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

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    It's like movie film. It breaks, loses a few frames so the correct frames are spliced in from another copy. Saves the film.

    I've patched damaged masters from: Safety copies, dupes, EQ dubs, cassette running masters, 8-track running masters, open reel running masters, LP vinyl, 45 RPM vinyl, and so on. No one ever noticed, or at least they never mentioned it..
     
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  2. spherical

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    oh..now i get it. When i hear the words "safety" in regards to tape, I think of the safety tape or leader that is put before and after the tape that has the music. Maybe it's not called safety tape, though. I do get what you are saying now, about "safety copies". thanks, Steve.
     
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  3. 420JJJazz666

    420JJJazz666 People Funny Boy

    Steve, do you know who did the MCA/Impulse 80s release of Ahmad Jamal - Awakening? It has an Artisan symbol in the deadwax but no initials.

    I know you worked on some titles in the "digitally remastered" Impulse series, and have said you went uncredited for some of them.
     
  4. Steve Hoffman

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    My friend Johnny Golden. One of the best.
     
  5. Steve Hoffman

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    A safety is just a protection copy of the original. Like a dupe negative in film or whatever. An audio safety in those days meant recording from one tape machine to another, making a flat copy or a 1:1 copy without adding any EQ & stuff. Just a straight copy of the original. Not the same as an EQ cutting master. That's a dub of the mastering moves used to cut a record so the moves don't have to be repeated, just play the EQ copy and cut your record. See?
     
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  7. spherical

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    Got it. Thanks, again.
     
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  8. phillyal1

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    I thought that I once read that George Martin attributed his hearing loss to the hard rock bands that he worked with post-Beatles :)
     
  9. Steve Hoffman

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    Loud horn monitors, bad amps that clipped, full volume all the time. Dreadful.
     
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  10. Steve Hoffman

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    I was there when it was just 50 cats and cat pee everywhere. They fixed it up later, I hear.
     
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  11. Aftermath

    Aftermath Senior Member

    Oh my! :shake:

    They did indeed fix it up. There's a giant 1950s Zenith radio in the kitchen that sounds insanely good.
     
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