SH Spotlight I'm asked stuff: Favorite mastering engineer, best BOSTON CD, best TRAVELING WILBURYS CD, etc..

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your Host Your Host Thread Starter

    I reEqd 100% of the album.
     
  2. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your Host Your Host Thread Starter

    Maybe, not always. Most classically trained musicians I've met have terrible systems. I can never figure it out..
     
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  3. hvbias

    hvbias Forum Resident

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    Steve do you have a favorite Beethoven piano sonata cycle? I've seen you comment/recommend piano music in other threads which is why I was curious.
     
  4. Steve Hoffman

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    Not really, looking for recommendations though..
     
  5. hvbias

    hvbias Forum Resident

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    My absolute favorites for complete cycles are Annie Fischer and Wilhelm Backhaus, the earlier mono cycle. Rudolf Serkin is up there with them as well, but he never recorded the complete cycle.
     
  6. George P

    George P Yes, I can hear you, Clem Fandango

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    Annie Fischer's set is the best that I have heard that is still available.
     
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  7. Kim Olesen

    Kim Olesen Forum Resident

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    Not to hijack this wonderful thread but my band did that once. We and our producer, Jacob Hansen, who is a legend in metal productions, had a real good and transparent mix of an album set up. We sent a preview to our management and recordcompany. They wrote back insisting the guitars be louder. So we sent the exact same mix back to them asking “better now?” Sure thing, they aproved the “new mix which was the old mix” right away, even saying to us that they were surprised we didn’t realise ourselves that the mix was better now that the guitars were louder :D
     
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  8. Mylene

    Mylene Forum Resident

    Why does Hitmaker by Burt Bacharach sound so bad?
     
  9. George P

    George P Yes, I can hear you, Clem Fandango

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  10. analogmaniac

    analogmaniac Forum Resident

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    Steve,
    The Rolling Stones Singles Collection, which do you prefer? The 1989 box set or the later SACD remaster?
     
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  11. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

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    I'll take this one.

    The short answer is you'll need both versions as they each have unique things and errors but if you had to pick one, I'd go with the SACD or its CD equivalent.
     
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  12. analogmaniac

    analogmaniac Forum Resident

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    Thanks for the input but I was looking for our esteemed host's take on it. Sound quality, mastering etc.
     
  13. Steve Hoffman

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    Can't comment, sorry..
     
  14. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your Host Your Host Thread Starter

    It's never come to that!
     
  15. thrivingonariff

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    So why do you have it? Blasting offending DAWs, Elvis-style?
     
  16. Steve Hoffman

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    Shady parts of town, etc.
     
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  17. stereoptic

    stereoptic Anaglyphic GORT Staff

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    When I first upgraded my system to mid-level back in college (Garrard Zero 92, Shure M91ED(?), Rectilinear 11a, Marantz 2220B) I first discovered how many albums had sibilance, and initially thought it was the equipment. I learned that the equipment could be a cause, but often it was inherent in the groove itself.
     
  18. Jon H.

    Jon H. Forum Resident

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    Thank you for providing the music community with this wonderful forum, Steve. My wife and I also enjoy your Twitter account, and greatly appreciate your sense of humor there too!

    We know you love The Who - on another thread you mentioned a preference for the stereo "Quick One"/"Happy Jack" LP (I concur - the mono is a bit dark and sometimes messy in its mixes...).
    Which version of "The Who Sell Out" do you prefer - mono or stereo?

    I personally love them both but the UK Track mono blew me away when I first heard it. Some deep John bass on that record!
     
  19. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your Host Your Host Thread Starter

    Thanks!

    I'm not a giant fan of THE WHO SELL OUT. I like some of the songs though. I like the stereo and mono equally. Good points and bad points for both, mix wise.
     
  20. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your Host Your Host Thread Starter

    Many albums were sloppily cut back then but now most if not all of them can be tracked today by a good modern turntable. The Garrard duds of the 1970s couldn't track their way out of the Jungle Cruise ride at Disneyland..
     
  21. Leviathan

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    Steve, can you confirm that you are still alive and well?

    At 0:40


    :laugh:
     
  22. George P

    George P Yes, I can hear you, Clem Fandango

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    [​IMG]
     
  23. Leviathan

    Leviathan Forum Resident

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    Those annotations didn’t show up on the YouTube app on my phone.
     
  24. George P

    George P Yes, I can hear you, Clem Fandango

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    On my PC it showed up at 0:36 and disappeared at 1:05.
     
  25. Leviathan

    Leviathan Forum Resident

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    I’m not disputing that, I was just stating the fact that they don’t show up on my phone.
     

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