nube Posted February 25, 2014 Report Share Posted February 25, 2014 Gravity (5.1 DTS-HD MA) Level - 4 Stars (111.87dB composite)Extension - 3 Stars (18Hz)Dynamics - 4 Stars (26.28dB) Execution - 5 Stars (by poll) Overall - 4 StarsRecommendation - Buy (by poll) Notes: I think I may be a little spoiled when it comes to movies with bass, because I didn't think this one's mix was anything special. However, it won both Academy Awards for Sound Mixing and Sound Editing, so somebody must have loved it! This movie uses a lot of 20-26Hz rumble that creates a room shuddering effect, but not a whole lot else really worth mentioning, and looking at the measurements, it has the steepest filter I've ever seen at 20Hz. While there are other bass moments, I didn't think they were particularly well-designed - I felt like a whole lot of ELF could be used in place or in conjunction with that 20Hz stuff and, for a space movie that you might think would have perfectly quiet scenes, it didn't pull off impressive dynamics like it could/should. I think what is there is used appropriately, even fairly artfully with some of the surround work that combines well with the interesting CGI cinematography, but in the context of this thread it didn't knock my socks off. While the movie was good, it wasn't great, nor was the mix. PvA: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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