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Title: Frost* music inside RockBand Network?? (PS3/XBox360)
Post by: LunaticSoul on July 27, 2010, 05:21:50 PM
Hello to all the frost* fans! I'm an italian fan who is also a player of the famous game Rock Band, available for PS3/XBox360/WII.. It's a rhythm game based on rock songs, in which players can "play" drums/guitar/bass/vocals to their favourite tunes.  (http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Band_(video_game)).

HMX Games launched a new tool called Rock Band Network that gives artists and labels the ability to put their songs inside the game.
Here's the press release http://http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=152225 about it.


Not only would be a way to spread to the huge community of RB the Frost* music, but would be also a great occasion for fans like me that can't wait to play the entire Frost* discography. Both Milliontown and Experiments in Mass Appeal albums would be great, eheh  :mrgreen:

Here you can find some good info about the entire project!

http://http://creators.rockband.com/ - It is the site of the RBN.
http://http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156832 Topic with all the sites of the charting groups, independent studios that using the song can create the proper song chart for the game.


Can't wait to hear about what the band thinks about it!!


I Would like to remember that I'm just a fan and I don't earn money promoting RBN in any kind of way. I want to spend mine instead buying Frost* tunes inside the game  :mrgreen:

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I forgot to say that with Rock Band 3 (out this winter holidays) they will probably add Keyboards inside the Rock Band Network, Frost* music would be a GREAT addiction, I want to play Hyperventilate with keys added  8-)
Title: Re: Frost* music inside RockBand Network?? (PS3/XBox360)
Post by: SerFox on July 31, 2010, 08:57:47 PM
I'd love to see this. I'd buy Rock Band to jam along to Frost* :D

Btw, Tap Studio Pro allows you to make Tap Tap songs for anything, on the iPhone. It's brilliant fun. Closest ya gonna get!
Title: Re: Frost* music inside RockBand Network?? (PS3/XBox360)
Post by: LunaticSoul on August 01, 2010, 12:49:05 AM
Quote from: "SerFox"
I'd love to see this. I'd buy Rock Band to jam along to Frost* :D

Btw, Tap Studio Pro allows you to make Tap Tap songs for anything, on the iPhone. It's brilliant fun. Closest ya gonna get!

The bassist of my "virtual band" loves Tap Tap.  :mrgreen:
I used to enjoy other music games, but Rock Band is really the best! Thanks to RBN I can hope to get my favourite bands, can't wait to hear what Jem thinks about it.. I'm sure frost*'s songs would be a great success, it seems like the fanbase of RB loves Prog.  :)
Title: Re: Frost* music inside RockBand Network?? (PS3/XBox360)
Post by: SerFox on August 01, 2010, 10:03:51 PM
It would be a lot of work. It would involve getting Jem to actually give up the separate stems of the tracks, then to manually splice each instance up in four different ways (For the four difficulties) then put them all back together along with a rhythm pattern programmed to them. I don't know how easy that is, or if third parties get access to the tools.
Title: Re: Frost* music inside RockBand Network?? (PS3/XBox360)
Post by: Jem on August 02, 2010, 01:12:41 AM
I'd love to, but InsideOut own the recordings at the moment and as such I can't releases stems of the multitrack without their say so.

Me? I say nothing...I'm not allowed.  :!:
Title: Re: Frost* music inside RockBand Network?? (PS3/XBox360)
Post by: LunaticSoul on August 02, 2010, 11:52:00 AM
Quote from: "SerFox"
It would be a lot of work. It would involve getting Jem to actually give up the separate stems of the tracks, then to manually splice each instance up in four different ways (For the four difficulties) then put them all back together along with a rhythm pattern programmed to them. I don't know how easy that is, or if third parties get access to the tools.


Labels/groups just have to give the stems to one of the many creator groups, they don't have to do the charting themselves.. Charting is an art and it's not easy to do without a great knowledge of the game mechanics  :mrgreen:

Quote from: "Jem"
I'd love to, but InsideOut own the recordings at the moment and as such I can't releases stems of the multitrack without their say so.

Me? I say nothing...I'm not allowed.  :!:

Hey Jem, thanks for the answer! So I might have to think about contacting InsideOut label directly.. Mmh.. for Frost* it's worth a try! Even though I think they will mark my e-mail as spam, eheh  :oops:
Title: Re: Frost* music inside RockBand Network?? (PS3/XBox360)
Post by: Nick The Newbie on August 03, 2010, 02:07:15 PM
Glad to see I'm not the only one who's interested in this!(viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1772 (http://www.frost-music.co.uk/frosties/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1772))

If there's anything that we fans can do to show our support and help make this happen, please let us know!
Title: Re: Frost* music inside RockBand Network?? (PS3/XBox360)
Post by: LunaticSoul on August 03, 2010, 02:29:19 PM
Quote from: "Nick The Newbie"
Glad to see I'm not the only one who's interested in this!(viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1772 (http://www.frost-music.co.uk/frosties/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1772))

If there's anything that we fans can do to show our support and help make this happen, please let us know!

A RBN creator is actively interested on bringing "moar" Prog inside Rock Band: I read he's trying to contact InsideOut label, you might want to do that too because one message might be skipped, but 1 of 3/4/232039430948 would be surely read  :mrgreen: .  I tried to contact them from here http://http://www.insideout.de/catalog/nachricht.php?language=en

Btw, Frost* + RB3 = (http://http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/rockband3x-large.jpg)

 :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Frost* music inside RockBand Network?? (PS3/XBox360)
Post by: Nick The Newbie on August 03, 2010, 02:54:35 PM
What do you think I should say? Just that I love frost music and I would buy it if it was released on RBN?
Title: Re: Frost* music inside RockBand Network?? (PS3/XBox360)
Post by: LunaticSoul on August 03, 2010, 05:35:22 PM
Quote from: "Nick The Newbie"
What do you think I should say? Just that I love frost music and I would buy it if it was released on RBN?

Add info about the RBN with links as I did in the first post of this thread, not with the same words because I did copy/paste in my mail  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Frost* music inside RockBand Network?? (PS3/XBox360)
Post by: SerFox on August 04, 2010, 01:00:43 AM
In Guitar Hero 1, since it was a new franchise, it provided cover songs instead of originals.

Would IO or in fact, Jem, have any problem with a cover version?

It involves finding musicians, yes... however...
Title: Re: Frost* music inside RockBand Network?? (PS3/XBox360)
Post by: Nick The Newbie on August 04, 2010, 03:16:09 AM
Well the difference in GH1 was that the covers were done by an in house band. In order for covers to be allowed on the RBN, the performing band has to obtain the proper licensing for the song, so I don't know what kind of headache that could cause with Jem's label.
Title: Re: Frost* music inside RockBand Network?? (PS3/XBox360)
Post by: rogerg on August 04, 2010, 03:20:41 AM
and could the house band play them anyway!!   8-)
Title: Re: Frost* music inside RockBand Network?? (PS3/XBox360)
Post by: RacingHippo on August 04, 2010, 01:39:33 PM
Quote from: "SerFox"
In Guitar Hero 1, since it was a new franchise, it provided cover songs instead of originals.
Would IO or in fact, Jem, have any problem with a cover version?
I was wondering that myself...
Title: Re: Frost* music inside RockBand Network?? (PS3/XBox360)
Post by: Nick The Newbie on August 05, 2010, 04:05:04 PM
Well either way, I'll shoot an e-mail to IO this week and show my support for this.
Title: Re: Frost* music inside RockBand Network?? (PS3/XBox360)
Post by: Mordwin on August 05, 2010, 06:12:53 PM
I'd imagine if it's a cover version, it'll be Jem's call as I'm fairly sure the song copyrights are his (though I guess there may be some arrangement with IO even there), using the original recording would involve IO though as the recordings on the CD are definitely their copyright for now. No doubt someone will correct me if I'm wrong :D
Title: Re: Frost* music inside RockBand Network?? (PS3/XBox360)
Post by: MrBabou on August 05, 2010, 06:55:46 PM
A little off topic, but I just wanted to mention that I'm happy to see more prog in those types of games. Obviously, for now only more popular prog bands find there way there, but I was surprised when they announced Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, which includes the very first epic in this game genre: the entire 2112 track from Rush!! Paving the way for Milliontown maybe?  ;)

I just might have a reason to buy myself a gaming console now...
Title: Re: Frost* music inside RockBand Network?? (PS3/XBox360)
Post by: LunaticSoul on August 08, 2010, 09:03:13 PM
Quote from: "SerFox"
In Guitar Hero 1, since it was a new franchise, it provided cover songs instead of originals.

Would IO or in fact, Jem, have any problem with a cover version?

It involves finding musicians, yes... however...

Rhythm games doesn't have had any covers since Rock Band 1 (2006). Now they do even have bands that re-record the song to make it playable for the game (Motorhead did it for RB2 :p), that shouldn't be a great a problem  :)
Title: Re: Frost* music inside RockBand Network?? (PS3/XBox360)
Post by: Pedro on September 03, 2010, 11:03:57 PM
Well, well, this gets interesting....

The new version of RockBand (and no doubt Guitar Hero, etc.) will support this little gizmo....

(http://http://ps3maven.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Rock-Band-3-MIDI-PRO-Adapter1.jpg)

It basically allows you to connect any Midi keyboard or drum kit to the console (PS3, XBox360, Wii) and use it in the game.

Here's what the game guitar and keyboard will look like :-

(http://http://dvice.com/assets_c/2010/06/rockband3guitar1x-large-thumb-550xauto-40819.jpg)

A close look shows that the guitar has strummable "strings" and a button for every string at every fret.
The two-octave keytar has coloured zones for "simple" play but I believe it will have a pro mode that resolves down to actual keys.
Oh, and both can apparently be used to send midi to real gear too.

Yes, they *are* just toys/gimmicks but they're slowly getting better and closer to teaching the real thing.  :)
Title: Re: Frost* music inside RockBand Network?? (PS3/XBox360)
Post by: LunaticSoul on September 04, 2010, 04:22:38 PM
There is also a  real Fender Squier for the new mode of the game (http://http://www.rockband.com/files/zine/squire_strat_pic.jpg), and it is a REAL guitar.  :mrgreen:

Also, HMX announced RBN 2.0, it will launch with Rock Band 3 and will make creators able to create keyboard parts for the songs  :shock:. (I can't even imagine how cool would be to have real keyboard parts for Frost*!)


(Guitar Hero will not have nor keys nor pro guitar, however..They decided to stick with the usual plastic guitar gameplay)
Title: Re: Frost* music inside RockBand Network?? (PS3/XBox360)
Post by: Nick The Newbie on May 14, 2012, 09:35:25 PM
Has anyone seen any progress on this? All those "pro-mode" instruments would be very fun to play, especially if you hook up a real drum kit to rock band using the midi adapter. Does Jem still not have the rights to the milliontown stems?
Title: Re: Frost* music inside RockBand Network?? (PS3/XBox360)
Post by: Pedro on May 15, 2012, 12:41:40 AM
Quote from: "Nick The Newbie"
Has anyone seen any progress on this? All those "pro-mode" instruments would be very fun to play, especially if you hook up a real drum kit to rock band using the midi adapter. Does Jem still not have the rights to the milliontown stems?
Not yet, no. I don't know exactly when the contract runs out. I thought about getting the pro interface and trying my Roland kit but never did. Haven't really had time to play games recently. :(
Title: Re: Frost* music inside RockBand Network?? (PS3/XBox360)
Post by: Nick The Newbie on May 15, 2012, 02:37:04 PM
My friend has a roland v-drum kit, and I got to try it out with the midi adapter on pro mode. It's extremely fun, and a great way to learn to play.