The source files for the new songs, in Renoise .xrns format, is now in the git
repository, along with a small directory re-estructure and updated README, at
This latest push to master also includes almost 20 new commits and a lot of new
functionality (testers welcome!). But this is something for another post, we're
here now to talk about music :)
Phil, I had also prepared a music pack, and comparing to 007 it turns out they
are quite similar (as expected). The differences are:
- Applied ReplayGain value: calculating RG on 007 oggs should lead to ~0dB
gains, or close to, but they range from +0.95dB to -2.03dB, a 2.93dB diff,
averaging on -0.55dB. The ones I generated go from +0.15dB to +0.01dB, a
0.14dB diff, averaging on +0.07dB. Foobar2000 uses the quite recent (and
supposely improved) EBU R128 for its RG analysis, maybe this explain the
- Added the "Album Cover" image, converted from .gif to .png
- The URL for E:S website, http://emhsoft.com/singularity
, moved from CONTACT
tag to Comment. Many players don't even bother to show custom tags, while all
show the Comment (including file browser right-click->properties).
- Dropped the "()" in new songs' Album name tag: "Endgame: Singularity Advanced Research"
for consistency with the original ones.
- Date tag uses just the release year, not a full date. And original songs were kept
as 2007, since it was when that "album" was "released". New ones are 2012.
- Added Genre tag, as "Game"
- Kept Tracknumber tag (but not in filename)
- Re-calculated RG info on generated oggs and applied its tags. Useless for pygame,
but shows us (and users) that files were properly normalized
Other than that, files have the same major properties: size (52.3MB), quality (-q 3),
bitrate (112kbps nominal, although actual VBR average for each song differ 1~3kbps
from 007), sample rate (48000Hz).
And no, I didn't cheat with By-Product. I used the slower-but-correct version :)
But I did make a "faster-and-familiar" version, not included in the zip, just in
case you or anyone is interested.
So... I was going to upload this pack, along with both FLAC packs (renamed and fully
tagged and RG'ed) and the alternate By-Product.ogg, to github, when I found out this:
Yes, I missed it by 1 week :( So, is there any interest in any of these packs?
I used foobar2000 (yes, shame on me!) for all tagging, conversion and RG processing