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PonyBGM.com

 

Hi! If you tried to access PonyBGM.com, well... it no longer exists, I'm sorry to say. Or rather, it does, but it's been taken offline and it will now redirect you here instead.

 

InfinityDash (my friend and BGM collaborator) registered the domain for the site back in October 2011. Life circumstances have caused him to become extremely busy for the past few months now, unfortunately; because of this, he did not wish to renew the domain come mid-October of 2012. The site was under a very lengthy hiatus and because he had full control of it, it wasn't being updated very often and it might as well have been sitting on the web collecting e-dust.

 

We agreed to transfer PonyBGM.com to Feld0 (the site owner of this message board, MLPForums.com) rather than let it expire, to be potentially taken by someone else. Feld0 is a great friend of mine and we have been buddies since before these message boards opened back in October 2011. I have plans to reboot PonyBGM.com into an entirely new website sometime in the future, though I have no idea when that will be, as I am very busy extracting BGM and managing my own life as well.

 

In the meantime, please stick around in this thread or feel free to stop by at the official MLP:FiM Background Music Facebook and Twitter pages that I run:

http://www.facebook.com/MLPBGM

http://www.twitter.com/MLPBGM

 

Cheers,

 

Senn555

November 9th, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

About

 

This is my way of contributing to the Friendship is Magic community - by extracting the show's background music and sharing it via YouTube. I'm one of four people (that I know of) who does frequent BGM ripping - the other three are InfinityDash (my partner and collaborator), MrNewbyNewb, and Wingbeat Pony. Links to their YouTube channels are at the bottom of this post.

 

Infinity, Newb, and Wingbeat have extracted more of the show's music than I have, though I tend to focus more on quality rather than quantity; I spend a lot of time finding methods to take out as much of the dialog and sound effects as I can. For the purpose of musical substance and listenability, I also edit and compile short cues together on a case-by-case basis; the download versions of music tracks may be presented in a different manner from their YouTube video counterparts.

 

Other information about me and what I do can be found here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ACiwruLkwstNTmRwtibbG9jg51GSp-YpGt950FW67A4/edit

 

If you decide to use a music rip of mine for a project of yours, please let me know. I'm usually fine with it as long as I am given credit.

 

 

 

 

 

Music Rips

 

(Sorted chronologically by episode)

 

 

1) Final Encounter With Nightmare Moon

S01E02: Friendship is Magic, Part 2

Music by William Anderson

http://youtu.be/yqC_V7zyxPQ

 

 

2) Meet Gilda / Junior Speedsters Chant (Instrumental)

S01E05: Griffon the Brush Off

Music by William Anderson

http://youtu.be/eZ2z2-j3EDo

 

 

3) The Great and Powerful Trixie

S01E06: Boast Busters

Music by William Anderson

http://youtu.be/-OcJhNegxO4

 

 

4) Finding Ursa Major

S01E06: Boast Busters

Music by William Anderson

http://youtu.be/fYpsD-yfIqQ

 

 

5) A Major Problem / "Vanquishing" Ursa Major / Twilight's Lullaby / Trixie's Departure

S01E06: Boast Busters

Music by William Anderson

http://youtu.be/Q_3IENEDxAI

 

 

6) Parasprite Infestation

S01E10: Swarm of the Century

Music by William Anderson

http://youtu.be/0N2-6xPSQ88

 

 

7) Pinkie's Parasprite Parade (Source)

S01E10: Swarm of the Century

Music by William Anderson

http://youtu.be/sH73o7-De0w

 

 

8) A Feeble Performance

S01E16: Sonic Rainboom

Music by William Anderson

http://youtu.be/i4t9LarHW2A

 

 

9) Cutie Mark Crusaders Go Crusading

S01E18: The Show Stoppers

Music by William Anderson

 

 

10) Cutie Mark Crusaders Theme (Instrumental)

S01E18: The Show Stoppers

Music by Daniel Ingram

http://youtu.be/TmXHsw6Ctgs

 

 

11) Summer Flight Camp / Pegasus Race / So Many Wonders (Instrumental) / Sonic Rainboom

S01E23: The Cutie Mark Chronicles

Music by William Anderson & Daniel Ingram

http://youtu.be/Jg_M7EnViNE

 

 

12) Summer Sun Celebration / Twilight's Entrance Exam

S01E23: The Cutie Mark Chronicles

Music by William Anderson

http://youtu.be/Pu_8UHGG_ps

 

 

13) Restoring the Elements

S02E02: The Return of Harmony Part 2

Music by William Anderson

http://youtu.be/dKCbeaxVii8

 

 

14) Nightmare Night Festivities

S02E04: Luna Eclipsed

Music by William Anderson

http://youtu.be/C5odHi5C4sg

 

 

15) Belching Contest

S02E21: Dragon Quest

Music by William Anderson

http://youtu.be/Ljn7e2rEojM

 

 

16) Lava Cannonball / One Tough Little Dragon

S02E21: Dragon Quest

Music by William Anderson & Kristopher Gee

http://youtu.be/CAzYA301dSM

 

 

17) Wedding Rehearsal / B.B.B.F.F. (Reprise) / Sorry Doesn't Cut It

S02E25: A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1

Music by William Anderson, Kristopher Gee, & Daniel Ingram

http://youtu.be/YhSurheGp8Y

 

 

18) Changeling Infiltration and Fight

S02E26: A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2

Music by William Anderson & Kristopher Gee

http://youtu.be/uku0wlp_lGM

 

 

19) Bridal Chorus / Mare and Colt

S02E26: A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2

Music by William Anderson & Kristopher Gee

http://youtu.be/Ya-Yju33fw0

 

 

 

 

 

External Links

 

MLP:FiM Background Music on Facebook and Twitter:

http://www.facebook.com/MLPBGM

http://www.twitter.com/MLPBGM

 

http://www.youtube.com/Senn555

http://www.youtube.com/InfinityDash

http://www.youtube.com/MrNewbyNewb

http://www.youtube.com/WingbeatPony

 

MLP:FiM Composer Information:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CzF_NpJHxDZ8Ko1ZznmDo7DlKI730Awgj3TWjRhNleo/edit

 

Breakdown of MLP:FiM 5.1 Surround Audio:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mNx-zewKkjSMeHB_I0Rd6UkBsGomUWis_PeJ7cn8shw/edit

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Fantastic work, these rips are great quality, It can be difficult to find good quality rips which are purely background music, as with allot of them you can still faintly hear the characters voices.

 

Listening to these really makes you appreciate the level of detail that's put into the background instrumentals, and how the music is synced to match not only the mood of the scene, but also complements the main characters expressions and actions.

 

Awesome work Senn, look forward to hearing more great BGM rips from you as season two progresses. :D

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I didn't have time to do it last night, but I've thrown up an external links section to the end of the main post.

 

Hopefully I'll have rip #12 uploaded before the end of the week as well!

 

 

Additional Post:

I don't usually do this, but... does anyone have anything to request that they'd like to see ripped?

 

It's not that I don't have a wealth of other music from the show to extract, but I often can't decide what I want to rip next. I thought about tackling the entire Smartypants montage from Lesson Zero, but I'm kind of burnt out on ripping things that are longer than five minutes (as I've done before with the two lengthy suites from Boast Busters); those take a long time to go through to swap and copy/paste channels around (to get rid of SFX/dialogue), to remove lengthy periods of silence, and present the download mp3 in a somewhat musically listenable format. If there's enough demand for it, however, I may reconsider.

 

Bear in mind I'm a very busy guy, and as such, I won't be able to get your request done immediately, or even promise that I'll take on a specific piece of music. These things take a lot of analyzing and self-labor - though I am curious to know if you guys have anything you'd like to see happen.

 

Rip #12 is pretty much finished, though I am now waiting on Infinity to make the video file and send it to me, and he's been gone on a family outing for nearly a week. (I'm still using a six year old laptop with Windows XP and 1GB of RAM; not enough memory to render and process video files, unfortunately, which is why I rely on Infinity to do those for me)

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Taking requests? Well, I know what I want: everything! :D

 

Just kidding, heh. I'd make a request, but I'm having a very hard time choosing something. There's so much good music in the show. I've managed to narrow my choices down to 2:40-7:40 in Fall Weather Friends (which covers the entire Iron Pony Competition), but even that's a full five minutes. It's not a five-minute piece, though - it's just five minutes of the show that happen to have a few fantastic BGM tunes in them. But still...

 

I'd be happy to help you out with video work, by the way, if you can't wait for Infinity to return. I've got a beast of a workstation that can crunch out videos (or anything, for that matter) in no time.

 

Oh, by the way, this topic belongs in Show Discussion, since you didn't write the music it's about. Moved it for you.

 

Also gave it a pinning, at least for now. I feel you deserve a bit of extra exposure for your fantastic work, Senn. :)

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I've managed to narrow my choices down to 2:40-7:40 in Fall Weather Friends (which covers the entire Iron Pony Competition), but even that's a full five minutes. It's not a five-minute piece, though - it's just five minutes of the show that happen to have a few fantastic BGM tunes in them. But still...

JunkiesNewb ripped this one already, or at least part of it.

 

To be honest, I'm not 100% satisfied with a lot of his rips, so I might end up doing this one anyway.

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyNEo1vl3Sk

 

 

 

I'd be happy to help you out with video work, by the way, if you can't wait for Infinity to return. I've got a beast of a workstation that can crunch out videos (or anything, for that matter) in no time.

I appreciate the assistance, though I'd rather Infinity do it for me since he makes these banners that he adds on to the beginning of every video. It helps prevent others trying to take these videos and claim them as their own (unfortunately, the one video that doesn't have a banner was my first rip, and likely my most popular. Someone actually took this video and uploaded it to their channel without giving credit, and he hasn't been online since July. -___- ).

 

 

 

Oh, by the way, this topic belongs in Show Discussion, since you didn't write the music it's about. Moved it for you.

 

Also gave it a pinning, at least for now. I feel you deserve a bit of extra exposure for your fantastic work, Senn. :)

 

I don't see it pinned, but thank you for all of the assistance and praise nonetheless. :3

 

 

 

Am I the only one seeing this pop up in 2 different forums? The Octavian and Sugarcube I believe. Unless that was intentional :3

 

Twilight moved the thread here from Octavia's Hall, where I initially posted it.

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Rip #13 is going to take a while - I got attacked by Malware on Friday evening, which forced me to reformat and reinstall Windows. I didn't lose any data, fortunately, so I can resume where I left off starting tomorrow.

 

I'm a one-pony marching band trying to get this one done... and yes, that's a very obvious hint. (someone already ripped this one back in April, but it's in dire need of improvements)

 

 

Do you mind if I ask how you find the time to be so awesome and find the music for these eps?

 

Being unable to find a job in this economy is a big factor in obtaining spare time. :( I'm also dedicated to doing this in general as I have several years of audio ripping and editing experience under my belt (though I'm no professional audio engineer). As I have written on my YouTube profile:

 

"The source of my music rips comes from the 720p WEB-DL iTunes encodings of every season one episode in .mkv format. The audio there is encoded in 5.1 surround with most of the dialogue and sound effects contained in the center channel."

 

In these iTunes encodes are six separate audio channels - front left, front right, center, back left, back right, and subwoofer/bass. I usually work with the front surround channels when doing these music extractions. Nothing is ever completely contained in one channel - that's just the way the audio is encoded (for instance, you will usually hear offscreen sound effects and dialog in the surround channels rather than the center channel).

 

For programs, I use Audacity 1.3 beta (plus the FFmpeg library which allows me to import .mkv video files) for extraction, and Sony Sound Forge for when I do my audio editing work - mixing, fade-ins, fade-outs, muting, adding silence, normalization, etc. - all basically just to improve the audio for listening and to present it all in a suitable manner.

 

 

 

Additional Post:

 

 

 

 

 

New Music Rip #13

 

 

Pinkie's Parasprite Parade (Source)

S01E10: Swarm of the Century

Music by William Anderson

 

 

Upload comments and mp3 / FLAC downloads are in the YouTube video description.

 

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH73o7-De0w

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I really liked the background music that played in season 1 when the CMC had that montage about trying to earn their cutie marks. I find myself listening to it over and over again while studying or playing video games. I have a strong admiration for Daniel Ingram as well as all the others who help make the music for MLP:FiM. Such great songs that fit the mood perfectly and are very diverse in types.

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Parasprite Infestation:

http://youtu.be/0N2-6xPSQ88

 

 

Visit us at http://www.ponybgm.com/

 

 

From Season 1, Episode 10, "Swarm of the Century"

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

Music by William Anderson

©2010 Hasbro Studios

 

Ripped by Senn555 in collaboration with InfinityDash

 

Well, here you go - my first BGM rip in some four-and-a-half months. More about that in my profile though.

 

Ripping any music from this episode is problematic with all of the Parasprite buzzing noise present. I was able to mask out the major distractions - the bookcase crashing / books falling at 0:24 - 0:30, and Rainbow's screaming at 1:30 - 1:32 - but there's no way I can remove the Parasprite fluttering noise. I think I did okay considering that's all that really remains SFX/dialog wise... what do you think?

 

Download (flac): http://www.mediafire...9pbks5i91b439k1

Download (mp3): http://www.mediafire...lh4hcnnwe6cdg5p

 

 

Would you like to see an MLP:FiM original soundtrack CD release? Here's your chance to convince Hasbro to release it - sign the petition! The more support there is, the better the chance it will become reality. Over 5000 signatures and counting!

http://www.petitiono...i/petition.html

 

Belching Contest:

http://youtu.be/Ljn7e2rEojM

 

 

Visit us at http://www.ponybgm.com/

 

 

From Season 2, Episode 21, "Dragon Quest"

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

Music by William Anderson

©2012 Hasbro Studios

 

Ripped by Senn555 in collaboration with InfinityDash

 

This one was easy to extract, with next to no editing required, though I wasn't able to remove the third dragon's belching SFX. I intend to do a couple more of these rock / heavy metal tunes from this episode in the near future (this one was the shortest).

 

Download (flac): http://www.mediafire...x8unw2m4f610a69

Download (mp3): http://www.mediafire...101lmk2pwpk9hj7

 

 

Would you like to see an MLP:FiM original soundtrack CD release? Here's your chance to convince Hasbro to release it - sign the petition! The more support there is, the better the chance it will become reality. Over 5000 signatures and counting!

http://www.petitiono...i/petition.html

 

http-~~-//www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAzYA301dSM

 

 

Visit us at:

http://www.facebook.com/MLPBGM

http://www.twitter.com/MLPBGM

http://www.ponybgm.com/

 

 

From Season 2, Episode 21, "Dragon Quest"

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

Music by William Anderson & Kristopher Gee

©2012 Hasbro Studios

 

Ripped by Senn555 in collaboration with InfinityDash

 

Download (flac): http://www.mediafire...oaunsiqc5w6sucs

Download (mp3): http://www.mediafire...cuuuuelx9k7jidc

 

 

SFX/Dialog Minimized or Removed:

 

0:10 - 0:11

Copied left audio channel into right

 

0:16 - 0:19

Replaced front audio channels with rear (surround) channels

 

http-~~-//www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhSurheGp8Y

 

 

Visit us at:

http://www.facebook.com/MLPBGM

http://www.twitter.com/MLPBGM

http://www.ponybgm.com/

 

 

From Season 2, Episode 25, "A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1"

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

©2012 Hasbro Studios

 

 

"Wedding Rehearsal"

Music by William Anderson & Kristopher Gee

Contains "Bridal Chorus (Treulich geführt)", written by Richard Wagner, arranged by William Anderson

 

"B.B.B.F.F. (Reprise)"

Music by Daniel Ingram

Performed by Rebecca Shoichet

Lyrics by Meghan McCarthy

 

"Sorry Doesn't Cut It"

Music by William Anderson & Kristopher Gee

 

 

Ripped by Senn555 in collaboration with InfinityDash

 

Download (flac): http://www.mediafire...ti00cfbljcsxd8w

Download (mp3): http://www.mediafire...s61c6zn1hg8zasd

 

Download (with B.B.B.F.F. Instrumental) (flac): http://www.mediafire...jwzkbzico3v1bdl

Download (with B.B.B.F.F. Instrumental) (mp3): http://www.mediafire...mjucccuuhejes23

 

 

SFX/Dialog Minimized or Removed:

 

0:05 - 0:08

Copied left audio channel into right

 

0:10 - 0:12

Copied left audio channel into right

 

0:32 - 0:33

Replaced front left audio channel with rear (surround) left channel

 

0:34 - 0:35

Replaced front left audio channel with rear (surround) left channel

 

1:09 - 1:10

Replaced front audio channels with rear (surround) channels

 

1:28 - 1:29

Copied left audio channel into right

 

2:30 - 2:31

Replaced front left audio channel with rear (surround) left channel

 

2:45 - 2:47

Replaced front right audio channel with rear (surround) right channel

 

2:48 - 2:49

Replaced front left audio channel with rear (surround) left channel

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