SH Spotlight I'm asked stuff: Favorite mastering engineer, best BOSTON CD, best TRAVELING WILBURYS CD, etc..

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    Never grow weary, the trick is to fall in love a little with the music that you're working on. Each and every project. Works like a charm. Even with Korean Rap.
     
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  2. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    Haven't heard any of them. Send them right along!
     
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  3. Leviathan

    Leviathan Forum Resident

    Location:
    461 Ocean Blvd.
    Have you ever turned a project down because you didn’t like the band and/or artist?
     
  4. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    No.
     
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  5. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    The guy who posted that pic of a pizza (can't find it now).

    Cut your pizza in fourths, then two more whacks. That's the only way.
     
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  6. jbgoode

    jbgoode Forum Resident

    My brain hurts!!!
     
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  7. g.z.

    g.z. Forum Resident

    Favorite 60s surf, soul/r&b, and pop instrumentals?
    At this moment.
     
  8. Yovra

    Yovra Forum Enthusiast

    Both here and in your 'discography'-pages I don't often encounter current artists/projects and I love the nice sounds and your mastering on Pugwash's ''Eleven Modern Antiquities''.
    What's more fun: mastering recordings from the '50s, '60s and '70s or working with newly made recordings/recording artists?
     
  9. screw_squirrel

    screw_squirrel Forum Resident

    Location:
    Paris France
    Hi Steve !
    Any recommendation about Prince ?
    Would you be interested to remaster some of his albums ?
    Any chance to hear your version of Ladies Of the Canyon ?

    My favorite from you : The Doors , Wheels of Fire, Blue, Court & Spark (Joni Mitchell)
    Cheers from Paris France
     
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  10. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    At any moment. Music of my life!
     
  11. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    The older the better!
     
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  12. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    Earliest Prince CD's are the best sounding to me.

    Ladies Of The Canyon was scrapped in favor of BLUE. The tape was toast, or getting that way, sadly.
     
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  13. TheSeldomSeenKid

    TheSeldomSeenKid Forum Resident

    Thanks for putting me in a state of depression for the day/week/month/year:(.
     
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  14. g.z.

    g.z. Forum Resident

    :thumbsup: Way to be.
     
  15. James_S888

    James_S888 Forum Resident

    Steve,
    Maybe you can answer this one:
    Your favourite pre-amp - in the 10 - 20K range?
    Your favourite power amp - mono block pair - in the 10 - 20K range?
    Your favourite speakers - in the 40-50K range. ?

    Have you heard the Paravicini EAR 509 monoblocks? A 1970s design. how good?
     
  16. James_S888

    James_S888 Forum Resident

    And maybe favourite cartridge in the 5 - 10 K range?
     
  17. noladaoh

    noladaoh Forum Resident

    Location:
    Virginia
    Do you go to the artists or do the artists come to you? Name an artists that you know to be a true audiophile.
     
  18. CBackley

    CBackley Chairman of the Bored


    Me too. I audibly gasped when I read that. And I was in a bathroom stall...AWKWARD.
     
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  19. screw_squirrel

    screw_squirrel Forum Resident

    Location:
    Paris France
    Thanks for your reply. Very sad indeed for Ladies...
    Have you ever been asked to remaster French Artists ? like Serge Gainsbourg, Charles Aznavour, Jacques Brel (he way Belgian by the way), others ?
    And what about Brazilians like tom Jobim or Vinicius de Moraes ?
     
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  20. CBackley

    CBackley Chairman of the Bored

    If you could pick a couple/few examples of best improvement between different masterings (and/or mixes) of a specific album, what would they be? For example, “version A of album XX is terrible, but listen to version B and it just opens up.”

    My wife looks at me like I’m nuts sometimes for tracking down better versions of albums that I already own. It would be great to have Steve Hoffman “endorsed” examples to share with her to prove that I’m not nuts, or at least not nuts in this specific way. :)
     
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  21. Pelvis Ressley

    Pelvis Ressley Down in the Jungle Room

    Location:
    Capac, Michigan
    I think Bradley was referring to GZS-1086.

    Ray Charles - Greatest Country And Western Hits

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  22. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    I know, me too.
     
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  23. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    I haven't heard enough of a sampling to give an opinion.
     
  24. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    Grado Labs Aeon. 6k. Kiseki Purple Heart redo, 3k.
     
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  25. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    Sadly, no. My discography is on Claus Cheng's fan page..
     

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