Thanks for bringing this thread back to life thehun!
I will throw out a few that I have watched recently...........
I agree with everything you said on Brave as I just watched this on Fri night. This was Pixar of old as far as the audio goes with non-conservative LFE that hit in all the right places with plenty of weight and impact. The surround track was exceptional.......yeah, this was up there with Nemo, Incredibles and Monsters Inc as far as sound design goes IMO. I also read those complaints in the bass thread and I made mention after I watched this that if this track was filtered, it must be the best damn filtered track ever! It did not sound or feel filtered to me at all.
Seriously though, there was nothing lacking about this one from my perspective and I loved it!Brave (TrueHD 7.1) ReferenceAvengers (DTS-HD-MA) tier 0
Just going to copy and paste my post from Ralph's thread on this track...............I will say that this has to be the most controversial LFE track I have read about here at AVS. I fall somewhere in the middle of the two extremes as far as this goes as I dont feel it was the train wreck that some did, but I certainly could tell the filter was in place and something was missing.
Even without seeing the nasty 30hz filter in the charts, I could tell the extension was not there on this track in relation to other tracks I have heard in my room like Battle LA, Tron, WotW, Cloverfield, TIH, Hannah, etc.......A lot of the LFE was very similar as well and this might also be the by-product of the 30hz filter. My subs and Buttkickers were just not pushed with the Avengers like they are with the better and best LFE tracks out there like the ones mentioned above. I watched Cabin in the Woods right after Avengers yesterday and that LFE track had noticeably better extension, output and variety. TIH is a natural comparison as well considering the Hulk is in this movie and there is no contest there.....TIH kills this track in every aspect as far as LFE is concerned (and otherwise). Having said that, I still enjoyed this track a lot from a LFE perspective and otherwise. This movie is loaded with bass and it hits pretty hard as well. Would love to hear it without the filter!
The rest of the track was very good as well, but not quite reference IMO. Reference surround work are tracks like Avatar, TIH, Hellboy 2, Transformers Dark of the Moon, etc......Avengers was a notch below these type tracks, but again still very good if not quite reference IMO.Prometheus (DTS-HD-MA 7.1) Reference
One of my favorite audio tracks this year, maybe even my absolute favorite. Nothing to complain about as they nailed this track from every angle to my ears. LFE is absolutely fantastic and hits in all the right places. Surround work in the ambient and action scenes is excellent, etc.......Just a great demo worthy track IMO.Dream Theater: Live at Budokan (DTS-HD-MA) Reference
MIND BLOWN..........that is what happened when I fired up this disc a week ago. I was planning to watch only about an hour of this ~3 hour concert and next thing I know the credits are rolling and my jaw was on the floor. THIS is the type of music mix that I love. Incredibly clean and up front sound board recording that puts the actual music as the focus and not trying to actually recreate being in the audience. This is an aggressive mix as instruments are placed all around the listener, but it works for this type of music and sounds absolutely incredible if you are sitting in your sweet spot seat as sound just encompasses and pans all around you..........I loved this mix! Not to mention my biggest pet peeve they nailed which is getting the bass drum/low end solid and strong in the mix which gives the sound a much needed foundation. Cant say enough and this is one of the best blu ray concert recording/mixes I have heard period.Peter Gabriel Secret World Live (DTS-HD-MA) Reference
This DVD classic sounds better than ever with its move to blu ray with an exceptional audio mix that is just as good as I remember from my DVD. Open, airy, but dynamic when needed and crystal clear and very detailed. Another right off the soundboard that is recorded and mixed incredibly well IMO.........why cant they all sound as good as this, the DT mentioned above, Stop Making Sense, etc........?
Now we just need sb1, filmmixer and the other old regulars to start participating again so we can get this thread rolling! Edited by Toe - 11/18/12 at 3:33pm