How about right now? ;)
part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9, part 10, part 11, part 12, part 13, part 14, part 15, part 16, part 17
These links are for the six mono files that make up the 5.1 mix; note that they have to be combined in a multichannel form (be it wav, FLAC, raw PCM, DTS-HD MA, whatever) in order to be used. I'll leave such specifics of format up to those who download them, but be sure to observe the correct channel mapping order for whatever format you end up going with—otherwise you'll have things coming out of the wrong speakers for the whole movie. Each file is clearly labelled by channel.
You may notice that surround left is marked 'inverted', and this is because I manually flipped its polarity after the upmix was made, in order to spread the mono surround effects around the room somewhat and avoid the feeling of a phantom center behind the listener. This kind of inversion also takes place in Dolby Prologic II movie mode; THX processors use a more sophisticated variable phase shift technique on the surrounds, but I didn't have the ability to make use of that.
Since I attended carefully to phase issues throughout the mix and arrived at what I felt was the best possible result, I would ask that it be used 'as is' and not subjected to further alteration (unless, of course, you think there's something actually wrong with it, in which case please let me know). The exception would be for synchronizing to video with a different frame count, which I'm fine with as long as the edits are clearly documented.
Let me see, what else . . . ah yes, earlier there was a question about releasing a 24-bit version—but due the source tracks being from laserdisc, anything more would simply be a waste of space without any actual gain in sound quality. Therefore the 5.1 is presented at 16-bit, 48 khz. I do know that the actual 70mm mix has been digitally archived at extremely high resolution, so it is safely preserved for the future; but since I haven't got a copy of that (lol), my approximation of it will have to do. I don't think anybody will be disappointed with the sound quality, anyway.
h_h, you've done amazing work. Your 5.1 mix is just incredible.
I was reading through some of the earlier posts in this thread, and I had a question about Luke's "spit" sound on the Death Star that you removed. This is right after Luke says "what good will it do us if he gets himself killed. Come on," right? Just wanted to make sure I'm understanding those earlier posts correctly, because it sounds like you actually put it back in (which I think is a great decision by the way).
Thank you! I'm always glad to hear that my work is enjoyed. Yes, the spit sound did get taken out from the previous version, but this time I left it in for the sake of authenticity to the original, since it can clearly be heard on the in-theatre recording.