Hi. I'm willing to help restore the (amazing at the time) poorly aged sound effects to a higher sounding quality. I use this software called Stereo Tool which has a "Declipper" module that takes audio that was recorded too loudly and has become damaged and algorithmically restore the missing data. It's made for music, but it restores samples just as well.
You can try the ST Declipper demo on the heart pickup sound effect to see what I mean. Is there a sound effects repository that I can download, adjust, then upload somewhere in WAV/FLAC?
Here's a video of the developer explaining it and giving examples:
It's also only like $130 so you might be able to use your Patreon funds to buy it and manage this part yourselves.
EDIT: I've downloaded a pack of SOTN SFX resampled them to 44.1khz and ran them through Watchcat (Stereo Tool for batch processing of files) then uploaded them to my Dropbox. PM me if you want a link to download them.
Last Edit: May 17, 2019 12:31:28 GMT -5 by mrklorox
Welcome to the forums! If you wish to provide some links comparing the clips (original to new) side by side, I'd be happy to check them out. I'd recommend something simple, like youtube. As no one will really want to take the time to download zip files and play sounds one after another to compare them.
It sounds like an interesting idea to be honest. But I'd have to see some SERIOUS improvements to consider this.
Esco..... creator of the Castlevania SOTN Hacked Engine.
enkeria: I am expecting a great deal of input from you demo triers! Feedback is vital.
Mar 10, 2019 18:39:06 GMT -5
warriorshift: Is there a Discord for the project?
Mar 17, 2019 17:03:59 GMT -5
Esco: No. But I am considering it since facebook is not working out for me.
Mar 21, 2019 21:36:11 GMT -5
Esco: Attention: the Patreon page is where you want to go to see updates, vids, new animations, ask questions, etc. This forum is just for those who want to contribute ideas/art/sounds/etc. to the project or talk to other Castlevania fans.
Jun 2, 2019 1:06:19 GMT -5
Morell: Sometimes asking the right question is the best way to give ideas.
Jun 3, 2019 9:18:29 GMT -5
Morell: Congrats on 50 patrons! Now 51 actually, seems that it will keep growing slowly.
Jun 9, 2019 1:59:13 GMT -5
Morell: For once I really can't wait to hear from you, Esco.
Oct 4, 2019 13:40:13 GMT -5
Esco: Sorry about the wait. I had been busy moving these last few weeks. I replied to you, Morell!
Oct 23, 2019 2:05:37 GMT -5
Morell: That's okay. Moving is exhausting. Glad to hear from you again.
Oct 23, 2019 10:49:03 GMT -5
Esco: A warm welcome goes out to Yarrmateys, also known as Serio! Creator of the amazing Castlevania Fighting Game in Mugen! Be sure to treat him with the same respect you all treat me with.
Oct 28, 2019 17:49:40 GMT -5
Morell: I welcome thee to this "batcave", Yarrmateys! Good to have another determined one here.
Oct 29, 2019 10:52:13 GMT -5