Audio Fidelity "Bob Dylan Greatest, Vol. II" SACD set mastering complete.

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Audiophile Mastering Your Host

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    Los Angeles
    Bob dylan 2.jpg Worked on this today but I haven't quite finished this up. Stephen Marsh is still going at it at the studio but I'm home now.

    It's going to be great. We managed to use all original mixes for all songs. Before I finish this up, is there someone out there who can comment on what the common problems are with the other versions of this out there over the years? I think we have it all correct but I want to avoid the same pitfalls, if any. This is your chance to have some real input on an important SACD release.

    This will be a hybrid two disk SACD/CD set from Audio Fidelity. Both the DSD and CD sections will be of the highest quality.

    Comment please, I have a few more days to nail this.

    Thanks!!
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  2. Alvis

    Alvis Active Member

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    boston, MA
    turn the organ up! :p
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  3. musicore77

    musicore77 Well-Known Member

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    Dallas
    I can't think of anything you don't already know. On my original vinyl the Drums on Watching the River Flow are kinda low in the mix. I Don't own any cd of GHV2, just the original Columbia record.
  4. skybluestoday

    skybluestoday Well-Known Member

    I can't wait to hear this, Steve. Your work and level of dedication is highly appreciated.
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  5. Elton

    Elton Well-Known Member

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    Were you able to find the mid-bass in all the songs? even with the song coming from all those different sources (Tapes. albums, EQ's)?
  6. KeithH

    KeithH Success With Honor...then and now

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    SACD? Wow! I thought this was going to be a gold CD! Excellent!
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  7. goodboyfred

    goodboyfred Well-Known Member

    ALVIS looks like he would know a thing or two about the organ.
  8. SACD ?? Hybrid ?
  9. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Audiophile Mastering Your Host

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Of course. We get the big bucks to find stuff like that.
  10. cc--

    cc-- Forum Resident

    Location:
    brooklyn
    "original mixes" means album mixes or 45 mixes? or just same mixes as were used on the first edition of this collection? Thanks.
  11. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Audiophile Mastering Your Host

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Original stereo album mixes, of course..
  12. PBo

    PBo Well-Known Member

    Location:
    NYC
    No questions. I'm honestly just psyched to know this going to be an SACD! :cool:
  13. Elton

    Elton Well-Known Member

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    Carson Ca.
    Steve, I have no doubt of your talent, I was looking for details !
  14. LeeS

    LeeS Sovtek 6550WE

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    Atlanta
    This can't be an SACD. That is a dead format! ;)

    Besides we all agreed on the forum that hirez digital does not improve sound quality. :D
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  15. pronghorn

    pronghorn Member

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    Minnesota
    This will be the 1st Audio Fidelity disc I've ever bought, thanks
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  16. David P. Hill

    David P. Hill Active Member

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    Irving, Tx
    Steve will this be on one hybrid sacd or 2? Will you be using any 45 mixes on any of the songs?
    I have never had this lp before, just the Vol. 1. Have you started on it now? Are we looking about a May or
    Jun release? Thanks and a great masterpiece for you to apply your "magic"!
  17. KeithH

    KeithH Success With Honor...then and now

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    Beaver Stadium
    Marshall read here that CD died at the end of 2012 and moved to SACD.

    ;)
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  18. KeithH

    KeithH Success With Honor...then and now

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    Plenty of good ones have already been released. Go back and check them out. :)
  19. full moon

    full moon Well-Known Member

    I got hooked about 5 months ago.
  20. musicore77

    musicore77 Well-Known Member

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    Dallas
    I went back to the original stereo version of My Back Pages From the First Pressing and I hated it. Please let's use the mono for that one song, maybe? lol, gotta love some of us on though.
  21. Thesmellofvinyl

    Thesmellofvinyl Well-Known Member

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    Cohoes, NY USA
    Any idea when it will be available?
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  22. Listening to my vinyl copy tonight I noticed a pretty lopsided mix used for "I'll be your Baby Tonight" - or was it some pressing / mastering glitch? Sounded bad. In fact, as I'm listening to the whole LP set - I'm really looking forward to the AF release all the more!
    --------- Chris
  23. konut

    konut Prodigious Member. Thank you.

    Are there any eq moves, secret sauce ladling, etc, during the laying down of a master? Or all all the adjustments set, and not touched for the duration of a particular track?
  24. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Audiophile Mastering Your Host

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    Los Angeles
    Well, sometimes parts of songs needs different secret sauce than other parts, so yes, moves are always being made in that case. Mostly, adjustments are set before transfer.
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  25. Metralla

    Metralla Joined Jan 13, 2002

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    San Jose, CA
    Fabulous news.

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