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. Time Is On My Side

    Time Is On My Side Forum Resident

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    Steve what is your opinion on some of these Mastered For iTunes tracks? I assume you have equipment and obviously have ears good enough to tell the difference.
     
  2. Steve Hoffman

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    I don't play any, sorry.
     
  3. Time Is On My Side

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    What is your favorite album of all time, and what is your favorite mastering of that album?
     
  4. Steve Hoffman

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    Sorry, my love of recorded music goes back to stuff recorded in the 1890s. To pick one record in 110 years? Forget it.
     
  5. Steve Hoffman

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    If you have a DECCA UK 45 of it, I'm sure you can get it to sound like the London. Just compression and EQ. Not magic. The US is from a copy tape on top of all that..
     
  6. SoporJoe

    SoporJoe Top 5 Reviewer

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    Steve, is a hot dog a sandwich?
     
  7. Steve Hoffman

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    Yup.
     
  8. SoporJoe

    SoporJoe Top 5 Reviewer

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    Cheers!
     
  9. All Down The Line

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    Steve does this mean that (unlike on LP) on a case by case basis you may prefer Stones London 45's over Decca ones?
     
  10. Steve Hoffman

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    In a few cases only.
     
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  11. chacha

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    I find the mastering of a lot of the early Stones London stuff easier on the ears than some of the Decca’s.
     
  12. Steve Hoffman

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    Could be, I just like the Decca label better and the history. Impossible to find here back in the day.
     
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  13. All Down The Line

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    Impossible to find blue swirl 45's?
    N.b. I note their were some legit US picture sleeves actually made without the London logo (I have one of Paint it black) that iam told were possibly sent abroad to a UK fan club.
     
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  15. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    I've got one of these, styrofoam at it's best complete with tacky stick on label.
    [​IMG]
     
  16. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

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    I love the look of the turquoise Decca label. So cool.
     
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  17. mavisgold

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  18. Steve Hoffman

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    Master number upside down, record number right side up.
     
  19. James_S888

    James_S888 Forum Resident

    Is the Decca UK 45 from the master tape?
    or also from a copy?
     
  20. All Down The Line

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    The non logo US 45' picture sleeves were sent to Decca?
    Hard to find & who were they for, I imagine they might have been married up with UK 45's?
     
  21. All Down The Line

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    Stick on label????
     
  22. All Down The Line

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    I believe by 69' the master number was right side up also.
     
  23. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

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    April Fools' Day :nyah:
     
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  24. ...which is also the reason why all avatars are upside down this morning? Crazy!..
     
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  25. g.z.

    g.z. Forum Resident

    Hey Steve.

    Do you play traps with traditional or matched grip?
     

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