Halo 3 Hits New Levels of Audio Realism With Waves

Waves, the world's leading developer of professional audio signal processing tools, announced that Bungie's Halo 3 will be the first video game to utilize its audio signal processing technologies in real-time. This dramatic development marks a significant step forward in game audio.

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Antan3905d ago

I use alot of Waves pluggins in my studio PC and they are indeed very good. Can`t wait to hear the results.

ThaGeNeCySt3905d ago

Yeah I use this with Cool Edit Pro 2.0 (outdated, i know, but i can't bring myself to upgrade.. i love CEP too much lol)

i love their reverbs and compressors

razer3905d ago

But I would say any software plugin is far from what real professional outboard FX gear will give you.. This sounds more like a commercial for Waves.

Antan3904d ago

But I would say any software plugin is far from what real professional outboard FX gear will give you.. This sounds more like a commercial for Waves."

Goes without saying.

Rowland3905d ago

You are wasting so many peoples (& your own) time with your numerous & often petty reporting.

You need to consider your reports much more carefully. You make some good points sometimes but you also make mistakes, and your refusal to acknowledge them & your arrogant, condescending & 'superior' tone is pissing people off. You are also severely lacking when people appeal against your reporting with good points of their own. You could show some manners & good grace & accept other points of view occasionally.

And could you actually use the APPROVE button now & again ? People only have to look at your 'user score' to see a vast MASS OF RED REPORTS against virtually NO APPROVALS which is a very selfish attitude & NOT FAIR ON N4G's COMMUNITY who readily approve your newsposts but receive next to nothing in return.

spammy_nooo3905d ago

i agree 100%. i had the same problem with him and he wouldnt answer me back when i asked him what the problem was. i guess im not alone though.

CRIMS0N_W0LF3905d ago

Too bad they will be compressed and loose quality due to space :P

sjappie3905d ago (Edited 3905d ago )

is not making HS the greatest sounding game ever nor does it help to get an average score above 8.5, so what do you know?

CRIMS0N_W0LF3905d ago (Edited 3905d ago )

Surreeee HS got best vioce acting and one of the best sounds ever. It got some low score due to length and people can't get used to new combat system.

Also as mentioned below no 7.1 output. Probably most X360 users don't have good quality sound /speaks. I got 7.1 Dolby that costed me 800 Euros (and thats not top quality)

BURLY3905d ago (Edited 3905d ago )

...because the total data transfer capacity / disk-read speed of optical disk drives is used primarily for accessing textures and general game code. Halo 3 has well over 35,000 different lines of dialogue and the majority of which has to be accessed very quickly - according to the players actions and the enemy AI's reactions. This is common place in games that have dynamic AI and is far different from the start to finish nature of playing non-compressed audio tracks for a movie.

To put things into perspective; it would take your precious PS3 over 90 minutes to read a standard-sized Blu-ray disk (from start to finish) - without stopping! In fact the Blu-ray drive in the PS3 is so slow that the only extra space that was used for Oblivion was to duplicate data so that the laser wouldn't have to move as much as it would normally move in the DVD-9 drive in the 360. Of course in typical Sony style - this handicap / development reality is actually a "convienent" way of bloating the size PS3 games so that the Sony PR machine can make claims that certain games (i.e. Resistance and Heavenly Sword) could only be done on the PS3 because of how much space the games take up. Hilarious really but then again Sony has to justify the inclusion of their trojan horse to gamers somehow right?

I could go on and on about how the PS3 space argument is a complete joke but I have to get to work. The bottom line though is that the RAM memory constraints of these next-gen consoles does not justify the need for more optical disk space unless you want to add an excessive amount of movies / CG cut-scenes to your games and the relatively slow read speeds of optical media means that there is NEVER an advantage of non-compressed textures, or audio in games! The disk read speed is far more important for optical disk drives this generation than space is and the slow disk read speed of the PS3's Blu-ray drive actually means that compression is functionally more necessary on the PS3 than the 360! Ironic isn't it? ...So take your format war / trojan horse propaganda somewhere else please.

sjappie3905d ago (Edited 3905d ago )

It's hilarious to see that all ps3 fans seem to fall for that Bluray/disc space crap. First they all yell that Bluray is needed for an next-gen experience, the next moment they all hail Warhawk as the best ps3 game. A 800 mb game.

kewlkat0073905d ago

is just "why we think you need Blu-Ray to be "AAA" certified propaganda"
Too bad no PS3 game is winning GOTY this year, because of 10GIGs of sound or just Great graphics.

Bioshock scored well in sound from reviewers. While not needing 20 gigs of sound.

Halo franchise, have always had a nice OST(Martin O'Donell), now they are taking it to another level this time around.

Ya know, the little things "freaks/enthusiasts" are in love with (7.1 sound. HDMI 1.3), The mass casual gamer, couldn't give a sh!t. 5.1 sounds fine to me.

Bungie have incorporated a lot of new stuff into this game but all Fanboys see is graphics.

sjappie3905d ago

That's my whole point.

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Stella3905d ago

No 7.1 uncompressed audio like on PS3 games?


darkequitus3905d ago (Edited 3905d ago )

Do you know anything about audio. I you do not even have a 7.1 systems. It is more import how the channels are used rather thn the quantity of channels.

Anyway, you are a retarded troll, so I will not waste my time on you.

PC/PSWii60 Gamer

Steam/xfire/gamespy/PSN/XBL : darkequitus

Currently playing:

360 - Bioshock + COD 4 Beta
PC - Stalker + Quake Wars
PS3 - Warhawk

iceice1233905d ago

It will sound better than anything on your console....ever.

VirusE3905d ago

Is stella nasims 4th identity now?

Stuntman/nasim/larry007/stell a

You are a sad excuse for a human being.

Relientk773905d ago

that sounds like the audio will be awesome

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