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post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 

Trent's back with a new release this time under NIN.  After his soundtrack stint the past few years it's great to hear a new album from him, this one has more old school flavor IMO. The dynamic range is a bit compressed (notice this trend with a lot of his work) but it doesn't sound too bad on headphones.  I like it a lot so far, and for me up there with PHM and Downward Spiral.

 

The album has leaked but won't be officially released for a week or so.

 

post #2 of 26

Awesome! I'm excited, apparently you can stream the whole album in itunes.... too bad I don't have itunes and I won't install it.  Probably better off just waiting for the release instead. 

 

Thanks for alerting me about this I had no idea anything new was coming out.

post #3 of 26
Thread Starter 

Jep, took me a little by surprise as well.  He is touring this year as well but last I looked tickets were not cheep.

post #4 of 26

Good stuff.  In my opinion, the standout tracks are "Various Methods of Escape," I Would For You," and "While I'm Still Here," though there really isn't a bad track in the entire album.  There's a pretty in-depth review here:  http://ninsongs.wordpress.com/2013/08/26/album-review-hesitation-marks/

post #5 of 26
Thread Starter 

Whohoh.  This is pretty awesome, good friend shared with me, audiophile mastered version: http://www.factmag.com/2013/08/28/nine-inch-nails-hesitation-marks-to-be-available-in-standard-and-audiophile-mastered-versions/

post #6 of 26

This is significant. I hope.

 

Interesting news.
 

post #7 of 26

Listening right now on Spotify. Really like it so far.

post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by ssag View Post
 Really like it so far.

Indeed.  And hopefully the audiophile mastered version will be even better,

post #9 of 26
I'll be getting all 3 masters since I preordered the LP from their site. Looking forward to comparing them all.
post #10 of 26
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

I'll be getting all 3 masters since I preordered the LP from their site. Looking forward to comparing them all.

 

extremely curious as to your results.

 

i don't understand why there would be an "audiophile" master and any other one...why not just do the one master and release in different formats?   we'll see if the master is indeed different, or just the format...

 

but i digress, i like what i've heard so far and IMO NIN hasn't put out anything bad ever, just different.

post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by ferday View Post

extremely curious as to your results.

i don't understand why there would be an "audiophile" master and any other one...why not just do the one master and release in different formats?   we'll see if the master is indeed different, or just the format...

but i digress, i like what i've heard so far and IMO NIN hasn't put out anything bad ever, just different.

I'm sure they're legit about it as they're giving it away with purchase and went pretty in depth with the differences between masters.
post #12 of 26
Not terribly impressed by the audiophile master. Here are the DR meter logs.
 
Audiophile:
 
foobar2000 1.2.9 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1 
log date: 2013-09-02 23:21:11 
 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
Analyzed: Nine Inch Nails / Hesitation Marks (Audiophile Mastered Version) 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 
DR Peak RMS Duration Track 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
DR9 -1.51 dB -18.62 dB 0:52 01-The Eater Of Dreams 
DR5 -0.05 dB -7.97 dB 5:23 02-Copy Of A 
DR5 -0.05 dB -6.65 dB 5:17 03-Came Back Haunted 
DR5 -0.05 dB -8.34 dB 5:16 04-Find My Way 
DR7 -0.05 dB -9.55 dB 6:18 05-All Time Low 
DR6 -0.05 dB -8.83 dB 5:44 06-Disappointed 
DR5 -0.05 dB -6.82 dB 3:20 07-Everything 
DR7 -0.05 dB -9.35 dB 5:03 08-Satellite 
DR5 -0.05 dB -8.34 dB 5:01 09-Various Methods Of Escape 
DR6 -0.05 dB -7.21 dB 4:08 10-Running 
DR6 -0.05 dB -7.79 dB 4:33 11-I Would For You 
DR7 -0.05 dB -10.89 dB 5:32 12-In Two 
DR7 0.00 dB -9.10 dB 4:03 13-While I'm Still Here 
DR5 0.00 dB -7.73 dB 1:29 14-Black Noise 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 
Number of tracks: 14 
Official DR value: DR6 
 
Samplerate: 48000 Hz 
Channels: 2 
Bits per sample: 24 
Bitrate: 1607 kbps 
Codec: FLAC 
 
 
Standard (meant to download the FLAC instead of the ALAC, oops.):
 
foobar2000 1.2.9 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1 
log date: 2013-09-02 23:35:37 
 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
Analyzed: Nine Inch Nails / Hesitation Marks 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 
DR Peak RMS Duration Track 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
DR8 -0.35 dB -18.20 dB 0:52 01-The Eater Of Dreams 
DR4 0.00 dB -7.07 dB 5:23 02-Copy Of A 
DR4 0.00 dB -5.81 dB 5:17 03-Came Back Haunted 
DR6 -0.10 dB -8.43 dB 5:16 04-Find My Way 
DR5 0.00 dB -7.15 dB 6:18 05-All Time Low 
DR6 0.00 dB -8.64 dB 5:44 06-Disappointed 
DR3 -0.50 dB -5.24 dB 3:20 07-Everything 
DR5 0.00 dB -6.89 dB 5:03 08-Satellite 
DR5 0.00 dB -8.01 dB 5:01 09-Various Methods Of Escape 
DR7 -0.16 dB -8.06 dB 4:08 10-Running 
DR5 0.00 dB -6.76 dB 4:33 11-I Would For You 
DR6 0.00 dB -9.34 dB 5:32 12-In Two 
DR8 0.00 dB -9.29 dB 4:03 13-While I'm Still Here 
DR4 0.00 dB -6.62 dB 1:29 14-Black Noise 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 
Number of tracks: 14 
Official DR value: DR5 
 
Samplerate: 48000 Hz 
Channels: 2 
Bits per sample: 24 
Bitrate: 1652 kbps 
Codec: ALAC 
post #13 of 26
Have you actually listened to both yet or is it a tough pick. Dynamics aren't the only part of a master.

Also...I need an LP needledrop DR rating stat. Lol
post #14 of 26

I'm downloading the audiophile master as we speak.  The normal one does sound super loud compared to other music I listen to (not really modern stuff in this genre) But my god this album is great.  

post #15 of 26

Finally have a bit of time and am listening now to the audiophile WAV.  Was really surprised that there is such a small difference between the two versions, at least as far as dynamic range goes.

 

Sounds pretty clean.  I haven't listened to the regular version yet, though.

 

"Everything" sounds like ass, which is fine by me because I can't stand it anyway.


Edited by b0xii - 9/3/13 at 11:59am
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