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

    No, sorry. I wish..
  2. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    ohio too.
  3. bmoregnr

    bmoregnr Forum Rezident

    1060 W. Addison
    I don’t think we ever heard anything definitive. It’s above my pay grade but I’d point you to an expert on this material giving his thoughts in response to the mastering engineer’s request for input; seems like tape copies from around the globe with some good needledrops The Mamas & The Papas: Complete Singles - 50th Anniversary Collection - 2 CD Set (Real Gone Music)*
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  4. Russ Gary

    Russ Gary Engineering Legend

    me too
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  5. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your Host Your Host Thread Starter

    Hey, Russ!
  6. noladaoh

    noladaoh Forum Resident

    I have your DCC remaster of Hotel California. That record, particularly the title track opening including the drums, has always sounded a little soft or slightly out of focus to me no matter the gear I’ve used. Is it just me?
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  7. Russ Gary

    Russ Gary Engineering Legend

    Howdy. Enjoy the holidays!
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  8. thxphotog

    thxphotog Camera Nerd

    Los Angeles, CA
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  9. Time Is On My Side

    Time Is On My Side Forum Resident

    Madison, WI
    @Steve -

    What is your favorite version of Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon?
  10. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

    Scranton, PA
    I'll take this one.

    I've said it before and I'll say it again; there is no such thing as a poorly mastered Pink Floyd disc.
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  11. 2trackmind

    2trackmind Forum Resident

    Isn't the redbook layer of the SACD poorly mastered? I've never heard it myself, but I've read many posts where people have condemned it.
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  12. mdm08033

    mdm08033 Forum Resident

    The red book layer is the only bad version out there.
  13. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

    Scranton, PA
    Okay, one.
  14. mdm08033

    mdm08033 Forum Resident

    That's okay, it's easily forgotten when Japan for the world black face Harvest issues are relatively common. I was lucky enough to acquire one at used bin prices ages ago. I've heard four or five common masterings of Dark Side and none of them are bad except the one.
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  15. AleYeah

    AleYeah Forum Resident

    Greenville, SC
    I drive a Jeep with the top and doors off whenever I can, so I need all the loudness I can get! :agree:

    Seriously, though, an interesting tidbit. Thanks for the reply.
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  16. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your Host Your Host Thread Starter

    When my Mustang top is down it seems to actually help the sound in there. I have this "Shaker 1000" system in the trunk that turns the entire car into a boombox. I feel like a teen.
  17. shokhead

    shokhead Forum Resident

    Long Beach,SoCa
  18. snkcube

    snkcube Forum Resident

    San Francisco, CA
    Will you also be mastering albums for SACD anytime soon?
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  19. peter

    peter Senior Member

    I can only dream about what an SH mastered DV would sound like....
  20. Hymie the Robot

    Hymie the Robot Forum Resident

    The quad version on Blu-ray isn't mastered very well either...
  21. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

    Scranton, PA
    So apart from the redbook layer on the SACD and the quad mix on the Immersion BluRay, there are no bad sounding Pink Floyd discs.

    (This is going to be a full blown Monty Python homage, isn't it?)
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  22. tlake6659

    tlake6659 Forum Resident

    What's wrong with the quad mix mastering?
  23. ChristianL

    ChristianL Forum Resident

    Berlin, Germany
    I used this EQ setting for the first Mamas & Papas album and it works very well. Thanks for mentioning it.
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  24. Hymie the Robot

    Hymie the Robot Forum Resident

    I just think it could be improved greatly. I am glad to have it, and the mix is amazing, but I would like to hear it remastered with more effort and rereleased. Possibly on SACD.

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