First off, sorry I haven't been as active on here lately. I've been busy with other things. With the "preview" song releases dying down as we got closer to the movie, I decided to use this lull to work on and participate in other things.
I'm not going anywhere though-- and I will be posting Rainbow Rocks and Season 5 rips when that time comes!
Now, on the subject of Rainbow Rocks. As you probably know, the official soundtrack for the film was released a few weeks back. I'll get this out of the way first: I will not be posting that official soundtrack here. I try to only post things which I either have contributed a significant amount of my own work to (such as ripping, remastering, organizing, and editing songs and BGM from the show), and/or stuff that you are not able to easily get officially elsewhere (such as the preview songs in official YouTube videos, or songs/instrumentals from the iOS games).
However, for a number of reasons, I will not repost the songs from the official album because I'd be doing nothing but copy/pasting (doing none of my own work). Plus, they are available officially and easy to acquire. If you have the ability to, I definitely recommend supporting Daniel Ingram and the show by purchasing the official album on iTunes here: (https://itunes.apple.com/us...
). Supporting these official releases is the only way to show Hasbro we like them, and the only way they will release more of them in the future! If you are unable to get the album on iTunes for one of the _many_ legitimate and understandable reasons (such as you are not in the US, etc), there are plenty of other ways and locations to get it from. ;)
Now, onto the subject of the songs' instrumentals. As many of you know, and as I've mentioned on my previous RR videos, I need the 5.1 sound mix to get any sort of good instrumental rip. That's how I get all of my show rips. It is impossible to get any good instrumental rips from the official soundtrack releases because they are only in stereo. Sometimes you can use the "center-panned vocals" method to remove the lead vocals with mixed results. However, almost every song on the Rainbow Rocks album has 1) lots of awesome post-production and reverb/echo in the stereo channels and 2) a ton of backing vocals. This means that this method will only produce a very, very sub-par "Instrumental with Backing vocals" with a ton of annoying artifacts from the vocal reverb. I've tried, and couldn't get a reasonably listenable song instrumental from the album.
So, in conclusion, we will have to wait for the Blu-Ray/DVD release on October 28th. From that release, I will be able to get lossless 5.1 audio from the movie, and be able to post every song and it's instrumental and backing vocal versions, as well as all of the BGM from the movie.
Hopefully this clears up everything for everyone -- and sorry for the wait for an explanation. If you see anyone asking questions about this on other videos, feel free to link them here. I'll try to do the same whenever I have time! Thanks for your patience, and hopefully October 28th will come quickly!