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OST Sound Quality is Poor

Postby oQQo » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:23 pm

I'm not exactly an audiophille snob, but whoever mastered this CD kinda ruined it. Distortion, clipping, etc.
The worst track is probably The Roar of the Monster.

Are all NISA soundtracks mastered this badly?

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Re: OST Sound Quality is Poor

Postby Ringwraith » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:06 am

I haven't heard anything about this before, and previous ones I have gotten were fine.
Are you sure the disc itself is in good shape? As that sounds like it's just a dodgy disc.
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Re: OST Sound Quality is Poor

Postby chouchou's peon » Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:41 pm

Ringwraith wrote:I haven't heard anything about this before, and previous ones I have gotten were fine.
Are you sure the disc itself is in good shape? As that sounds like it's just a dodgy disc.

Sounds like something to check up on. There might've been an accident on the packaging department or somebody's been goofing and wanted to play a joke over there.

This was the OST came with the game correct? There's nothing wrong with the one I've gotten and I've listened to all of the tracks. Not all of the music in the game are in there but I've noticed nothing wrong with the sound quality.

I wonder if it's still possible to extract the songs as an MP3 through iTunes or something? If it works, listen to it and try to make a hypothesis about the problem. I'd also like to hear how it goes.
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Re: OST Sound Quality is Poor

Postby oQQo » Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:18 pm

Thanks for the responses guys. The disc is fine, it is the digital files on the CD that have been damaged. These videos should help explain things. For the videos, put the youtube quality up to maximum to get the best sound, and listen on good headphones or speakers for maximum impact.

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gmex_4hreQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPUdiHEJ0EU

Here is the wave form of track 18 "roar of the monster" from the soundtrack:

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They butchered it in master. :-(

edit: btw, the cd sounds much worse than the music on the ps3 game disc during gameplay. I wish they just would have put that on the cd instead of having some mastering guy wreck it.

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Re: OST Sound Quality is Poor

Postby Ringwraith » Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:38 am

Well, just that particular disc is shot then really.
If you contact store support via email they might still have a spare kicking around to send to you.
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Re: OST Sound Quality is Poor

Postby chouchou's peon » Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:09 am

Actually, I think there may be a bit of loudness static on my CD too but that could possibly be because of my terrible sound card and headsets , I need to find the original MP3 file of this and not the remastered one on CD.

By the way, are you musically inclined and have perfect pitch recognition etc? Those videos were pretty helpful to me since I'm planning on doing audio creation lol. Sound is an aesthetic perception just like sight and taste.
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