minnjd Posted April 9, 2017 Report Share Posted April 9, 2017 I watched Rogue One tonight, so I can add subjective opinions to the numbers... This is definitely a 30Hz humpfest, and most big low end effects have a distinctive 'tone' to them as a result. It's so apparent that it becomes distracting at times. For instance (and this is a spoiler if you're one of the holdouts that still haven't seen this one), when the Death Star destroys Jeddha City, there are a few big shots of the planet's surface lifting up and shattering due to the shock wave. It's visually impressive. Those shots also call for some incredibly deep, room shaking bass. Now, the bass that is there is loud, and it does pressurize the room, but you can definitely feel that the lowest octave or so isn't quite there, and the 27-36Hz frequencies have been boosted so much that it almost sounds like a sine wave has been put into the effect. It reminded me a bit of Interstellar in a way. Whatever clipping is present is masked withing the louder effects, so for the most part it isn't noticeable (on my less than ideal system anyway). Some explosions do have that 'crunch' to them that usually indicates that they are clipped, but it is brief and the soundtrack is well balanced in terms of volume spikes so at no point does it get fatiguing. Overall this soundtrack is a bit of a disappointment. The bass is much more one dimensional and generic than in The Force Awakens. Even the brief Force rumbles are less interesting. On it's own it might have been okay, but coming after Hacksaw Ridge it's a big letdown. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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