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    The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses (recording)

    So, I went to The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses in SF, and recorded the show's entirety in Stereo WAV, 44100Hz, 16 bit. I then edited the songs, which was a long series of steps that basically led me to remastering the concert. This is by far the best live recording of any music I've ever heard, and I'm not just saying that because I recorded it.
    This is not completely done, but it has been a long time since I said I'd share this, and It's almost as perfect as it can get. Basically what's left is for me to remove noise, which is a problem I can fix quite quickly.
    All files will eventually be updated with less mic pops (like those noticed in Movement 2), better patches on the two noticably patched parts, and removal of white noise. I also need to remove the sounds of thousands of audience members who unlike me, feel the need to cough or speak during the event, even though they could just do that after or during intermission. Looks like I'll also amplify the tracks to the highest dB without clipping, as well. This is exactly why I still have .wav versions.
    Tracklist:
    01. The Legend of Zelda Overture
    02. Kakariko Village - Twilight Princess Theme
    03. Ballad of the Wind Fish
    04. (Introduction) Creation of Hyrule
    05. (I) Ocarina of Time Symphonic Movement
    06. (II) Wind Waker symphonic Movement
    07. (Transition) Great Fairy's Fountain Theme (I need to change this one's title)
    08. (III) Twilight Princess Symphonic Movement
    09. (IV) A Link to the Past Symphonic Movement and Coda
    10. (Encore #1) Gerudo Valley
    11. (Encore #2) Majora's Mask medley

    Note that there are two other songs that played in this tour's Vancouver stop, but not in SF. Those will also be posted here, but in lower quality. If you come across them anywhere, please let me know. They are called:
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    12. (Unplayed) Old School Medley aka Dungeons
    13. (Unplayed) Ocarina of Time Melodies aka Songs of the Hero
    Without further ado, here are the files:
    ALL FILES UPDATED! (fixed track 11 volume, overall volume balance, and some clicks)
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    Currently uploaded version: 1.7
    Extra songs updated! (version 1.3)
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    This is a very interesting "Wave"form, from the Great Sea part of The Wind Waker Movement:

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    NOTE: There are a few noticeable errors in Faleel's stereo recording of last year's concert. I'm going to fix these, and upload it. Credit still goes to Faleel and whoever else, though.

    And keep an eye on this post, as I'll be making a lot of edits to it.
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    For The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony concert(The version I found, the Stereo version by Faleel, and another that's uploading), The Legend of Zelda Piano Arrange CD (FLAC, MP3, and Scans), and the only good version of Symphonic Legends: Music From Nintendo, go to [Hidden link. Register to see links.].
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    tagged. thx 4 the effort
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    Could you post the files in MP3, please ?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Yes, I'm reuploading due to upload failure.

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    thanks!

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    waiting for it. is this you logan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amld1 View Post
    waiting for it. is this you logan?
    Yes, it's me.

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    So awesome, thanks for all your hard work in compiling/arranging your recordings into an awesome release!

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    there it is. thank you, link28

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    Sounds very promising, thank you. I wonder if they ever come to Europe...

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    I must thank you and commend you for your generous time and effort on this. Looking forward very much to hearing it. it would be great for you to remove noise when you can. And MP3? Thank you again for this!

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    great music in here, ty! looking forward to an even cleaner version but this is great in any case

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    Wow! This is the most promising recording that I have heard so far (and with minimal audience noise ). Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBarron2005 View Post
    Wow! This is the most promising recording that I have heard so far (and with minimal audience noise ). Thank you!
    Yep! That was the original idea/plan. I'm a guy who has become obsessed with good lossless music. Lossless is pointless when it isn't recorded properly, tough. I definitely need to clean up the audio, since it sounds really good, except in my favorite headphones (which, if you have over $100, Sony makes good Studio Monitor ones that play audio with more power and higher quality (and frequencies) than any other brands' $300 model (the $300 ones at best buy are equivalent in specs to a $30 Sony model, what a rip-off, as is the rest of the store), and you could probably get them for like half on ebay. Get the MDR-V6 (best for its price) What was I saying again?... … Oh, right. It's interesting that I can hear the audio sound exactly as it did when I was there (except for the white noise), and I can hear the imperfections in the audio, as these headphones have a correct balance of Treble/Bass. (Most these days have WAY too much bass.) The reason I didn't remaster with them, is because the clipping would have hurt them.

    And now I give you guys a little tip: If you ever find music you want ripped, and show it to me somehow (or tell me about it) AND it is exceptionally good, I'll pretty much have to rip/record it, as I CANNOT STAND not being able to listen to music that is truly epic. Just keep in mind that it has to ba a task that I can actually perform, and not a bunch of dynamic music (like the awesome music in many Zelda games, which is already ripped anyway).

    I'll be adding related stuff to the first post pretty soon.

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    Thank you

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    OMG they did Majora's Mask??? I went to the first one in Dallas and they didn't do it. Thank you so much for recording this!

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    Interesting that it is changing from show to show. Fantastic effort! Thanks for this!

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    Thanks for all the work!
    I'm wondering if you have versions of each song with the applause of the audience at the end. This is what makes live orchestra for me very special.

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    As fan recordings made (I assume) on consumer equipment go, this one must rank as one of the best - not the best, but infinitely better than 99.999% of other attempts. This is what you get when somebody who knows what he's doing wields the tool. Might I ask what you used to make this recording? In my opinion, the only way you would've got better is if you'd used something like a Zoom recorder and been sitting ten feet in front of the orchestra.

    I'm still as incensed as ever by the audience - but I blame the concert promoters for pitching the concert at the wrong audience and obviously conveying the impression that this sort of behaviour is acceptable.

    What is needed is an announcement at the beginning of the concert - "Attention; this is a classical music concert and the audience is expected to adhere to appropriate etiquette - do not make any noise during the performance - laughter, applause, conversation, yelling is not permissible while the music is playing - and if you need to cough do so with a covered mouth, and attempt to minimise its impact on fellow audience members. Failure to adhere to these requirements will result in guilty persons being ejected from the hall."

    Racket during the performance works in some forms of music - it does not in classical music. If these people are going to enter a hall of classical music, before an orchestra of classical musicians, they can damn well respect the culture of classical music or get the hell out.

    Why do you go to a Zelda concert and then whoop and guffaw with surprise when, sixteen seconds into the first piece, you hear the Zelda theme? What were you expecting, "Let The Bodies Hit The Floor"? Shut the fuck up and listen to the music you ignorant troglodytes.
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    ...perhaps they are laughing/cheering at what is onscreen?

    perhaps its not classical music?

    just some thoughts, though I agree there should not hooting and hollering, but it wasn't that bad this time 'round.

    and....most classical concert audiences, are not going to go to a Zelda music concert....

    ---------- Post added at 07:51 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:50 PM ----------

    And it was recorded on an Android, I brought upt the idea of using two devices for a stereo sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangotreats View Post
    As fan recordings made (I assume) on consumer equipment go, this one must rank as one of the best - not the best, but infinitely better than 99.999% of other attempts. This is what you get when somebody who knows what he's doing wields the tool. Might I ask what you used to make this recording? In my opinion, the only way you would've got better is if you'd used something like a Zoom recorder and been sitting ten feet in front of the orchestra.

    I'm still as incensed as ever by the audience - but I blame the concert promoters for pitching the concert at the wrong audience and obviously conveying the impression that this sort of behaviour is acceptable.

    What is needed is an announcement at the beginning of the concert - "Attention; this is a classical music concert and the audience is expected to adhere to appropriate etiquette - do not make any noise during the performance - laughter, applause, conversation, yelling is not permissible while the music is playing - and if you need to cough do so with a covered mouth, and attempt to minimise its impact on fellow audience members. Failure to adhere to these requirements will result in guilty persons being ejected from the hall."

    Racket during the performance works in some forms of music - it does not in classical music. If these people are going to enter a hall of classical music, before an orchestra of classical musicians, they can damn well respect the culture of classical music or get the hell out.

    Why do you go to a Zelda concert and then whoop and guffaw with surprise when, sixteen seconds into the first piece, you hear the Zelda theme? What were you expecting, "Let The Bodies Hit The Floor"? Shut the fuck up and listen to the music you ignorant troglodytes.
    Attention audience ! Due to bootleg recordings being made secretly, We strongly advise you not to sneeze, Breath or even smile, The guilty parties shall be escorted out back and shut on the spot.. in their pee pees!

    Wow Tangotreats, Can't say I agree with you there.. AT ALL. Now, I'm as disturbed by the audience's noise when listening to these recordings as much as you are. But let's face it buddy, The audience comes first - The guys downloading bootlegs come second, remember? The audience there PAID MONEY, To go to a FAN CONCERT. This is not some snooty british concert of some overpraised peace of classical music from 300 years ago. This is zelda. This is a concert for a game series, These are special occassions and the people there are EXCITED, And as long as someone doesn't intentionally seek out to ruin other people's enjoyment, they have every right to do so. They are excited to experience their favorite game music being played by a live orchestra, they are not the wrong audience. Those who wanna go there and shush everyone and stare with a blank face at the orchestra, these are the wrong audience.. They are better off playing mp3s of the thing on their pc, with headphones on ofcourse!
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    Quote Originally Posted by amld1 View Post
    Now, I'm as disturbed by the audience's noise when listening to these recordings as much as you are. But let's face it buddy, The audience comes first - The guys downloading bootlegs come second, remember? The audience there PAID MONEY, To go to a FAN CONCERT. This is not some snooty british concert of some overpraised peace of classical music from 300 years ago. This is zelda. This is a concert for a game series, These are special occassions and the people there are EXCITED, And as long as someone doesn't intentionally seek out to ruin other people's enjoyment, they have every right to do so. They are excited to experience their favorite game music being played by a live orchestra, they are not the wrong audience. Those who wanna go there and shush everyone and stare with a blank face at the orchestra, these are the wrong audience.. They are better off playing mp3s of the thing on their pc, with headphones on ofcourse!
    And what about those who paid money to actually listen to the music rather than hear a bunch of ignorant fuckheads scream "OMG ZELDA I WANTZ LINKZ BABIEZ!!!!!" People who, you know, can also enjoy that "overpraised classical music from 300 years ago."

    Surely you've heard the phrase, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do?" Well, these aren't rock concerts. There's no fairy mosh pit. It's certainly understandable that the audience will be a bit more free going at these events but that's no excuse to behave in complete ignorance. This type of music is meant for listening, not partying. It requires your full attention. Psych out during the standing ovation at the end, by all means, but when the orchestra is playing you're supposed to keep your damn mouth shut.

    Thanks to the uploader. I'm very interested in checking out the "Link to the Past" movement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nexis12 View Post
    Thanks for all the work!
    I'm wondering if you have versions of each song with the applause of the audience at the end. This is what makes live orchestra for me very special.
    I'd also like to see this. Applause and even MC segments can enhance a live recording.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TazerMonkey View Post
    And what about those who paid money to actually listen to the music rather than hear a bunch of ignorant fuckheads scream "OMG ZELDA I WANTZ LINKZ BABIEZ!!!!!" People who, you know, can also enjoy that "overpraised classical music from 300 years ago."

    Surely you've heard the phrase, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do?" Well, these aren't rock concerts. There's no fairy mosh pit. It's certainly understandable that the audience will be a bit more free going at these events but that's no excuse to behave in complete ignorance. This type of music is meant for listening, not partying. It requires your full attention. Psych out during the standing ovation at the end, by all means, but when the orchestra is playing you're supposed to keep your damn mouth shut.

    Thanks to the uploader. I'm very interested in checking out the "Link to the Past" movement.
    Unfortunately I don't have the chance to attend these concerts as they are not touring in my country, So I don't know what the audience is. But there is a difference to me between rowdy 12 year olds that interrupt other people's enjoyment of the concert and adults in their 20s-30s who grew up with the series (like me) and are excited to be a part of such an exciting event. As for the "classical music from 300 years ago" thing, I love classical music, and have been to quite a few concerts, And yes there are rules and you are expected to be quiet and just listen. That's fine. But with Videogames concert my feeling is that it's different. Fans of classical music go to concerts to hear their favorite music, Zelda concerts are made FOR the fans, It's not an ordinary event and it's quite groundbreaking to have Videogame music finally get widespread like that. It's exciting and it's a new experience, So it's understandable that it will be different than concerts of classical music that have been popular since many many years ago.

    That being said, it's a shame they didn't make a studio recording of the different concerts, I'm sure it would've sold well outside the concert hall. Luckily our friend Link28469 came prepared to provide us with something enjoyable to make up for it. Thanks again

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    I agree that it's a shame that a clean studio recording of these arrangements hasn't been released; I think it'd sell like gangbusters. I think Nintendo has really dropped the ball with regard to the presentation of their music.

    And I was being flippant above. However, there's been no such cheering or excuses made at the film music concerts I've attended. If film lovers can respectfully handle hearing their favorite moments played live, why can't gamers? (At least there's one thing we can all agree upon -- middle-school aged children are hopelessly annoying.)

    This recording really is highly appreciated. Thank you, Link, for such a fine effort!

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