Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by robertk, Jul 3, 2017.
Great interview by John Seetoo. Thanks, Bill, for the links!
Funny the public loves high definition video for their TV and movies but will accept diminished audio quality with their music.
Great interview! I've been a member here since 2009. It's been an invaluable source of information for a very important hobby (for me ) I probably have not gone more than a week without checking in to see what's up @ the forum. My collection and equipment configuration have undergone some changes since then and I'm glad for it. Keep up the good work.
Loved It! Thanks to all.
I'd like to think that @Sid Hartha's avatar is Rod McKuen if not Rod himself. I'd be wrong, but I'd still like to think this.
Thanks for sharing... nice interview!
The vinyl equivalent is well worth owning too (if anyone here still doesn't have it). Tracks are the same but the cover is different.
That was a nice read.
An excellent read. Well done!
All I got out of it is that Steve doesn't like the new Sgt. Pepper remastering...
Seriously though, thanks for sharing the interview, very enjoyable!
Wish all US political interviewers did the research & asked follow-ups like John Seetoo!!
"See to(o)" that happening!!
Would be great for "all" of US!!
Great interview. I never heard the Aqualung anecdote before. Today I learned!
I’ve worked on thousands of albums: Buddy Holly, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, The Doors, The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra…and the list goes on and on. And you know, I’ve had that same sound in my head, ever since I was young, so that really hasn’t changed. It’s always been…almost the opposite of every other mastering engineer out there. (laughs)
This was a good read indeed. I did not know about the edit on Aqualung. While I enjoyed many Steve mastering projects over the years Aqualung was the first that set his work miles apart instead of far apart.
By the way, does the Audio Fidelity of Santana Lotus have the 4.0 mix also or just the 2.0 mix? Thanks.
Fantastic interview; not only was our very own SH riveting, but the interviewing asked some great questions.
Dynamite - thank you!!
Reading part 2 tells us quite a bit about SH's philosophy. And I mean that as a compliment. This passage is key to me:
"If there’s a solo instrument, for example – John Coltrane’s saxophone or Creedence – John Fogerty’s vocal – if there’s one instrument that’s supposed to sound lifelike, I work on that instantly. If I can get John Coltrane’s sax to sound like he’s right in the room, I let everything else fall where it may."
That was really good, I read the whole thing.
Really enjoyed this, thanks.
Awesome, some golden nuggets in there. Especially:
"...Look, you’ve just bought a Bruce Springsteen album. You didn’t buy the Springsteen drummer album. This is HIS album. You want him to sound like a human being. The drums on “Born to Run” are never going to sound good, no matter what you do, so just give it up. Make sure he sounds like he’s standing there, and then – stop. Don’t do anything else. ..."
This thought will have an immediate impact on how I approach mixing and mastering in my little home studio.
Hopefully part three will shed some light on "Who sang the ahhs?"
A great interviewer and a great interviewee make for a fantastic read. Thanks for sharing the links.
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