Iīve read about the Cowon, it should be able to power the pretty sensitive Pioneer with ease. But if you want more power, I suggest another player. Perhaps the FiiO X1 (-> FiiO-Love music,love life,love FiiO! ([Only registered and activated users can see links])). Itīs a HiRes player that has ample power for even the most demanding portable headphones. It lacks 'Colour therapy', games and whatnot of course so if youīre looking for features you wonīt be happy with the X1 should you consider it. Or you could purchase an additional headphone amplifier thatīll boost the gain of your Cowon.

Ah, that explains a lot! So they actually hold back on the dynamics to increase the overal volume, if I'm correct? That explains why, when I expect the drums to really hit home, and the choir to really cut right through the orchestra, it doesn't happen. In that regard, your mastering is a lot better than the original, because I at least get a sense of dynamics, whereas in the OST it's just compressed to hell and back. And of course you can't completely undo compression once it has done it's damage.

So, the only hope is for there to be sessions, I guess?

Mind you, I love your mastering. And you're right, the Cowon drives the Pioneers with ease. So there's no need for another player. It funny you mention the color therapy stuff... I completely forgot about it. Nah, I don't care for fluff on my portable player. I want it to work with audio, real audio, uncompressed and all that. The rest is just stuff that I never use and in fact would not even want to pay for. It's a shame most portable players are designed exactly the other way around.

Edit: I just looked at the Fiio. Damn, that thing is awesome. I'll keep it on my radar for when this player dies.

Fjnanfag
01-24-2015, 11:30 AM
I thought about that too, especially about embedded cover files. But still deem it impossible: I just had a look at the files for AUJ. Every file contains a cover file of roughly 7 mb. Choosing two examples (The White Council, Warg-Scouts), I stripped the original FLAC files (kindly shared by you; thanks again) of all tags including covers, decoded it to WAV and re-encoded it with foobar to FLAC again.

Before: 1383 kBit/s
After: 1381 kBit/s

foobar is so clever and reports the actual datarate of the compressed PCM datastream. The tiny bitrate differences are explained by the fact that I used the newest FLAC (1.3.1) to encode it anew, itīs slightly more efficient than FLAC 1.2.1 which was used to encode the HDTracks original.

For comparison: my own, "remastered" version shows a datarate of 1364 kBit/s for both tracks which really is slightly surprising. On the other hand, uncompressed 24/44,1 material has a datarate of 2116 kBit/s, uncompressed 24/48 a datarate of 2304 kBit/s... which isnīt that much more.

foobar is not one of those programs affected by this problem. Winamp is. I made a test file. It's a seven second 16/44.1 track from the "GBA Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen Music Super Complete" album in which I embedded a 5670x3240 (6K) .PNG wallpaper and made a screenshot of what Windows states is the Bitrate of this file (with the newest version of the K-Lite MEGA pack): [Only registered and activated users can see links]

As you can see "39586kbps" is not an accurate number in the least.

Also, not all programs strip tag data correctly. Even if you remove all the tags the file size will remain the same, even when transcoding to WAV and back. With such programs I suggest trying other lossless codecs and converting back to FLAC, I've had that resolve the issue before.

Regards.

Still, the technical aspects of lossless audio compression are a mystery to me (whereas I understand lossy compression well enough). But one can read all about lossless FLAC compression here: [Only registered and activated users can see links][/QUOTE]

SonicAdventure
01-24-2015, 12:08 PM
foobar is not one of those programs affected by this problem. Winamp is.

But who is still using Winamp? ;)


Also, not all programs strip tag data correctly. Even if you remove all the tags the file size will remain the same, even when transcoding to WAV and back. With such programs I suggest trying other lossless codecs and converting back to FLAC, I've had that resolve the issue before.

Correct. DBPowerAmp cannot do it, MP3Tag neither. They all keep files at the same size which is the reason why I re-encoded it to FLAC to find out about the bitrate.

DICEY69
01-24-2015, 04:06 PM
But who is still using Winamp? ;)
:)

thelastguy
01-24-2015, 06:38 PM
Thanks SonicAdventure for the compelling and brilliant vacation documentary :)

last_first5573
01-25-2015, 09:16 AM
Great work as always! Thanks for your hard work on this!

ribonucleic
01-25-2015, 10:13 AM
But who is still using Winamp?

[meekly raises hand]

It does what I need, I'm familiar with it, and I'm fond of it.

I respect foobar for what it does. But I've yet to grow fond of it.

SonicAdventure
01-25-2015, 10:51 AM
[meekly raises hand]

It does what I need, I'm familiar with it, and I'm fond of it.

I respect foobar for what it does. But I've yet to grow fond of it.

My question was not entirely serious^^

But I can relate to the fondness, I was crushed when AOL announced that they would shut down Winamp's division. Even though I havenīt used that program myself. After all, it has done a lot for PC based audio.

Flanker-B
01-25-2015, 11:55 AM
I switched from winamp to JRiver Media center, and I love it, especially the built-in stereo to 5.1 upmixing option.

PS: Thanks for this awesome upload.

Kayleena
01-25-2015, 01:51 PM
Another great and unbelievable work from you!
I can't wait to listen it. Thank you very much for the hard work again!

[Only registered and activated users can see links]

lesterjd
01-25-2015, 04:16 PM
I thought I would grab this while its still active, and I must say that you've worked wonders again, thank you SonicAdvanture for all your hard work. And it seems such small praise for the time and effort that you have spent, not only do you share scores but you take the time to make them better, my mind just pops just thinking about it, and all I do is listen...good stuff.

Pablo82
01-26-2015, 07:21 PM
Awesome, amazing job, SonicAdventure!!!
Thank you so much for sharing it, my friend!!! :) :) :)

traceelementsobs
01-27-2015, 04:21 PM
Thanks so much for all your work. It's really appreciated!

ridan
01-27-2015, 09:35 PM
thanks for the amazing work!
the choral part in 'Guardians of the Three' sounds so much better now!

djdom
01-28-2015, 02:39 PM
thank you very much.

Lockdown
01-30-2015, 05:59 PM
Apple Lossless mirror of Desolation - [Only registered and activated users can see links]!8M8mwYgR!wvTi-jqXFjIy3XVU4mRa1RcMBMvQfQB3T25mnHKTSSs

SonicAdventure
01-30-2015, 08:16 PM
Apple Lossless mirror of Desolation - [Only registered and activated users can see links]!8M8mwYgR!wvTi-jqXFjIy3XVU4mRa1RcMBMvQfQB3T25mnHKTSSs

Your favourite, eh?^^

I understand; itīs mine, too.

Everan Shepard
01-30-2015, 08:20 PM
You people can pick a favourite, I cant

Lockdown
01-30-2015, 08:27 PM
Your favourite, eh?^^

I understand; itīs mine, too.
Do you know where I can hear more of this part of the Beyond the Forest cue, or is it exclusive to this track?

It starts at 1:01

SonicAdventure
01-30-2015, 08:50 PM
Do you know where I can hear more of this part of the Beyond the Forest cue, or is it exclusive to this track?

It starts at 1:01

Huh? But itīs the love theme for Tauriel / Kili, itīs everywhere, even in the third Hobbit score. Listen to "Feast of Starlight" on the second :)

tehƧP@ƦKly†ANK™ -Ⅲž
01-30-2015, 09:56 PM
God, I love their theme.
I love Tauriel. I love all of Tauriel's music.

One of the best new inventions in an adaptation.

SonicAdventure
01-30-2015, 10:04 PM
God, I love their theme.
I love Tauriel. I love all of Tauriel's music.

One of the best new inventions in an adaptation.

So very true.

Lockdown
01-30-2015, 10:06 PM
Huh? But itīs the love theme for Tauriel / Kili, itīs everywhere, even in the third Hobbit score. Listen to "Feast of Starlight" on the second :)
Thanks, but I was looking for the cue 'Kingsfoil'. It's beautiful.

Everan Shepard
01-30-2015, 10:08 PM
I love it so much too, wish the heoric version, from Forest River, was prominent though, loved it :D

tehƧP@ƦKly†ANK™ -Ⅲž
01-30-2015, 10:13 PM
Kingsfoil is more or less Arwen, ain't it?

Another nice Elven theme.
Not as great as Tauriel, but still nice.

Lockdown
01-30-2015, 10:24 PM
The Smaug cue is awesome..

OTheMainMan
01-31-2015, 10:03 PM
Dude, your Hobbit remasters continue to impress and inspire with their seemingly effortless technical mastery. I await the deluxe edition of Spider-Man 3 with the utmost enthusiasm. Thank you so much for giving these fantastic scores the treatment they deserve.

Fjnanfag
01-31-2015, 11:29 PM
Kingsfoil is more or less Arwen, ain't it?

Tauriel, Arwen... they all have great themes.

Only one does not approve:

[Only registered and activated users can see links]

I think I too prefer The Desolation of Smaug.

Thanks once more for the score Sonic.

Regards.

Creativeawesome
01-31-2015, 11:30 PM
Thanks :)

lauzzy81
02-01-2015, 09:46 AM
Thanks for these :)

cödëmaster88
02-01-2015, 04:30 PM
I hate to ask but can someone re-up this on Mega that way there's only 1 archive per score? I love Shore's work for LotR but have yet to hear his scores for The Hobbit. Can't turn down a SonicAdventure deluxe/special edition.

yonosoyyo_84
02-01-2015, 07:41 PM
Thanks a lot for the marvelous work you did remastering these scores, SonicAdventure. I have little question. The flac files sound great when I play them on my PC, but when I try to convert them to mp3 320 kbps something goes wrong. All I get are files in 124 kbps and the sound quality is realy diminished. This is the first time I have such a problem when converting flac files. Does anyone know how can I fix this issue? ( I can't play flac files on my portable device )
P.S: English isn't my first language, so I apologise if someone has difficulties understanding me.

Lockdown
02-01-2015, 07:42 PM
Why not just try converting them to Apple Lossless .m4a files instead?

SonicAdventure
02-01-2015, 08:17 PM
Thanks a lot for the marvelous work you did remastering these scores, SonicAdventure. I have little question. The flac files sound great when I play them on my PC, but when I try to convert them to mp3 320 kbps something goes wrong. All I get are files in 124 kbps and the sound quality is realy diminished. This is the first time I have such a problem when converting flac files. Does anyone know how can I fix this issue? ( I can't play flac files on my portable device )
P.S: English isn't my first language, so I apologise if someone has difficulties understanding me.

Your encoder does something wrong when converting material that either has 24 bits or 48 kHz. Use another software, for example foobar2000, that one can deal with anything. And donīt worry about your English, youīre very easy to understand.

yonosoyyo_84
02-01-2015, 08:38 PM
Thanks for the advice, Lockdown and SonicAdventure! Unfortunately, my cell phone's operative sistem does not support Apple Lossless. Only lossy .m4a files, with a maximum quality of 256 kbps. I'll follow de sugestion of downloading foobar2000.

SonicAdventure
02-02-2015, 06:55 AM
Thanks for the advice, Lockdown and SonicAdventure! Unfortunately, my cell phone's operative sistem does not support Apple Lossless. Only lossy .m4a files, with a maximum quality of 256 kbps. I'll follow de sugestion of downloading foobar2000.

foobar2000 is always good. But donīt be appalled by its looks, itīs ugly as hell yet extremely functional.

For encoding AAC youīll need the Free Encoder Pack: foobar2000: Free Encoder Pack ([Only registered and activated users can see links])
For encoding mp3 youīll also need LAME: RareWares ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

foxtown
02-02-2015, 07:03 AM
foobar2000 is always good. But donīt be appalled by its looks, itīs ugly as hell yet extremely functional.

There are skins available. Search for something like 'foobar skins'... Foobar can look great

[Only registered and activated users can see links]

SonicAdventure
02-02-2015, 09:28 AM
There are skins available. Search for something like 'foobar skins'... Foobar can look great

Holy crap! I use a much simpler skin... this one is... well, a whole media player deluxe or something^^

You can find it here BTW: DarkOne v4 by tedgo on DeviantArt ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

I use this - itīs old but functional: [Only registered and activated users can see links]

tehƧP@ƦKly†ANK™ -Ⅲž
02-02-2015, 01:32 PM
Jesus those are some skins...

I should look for some. Spice up my life.
I wonder if there's a J.A.R.V.I.S./IronMan theme or something flashy.



Old news but relevant to TDoS.
During the premiere, I went with a friend to go see the movie and there was a group of cos-players dressed up mostly as elves and a hobbit.
I was nerding out so much. Didn't have a cell phone to take pictures, sadly.
There was even a Tauriel cosplayer!
Frick was I ever nerding out.

Nothing happened during the TBotFA though. :/

TheSkeletonMan939
02-02-2015, 01:59 PM
Old news but relevant to TDoS.
During the premiere, I went with a friend to go see the movie and there was a group of cos-players dressed up mostly as elves and a hobbit.
I was nerding out so much. Didn't have a cell phone to take pictures, sadly.
There was even a Tauriel cosplayer!
Frick was I ever nerding out.

Nothing happened during the TBotFA though. :/

I went to the midnight premier of The Avengers back in 2012. I was a little confused when someone came in dressed as Batman.

That's the only time I've ever seen cosplayers in their natural habitat.

tehƧP@ƦKly†ANK™ -Ⅲž
02-02-2015, 02:19 PM
The Avengers...Batman

o_O Indeed confusing!

Can't wait for the bluray to TBotFA to come out.
And then another 8 months for the Extended Edition to come out.

SonicAdventure
02-02-2015, 03:21 PM
Old news but relevant to TDoS.
During the premiere, I went with a friend to go see the movie and there was a group of cos-players dressed up mostly as elves and a hobbit.
I was nerding out so much. Didn't have a cell phone to take pictures, sadly.
There was even a Tauriel cosplayer!
Frick was I ever nerding out.

Nothing happened during the TBotFA though. :/

I donīt fancy remembering seeing Doctor Who's 50th anniversary in a local cinema. A lot of people in the audience seemed to confirm every smelly cliché one can have about basement dwellers :D

And there was a girl dressed as the 11th Doctor, complete with a Fez - that was awkward... but fun^^

Never a modest person, for Star Trek movie premieres I always wanted to wear the TNG dress uniform as I had (and still have) the figure to wear it and to avoid the vapid look of the standard uniforms.

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o_O Indeed confusing!

Can't wait for the bluray to TBotFA to come out.
And then another 8 months for the Extended Edition to come out.

Yup, itīs not clever to buy the normal Edition. Even Peter Jackson says so during the commentary for TDoS. I made the error once with the first Hobbit - anyone interested in a non-extended, flawless Bluray?^^

---------- Post added at 11:21 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:20 PM ----------


I went to the midnight premier of The Avengers back in 2012. I was a little confused when someone came in dressed as Batman.

He was off a whole universe, wasnīt he?

tehƧP@ƦKly†ANK™ -Ⅲž
02-02-2015, 03:25 PM
He was off a whole universe, wasnīt he?

Only by a few billion parsecs. :D

Fjnanfag
02-02-2015, 04:00 PM
There are skins available. Search for something like 'foobar skins'... Foobar can look great

[Only registered and activated users can see links]

Damn that looks even better than the DarkOne v4.0 I used to use. Unfortunately I had to switch to standard foobar2000 lay-out due to my notebook screen being 3K and external display 4K. Are there any lay-outs like that which support high-res displays? I could not find any myself.


During the premiere, I went with a friend to go see the movie and there was a group of cos-players dressed up mostly as elves and a hobbit.

If only they did such things here, then maybe I could justify going to the theaters with the appalling sound they provide. I do remember they did an Avatar: The Last Airbender documentary in a cinema near where I live and it was featured on TV, but of course being that it was aimed at kids they only featured the dubbed version... luckily they don't do that for other movies.

Regards.

ostgems
02-02-2015, 04:31 PM
thank you sonic for another fantastic remaster :D


I hate to ask but can someone re-up this on Mega that way there's only 1 archive per score?

i recommend the files.fm links. very good download speed, no waiting and multiple downloads at once allowed. took me about 30 minutes for all 3 releases :)

Modda
03-09-2015, 06:26 PM
Thanks for sharing these!

Lockdown
05-09-2015, 09:21 AM
Trying to grab the other ones..

Lockdown
05-09-2015, 11:19 PM
Can anyone please re-up Hobbit I and III to MEGA? Please? :)

AL.CODA
06-21-2015, 02:06 PM
Can anyone please re-up Hobbit I and III to MEGA? Please? :)

I second that!

Lockdown
06-24-2015, 02:08 AM
Please?

tintacle
09-17-2015, 12:51 AM
Can anyone re-up for all three, please? All links have expired :(

Minnasan
09-17-2015, 12:35 PM
As requested here are the 3 Hobbit remastered scores. All credits go to SonicAdventure for his amazing work.
Due to mega's space limitations they might not be online a lot of weeks, so try to grab it and help other users if the files are offline.

Hobbit I:
[Only registered and activated users can see links]!dVVkgbyA!DKmfzyx2pmQhEDaSdCvM0MToVAByR0wbCppl1wp bQGo

Hobbit II:
[Only registered and activated users can see links]!ZUknBYYJ!YoL827ggcBasPMJFOuFz630npkcQO7B39jPGVo6 x0v0

Hobbit III:
[Only registered and activated users can see links]!JRd3HBoQ!Kbl4H-FM3-XJuEfDz8Twi2osaAFs544t7uQY0zZKIfQ

The passwords are the original ones.

SonicAdventure
09-17-2015, 12:44 PM
As requested here are the 3 Hobbit remastered scores. All credits go to SonicAdventure for his amazing work.
Due to mega's space limitations they might not be online a lot of weeks, so try to grab it and help other users if the files are offline.

Wow! That is so nice of you. I can only imagine the time it took to upload them.

Minnasan
09-18-2015, 01:44 AM
Wow! That is so nice of you. I can only imagine the time it took to upload them.

You now well since you uploaded it first hahahaha I'm just trying to be helpful :)

tintacle
09-23-2015, 06:50 AM
As requested here are the 3 Hobbit remastered scores. All credits go to SonicAdventure for his amazing work.
Due to mega's space limitations they might not be online a lot of weeks, so try to grab it and help other users if the files are offline.

The passwords are the original ones.

Thank you very much for the re-up Minnasan :-D

Also, thank you Sonic :-D

frankcatton321
09-23-2015, 09:23 AM
Thanks for your great work man!

Cyb0rg
03-30-2016, 07:36 PM
Any chance of a 320kb mp3 version? Or know anywhere I can find one? My mp3 player doesn't play flac, and flac takes up a lot of space on my PC too. I usually can't really hear the difference between 320kb mp3 tracks and flac tracks anyway. I guess I'm not enough of an audiophile and/or don't have good enough sound equipment.

Reclaimedhalo
03-30-2016, 07:49 PM
Thankyou so much.

Guus96
03-31-2016, 12:47 AM
Any chance of a 320kb mp3 version? Or know anywhere I can find one? My mp3 player doesn't play flac, and flac takes up a lot of space on my PC too. I usually can't really hear the difference between 320kb mp3 tracks and flac tracks anyway. I guess I'm not enough of an audiophile and/or don't have good enough sound equipment.

You can download tools such as Freemake Audio Converter (amongst many others) that can easily convert FLAC to 320kbps mp3 files. If this doens't work for some reason I will see if i can re-upload a 320 mp3 version.

SonicAdventure
03-31-2016, 04:39 AM
Any chance of a 320kb mp3 version? Or know anywhere I can find one? My mp3 player doesn't play flac, and flac takes up a lot of space on my PC too. I usually can't really hear the difference between 320kb mp3 tracks and flac tracks anyway. I guess I'm not enough of an audiophile and/or don't have good enough sound equipment.

Mp3 in 320 kBit/s is more than good enough. For space reasons you might try -V0, those are roughly 245 kBit/s but theyīre variable, meaning it will cater the bitrate to actual musical content. Do you use foobar2000? That one is very good as a converter, too.

franakin
03-31-2016, 01:43 PM
Thank you very very much for all the hard work !!!

Cyb0rg
03-31-2016, 05:16 PM
You can download tools such as Freemake Audio Converter (amongst many others) that can easily convert FLAC to 320kbps mp3 files. If this doens't work for some reason I will see if i can re-upload a 320 mp3 version.

Thank you, I will try this. :-) I will post here if I am unsuccessful.


Mp3 in 320 kBit/s is more than good enough. For space reasons you might try -V0, those are roughly 245 kBit/s but theyīre variable, meaning it will cater the bitrate to actual musical content. Do you use foobar2000? That one is very good as a converter, too.

I will download your release, and see if I can convert it. If I have trouble, I'll post here. I'm a total noob in this area, but hopefully the programs are easy enough to use. Thanks for your efforts btw. :-)

GusMac
04-30-2016, 03:35 PM
Thanks so much for re-uploading these to Mega. The links are still good!
And of course thanks to SonicAdventure for his efforts to remaster them in the first place!


As requested here are the 3 Hobbit remastered scores. All credits go to SonicAdventure for his amazing work.
Due to mega's space limitations they might not be online a lot of weeks, so try to grab it and help other users if the files are offline.

OhOh7
05-01-2016, 04:14 AM
Very nice post! Thank you very much!!!!

nefaeryous
05-01-2016, 04:37 PM
thanks!

Cyb0rg
05-09-2016, 01:25 PM
Thanks for the reuploads Minnasan, and thank you so much SonicAdventure for uploading these! :-) Freemake Audio Converter worked like a charm for me (thanks Guus96 for telling me about that program! Also, nice Totoro avatar! :D)! :-)

Deakul
08-12-2016, 08:52 PM
As requested here are the 3 Hobbit remastered scores. All credits go to SonicAdventure for his amazing work.
Due to mega's space limitations they might not be online a lot of weeks, so try to grab it and help other users if the files are offline.

Hobbit I:
[Only registered and activated users can see links]!dVVkgbyA!DKmfzyx2pmQhEDaSdCvM0MToVAByR0wbCppl1wp bQGo

Hobbit II:
[Only registered and activated users can see links]!ZUknBYYJ!YoL827ggcBasPMJFOuFz630npkcQO7B39jPGVo6 x0v0

Hobbit III:
[Only registered and activated users can see links]!JRd3HBoQ!Kbl4H-FM3-XJuEfDz8Twi2osaAFs544t7uQY0zZKIfQ

The passwords are the original ones.
Super excited to hear this soundtrack as it should be heard, any chance of a reup?

uminoken
09-06-2016, 06:50 AM
Seconded for a reup!

sergei199339
09-06-2016, 06:55 PM
Please. reup.

Pierat
09-06-2016, 10:19 PM
Reup please thanks!

blackie74
09-23-2016, 06:58 AM
link's gone....

ajmelbourne
01-18-2017, 04:44 PM
any chance of a re up? id really love a copy of these in hi res Flac.

55
01-18-2017, 05:04 PM
I would like to hear Sonic's versions of these too. A reup would be great.

Three Wishes
01-18-2017, 09:46 PM
Kindly appreciate it, if someone in this thread can do a re-up? ;-)

emiwan2
12-09-2017, 04:33 PM
Is someone here for a reup? PLEASE ! :)

EKFXE
12-09-2017, 05:50 PM
Yes! Please ReUp, if possible! :)

honzman70
12-10-2017, 02:42 AM
Would like to see a reup as well - please !!!

tri2061990
12-17-2017, 12:40 AM
The Hobbit I
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The Hobbit II
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The Hobbit III
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SonicAdventure
12-17-2017, 08:05 AM
The Hobbit I
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The Hobbit III
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Gorgeous! Thank you :)

55
12-17-2017, 09:26 AM
Thanks tri2061990 for the reup. I was so sorry to miss these when they were first posted.

EKFXE
12-24-2017, 09:39 PM
The Hobbit I
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-Arghh
12-26-2017, 11:09 PM
The Hobbit I
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much thanks!

iofn3
12-30-2017, 10:50 AM
Oh, I lost those files! Thank you so much for re-uploading!

Nick Nichols
12-30-2017, 11:52 AM
Thank you!

Fiwen
02-24-2018, 01:00 PM
Ooh, as someone annoyed with the sound of these compared to the mastering on the Complete Recordings, these sound intriguing!

smartin00
04-12-2018, 08:45 PM
Many Thanks tri2061990!

northjersey
04-13-2018, 09:05 AM
Thanks everyone!

srupert
08-05-2018, 06:14 AM
Thanks SonicAdventure!

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Spiricore
05-22-2019, 02:23 AM
The Hobbit I
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The Hobbit III
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Thanks, still working!

Stormkeeper_
09-27-2019, 08:56 PM
Awesome, thanks! :D