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

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  1. Steve Hoffman

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  2. yasujiro

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    You prefer Moonbeams SACD to the XRCD?
     
  3. George P

    George P Only Love Can Make Love

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    Was the XRCD on the table? I thought that was a OJC or SACD thread.
     
  4. yasujiro

    yasujiro Forum Resident

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    That's why I asked ‘the best’.
     
  5. George P

    George P Only Love Can Make Love

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    That's what I am saying, in the context of the thread, those were the best.

    No, if you mean the best of any mastering, that would be something different. Is that what you meant?
     
  6. yasujiro

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    I meant to have asked the absolute best.
     
  7. Steve Hoffman

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    The best? The 45 RPM.
     
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  8. yasujiro

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    :D
    CD please.
     
  9. George P

    George P Only Love Can Make Love

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    Just found this:

    That list was helpful one day when I found a bunch of XRCDs in a local used shop.
     
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  10. Steve Hoffman

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    Moon Beams (two words on the original label copy). The OJC 1990 or the XRCD..
     
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  11. teag

    teag Forum Resident

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    For sure.
     
  12. Stat1516

    Stat1516 Well-Known Member

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    Steve,

    Why do we have no quality CCR releases with the single mixes? Would love to see your take on ‘Chronicle’ or ‘Gold’ done right.
     
  13. yasujiro

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    Who selected the Palbo titles for APO 45 that you mastered? You or anyone else?
     
  14. Steve Hoffman

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    Single mixes? Only three dedicated single mixes in the catalog.
     
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  15. Steve Hoffman

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    Not me.
     
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  16. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

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    Steve, he may have meant "the original mono single mixes", which were all released on a 2-CD set some years ago now on Fantasy called "The Singles Collection", which sadly in my opinion, was mastered badly with no real bottom end, thusly leaving the songs sounding terribly flat and lifeless.

    Creedence Clearwater Revival - The Singles Collection
     
  17. tlake6659

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    Also needlessly digitally compressed.
     
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  18. nick99nack

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    I don't think there were many dedicated mono mixes. All of the mono CCR 45s I've heard sound like fold-downs to me.
     
  19. Steve Hoffman

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    Green River had a dedicated mono mix by Russ Gary, and the flip side as well. Almost everything else was a fold, but note, songs like Proud Mary, etc. were designed to be folded to mono. JF wanted only ONE killer mix.
     
  20. uzn007

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    How does one design a stereo mix that's intended to be folded? What considerations are there?
     
  21. Steve Hoffman

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    SH Forum members, you got this for me?
     
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  24. jrice

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    Start with a mono mix and then spread it out to make stereo?
     
  25. Steve Hoffman

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    You got it, thanks.
     
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