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 Your host Your Host Thread Starter

    Great comp. The original CD sounds about the way it should, don't you think?
     
  2. konut

    konut Prodigious Member. Thank you.

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    Out of all the remasterings you've done, how many did not have any music that you didn't care for that you could not get them finished fast enough? I know you have far too much class to actually name them.
     
  3. AudiophilePhil

    AudiophilePhil Senior Member

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    San Diego, CA
    I only have the UK pressed vinyl from 1974 which sounds good.
     
  4. Dr. Winston Ramone

    Dr. Winston Ramone Shoveling smoke with a pitchfork in the wind

    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    After listening to your work on Rage Against The Machine, I would love to hear your work applied to other albums from the '90s, such as:
    - Ill Communication
    - Jagged Little Pill
    - OK Computer
    - Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness

    Are there plans to re-master other albums from the '90s?

    If not, why not? I'm a child of the '90s, so I'm curious!

    Thanks again for offering this thread.
     
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  5. g.z.

    g.z. Forum Resident

    I love the sound of tape hiss in the recording!
    Sounds like...musically.
     
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  6. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    I love me a little tape hiss period! Sounds good on my ears.
     
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  7. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host Thread Starter

    Just because I don't love the music doesn't mean I can't make it sound good. I am a professional, more or less. But I try to find something in every project to fall in love with.
     
  8. tolkev

    tolkev Rain Dog

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    Hi Steve, I work for the BSO at Symphony Hall in Boston. We are blessed to have one of the most acoustically excellent spaces for concert performances in the world. What is the best sounding (your personal favorite) room you have ever listened to music in--both professionally and recreationally? Best regards. -Kevin
     
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  9. Steve Hoffman

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    You’re standing in it! Lucky guy...
     
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  10. Kassonica

    Kassonica Forum Resident

    on a breadboard so to speak :bigeek::bigeek::bigeek:
     
  11. Done A Ton

    Done A Ton Birdbrain

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    Rural Kansas
    Made me look. I've got:
    Discreet Music
    Music For Films
    Ambient 1
    Ambient 2 - Budd/Eno
    Ambient 3 - Laraaji
    Ambient 4
    Possible Musics - Hassell/Eno
    Apollo
    The Pearl -Budd/Eno

    The last time I listened to any of them besides the Hassell/Eno, Reagan or H.W. Bush was president.
     
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  12. Steve Hoffman

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    I like Eno.
     
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  13. ElevatorSkyMovie

    ElevatorSkyMovie Forum Resident

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    Oklahoma
    Steve doesn't get to decide what gets mastered. That is up to the folks running the labels.

    If you want 90's music from them, you need to talk to them. I would assume that since not much comes out from the 90's, that means they feel they can sell more releases from other time frames.

    I do think Audio Fidelity was better about taking chances on things that other labels will not.
     
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  14. Done A Ton

    Done A Ton Birdbrain

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    Me too, the first four still get steady play here, and I love Nerve Net.
     
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  15. SteveMac

    SteveMac Forum Resident

    I have to disagree, only in that I think remastering could add needed clarity to the original mixes a bit and perhaps a little liveliness (for lack of a better term). But thanks for responding.
     
  16. jkauff

    jkauff Senior Member

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    Akron, OH
    That could be because you're missing Music For Airports. That little gem has held up quite well over the years.
     
  17. Done A Ton

    Done A Ton Birdbrain

    Location:
    Rural Kansas
    That is Ambient 1, which I listed. I don't dislike any of them, see above, I own 9 or 10 film/ambient Eno LPs. I just like ...Warm Jets through Before and After Science better.
     
  18. Grant

    Grant In holiday HELL

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    United States
    No, it was the early 90s.
     
  19. Grant

    Grant In holiday HELL

    Location:
    United States
    This has to be the saddest reality. But, when I think of all that music that still needs to make it to digital somehow, there has to be something available. I keep seeing different names on new releases or remasters.
     
  20. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Singapore
    Sorry if this has been asked or answered elsewhere, Steve, in your experience, does cables make a difference to sound? I am quite new here and somewhat surprised that many in this forum still mock at people who believe tbat cables make a difference in sound.
     
  21. Steve Hoffman

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    Of course they do.
     
  22. Jerry

    Jerry Grateful Gort Staff

    Location:
    New England
    On my bucket list was seeing a “Firebird” performance at Boston a Symphony Hall. A few years ago Salonen was conducting it and I researched what the best seats were at the Hall, acoustically. I bought seats in the Second Balcony, second row center. Heaven!!!!!
     
  23. Chazzbo13

    Chazzbo13 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Somerset, PA
    Have to admire that kind of dedication to sound...:shtiphat:
     
  24. Jerry

    Jerry Grateful Gort Staff

    Location:
    New England
    Wasn’t there also an azimuth alignment issue on “Shantytown?”
     
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  25. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host Thread Starter

    That’s what we are talkin’ about.
     
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