SH Spotlight 'Does anyone know where Brian Wilson mastered PET SOUNDS in 1966?" Info is here...

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Audiophile Music Mastering Your Host Thread Starter

    It's just tape delay and echo with EQ to create a sense of depth. In some cases it works but it destroyed the delicate Brian Wilson arrangements in PET SOUNDS.

    When one gentle drum tap automatically becomes two, you know you're in trouble..
     
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  2. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Audiophile Music Mastering Your Host Thread Starter

    Opened and bumped up by request of a loyal 14 year SH Forums member. Glad to oblige. Shouldn't have been closed anyway.
     
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  3. My thoughts too. What purpose is served by closing these insightful threads to begin with? This forum has such a wealth of information going back over a decade and it's frustrating when you search an old thread (like this) only to find it closed. While I'm here, who decides to close a non-controversial thread like this? Can you simply leave them open permanently?

    Does anyone have pictures of the cutting room and equipment described earlier in the thread that etched the numbers into the dead wax?
     
  4. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Audiophile Music Mastering Your Host Thread Starter

    There are many photos of the Capitol mastering rooms of the 1960s floating around, I've seen them but can't find any now. Anyone else?

    BTW, dreadful mastering from those rooms, 1962-66, really not good.
     
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  5. McLover

    McLover Forum Resident

    Location:
    East TN
    Wonder if the WT alluded to in the beginning of the thread as a engineer is Wally Traugott? Plausible perhaps.
     
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  6. 87.and.cry

    87.and.cry New Member

    Location:
    Italy
    Why the Scranton pressings have lower matrix numbers than Los Angeles pressings? It seems that the East Coast set was cut before the Los Angeles set.

    Scranton: F17-G18-F19-G20-F21-G22-F23-G24; Los Angeles: F25-G26-F27-G28-F29-G30.
     

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