SH Spotlight A few angry (but sort of funny) notes people sent me about my mastering work, imagined defects.....

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. Front 242 Addict

    Front 242 Addict I Love Physical format for my listening pleasure

    Tel Aviv ,Israel
    Look at the bright side Steve , At least there is no claim that the disc is trying to drag the listener into black magic :laugh:
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  2. bleachershane

    bleachershane Forum Resident

    Glasgow, Scotland
    Absolutely spot on. Stuns me how weak managers can be when it comes to these matters. There's genuine complaints and there's people that are (as they say on Scotland) ripping the pish. The genuine complaints are actually few and far between, and yet one manager I know constantly allows 'We'll do it as a one-off' special gestures... They're never just one-offs and the customers, let alone fraudsters, know all about how easy it is to get away with murder! You'd think management would be interested in profit protection...
  3. Front 242 Addict

    Front 242 Addict I Love Physical format for my listening pleasure

    Tel Aviv ,Israel
    Hilarious!Brilliant! LOL

    P.S . Johnny cash is one of my favorite artists, a real legend.
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  4. vonwegen

    vonwegen Forum Resident

    Which was funny, because mine actually was defective, skipped horribly all the way through. Got a replacement from the CD place in Tallahassee, no extra charge.
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  5. StephMess78

    StephMess78 Forum Resident

    I was working in a record store during the "Trip hop" trend... many people came back with their CD's: "My CD is scratched, I can hear the "clic's and pop's".
  6. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ Hearing In Stereo Since 1959

    Salem, MA

    Mr. Hoffman, I actually preferred your work in "The Master" and "Before The Devil Knows You're Dead".

  7. Evan

    Evan Senior Member

    Petal, MS
    He must of had the jambalaya last time.
  8. The Beave

    The Beave My Wife Is My Life! And don’t I forget it!

    Steve, when are you going to do Sticky Fingers and Abbey Road??
    The beave
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  9. Guitarded

    Guitarded Forum Resident



    Try convincing him of that!
  10. John Buchanan

    John Buchanan I'm just a headphone kind of fellow. Mysphere 3.2.

    It would be interesting to see what "cable guy" made of your remastering of Crosby, Stills and Nash's debut album. Reduced bass compared with the last Rhino remaster, which has overwhelming bass.
  11. TheDailyBuzzherd

    TheDailyBuzzherd Forum Resident

    Northeast USA
    I read a few of those gripes and all I gotta say is, "Tough crowd."

    I'd shoot a reply back,

    "Thanks for interest in our product. Due to the First World
    nature of your concern, we are enclosing a free one way
    ticket to Iraq, our compliments. Enjoy your stay."
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  12. showtaper

    showtaper Concert Hoarding Bastard

    Those techniques are not limited to retail customers. I see that attitude in all aspects of life these days.......
  13. qwerty

    qwerty A resident of the SH_Forums.

    I would like to know the brand name of his audiophile wire so I know never to buy it.
    I also know and understand that you are too professional and decent to share that info.
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  14. Jrr

    Jrr Forum Resident

    I think he's just generalizing and blaming somebody he knows does remastering for the whole loudness issue. I bet he's never even heard Steve's work. I finally got a copy of the Razor and Tie comp album of 70's music from a forum member. I know all of those songs very well. They have never sounded better, and this is coming from someone that prefers vinyl by far. That is one of the few CDs I still play.
  15. Gavman

    Gavman Forum Resident

    Ha. I returned 3 consecutive CD copies of 'Use Your Illusion 1' back in 91 due to what I thought was pressing error distortion in 'Dead Horse' at the end of the intro. I later looked at the musician credits for said song in the inlay that read "Mike Clink: Nutcracker". Silly me!
  16. PretzelLogic

    PretzelLogic Does not play well with fascists or southern rock.

    London, England
    You can tell this guy is a true pro is with one his recent tweets:

    "'forever changes' one of the greatest debut lps of all time"
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  17. TheDailyBuzzherd

    TheDailyBuzzherd Forum Resident

    Northeast USA
    At the risk of flying tomatoes, I think this gripe thread
    needs one relevant Lawl.

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  18. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host Thread Starter

    Got a note asking why my mastering of the first SPIRIT album has no echo. Seems to have a lot of echo if you ask me! Weird.
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  19. DRM

    DRM Forum Resident

    Sometimes people are intimidated by those who are proficient and skilled.

    Who are able to work on high level projects.

    Which leads them to try to turn the tables.
  20. Guitarded

    Guitarded Forum Resident

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  21. Grant

    Grant Cranky! It'll happen to you too, kids!

    United States
    It makes you wonder what mastering they were listening to before.
  22. NUNZI

    NUNZI Forum Resident

    Too bad you never had the pleasure of releasing Lou Reed's "Metal Machine Music". Your notes would have been epic!
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  23. Maranatha5585

    Maranatha5585 Forum Resident

    Down South
    Whew! many of these are amazing, sad, funny, and plain ridiculous.
  24. The Album too long or song too long reminds me of that bit in the movie Amadeus when Mozart is accused of using too many notes. I find the fake Judy Garland rather troubling - shame the buyer didn't say who they thought it might have been!

    Still with all these complaints against the DCC's I'll save my money in future.
  25. Audioresearch

    Audioresearch Forum Resident

    Local cd shop in my hometown had a person bringing back an album.
    I want a refund I don't like this album. But you did not bought it here.
    Customer I do'nt care I want a refund.
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