This has been pinned on many forums that specialize in Entrance Music and importing custom Themes into WWE '12 / '13, so I thought I'd share it here also.
First of all, you'll need FL Studio. If you haven't got this particular software, then you can 'aquire' it from many places around the net. However, I won't go into too much detail on that for various reasons. I'm pretty sure you can try out the demo, or even find a used copy on eBay. I use FL Studio in my spare time to record guitar and create beats, but it also has a professional sounding reverb effect.
FL Studio was designed so that reverb is never done by halfs. Which means that what you eventually achieve is more of a high-end surround sound, which is excellent if you want that 'arena' feel.
First of all, we need to open up the Step Sequencer. At the top of your screen, almost dead center, you'll find six icons with two of them being instrumental through-out the project. Highlighted below is the Step Sequencer icon.
Clicking this will bring up the Step Sequencer pictured below.
To find the reverb presets, simply press Ctrl + F to bring up the search feature, at which point you'll need to enter 'Fruity Reverb 2'...
For those unfamiliar with the software, the reverb feature will have six presets to help get you started.
For our arena effect, we're going with 'Large Hall' to help get us on our way. First, you'll need to drag your mp3 (doesn't necessarily have to be an mp3) into the step sequencer over the 'kick' pattern. For this, I'm using Chris Jericho's theme taken from the xbox rip.
Once you've loaded your file, click on the 'Large Hall' present and drag it over your mp3 in the Step Sequencer to initiate the preset effect. When that loads up, you'll see the following setting.
And pictured below will be our modified setting with all the dails set manually. This is done simply with your mouse by holding your left click and turning.
The following image is our modified setting with one of the main features highlighted in order to help explain the overall effect a little better. This is our panning switch. Moving this to the left will create more of a stereo sound where as the right side will make it sound a little more mono. In the game, the arena effect ISN'T surround sound and so in our effect, we're going to make it a little more 3D.
In order to extend the audio track we need to click on the Piano Roll icon highlighted below.
Once the Piano Roll is brought up, you'll need to extend the track by clicking on THE FIRST square next to 'C5' on the keyboard and dragging the green line to atleast 69 to get a good minute and a half of play.
Also, make sure your step settings on the far right of the screen look like this...
Once your track is extended, you can save to wav (for lossless quality) or mp3 (if you have the lame.enc installed) by going to File / Export and choosing your desired format and save destination.
Below is a preview of Chris Jericho's theme taken from 'create an entrance' with the in-game effect pre applied.
And here is our better sounding effect with the same audio file taken from the game rip.
For those without access to FL Studio, I'll be posting one or two themes to be updated in WWE '13 as well as a few Attitude era alternate themes. If anybody has any requests, feel free to post them. I'm currently working on reproducing the effect with Audacity, but working with the G-Verb is alot different and the sounds will never be exactly the same.
For those with the software, here's the saved preset available for download
And if you need a copy of the LAME mp3 encoder, a Download link for this is provided below
http://www.free-code... ... 99&s=22&r=
** Just a quick note on how to equalize your finished tracks so that they meet the games volume limitations. This is best done with MP3Gain, it's totally free and a fantastic little piece of software from sourceforge. I reccomend that you save all your reverbed tracks in a seperate folder. So after you've gone to export in FL, create a new folder somewhere you'll remember. (mine's on my desktop)
Open up MP3Gain. Highlight all your finished reverbed tracks in your new folder and drag them into the software. (at this point they need to be mp3's, so if they aren't.. convert them!)
Set the target volume to 95.6 dB.. THIS is how loud the game's themes are.
And with all your finished tracks loaded into the software, click Modify Gain --> Apply Track Gain and this will equalize the volume of your tracks automatically without having to choose a save destination. Enjoy!
Edited by Titan83, 13 February 2013 - 05:22 PM.