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Posted by: Drew Beringer (08/28/13)
Nine Inch Nails will also be releasing a remastered audiophile version of the band's upcoming new album, Hesitation Marks, which will be available as a free download to those who ordered the album through the band's website. In other related news, Trent Reznor told Spin that he "made it [the new album] as well as I could, and it costs 10 bucks, or go fuck yourself.Ē
I know that what weíre doing flies in the face of the Kickstarter Amanda-Palmer-Start-a-Revolution thing, which is fine for her, but Iím not super-comfortable with the idea of Ziggy Stardust shaking his cup for scraps. Iím not saying offering things for free or pay-what-you-can is wrong. Iím saying my personal feeling is that my albumís not a dime. Itís not a buck. I made it as well as I could, and it costs 10 bucks, or go fuck yourself."
  
 
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01:08 PM on 08/28/13
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NIN Releasing Audiophile VersionHesitation Marks was mastered in two different ways - the standard, “loud” mastering (which is what you’ll find on the CD, on iTunes, and everywhere else), and also an alternate “audiophile” mastering, which we’re offering as a free download option for anyone who purchases the album through http://store.nin.com/ . For the majority of people, the standard version will be preferable and differences will be difficult to detect. Audiophiles with high-end equipment and an understanding of the mastering process might prefer the alternate version.

For a detailed explanation with quotes from Alan Moulder and Tom Baker, read our blog post at http://nineinchnails.tumblr.com/post...-two-different

NOTE: The standard mastered version is in no way inferior to the Audiophile Version - we wouldn’t release something inferior as the default. And vinyl purists rest assured, the vinyl edition was mastered to sound the very best for that format. The Audiophile Version is merely an alternate take on the mastering, which some people will appreciate. It’s meant to give a slightly different experience, not denigrate the standard version. Listen to each and come to your own conclusions.
01:10 PM on 08/28/13
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ego much?....but thanks for the audiophile version
01:12 PM on 08/28/13
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The album is fantastic.
01:15 PM on 08/28/13
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This is very cool.
01:17 PM on 08/28/13
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The album is fantastic.
I second this.
01:51 PM on 08/28/13
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ego much?....but thanks for the audiophile version
Sounds like a perfectly reasonable concept to me.
3 Grammys and an Oscar seem to validate where his ego's at.
01:51 PM on 08/28/13
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All over this.
02:07 PM on 08/28/13
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Love Trent.
02:11 PM on 08/28/13
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ego much?....but thanks for the audiophile version
You dont make quality music for this long without forming a strong ego.
02:13 PM on 08/28/13
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fuck yeah
02:14 PM on 08/28/13
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I don't think its an ego at all. Dude thinks his album is worth $10 and thats up for everyone who listens to it to decide.
02:20 PM on 08/28/13
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The full article over at Spin is great. I recommend any fan of NIN or Trent read it.
02:54 PM on 08/28/13
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So fucking cool of them. He just gets how to do things. Album's as amazing as anticipated.
03:02 PM on 08/28/13
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Love that quote, haha. Although I really have no issue with Kickstarter/Pay What You Want.
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