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. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    geez, that's hysterical!
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  2. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Chevelle Ma Belle

    Mid Atlantic
    This is why I could never do Retail.
  3. PooreBoy

    PooreBoy Forum Resident

    Lake City, TN
    Sadly, sometimes there is no rational explanation for what people do or how they react. :(
  4. UncleHalsey

    UncleHalsey Forum Resident

    Seattle, WA, USA
    One of those "what were they thinking" decisions was utilizing a fart machine for Jackson Browne's "Walking Slow".

    Today, I was breaking in my new Schiit Bifrost 4490 board upgrade with my Grado cans, opting for the Late For The Sky SH DCC version. The 4490 really does a great job with separation and detail, and paired with the Grados, I'm in hog heaven, loving LFTS, until "Walking Slow" comes on and the separation and detail really isolates all the farting. So I am giggling like the Pink Floyd DSOTM lunatic all the way through.

    So striking--in a Beevis & Butthead way--that I almost started a thread, but thankfully searched and found the @driverdrummer comment. :)
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  5. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host Thread Starter

    Forgot this one:

    Got a complaint on the DOORS' Best Of that I did for Audio Fidelity that said the "songs were too long."

    So weird..
  6. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host Thread Starter

    And of course the classic "one complaint fits all" comment:

    "This doesn't sound like I remember it!"
  7. E.Baba

    E.Baba Forum Resident

    I guess you shouldn't have stretched them ;)
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  8. bresna

    bresna Senior Member

    York, Maine
    Do you remember this advertisement?

    They actually had returns because people said their unit was defective because it didn't expand into a full stereo.
  9. lemonade kid

    lemonade kid Forever Changing

    More compression...

  10. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits, Abbie & Mitzi: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Fact check: true! ;)
  11. hbbfam

    hbbfam Forum Resident

    Do these things even exist anymore. I had a friend with a nice stereo and magneplanar speakers. Traded it all in for a Bose Wave. Oy.
  12. Vinyl Socks

    Vinyl Socks The Buzz Driver

    DuBois, PA
    Apparently they missed the memo...
  13. FJC1966

    FJC1966 The Prestonian

    Lancashire, U.K.

    Steve, I'm hoping I've chosen the best post to request an explanation for the vocal drop-out on 'Magnificent Obsession' track 6 on the DCC Gold CD of The Very Thought Of You (GZS - 1119) - for several days after I purchased it back in 1997 I was in two minds whether or not to send the copy I'd got (from the USA) back for a replacement.....but never got around to doing anything about it.
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  14. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host Thread Starter

    First of all, you should ask on one of the below threads. (But, hint: you will find your answer already..)

    Nat King Cole "The Very Thought Of You" -New multi-channel SACD question for Steve H.

    Nat King Cole THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU SACD/45rpm from Analogue Productions
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  15. FJC1966

    FJC1966 The Prestonian

    Lancashire, U.K.
  16. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host Thread Starter

    I think it's post #47..
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  17. John Buchanan

    John Buchanan I'm just a headphone kind of fellow. Stax Sigma

    "Just as well it doesn't" would have been the perfect answer to that one.
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  18. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Island Owner

    "Songs too long", "this music is in mono"... Wow, funny and half-brainless reviews, lol.
    Wouldn't wonder if also someone bought a CD and later complained "it's too small and doesn't play well on my turntable".
  19. Joseph LeVie

    Joseph LeVie Forum Resident

    South Florida
    Well, when I worked at Tracks in the early 90’s someone did bring back a thoroughly scratched up laser disc and complained that the whole was too big and the record wouldn’t play. The fact that it cost $40 (records were<$10) and it was a movie should have tipped him off somewhat.
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  20. uzn007

    uzn007 Pack Rat

    Raleigh, N.C.
    And maybe the fact that it was shiny with no grooves.
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  21. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host Thread Starter

    "Songs are too long.." Cracked me up all over again.
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  22. radiofreedavis

    radiofreedavis Forum Resident

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  23. radiofreedavis

    radiofreedavis Forum Resident

    cool picture
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  24. pizzaland

    pizzaland Child of the 1960s

    Cleveland OH

    In the early 1970s, I worked sales for an independent distributor in Cleveland, and we had the Savoy label. LPs that our retailers returned as defective were sent back for credit - but Savoy "auditioned" each LP and would send back items (with a note!) that they found NOT to be defective.
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  25. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Chevelle Ma Belle

    Mid Atlantic
    It should be noted that this is the Stereo version of Pillow on DCC. The Mono version is sonically OK. I would put this up there in Mr Hoffman's top 5 easily. The stereo is Unlistenable except for the DCC . The Airplane was a rather complex instrumental band and so the stereo mix with separation does have value. Most of the time I prefer Mono on pop albums. But again :tiphat:. PS I bought two copies back in the day. I was so happy.

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