SH Spotlight Recording and Mastering Questions---Answered here. Any more?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. g.z.

    g.z. Forum Resident

    Hey Steve,

    How many "Wesson oil" vinyl transfers have you poured
    besides Dick Dale And The Del-Tones' Miserlou?
    :)
     
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  2. Steve Hoffman

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    Well, did some Al Jolson that way, plus a few other 45's that I can't recall. Wait... Trickle Trickle by the Videos, Surfin' Bird by the Trashmen, and some other oldies where the tape was lost. Liquid Freon works. Sometimes just water works.
     
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  3. Steve Hoffman

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    Yeah, SHE'S LOOKING GOOD by Roger Collins, that was Wesson Oil. I'll think of the rest today probably. Wait, TWINE TIME, Alvin Cash and the Crawlers.
     
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  4. g.z.

    g.z. Forum Resident

    Everytime the Pulp Fiction opening credits roll
    I always picture a spinning vintage 45 covered in
    vegetable oil.

    :thumbsup: Love TWINE TIME.
     
  5. Steve Hoffman

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    Yeah, they used our version!
     
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  6. Dan Steely

    Dan Steely Forum Resident

    So what's the logic in playing records wet? When do you used it and why does it work?
     
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  7. Remote Control Triangle

    Remote Control Triangle Well-Known Member

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    Apologies if this question has already been asked, but what would you say are the top 5 BEST sounding records of all time? Best mix, mastering, pressing, the whole nine.
     
  8. Jeff Carlson

    Jeff Carlson Active Member

    Location:
    Tacoma
    Did you hear the remastered file, or just automatic no go?
    Question....... I record at home with a Tascam dp24, (probably a joke to SH, lol)was wondering if you could recommend how to get a vocal sound in the ballpark of Pink Floyd (Pigs three different ones) particularly the lines -"You're nearly a joker, almost worth a quick grin"

    I should probably experiment, but thought I'd ask anyway...Peace
     
  9. Okay, maybe I missed this elsewhere...why did you need to use Wesson oil to master these? I presume the source was a record, not a tape?
     
  10. Paul Saldana

    Paul Saldana Forum Resident

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    I dig it!
     
  11. Paul Saldana

    Paul Saldana Forum Resident

    Location:
    Hallandale Beach
    The 2012 reissued remix of 'Star Trek - The Motion Picture', taken from the 1979 analog multis, is just astonishing sounding. I heard a sample on the Pono and had to buy the reissue. A really fantastic Bruce Botnick recording.
     
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  12. latheofheaven

    latheofheaven Active Member

    Seems to be a recurring theme here... Hmmm... I wonder if this could be the key to Mr. Hoffman's secret methods...?
     
  13. Grant

    Grant A Musical Free-Spirit

    Location:
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    I think he means the things he tried, with a little kidding thrown in.
     
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  14. EddieVanHalen

    EddieVanHalen Forum Resident

    I pre-ordered it on April 2012 and I agree with you, it sounds outstanding, the original album which was tracked and mixed-down on Sony digital equipment pales in comparison.
     
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  15. indy mike

    indy mike Forum Pest

    Wasn't Shake a Tailfeather on Toga Rock 2 a needledrop?
     
  16. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your Host Your Host Thread Starter

    Yeah.
     
  17. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa I'm a "Citizens For Boysenberry Jam" Fan

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    Are these the ones used in the Rhino box o soul?
     
  18. Steve Hoffman

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    No idea.
     
  19. Grant

    Grant A Musical Free-Spirit

    Location:
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    It's a needledrop everywhere you go.
     
  20. Shivermetimbers

    Shivermetimbers Forum Resident

    Location:
    UK
    Great thread.

    Steve - are there any particular trends and/or technological developments that you see shaping future music recording/production? If so how? Perhaps different for mass-market and audiophile-type material.
     
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  21. jason202

    jason202 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Washington, D.C.
    Hi Steve,

    Are there any instruments, unusual or otherwise, that are exceptionally difficult to capture accurately on tape?
     
  22. Steve Hoffman

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    Pianoforte.
     
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  23. George P

    George P Our DJ's Better Than All These Bands!

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    NYC
    Was going to say that earlier, but it's your thread.
     
  24. petercw2

    petercw2 New Member

    Location:
    dallas, tx
    thank you - were the copies adjusted to accommodate the sonic capabilities for the different formats? I've heard ones for cassette would be limited, since the format was limited, to speed up production.
     
  25. Steve Hoffman

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    I'll answer you if you change your Avatar..

    The submasters were always cut flat and furnished to the cassette duping place. The cassette duping place then made a bin running master to dupe the cassettes at high speed. That part of the process doesn't make fun reading so I'll stop here..
     
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