On the small cons, as already stated by other members, I am not a huge fan of the audio additions:
- KoR voices are well done but I prefer them to stay silence (I actually often prefer less dialogues in Star Wars 😃)
- the same goes with “for Skywalker !” added bit (even if I’m more ok with this one)
- Duel of the Fates cue is very hard to notice: I wouldn’t mind it being slightly louder if there was a V2 of the edit one day
I would then welcome an alternate audio track so I could chose if I want talkative or silent KoR. It’s nice to provide both tracks Hal 😉
I am thinking about creating an alternate track to add the complete Palpatine message. Don’t know yet if I will follow through the idea but here is a first mock up using the front channels (levels are not much corrected, it’s only a POC):
https://vimeo.com/479965791 (go after 1min20s)
I don’t have any other audio edits ideas though.
I followed through the idea and I am almost finished. Hal kindly provided me with the uncompressed tracks to work with, using the tracks without KoR voices, adding two alterations:
I have implemented Palpatine full broadcast just after the opening crawl. I must say, it would work even better with the original crawl stating “The dead speak! The galaxy has heard a mysterious broadcast, a threat of REVENGE in the sinister voice of the late EMPEROR PALPATINE.”, but it also works well in the context of this new crawl;
Since I am not always a huge fan of created sound content on fanedits, I have reinstalled the “civil fleet arrival” audio from the theatrical version. It was a very well done addition guys, it’s just I prefer to keep the pure musical original version.
I was thinking about using Duel of the fate cue in a more obvious way, but as I am not familiar with the movie enough, I am not sure where to implement it in a seamless way. If anyone has a idea I could play with, tell me.
I have adjusted Burbin subtitles in 3 languages to go along with this alternate audio track 2. I will make a final check and begin to import a 640kbps output by today or tomorrow. I will probably share it to anyone interested through a MEGA link.