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Game soundtracks on vinyl | 45rpm All new cartridge

Oct 27, 2017
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It's mostly ambient and the whole thing is pretty short, just stick this on in the background. It's more about creating an atmosphere than individual tracks (although Laura's Theme is pretty dope.) I guess something like A World of Madness is what comes to mind when I think of that game's music.
So far I’m liking it. It’s a weird mix but wow, defintely wouldn’t of expected this type of sound from SH.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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So far I’m liking it. It’s a weird mix but wow, defintely wouldn’t of expected this type of sound from SH.
IIRC, the composer, Akira Yamaoka, has been involved with every mainline game in the series except Downpour. Silent Hill 2 is my (and many others') favorite, but his work throughout the series is excellent.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Anyone have experience with Mondo and shipping? They haven’t even replied to the email I sent.
I've had only good experiences with Mondo. They will provide you with a tracking number once the item ships.

It's odd that they have not shipped your item yet. Did you confirm you were charged for it?
 
Jan 20, 2018
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Anyone have experience with Mondo and shipping? They haven’t even replied to the email I sent.
If you ordered during the "free shipping" week, these usually take longer due to heavy traffic, plus they wait for the whole thing to be over before shipping anything, so that if people drop multiple orders their stuff gets combined instead of Mondo having to foot the bill for every package separately.

Though in general with them the key is patience. Sometimes the stuff is in stock and they don't have much else going on that day and your order goes out within hours. Sometimes it takes days. Maybe even a week, if it's a really busy week. Their customer service is top notch, so just give it a few days and everything will be fine.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I've had only good experiences with Mondo. They will provide you with a tracking number once the item ships.

It's odd that they have not shipped your item yet. Did you confirm you were charged for it?
Yea, I was charged already. That’s what’s worrying me.
If you ordered during the "free shipping" week, these usually take longer due to heavy traffic, plus they wait for the whole thing to be over before shipping anything, so that if people drop multiple orders their stuff gets combined instead of Mondo having to foot the bill for every package separately.

Though in general with them the key is patience. Sometimes the stuff is in stock and they don't have much else going on that day and your order goes out within hours. Sometimes it takes days. Maybe even a week, if it's a really busy week. Their customer service is top notch, so just give it a few days and everything will be fine.
Yea, I ordered during that week. I wish they would’ve had a disclaimer about increased wait times. Still, a week to ship is ridiculous. I’d be completely fine if there was an open line of communication.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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Yea, I was charged already. That’s what’s worrying me.

Yea, I ordered during that week. I wish they would’ve had a disclaimer about increased wait times. Still, a week to ship is ridiculous. I’d be completely fine if there was an open line of communication.
Mondo isn't amazon. Shipping something within a day of order isn't a reasonable expectation of smaller companies, especially during a time when they're getting absolutely slammed with orders.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Mondo isn't amazon. Shipping something within a day of order isn't a reasonable expectation of smaller companies, especially during a time when they're getting absolutely slammed with orders.
This.

Mondo is a great company. And they are miles better than most online record sellers, in terms of quality and content.
 
Nov 7, 2017
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Can some video game music audiphiles explain why they prefer going vinyl?

Is it for the "collector effect"?

Sound wise, it's digital pressed on vinyl, so it's not like there is an advantage compared to CD.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Mondo isn't amazon. Shipping something within a day of order isn't a reasonable expectation of smaller companies, especially during a time when they're getting absolutely slammed with orders.
I’m not saying a day but before the week is done. If I’m ordering on Monday then it should be out Friday the latest.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Can some video game music audiphiles explain why they prefer going vinyl?

Is it for the "collector effect"?

Sound wise, it's digital pressed on vinyl, so it's not like there is an advantage compared to CD.
I collect some music on vinyl, but I wouldn't even argue there's an advantage for pure analogue sources*. For me, part of it is the collector effect, part of it is due to the music my family listened to when I was growing up I tend to associate very synthy music with vinyl, and part of it is in some ways vinyl is kind of a fun format. If I could buy a certain few movies on 16mm film (not 8 or 35 though) I absolutely would, despite blu-rays being better in every measurable way.


*The output of the synthesizer chips of older systems is still analogue, so if someone really wanted to argue something about vinyl being more accurate vs. the digital sampling of CDs they wouldn't be completely wrong on the basis of the argument, just the practical realities IMO. If you wanted to be really hardcore about it, distribute the music on ROMs with the original system's FM chip built-in with an RCA output.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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In case anyone cares: Night in the Woods from Ghost Ramp seems to be shipping. Shipping label was created yesterday and looks like mine was picked up by the carrier (I think?) today.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I’ve been waiting for that, even though I still haven’t used my player much lately and sorta regret some preorders I kept. Trying not to buy much at all till I regularly use it again, but that’s definitely worth it.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Does that Last of Us v2 just have half the music from their original Box Set? I own that, but can't discern if this is redundant or something else.