Sonic Mania (Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC)

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  1. Linkabel

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    Data Discs is going to release a vinyl for Mania! Pics in tweet.
    https://twitter.com/AbelMunizJr/status/878280673068335105
     
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  2. XCubed

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    That's nice and all, but there better be other formats. It took me awhile to get here, but I'm finally to the point that I can't be bothered by physical media. That's what I tell the CDs in my car's glovebox that I've forgotten about, everyday.
     
  3. Dark Sonic

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    If there's a viynl I'd be shocked if there wasn't a digital release, hell even Sonic 4 got a digital release. Most Sonic soundtracks are on spotify for example.

    Plus that'd be stupid for a digital only game to get a physical only soundtrack release.
     
  4. LukyHRE

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    It's definitely going to be released on digital, that's for sure. Even considering SEGA released a bunch of retro soundtracks on Spotify some months ago. The question is when.

    I wonder if my 35 years old turntable could play this.
     
  5. ICEknight

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    Source: https://twitter.com/datadiscs/status/878300767228133376


    Okay, who's in charge of making that damn awesome art.
     
  6. Sean Evans

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    I believe that would be Kieran Gates from the Mania Team.
     
  7. Linkabel

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    It's from Tom Fry and Kieran Gates.

    So the album price is not that bad, since it's only £19.99. Though I wonder how expensive that limited edition is going to be.

    The Data Disc website also seems to have a complete version of Studiopolis available to listen to.
     
  8. LukyHRE

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    Hey, hooooold up. That song is different from the known rips. There's a small 8bit-beep-kindof-instrument prior to the main chorus. The instruments are the same, but has some kind of reverb effect on them. Also, the "Lights, camera, action!" prior to the repeat of the loop has some nifty record-scratch SFX.

    For comparison: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGR5fTO2oio

    EDIT: My bad, the "8bit-beep-kindof-instrument" is in the original version, but less noticeable. It is definitely a new version, though, the record-scratch SFW is entirely different.
     
  9. VectorCNC

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    I don't know much about music at all, so can someone explain what the appeal is in vinyl records, for music which is created digitally? I thought the appeal of vinyl was that it is a physical representation of the audio, and therefore was not subject to the loss in resolution (kHz) of the sound waves which occurs in digitization (such as a continuous slope, as opposed to steps like stairs), and subsequently higher quality. But if the audio is produced digitally from the start, wouldn't it already have this loss baked in? Wouldn't the vinyl actually be of lesser quality than a high resolution digital copy, because it would have interference/noise?
     
  10. LordOfSquad

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    You're right on the money. But some people like having a big physical album to look at and some people like "the record experience" regardless of audio quality.
     
  11. Cooljerk

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    I think you misunderstand what digital music is. Digital music still produces analog wave forms, they just come from a digital instrument. I'm no musician either, but the way it was explained to me is that digital instruments are basically adjusting timbre to produce new sounds. The example provided was how when you look at spinning wheels on a car, they can sometimes look like they are standing still or spinning slowly, because they are spinning so fast that we see different patterns. Digital audio is like that.

    So, a digital instrument still can produce really high bandwidth audio given the analog nature of the sound.

    Hopefully an actual musician can chime in, though.
     
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  13. Falk

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    You're going to be hearing this phrase quite a bit :V

    There are a lot of factors, but outside of its value as a collector's item, the two main reasons would be
    a) mechanical - digital playback essentially is a reproduction of a digital waveform being converted into an analog signal which then amplified and drives a diaphragm to create sound, whereas the phyiscally cut grooves on a vinyl pressing moves a needle, which then results in an audio signal which is amplified and drives a diaphragm to create sound. There's something about the quality of being pressed to vinyl and the physical limitations of how a needle can physically move that affects the sound in a way simply turning a digital signal into an analog one via a DA converter doesn't get.

    b) methodology - As vinyl is very much a mechanical device in terms of how it generates an audio signal, the mastering process for vinyl often precludes a lot of bad habits you can 'get away' with in a completely digital realm. Overcompression, harsh highs will distort playback, and bass frequencies that are too uncentered will make the needle physically jump out of the groove. You need to avoid a lot of (subjectively) bad practices when producing, mixing and mastering for vinyl to make sure the vinyl pressing comes out great. Of course, nothing is preventing a good digital master from simply sounding as good, but that's historically been hardly the case as most labels partook in the loudness war, etc.
     
  14. LukyHRE

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    Yeah, I still get amazed with every new version of this OST. It's because it's so earorgasm-inducing, I feel like evey new version of the same song, it's a new song. Which equals to hours and hours to listening on repeat :P

    Anyways, Tee uploaded his YouTube channel with this new version of the song.
     
  15. Beltway

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    >collector's edition

    >physical vinyl release of the ost

    >no physical/retail release of the game

    ....ok then

    (like, great for those who wanted a C.E. or the vinyl/physical release of the OST, but I still find this really baffling)
     
  16. biggestsonicfan

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    So if the statues hit above $50 on eBay? People will basically have gotten the game for free for scalping.

    Edit2: Forced myself to be spoiled and watched the trailer for this game.

    I have no hype for this. Sonic Cycle, etc... have fun with it.
     
  17. 360

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    Blue spheres aren't in Sonic Mania. The blue sphere shot was a hint towards a remaster of Sonic 3K. At least I think that's what Taxman intended.

    Mania's special stage is something completely new that we haven't seen yet, and will probably only see when the game is released.
     
  18. Linkabel

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    Well I assume it's easier for Sega to be able to find places that can take care of the production of niche products like the C.E. and the OST since they have operations that can crank out a couple of hundreds or a few thousand in a timely manner. But I imagine it would be harder for Sega to be able to publish this game this late in the game, especially when the plan was to have this digital only and then creating a production schedule well ahead with that idea in mind.
     
  19. lopinjop

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    All of the art for this game has been so spot on. I don't even have a record player but I'll be sure to pick up this vinyl for its glorious design.
    Plus it's guarenTEEd that this soundtrack is going to amaze, and it already has.
     
  20. The vinyl is certainly neat, but I'll wait for the full physical release since this doesn't have all of the tracks. :v