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[TUTORIAL] Dealing with multitrack files (p1: MOGG format)

Postby totom on Sat Jul 12, 2008 2:46 pm

Here's a tutorial to help you use in an optimal way the sources which are in MOGG format (as in Multitrack OGG), they're eventually coming from the game called RockBand (you can find some of them over there). This file format opens with Audacity, a free audio software which use is still a bit obscure to me but easily manageable and practical for what we're going to do with it.

Let's open a MOGG file into Audacity:

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Click OK, this is perfectly normal.

Here's what it should look like, you can have from 8 to 14 tracks depending on the song, often with the following types of tracks: Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Cymbals or Drums Room Wide, Bass, Guitars, Vocals, and the rest: Synth, Backing Vocals, Fills.
Audacity opened this file as if it was 14 different mono tracks, you can export it as is but we're going to transform some of the tracks into stereo tracks for obviously practical reasons. Click on the red circled button in the following picture...

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A menu appears where you can select the function "Transform into a stereo track".

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You can also rename the track by clicking on "Name..."

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Here's how our stereo track looks and the box where you need to enter a new track name.

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Beware not to put into stereo some of the mono tracks which will stay mono (most of the time, bass but it can also be the bass drum or even vocals). When everything's done for every track, click into the File menu > Multiple Export.

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Pick Wave format and an appropriate output directory:

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Click OK.

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Export should take about less than a minute.

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Don't save unless you didn't export every track and you want to get back to all your changes later, as it will produce a very small-sized project file, like an Audition multitrack session file.

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Then, convert the whole bunch of output wave into FLAC (I know I can be annoying with FLAC :P )

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Because it's better, here's the proof:

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Most of the time, FLAC files take half less size than Wave, so even if you don't use Ableton Live, for file storage, it's very interesting.
Last edited by acapella on Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Restored all of the image links :)
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Re: [TUTORIAL] Dealing with multitrack files (p1: MOGG forma

Postby themachinerages on Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:35 am

thanks for the tutorial broo!!!
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Re: [TUTORIAL] Dealing with multitrack files (p1: MOGG forma

Postby mic_cim on Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:07 pm

hey thanks alot
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Re: [TUTORIAL] Dealing with multitrack files (p1: MOGG forma

Postby acapella on Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:22 pm

All images restored - thank you so much Totom, looking forward to some more of your tutorials soon
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Re: [TUTORIAL] Dealing with multitrack files (p1: MOGG forma

Postby totom on Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:14 am

Seems like I forgot to update this one:

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Here's a tutorial to help you use in an optimal way the sources which are in MOGG format (as in Multitrack OGG), they're eventually coming from the game called RockBand (you can find some of them over there). This file format opens with Audacity, a free audio software which use is still a bit obscure to me but easily manageable and practical for what we're going to do with it.

Let's open a MOGG file into Audacity:

Image

Image

Click OK, this is perfectly normal.

Here's what it should look like, you can have from 8 to 14 tracks depending on the song, often with the following types of tracks: Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Cymbals or Drums Room Wide, Bass, Guitars, Vocals, and the rest: Synth, Backing Vocals, Fills.
Audacity opened this file as if it was 14 different mono tracks, you can export it as is but we're going to transform some of the tracks into stereo tracks for obviously practical reasons. Click on the red circled button in the following picture...

Image

A menu appears where you can select the function "Transform into a stereo track".

Image

You can also rename the track by clicking on "Name..."

Image

Here's how our stereo track looks and the box where you need to enter a new track name.

Image

Beware not to put into stereo some of the mono tracks which will stay mono (most of the time, bass but it can also be the bass drum or even vocals). When everything's done for every track, click into the File menu > Multiple Export.

Image

Pick Wave format and an appropriate output directory:

Image

Click OK.

Image

Export should take about less than a minute.

Image

Don't save unless you didn't export every track and you want to get back to all your changes later, as it will produce a very small-sized project file, like an Audition multitrack session file.

Image

Then, convert the whole bunch of output wave into FLAC (I know I can be annoying with FLAC :P )

Image

Because it's better, here's the proof:

Image

Most of the time, FLAC files take half less size than Wave, so even if you don't use Ableton Live, for file storage, it's very interesting.
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