Fez soundtrack is full of secrets
If you’ve played Fez then you currently know that the game has an outstanding soundtrack– it is a synthy, moody, set of 26 chiptune tracks from Disasterpeace. What you most likely don’t know is that the soundtrack contains a number of secrets hidden proper inside of it. And by “secrets” I don’t mean instructions on how to discover a hidden passageway or how to shave seconds off of your speedrun, there are pictures, text, and even a QR code embedded appropriate in the music.
To see the hidden data you’ll have to download the soundtrack — it’s a pay-what-you-want deal with a minimum of $ 7 — and then open up a single of the high-top quality audio files (Bandcamp gives MP3 320, FLAC, MP3 VBR, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, and ALAC) in any plan with a spectrogram. You have a number of choices right here, but some thing like Adobe’s Soundbooth would operate, if you are a Creative Suite user (View > Spectral Frequency Display), or you can use Sonic Visualiser, which is cost-free. For Sonic the command is Pane > Add Spectrogram > All Channels Mixed.
Following that you need to get the timeline and expand issues so you can look at only a couple of seconds of the track at the moment, then go to the finish of the track. Also, make certain you’re not in the waveform view, that is entirely different from what we need here.
Once you’ve gotten the tracks and opened them up you may well find some thing like this…
Looks like a QR code… because it is. Maintain in thoughts that this wasn’t fit correct into the middle of the track — it would sound like static. All the secret data (that I’ve noticed) is at the finish of the tracks.
If you are curious, the QR code returns a string of dates:
1955 1958 1960 1961 1967 1969 1971 1977 2003 2005
Which might mean one thing, or it could just be the birth dates of the development team (and their children), I’m truly not positive but.
Here are some much more shots from the soundtrack, one particular of which I optimized in an image editor…
There are other secrets in the soundtrack, but I will not spoil these for you. Maintain in thoughts, it does not appear like all 26 tracks have some thing to hide.
via Gamefaqs and @brandonnn