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doucette
08-28-2013, 03:21 PM
I didn't see a thread on this, so...

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Hesitation Marks was mastered in two different ways - the standard, “loud” mastering (which is what you’ll find on the CD, on iTunes, and everywhere else), and also an alternate “audiophile” mastering, which we’re offering as a free download option for anyone who purchases the album throughhttp://store.nin.com/
. For the majority of people, the standard version will be preferable and differences will be difficult to detect. Audiophiles with high-end equipment and an understanding of the mastering process might prefer the alternate version."

Who else feels like this will be a whole new listening experience? Can't wait to get the alternate version on FLAC. Hoping I can highjack my brother's hifi system at his house for an hour to hear this on a good stereo system.

eversonpoe
08-28-2013, 03:36 PM
it's being discussed in the album thread...i don't think anyone really felt it needed its own whole thread, as the discussion is inherently linked to the album itself.

OSLIN
08-28-2013, 03:43 PM
At first glance I thought this was a thread for pedophiles that cut themselves. I don't know why I clicked on it... (runs away)

doucette
08-28-2013, 03:48 PM
it's being discussed in the album thread...i don't think anyone really felt it needed its own whole thread, as the discussion is inherently linked to the album itself.

ahaha,
fair enough. i think i was just reacting to the news, because the alternate master sounds like something i'd go apeshit over, and felt the need to make a thread regarding it. i didn't realize until afterwords it was already being discussed on the album thread - should have checked!

RagingBull
08-28-2013, 03:50 PM
At first glance I thought this was a thread for pedophiles that cut themselves. I don't know why I clicked on it... (runs away)

Congratulations on the creepiest attempt at a joke I've ever seen.

doucette
08-28-2013, 03:51 PM
At first glance I thought this was a thread for pedophiles that cut themselves. I don't know why I clicked on it... (runs away)

you
just singlehandedly made this thread worthwhile - thank you for that.

OSLIN
08-28-2013, 03:51 PM
Congratulations on the creepiest attempt at a joke I've ever seen.

Thanks, I think.

howdidislipinto
08-28-2013, 03:52 PM
I was going to start a thread too. I think this will deserve its own discussion once we can all A/B listen next week. Should be fun!

eversonpoe
08-28-2013, 04:22 PM
I was going to start a thread too. I think this will deserve its own discussion once we can all A/B listen next week. Should be fun!

yeah, i guess you guys are right. sorry. sometimes i get mad when the board gets cluttered with "unnecessary" threads (like that new bullshit (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/threads/2189-Negative-enounters-with-Nine-Inch-Nails-fans) that popped up today), but it's probably worse when a thread gets cluttered up with too much information.

i'm really looking forward to hearing the more true-to-mixing phase versions of the songs. i've never particularly liked the idea of a mastering process that so drastically alters songs, so i was really happy to hear about it.

if you're interested in more people who are using new/alternate mastering techniques (or avoiding mastering altogether, like steven wilson), check out the new rosetta album (http://theanaesthete.bandcamp.com/), which used absolutely no peak limiting (http://rosettaband.tumblr.com/post/57615257903/info-about-the-release-of-the-anaesthete).

nowimnothing
08-28-2013, 04:33 PM
All I can say is wow, what a treat. TR always finds ways to impress. Can't wait to hear it.

ltrandazzo
08-28-2013, 04:48 PM
Already being discussed in the album thread, I'm gonna lock this one down.