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    [Untagged Gamerip] Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (Joe Hisaishi) [PC/HCA files]




    Composer: Joe Hisaishi
    Quality: 48000Hz 6ch (hca files)
    Bitrate: 768 (hca files)
    Number of tracks : 62 Tracks
    Total Size : 475 MB
    Encoding : Lossless?

    Well, here it is, on the same day of release, a gamerip of Ni no Kuni 2 by the magnificent Joe Hisaishi. With a PC release making it a bit easier to do gamerips, it was bound to happen, right? But someone had to do it. And me being a major fan of the soundtrack in this game, and the game itself, surpassing the original, I believe, I had to do it. You best believe the first thing I did after playing the game a bit was to check the sound files and see if I could get the music out of them. I was able to, thanks to VGMToolbox, but I couldn't get to extract the music out of the bin files, however Vector Hector helped me and did a trick and got the original music to be played with foobar2000 and uploaded it himself (the link is his).. I gave the sound files from my own copy of the game, but he "transformed" them into music so I give him credit for that.

    I seriously adore the music in this game, it's much more cinematic and surpasses the first in my opinion. I implore you all to give it a listen, it's fantastic. And even lossless to boot, possibly? Foobar2000 says it goes beyond 700kbps and the game itself says it uses DTS-HD for audio. I hope you all enjoy this as much as me, and now we just need someone to work on this and apply the finishing touches and tag and order the music properly.

    Sweet reminder you need to have foobar2000 to play the music, and the vgm add-on. Also, the music is multichannel (6ch.) That's all I have to say. Now please enjoy it as much as I did.

    ENJOY AWAY. THANKS TO VECTOR FOR THE UPLOAD AND HELP.

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    Wow, I can't wait to hear this, but I have no clue how to play these files. Can someone convert them to FLAC or mp3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cornblitz1 View Post
    Wow, I can't wait to hear this, but I have no clue how to play these files. Can someone convert them to FLAC or mp3?
    Foobar2000 with the vgmstream add-on.

    The upload isn't mine; but I'm just doubting about converting because it doubles the size, besides, the rip isn't tagged at all.

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    HCA is a highly compressed format, that's why it explodes in size when converting it to a different format.

    The FLAC is huge, about 2.1 GB. I've uploaded it to Mega, it's still untagged though. Once I have the game files on my PC I'll dig around to see if there's any titles hidden somewhere, but I don't know how much luck I'll have.

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    Great thanks !

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    Thank you, fantastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrophinCalmcacil View Post
    HCA is a highly compressed format, that's why it explodes in size when converting it to a different format. The FLAC is huge, about 2.1 GB. I've uploaded it to Mega, it's still untagged though. Once I have the game files on my PC I'll dig around to see if there's any titles hidden somewhere, but I don't know how much luck I'll have.

    FLAC link: [Hidden link. Register to see links.]
    I've added your link to the first post, thanks. But in a way, it's still lossless kinda because it goes further than 700kbps, I should check the Spek and see if it's sonically lossless, at least, somewhat. Though if someone's making an edit, more compressing is gonna be had, because 2.1 GB is just too much for 64 tracks even if I love this music, it's basic 16bit 48 otherwise I'd understand the bloat.

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    Thanks for the rip, I am downloading FLAC

    ---------- Post added at 02:43 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:46 PM ----------

    Hey I've download, wonderful soundtrack even better than the first!

    However I managed to check that is a true lossless, analized with spectro. It is 2.10GB because you leaved 6 channels and 16/48kHz, I downscaled with foobar2000+SoX resampler+Downmix to stereo.

    So now it is 900MB, lossless, 2 channels, 16/44.1kHz.

    You can ask me to upload if you want, or tell you the process to do it correctly in foobar if you want!
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    So i upload a ogg vorbis conversion for those who want to download the music but without being 2.1 GB. It's 1.20 GB, sure it's still take a lot of space but it's due to the 6 channel at once. I have no idea what they are. But i thought it could be nice to still have it if you need to make your own mix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fedex1 View Post
    Thanks for the rip, I am downloading FLAC

    Hey I've download, wonderful soundtrack even better than the first! However I managed to check that is a true lossless, analized with spectro. It is 2.10GB because you leaved 6 channels and 16/48kHz, I downscaled with foobar2000+SoX resampler+Downmix to stereo. So now it is 900MB, lossless, 2 channels, 16/44.1kHz. You can ask me to upload if you want, or tell you the process to do it correctly in foobar if you want!
    Glad to hear it's true lossless alright, again given that the sound codecs used in the game are DTS-HD and Dolby Audio I was hoping for it. Glad you're enjoying and I too agree it is miles better than the first, Hisaishi surpassed himself. Also, yeah, thanks to friends I found out the FLAC conversion is so heavy because of the 6 channels. Thank you for the conversion idea, however, I'm not sure if the foobar automatized version will be good. Two friends of mine are gonna work on a proper, manual stereo conversion mix based on how the music sounds in trailers, videos, and whatever. Apparently the 6 ch mix isn't too good, sonic wise. But if you want to upload it for comparison or whatever, feel free.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vector Harbor View Post
    So i upload a ogg vorbis conversion for those who want to download the music but without being 2.1 GB. It's 1.20 GB, sure it's still take a lot of space but it's due to the 6 channel at once. I have no idea what they are. But i thought it could be nice to still have it if you need to make your own mix. [Hidden link. Register to see links.]
    Thanks for the alternative, anything works, the more alternatives for people to enjoy, the better! But as I said to the other guy me and a friend of mine are gonna try and see if we can do a good stereo mix based on how the music sound in official trailers and videos. Let's hope we're succesful and make a good sounding mix.

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    Alright, thanks to the kind help of TheSkeletonMan939 and JHFan, I was able to get a good manual stereo downmix of the gamerip, still untagged, in FLAC. Weights now just about 878 MB, which is reasonable. Now all that's left to do is give some final checking.. and well.. try to play the game and get acquainted with the music, the order and the names, because someone's gotta tag it and it seems that I'm the only one who owns the game and wants to play so.. but until then.. for anyone who doesn't mind about tags, it's there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSkeletonMan939 View Post
    It's a normal 6 channel mix (two fronts, a center, lfe, two rears/sides) but it's done rather shoddily. The LFE channel doesn't have what you would normally consider LFE; it seems to be just matrixed with a lowpass filter, as opposed to bearing the subtle BOOMs and THOOMs you would hear in a proper LFE track. You can even make out instruments in this LFE, which is just silly.
    I've passed on a stereo mix to Ponyo for him to tag with track titles. I removed the LFE channel, and reduced the volume of the center (which I believe should always be lowered regardless of circumstance) & of the rears/sides in relation to the fronts. I think this gives the music a better stereo quality than the Foobar downfold, which had the center channel overpowering things a bit too much.
    Videos like [Hidden link. Register to see links.] were used as a guide for how the music "should" sound, but it's not like there's drastic difference between that and the normal downmix anyway. The goal was just to give the music a nice stereo presence which the straight downmix didn't quite give.

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    Bless you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shirubaa View Post
    Bless you.

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    Thanks a lot for all your effort PonyoBellanote ! What a score! I have Persona 5 to finish and then I'll do Ki No Kuni II.
    The music let's prefigure great emotions in the game.
    Thanks again and again

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    It's my pleasure to bring it to you.

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    Thank you soo much!!

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    Thanks so much for the original share and all of the work you've put into improving the experience for us. I'm a big fan of Hisaishi's, so more music of his is always a pleasure. I wonder if an official OST will ever be released.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrayEdwards View Post
    Thanks so much for the original share and all of the work you've put into improving the experience for us. I'm a big fan of Hisaishi's, so more music of his is always a pleasure. I wonder if an official OST will ever be released.
    It's a pleasure to bring it to you, but I don't wanna take all the credit; I simply provided the files. Vector Harbor helped me extract the music; JHFan and TheSkeletonMan939 helped me make a stereo mix, and other people in this thread helped to bring mirrors for more options.

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    Blessed Joe Hisaishi and Level-5 devs for putting a high quality soundtrack. It's rare to have almost uncompressed in-game music like Ni No Kuni.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myozaw View Post
    Blessed Joe Hisaishi and Level-5 devs for putting a high quality soundtrack. It's rare to have almost uncompressed in-game music like Ni No Kuni.
    The game being released in PC made it a bit easier, but as much as I love this gamerip I can't wait for an official CD soundtrack. So far, all there is, is a very expensive CD included in the US collector's edition and no one has ripped it yet.

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    Here are the official track names for the first 30 tracks: (minus track 7 since I seem to have not gotten the sheet music item for it)

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    The rest below are unofficial names:

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    Wait, wait, where'd you get that info?

    Edit: Ahh, from the game? Is there an in-game jukebox then? Is it in order perhaps?

    Now we just need an order.. and perhaps composer breakdown? And I can finalize..

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    The numerical file names are not the order they are in the game.

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    The only thing I haven't cleared yet is the optional final dungeon, so I don't know if the last sheet music comes from that as a reward or what. I've finished off every other sidequest in the game that gives them as a reward. Could be I've missed a chest in the open world that has it or something.

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    I found the last song book. I updated my earlier post with the track names to reflect it. (00007 = The Escape, it's song #12 in the music list)

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrophinCalmcacil View Post
    I found the last song book. I updated my earlier post with the track names to reflect it. (00007 = The Escape, it's song #12 in the music list)
    Thank you for your help.

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