Ripping, in the context of video games, is the process of extracting songs from a game, therefore "ripping" the songs from the files of the game, completely unmodified.

On the SiIvaGunner channel, however, instead of being straight video game music, the songs featured on the channel are generally remixed, or involved in a mashup with other songs or memes. These "rips" are submitted to the channel and vetted by the SiIvaGunner backroom.

Making rips Edit

In July 2017, Matsu Muhō released the official guide to making rips in a Reddit thread called "At long last, I proudly present: The SiIvaGunner Official Ripping Guide!"[1]. The guide can be viewed at, and mostly deals with melody changes and ripping.

Submissions Edit

In order to get rips uploaded onto the channel, contributors submit their rips to the channel via email. Potential contributors are warned that there is a backlog of rips that may delay the vetting process by as long as a few months.

History Edit

With the release of Main Theme - Superman 64 YouTube Icon[2]in August 2016, the SiIvaGunner channel explained their submission rules. These rules were later expanded in December 2016 with "YOU can join the fight! - A Recruitment Video from The Voice" YouTube Icon[3].

In July 2017, Matsu Muhō posted a Reddit thread called "At long last, I proudly present: The SiIvaGunner Official Ripping Guide!", which linked to the Voice's recruitment video and included several more tips on submitting to the channel.

Basic rules Edit

  • Contributions to the SiIvaGunner channel are anonymous and uncredited, and contributors are only credited on albums if the rips are released there. It is advised to put the sentence "I understand all submissions are anonymous and I will not be credited"[1] to save the team the trouble of asking.
    • Contributors are allowed to upload their rips onto their personal YouTube or SoundCloud, but not to SiIvaGunner fan channels. This is a part of a policy not to steal from fan channels.
  • Emails must follow the following format[3]:
    • To: highqualityrips(at)gmail(dot).com
    • Subject: The game and song of the rip.
    • Body:
Song Name - Game Title

    • The link must be an external link (not an email attachment)[1] to a file hosted on:
      • (with downloads enabled)

Note: ZippyShare is no longer recommended due to the frequent purging of hosted files[1].

Not recommended Edit

  • run of the mill rap mashups
  • Chip the Ripper mashups (especially if you don't remove / adjust the flute part)
  • 4/4 Space Jam mashups
  • Fresh Prince mashups
  • All Star mashups
  • * Hotline Bling, if it isn't the Kids Bop version *[note 1]
  • * Kanye West *[note 1]
  • * iDOLM@STER songs as a base track **[note 1]
  • recent Love Live songs (2015-2016) as a base track
  • straight MIDI swaps/slaps (aka downloading an midi and putting a soundfont over it with no changes)
  • Death Grips
  • ♦ licensed songs ♦[note 2]
  • Songs that go out of sync/beat (unless that's the joke)
  • Songs that aren't on key (unless it sounds ok off key, or is the joke)
  • low quality audio (unless that's the joke)
  • Grand Metropolis (as the base track)
  • Undertale duplicate rips

Banned Edit

Rips titled under:

  • "Title Theme" - The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy
  • "Snow halation" - Love Live! School idol festival
  • "DK Rap" - Donkey Kong 64
  • Anything related to The Jetsons
  • Any rips featuring sentai show footage (due to copyright strikes)
  • Any rips featuring Chad Warden or Green de la Bean, as they're dead

See also Edit

  • Rip - for a list of jokes and analysis of high quality rips.

Notes Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The guidelines note:
    This is because of copyrights/worldwide blocks. If you modify the sound (like the pitch/speed it up or down) it is more likely to get past the YouTube radar. Do some upload testing on your own channel before submitting these and adjust accordingly.
  2. The guidelines note:
    This refers to songs that are licensed to appear in a game, like GTA radio or Guitar Hero. An exception to this is when a song is very closely tied to a game. For example: "Nuclear" by Mike Oldfield was licensed, but everyone knows it as "that song from MGSV".

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Matsu Muhō. "At long last, I proudly present: The SiIvaGunner Official Ripping Guide!". Reddit. 5 July 2017.
  2. SiIvaGunner. "Main Theme - Superman 64". 14 Aug 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 SiIvaGunner. "YOU can join the fight! - A Recruitment Video from The Voice". 15 Dec 2016.