so far only found one music broken with the new release but I have not tested all - it is very distorted in the bass with drums - this was fine before this update.
Editing with my bug report for clearity:
Some custom music and a number of game sound effects have changed with the openAL change. I have some custom music that worked fine before and are horribly distorted in openAL. The sound of music that comes with the game is harsh and some sounds (not custom) are harsh and distorted since implementation of openAL.
Since this is global and being reported to me by others playing on my PW Realms of Annakolia I can say this bug is not just me.
this seems similar to Bug #34335 but the issue is more than one or two music files since all the music seems tinny and harsh and the sound effects are harsh and some just broken with odd sounds.
The openAL bug is effecting standard music - harsh
the openAL bug is effecting standard sound effects - harsh or distorted - in some cases broken
The openAL bug is effecting some previously fine custom music - the music plays but there is distortion -
The distortion is in particular in the bass range
NOTE: OpenAL seems to be very treble heavy and bass support shy.
This bug does not prevent play or login or graphic distortion - only effects sound effects and music.
Since posting some of my DMs have brought to my attention that voices as used with emotes are also off - as in tinny, scratchy and some pop and clash - the issue sounds like modulation overdriven - once overmodulation occures there is clipping and loss of data resulting in unpleasant sound.
Again - this has ONLY occurred with this update using the openAL.