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I found it interesting that I was credited on this album. Imo, it wasn't necessary. I literally did about 10 minutes of work for that track, and all I did was record exactly what Dj Mokram wanted me to play and shoot the WAVs back to him.

He's the star of that track. I was an instrument.

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Not going to lie, I haven't played Deus Ex since Conspiracy. But this? This album made me fall back in love with the games again.

I've been listening to the tracks since downloading it and I can't find anything I DON'T like. The overall sound quality rests well on my ears, the sound of the tracks is varied enough to play repeatedly, and the final track - The God Machine?

Favorite.

Following it is Siren Synapse. Tears in Rain and Distortion are two close runner-ups.

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I, too, have nothing but praise for this album, my favorite track being halc's "Human Soldier".

However, I think I have found a bug with the last track, Vig's "The God Machine". There are a couple of sound skips at 0:20 and 0:23. They seem vaguely rhythmical, but there is no definitive rhythm established at that point, so I can't imagine they're intentional. The skips are present in the FLAC and MP3 versions in the Bittorrent download and in fact both files decode flawlessly, so I guess it's in the source file.

Can anyone verify? I've already redownloaded the whole package, but this persists.

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I, too, have nothing but praise for this album, my favorite track being halc's "Human Soldier".

However, I think I have found a bug with the last track, Vig's "The God Machine". There are a couple of sound skips at 0:20 and 0:23. They seem vaguely rhythmical, but there is no definitive rhythm established at that point, so I can't imagine they're intentional. The skips are present in the FLAC and MP3 versions in the Bittorrent download and in fact both files decode flawlessly, so I guess it's in the source file.

Can anyone verify? I've already redownloaded the whole package, but this persists.

I believe that is deliberate in his song. It's been in every version I've heard.

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However, I think I have found a bug with the last track, Vig's "The God Machine". There are a couple of sound skips at 0:20 and 0:23. They seem vaguely rhythmical, but there is no definitive rhythm established at that point, so I can't imagine they're intentional. The skips are present in the FLAC and MP3 versions in the Bittorrent download and in fact both files decode flawlessly, so I guess it's in the source file.

Can anyone verify? I've already redownloaded the whole package, but this persists.

That's not a bug, it's deliberate.

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I was just resetting some gain levels on the mp3 copy of this, and noticed they are pretty severely clipped, looking at them in audacity.

Didn´t notice by ear, but seems someone did a lousy job on them.

I am gonna rerip them from the flacs.

Maybe someone should fix them here too.

Awesome album!

Actually the FLACs are bad too, but I realized it is just certain songs. The arteest must have uploaded clipped stuff. Not what I would expect from semi pro musicians, alas!

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I was just resetting some gain levels on the mp3 copy of this, and noticed they are pretty severely clipped, looking at them in audacity.

Didn´t notice by ear, but seems someone did a lousy job on them.

I am gonna rerip them from the flacs.

Maybe someone should fix them here too.

Awesome album!

The FLAC & MP3s are made from the same WAVs. Also, Audacity's "Show Clipping" isn't a good indicator of anything. Clipping isn't the same as distortion, so you can distort something (whether accidentally, or purposefully as a production technique), and as long it doesn't peak over 0db, Audacity wouldn't treat it as clipping.

No matter what frequency goes above 0db, even if it's in a super high frequency range & super brief, it'll register as "clipping" in Audacity. That's why you didn't notice anything "by ear"; nothing is actually messed up.

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Greetings - been listening to OC ReMix for something like 20 years now, thanks for keeping up the community for so long.

I realise I'm quite late to the party (I only got the game as part of a Steam sale during COVID-19 restrictions last year), but I was trying to download the Deus Ex: Sonic Augmentation album and it looks like there's no seeders available. Shouldn't there be at least the official server available as as seed? Of the OC ReMix torrents I've downloaded, I leave all of them seeding and my top share ratios are in the 10s, even 20s.

I know it's an old album but is it possible to get this torrent running again, please?

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23 hours ago, Wedge009 said:

Greetings - been listening to OC ReMix for something like 20 years now, thanks for keeping up the community for so long.

I realise I'm quite late to the party (I only got the game as part of a Steam sale during COVID-19 restrictions last year), but I was trying to download the Deus Ex: Sonic Augmentation album and it looks like there's no seeders available. Shouldn't there be at least the official server available as as seed? Of the OC ReMix torrents I've downloaded, I leave all of them seeding and my top share ratios are in the 10s, even 20s.

I know it's an old album but is it possible to get this torrent running again, please?

It's a weird issue, because I tried downloading it myself and it wouldn't work, but then I did a forced restart, it took a minute to gear up, then I had the album torrent downloaded in just a few seconds. Torrents page says there's 33 seeders, so it can't be that no one's seeding. If it helps, I used uTorrent 2.2.1 (the last pre-bloatware version) to get it, and I'm also seeding it now.

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