SH Spotlight Real nice Steve Hoffman interview in 2 parts, both up now!

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  1. robertk

    robertk Active Member Thread Starter

  2. qwerty

    qwerty Forum Resident

  3. EdogawaRampo

    EdogawaRampo Forum Resident

    Thanks. Just read it. Nothing new, but I think the more recent members would do well to read his sound philosophy. It goes a very long way in explaining how lots of older members got here -- they like SH's approach to mastering (or remastering, if you will). That, in turn goes some distance in explaining a lot of the musical preferences around here.

    My collection of CDs has shrunk a lot over the years. I've never gotten rid of any Steve Hoffman mastered CD, though. Probably never will. Ditto my SH mastered vinyl records. They are among the best (or the best) sounding records I own. They're not going anywhere until I kick on.
     
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  4. DaleClark

    DaleClark Well-Known Member

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    I think PS audio (from reading their forum) is starting to accept MQA. Although, I do not see the hype since I love streaming HI rez with Qubuz and it works great.
     
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  5. timztunz

    timztunz "A Dreamer, but I'm not the only one."

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    Good read. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  6. qwerty

    qwerty Forum Resident

    And quoting from the end of the interview, something for the regulars here:
     
  7. geoffr

    geoffr Well-Known Member

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    enjoyed it, thanks
     
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  8. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

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    :D
     
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  9. Shivermetimbers

    Shivermetimbers Forum Resident

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    Really liked the “hanging the Mona Lisa” analogy
     
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  10. Sneaky Pete

    Sneaky Pete Forum Resident

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    Thanks for that link. I was unaware of that magazine, it's pretty good! And it's nice to see Steve getting his props.
     
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  11. Gardo

    Gardo Forum Resident

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    Really good interview. Thanks for sharing it. I learned some new things, myself. I hadn't seen (or didn't remember) the Milt Gabler and Rod McKuen stories, or the Mona Lisa analogy. Great stuff.

    I just listened again to the first Steve Hoffman-mastered CD I ever purchased, Buddy Holly From The Original Master Tapes. I've been through several major stereo upgrades since I bought that CD in 1985 and played it on my Magnavox FS-1000 CD player through a Sony integrated amp and 3D Acoustics speakers. 22 years and a lot of ear training later, with many thanks to the best of ya here on the Forum, and I can say with confidence that great mastering sounds better and better as the stereo improves. Thanks, @Steve Hoffman - and thanks, fellow forumphiles.
     
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  12. fogalu

    fogalu Forum Resident

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    Thanks for sharing - and introducing me to this online magazine about which I knew nothing!
    Brilliant!
     
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  13. Bill Leebens

    Bill Leebens New Member

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    Thanks again to Steve for taking the time to talk with John Seetoo. I'm glad y'all are enjoying the interview; part 2 will appear in 2 weeks, on July 17th.

    To make it easier to find, here's a direct link to the interview:
    Steve Hoffman, Part 1

    Thanks for the kind comments on Copper, and (shameless plug!) it is free to subscribe---sign up, and you'll be notified when each new issue comes out!

    Bill Leebens
    Editor, Copper
     
  14. DangerousKitchen

    DangerousKitchen Forum Resident

    Nice article, thanks. And at the risk of messing with the sun on my legs, the temperature of my beer and the sound of waves lapping gently against the shore (Yes, I'm on vacation!), I wonder which recording/s Steve had found where the best masters were later discovered (by him?) but had never been originally used.
    @Steve Hoffman ?
     
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  15. Bill Mac

    Bill Mac Forum Resident

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    Excellent article, thanks for posting it :).
     
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  16. DRM

    DRM Forum Resident

    I agree. It's excellent.

    Buddy Holly - Legend: From the Original Master Tapes - Amazon.com Music
     
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  17. Togo

    Togo Well-Known Member

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    Yes indeed a great sounding album. Buddy Holly From the Original Master Tapes and Bing Sings Christmas Songs were my first Steve Hoffman CD's. In truth I didn't even know he had mastered them until I discovered the forums here! I've learnt so much since then (2003)....and spent a lot of money! Looking forward to part 2 of the interview with Steve too. :)
     
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  18. kokishin

    kokishin Well-Known Member

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    Great read! Looking forward to the next issue.
     
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  19. Helom

    Helom Forum Resident

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    I really enjoy Copper magazine. Apparently PS Audio has learned a thing or two about content marketing.
     
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  20. Bill Leebens

    Bill Leebens New Member

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    Bradenton, FL USA
    To make sure you see Part 2 of Steve's interview, subscribe to Copper---you'll receive a link to every issue when it's available. Part 2 of the interview will go live on July 17:
    Copper Magazine

    Thanks! Hope you enjoy it.

    Bill Leebens
    Editor, Copper
     
  21. teag

    teag Forum Resident

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    Thanks for the tip!
     
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  22. Bill Leebens

    Bill Leebens New Member

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    Hi, All!

    Part 2 of the interview with Steve is live in Copper #37:

    Steve Hoffman, Part 2

    Thanks for reading!

    Bill Leebens
    Editor, Copper
     
  23. dobyblue

    dobyblue Forum Resident

    Great read, thanks guys.
     
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  24. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident

    Yep, the interview should be a sticky and new folks encouraged to take the time to at least read it.
     
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  25. tootull

    tootull John Norman

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    :cool: (hums opening guitar riff) you know that song, “Aqualung”, right? :laugh:

    Thanks for the link. :cheers:
     
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