Rogue One: A Star Wars Story-Disney/Lucasfilm
DTS-HD MA 7.1
Supervising Sound Editors: Matthew Wood, Christopher Scarabosio
Sound Designers: Christopher Scarabosio, David Acord
Re-Recording Mixers: David Parker, Cristopher Scarabosio, Michael Semanick, Luke Dunn-Gielmuda, Tony Villafor
Level: 4 Stars (111.33dB composite)
Dynamics: 5 Stars (29.42dB)
Extension: 3 Stars (17Hz)- LAAAME
Ugh. Lot of people had high hopes for this one (me included). Well here it is. It's got some loud bass, but a major 30Hz bump is pretty much guaranteed to overpower the at times decent ULF that is present.
And to no ones surprise there is clipping to be found, including some nasty flattops during the Jeddha destruction.
The surrounds are spared but all three front channels and the LFE clip at -.5dBfs and clip heavily. While this is better than The Force Awakens and its -3dBfs limiter it's still a damn shame. I haven't had a chance to watch the film yet to see how bad the distortion is.
Coming in after Hacksaw Ridge this mix is even more disappointing.
I'll add my thought once I view the disc.
P.S. As a side observation despite sharing almost the exact same sound crew as TFA, RO has a different mix philosophy regarding bass. The main channels drop of sharply at 30Hz and are actually quite flat as far as bass activity. The heavily peaked 30Hz material and pretty much all the ULF is contained in the LFE.