C3 Legacy

May 31, 2013 – 7 new singles, 3 FtV singles, and RBHP upgrades!

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Everyone loves mixed singles weeks, right? Nothing beats the feel of a pack by your favorite artist, but mixed weeks generally get you something. Hopefully you’ll find your something in this week’s release:
New! Singles

  • The Cure – “Friday I’m in Love” (EvilCornbread)
  • The Hives – “Walk Idiot Walk” (GHtoRB3)
  • Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive” (GHtoRB3)
  • The James Rocket – “Paper Valentines (RB3 version)” (Markleford) M
  • As made famous by Lustra – “Scotty Doesn’t Know” (TrojanNemo) M
  • Rob Simonsen – “Blue” (TrojanNemo) M
  • SCANDAL – “Queens are trumps” (LyokoFreaks)

From the Vault: Singles

  • Alkaline Trio – “I Found Away” (GHtoRB3) M
  • The Killers – “Somebody Told Me” (GHtoRB3) M
  • Muse – “Starlight” (GHtoRB3) M

red X denotes Pro Guitar/Pro Bass, and a blue M denotes full multitracks. May 15, 2015:“Somebody Told Me” has been pulled following an official Harmonix release or announcement.
This week has a bunch of exciting firsts! New contributor EvilCornbread makes his C3 debut with The Cure’s “Friday I’m in Love”, one of the many songs filed under “wait, how was that never legit DLC?” Given what day it is, we hope you’ll fall in love with this release. If you enjoy it, be sure to go tell EvilCornbread how awesome it is on our forums!
GHtoRB3 comes back with two strong non-GH customs: The Hives’ “Walk Idiot Walk” and Imagine Dragons’s “Radioactive”. The Hives are a perfect Rock Band band — high-energy, prominent guitar hooks, and excellent vocals. This song continues the tradition established by songs like “Tick Tick Boom”, and you should totally download it right now. “Radioactive” is likely familiar to anyone who listens to modern rock radio. If you don’t mind getting dubstep in your rock music, this song is right up your alley.
RBN author Markleford comes to C3 this week with our first RB3 version, though “Paper Valentines (RB3 version)” is more than just keys and harmonies. Here’s a snippet from Markleford about what’s new:

When we released ‘Paper Valentines’ as a launch-day track on RBN (under the James William Roy solo monicker), our only disappointment was that we couldn’t just give it away for free! Since we already provide the mp3 single at no charge (http://thejamesrocket.bandcamp.com), why not the DLC as well? After all, we were always in it for the exposure, not the money. So having contacted @espher previously about getting an update into the Rock Band Harmonies Project, I eventually inquired whether a completely new RB3 version (replete with harmonies, Pro drums, final album mix, and new band name) could have a home at C3. Turns out they were cool with it, so please enjoy the fruits of our labor. And if you like it, please check out the album online, too: that’s what it’s all about!

TrojanNemo is back this week with another C3 first! “Scotty Doesn’t Know”, the memorable rock track from the movie Eurotrip, is being offered this week as a cover. Wait, what? This has the potential to be confusing, so let’s go over it.

Why is this an “As made famous by” cover?
This release of “Scotty Doesn’t Know” isn’t performed by the original artist — instead, it’s a fully multitracked cover by a professional cover band.

But why use a cover instead of the original release?
When Harmonix released covers early in Rock Band’s career, it was because they couldn’t get the rights to, or find the master tracks for, the original track. We don’t have the first problem, and normally we don’t worry about the second, but we want to cater to users who prefer multitrack customs. This version lets us split out every instrument, and was deemed by TrojanNemo to be of acceptable quality to be released.

Are you going to keep doing this?
Probably not too often. Having the original recordings is very important to us, and we’ll only release covers when the original is deemed to be…well…how can I put this. Not very unique or notable, perhaps? We apologize to fans of the band Lustra, but we’re more willing to do covers for a band whose only big single was “Scotty Doesn’t Know” than for Led Zeppelin or The Beatles.

Anyway! Whether or not you like EuroTrip, you should have a good time with “Scotty Doesn’t Know”. TrojanNemo’s other release this week, “Photos Every Day”, is better known as “that one song from the iPhone TV ad”. Plenty of songs have gotten famous by being plastered in front of you every time you watch TV, and not all of them are terrible! This piano-only song is “fully multitracked” by way of only having one instrument, and should stick in your head from a Pro Keys session just as well as it did from watching How I Met Your Mother.
LyokoFreaks is back with another track from glorious Nippon. “Queens are trumps” is the lead single from the newest album by J-Rock band SCANDAL, who are best known in the US for performing theme songs for Bleach and FMA:Brotherhood. SCANDAL may be an all-female Japanese band like LyokoFreaks’s last release, but this track rocks way harder, and truly earns the “J-Rock” genre label.
We’ve also got three multitrack custom From the Vault releases by GHtoRB3, all of which have been touched up since their original release.  “I Found Away” joins “Mercy Me” in the C3 Alkaline Trio library; “Somebody Told Me” brings us one step closer to completing The Killers’ biggest singles (but where’s “All These Things That I’ve Done”?), and “Starlight” fulfills your MOAR MUSE requests. Can that meme die now? Please?
Finally, RBHP celebrates another release this week with 12 new harmony upgrades, 7 RBN1 Pro Drums upgrades, and a slew of optional tweaks/improvements! This release finishes the LEGO: Rock Band disc’s harmony upgrades. Whoo! For the full list, scroll to the bottom of this post after expanding it.
Check below the fold for download links, and hit up the forums to let us know what you think or what you’d like to see in the future. See you next Friday!

New! The Cure – “Friday I’m in Love” (EvilCornbread)

New! The Hives – “Walk Idiot Walk” (GHtoRB3)

New! Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive”

New! The James Rocket – “Paper Valentines (RB3 version)”

New! As made famous by Lustra – “Scotty Doesn’t Know” (TrojanNemo)

New! Rob Simonsen – “Blue” (TrojanNemo)

New! SCANDAL – “Queens are trumps” (LyokoFreaks)

FtV: Alkaline Trio – “I Found Away” (GHtoRB3)

FtV: Muse – “Starlight”

Rock Band Harmonies Project – 5/31

LEGO: Rock Band Harmony Upgrades

  • The Automatic – “Monster” (espher)
  • The Coral – “Dreaming of You” (espher)
  • Counting Crows – “Accidentally in Love” (espher)
  • David Bowie – “Let’s Dance” (espher)
  • Elton John – “Crocodile Rock” (espher)
  • The Jackson 5 – “I Want You Back” (espher)
  • Katrina and the Waves – “Walking on Sunshine” (espher)
  • Lostprophets – “Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)” (espher)
  • Rascal Flatts – “Life is a Highway” (espher)

Rock Band Network Harmony Upgrades

  • Band of Horses – “The Funeral” (espher)
  • Drive Shaft – “You All Everybody” (espher)
  • James William Roy – “Paper Valentines” (espher)

Rock Band Network Pro Drums Upgrades

  • Drive Shaft – “You All Everybody” (trojannemo)
  • Fake Shark-Real Zombie – “Angel Lust” (GreenPanda12)
  • Jonathan Coulton – “Betty and Me” (GreenPanda12)
  • Jonathan Coulton – “Chiron Beta Prime” (GreenPanda12)
  • LoveHateHero – “America Underwater” (GreenPanda12)
  • The Shins – “Australia” (GreenPanda12)
  • There for Tomorrow – “A Little Faster” (GreenPanda12)

Optional Chart Fixes and Variants

  • The Allman Brothers Band – “Ramblin’ Man” (RB2) – Fix (Aesthetic): Removed same note HOPOs in solo (espher)
  • Bob Dylan – “Tangled Up in Blue” (RB2) – Missing: Added vocal tonic information (LoopyChew)
  • Disturbed – “Down with the Sickness” (RB2) – Missing: Added vocal tonic information (LoopyChew)
  • Dream Theater – “Panic Attack” (RB2) – Fix (Playability): Adjusted position of blue note in Organ Solo B (espher)
  • The Guess Who – “American Woman” (RB2) – Missing: Added vocal tonic information (LoopyChew)
  • H.I.M. – “Heartkiller” (DLC10) – Variant: Sorts HIM tracks under H.I.M. to match on-disc track (espher)
  • H.I.M. – “Ode to Solitude” (DLC10) – Variant: Sorts HIM tracks under H.I.M. to match on-disc track (espher)
  • H.I.M. – “Wings of a Butterfly” (DLC10) – Variant: Sorts HIM tracks under H.I.M. to match on-disc track (espher)
  • Iron Maiden – “2 Minutes to Midnight” (DLC09) – Variant: Sorts under original album vs. Flight 666 (DorkmasterFlek)
  • Iron Maiden – “Can I Play With Madness” (DLC09) – Variant: Sorts under original album vs. Flight 666 (DorkmasterFlek)
  • Iron Maiden – “Number of the Beast” (DLC09) – Variant: Sorts under original album vs. Flight 666 (DorkmasterFlek)
  • Iron Maiden – “Powerslave” (DLC09) – Variant: Sorts under original album vs. Flight 666 (DorkmasterFlek)
  • Iron Maiden – “Run to the Hills” (DLC09) – Variant: Sorts under original album vs. Flight 666 (DorkmasterFlek)
  • Iron Maiden – “The Clairvoyant” (DLC09) – Variant: Sorts under original album vs. Flight 666 (DorkmasterFlek)
  • Iron Maiden – “The Trooper” (DLC09) – Variant: Sorts under original album vs. Flight 666 (DorkmasterFlek)
  • Iron Maiden – “Wasted Years” (DLC09) – Variant: Sorts under original album vs. Flight 666 (DorkmasterFlek)
  • Jethro Tull – “Aqualung” (RB2) – Missing: Added vocal tonic information (LoopyChew)
  • Motorhead – “Ace of Spades” (RB2) – Missing: Added vocal tonic information (LoopyChew)
  • Rage Against the Machine – “Testify” (RB2) – Missing: Added vocal tonic information (LoopyChew)
  • Razorlight – “Stumble and Fall” (LRB) – Missing: Added vocal tonic information (LoopyChew)
  • Rush – “The Trees (Vault Edition)” (RB2) – Missing: Added vocal tonic information (LoopyChew)
  • Spinal Tap – “Short & Sweet” (LRB) – Missing: Added vocal tonic information (LoopyChew)
  • Survivor – “Eye of the Tiger” (RB2) – Missing: Added vocal tonic information (LoopyChew)
  • Talking Heads – “Psycho Killer” (RB2) – Missing: Added vocal tonic information (LoopyChew)
  • Testament – “Souls of Black” (RB2) – Missing: Added vocal tonic information (LoopyChew)
  • Vagiant – “Seven” (RB1) – Variant: Sorts under Tijuana Sweetheart to match RBN tracks by band (espher)
  • Vampire Weekend – “A-Punk” (LRB) – Missing: Added vocal tonic information (LoopyChew)

Updated/Revised Older Charts

  • Anything with extra charts, files, or whatever should be cleaned up. Consider rebuilding your folders.
  • PROGB: Katrina and the Waves – “Walking on Sunshine” (columbo777) – Integrated harmony release into this pro upgrade.
  • RBNPD: James William Roy – “Paper Valentines” (MFX) – Removed from RBNPD; now in RBN with harmony upgrade.

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          1. I actually planned on doing a Muse: Rock Band with these releases. At the moment they are Expert only and they need harmonies and keys but they all have G/B/D/V

          2. If you have those, bring them to our private forums. Since this has, at the moment, not a lot to do with C3, it would be better to either make it a C3 related thing by joining our authors ranks or not making it sound like it’s C3-related posting it on the C3 blog. 😉

  1. Awesome Friday this week, I have been waiting for a long time for some Cure DLC, good pick Evilcornbread, welcome to the C3 family. And for the rest of the crew as always nice songs:) now is time to play them, have a great weekend .

  2. I am picking up that Killers and Muse songs. I never knew these 2 songs were released before as I couldn’t find it in any of the usual places. Also, getting the all of the harmony upgrades/fixes and that Imagine Dragons songs. Thanks for another awesome week guys!

  3. I’ve only heard Shoujo S or Harukaze by SCANDAL and would love to see them included in future weeks, but this one that was included doesn’t sound half bad by them. I like it.

  4. Thank you so much guys. I have always wanted Starlight by Muse and Scotty Doesn’t Know! One question all the songs work, but my background animations dn’t work, is it because i need to copy over TU4 to my Xbox HDD?

    1. Hi sidd,
      Generally speaking, this does indicated a TU issue. I’d make sure you’ve got TU4 in both spots to ensure the game is finding it.

  5. I am having an issue with the RBHP update. For “Song Info Fixes,” the packager seems to ignore any song that doesn’t already have an upgrade file present. So if an input folder ONLY has a .dta file, it gets skipped and ignored. “Ace Of Spades ’08,” for example, gives the following error:
    WARN: Unable to add aceofspades. Cannot find upgrades.dta or plus.mid file.
    Wondering if anyone knows a way around this. In any case, I really appreciate all the updates this week! And I love the idea of “Song Info Fixes” being a regular part of the RPHP updates; hope to see more of them 🙂

    1. Yeah, as you caught elsewhere, I fixed this up.
      tl;dr: I wanted “if File.Exists” and put in if “!File.Exists” in my code. Why? Moral of the story: don’t code late at night when you’re trying to work on other things.

    2. Brilliant work espher. Made my extra dummy file obsolete. Last night I took a bunch of my own library tweaks and baked them into the RBHP files with the new packager. My whole customs setup is sleeker than ever. Thanks!

    1. yes please, send us some pro upgrades so we can start integrating them in our releases. if you can’t chart pro, then welcome to the club, most of us can’t! now stop whining and be grateful DLC continues….for free…

  6. It doesn’t seem like situation with pro upgrades will change,
    I’ll have to start charting them myself (just need to find out how to transcribe charts into pro mode).

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