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 ===== Quake HD Ultra Quality Sound Pack Remastered 2012 ===== ===== Quake HD Ultra Quality Sound Pack Remastered 2012 =====
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-The Quake HD Ultra Quality Sound Pack Remastered 2012 pack is a project to finally introduce the world to a better and improved aural experience in Quake. Quake came out in 1996, 12 years ago. Back then computers used much inferior sound hardware from what we have today. The Soundblaster could only playback 11kHz sounds, so that was what id Software used for the game sounds of Quake. The soundtrack on the other hand was released on CD, so they could use 44.1kHz for it. However, 12 years ago CD audio was still in its early days, sound engineers vastly improved the capatibilities of audio hardware and especially CD mastering mechanisms. So, just like the game sounds, the Quake soundtrack leaves a lot to be desired for the audiophile's ears.+The Quake HD Ultra Quality Sound Pack Remastered 2012 pack is a project to finally introduce the world to a better and improved aural experience in Quake. Quake came out in 1996, 16 years ago. Back then computers used much inferior sound hardware from what we have today. The Soundblaster could only playback 11kHz sounds, so that was what id Software used for the game sounds of Quake. The soundtrack on the other hand was released on CD, so they could use 44.1kHz for it. However, 12 years ago CD audio was still in its early days, sound engineers vastly improved the capatibilities of audio hardware and especially CD mastering mechanisms. So, just like the game sounds, the Quake soundtrack leaves a lot to be desired for the audiophile's ears.
  
-As a student of audio architecture and aural design I decided to remaster all the sounds of Quake to give the world an experience like id Software would have released, if only they had the technical options back then.+As a connoisseur of audio architecture and aural design I decided to remaster all the sounds of Quake to give the world an experience like id Software would have released, if only they had the technical options back then.
  
 The Quake HD Ultra Quality Sound Pack Remastered 2012 pack includes all the game sounds remastered to 48000kHz. While working on them I obviously used 24bit/96kHz to be able to use the whole spectral frequency resolution. The human ear how can only hear frequencies up to 48000kHz (known as the Ny-Quist Theorem) so releasing that insane processing quality would have been overkill. Also most soundcards would not be able to play those sounds. The Quake HD Ultra Quality Sound Pack Remastered 2012 pack includes all the game sounds remastered to 48000kHz. While working on them I obviously used 24bit/96kHz to be able to use the whole spectral frequency resolution. The human ear how can only hear frequencies up to 48000kHz (known as the Ny-Quist Theorem) so releasing that insane processing quality would have been overkill. Also most soundcards would not be able to play those sounds.
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 ==== Comparison ==== ==== Comparison ====
-Here are some screenshots from the processing software, on the left is the original file, on the right the new enhanced one. You can clearly see how the remastered versions utilise the audio space dimension much betterAlso mind the higher fidelity and resolution.+Here are some screenshots from the processing software, on the left is the original file, on the right the new enhanced one. You can clearly see how the remastered versions utilise the audio space dimension much betterAlso mind the higher fidelity and resolution.
  
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-That is player/death4.wav, both timesUnbelievable isn't it!+That is player/death4.wav, both timesUnbelievable isn't it.
  
 And here is doors/winch2.wav. You can practically hear the new details just by looking at the analytical spectral graphs: And here is doors/winch2.wav. You can practically hear the new details just by looking at the analytical spectral graphs:
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 ==== Download ==== ==== Download ====
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