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. shokhead

    shokhead Forum Resident

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    Saw them there in 71, 72 and 73.
    I was 18, 19 and 20 so I wasn’t judging sound but it was loud and pretty crazy closer to the stage
     
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  2. Aleksander86

    Aleksander86 Well-Known Member

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    Great thread! Thank you very much. What SACD version of Kind of Blue?
     
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  3. Espen R

    Espen R Forum Resident

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    Q to Steve:
    When AF, Analogue Productions or MoFi have some mastering done for SACD format, what happens to those high resolution DSD masters? Like MoFi that nowdays do all in quad (4x) DSD... destroyed, archived or given to the record company that licensed the stuff, or..?
     
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  4. Cool hand luke

    Cool hand luke You shoulda heard just what I seen

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    Hello Steve, curious if you've heard the RSD black friday edition of Steppenwolf's S/T in mono. It's gotten great reviews on the forum. Just wondering if you've heard it and what you thought.
     
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  5. mdm08033

    mdm08033 Forum Resident

    I think Steve is endorsing this one. Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue

    It's a single layer so it won't play in a CD transport. You'll need a SACD compatible player. My copy didn't come with a slipcase. The three channel option may be heresy around her, but I think the listening experience is sublime.
     
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  6. CraigVC

    CraigVC Forum Resident

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    Either that one, or one of the other handful of single-layer SACD variants also listed on Discogs. Some are stereo only, while others are stereo/multichannel. I don't have that multichannel one you listed (with silver slipcase); I have the gold plastic slipcase variant of the stereo/multichannel disc. I don't know if there's any difference in the data/content among these variants... perhaps they're all the same?
     
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  7. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    Original Columbia/Sony issue.
     
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  8. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    All I know is AF. Sometimes saved (just a few), usually erased.
     
  9. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    Have not heard it!
     
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  10. Plan9

    Plan9 Mastering Engineer

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    The mastering is the same on these.
     
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  11. Aleksander86

    Aleksander86 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!
     
  12. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    But I have not heard the later versions, they might be fine as well. Others will advise you..
     
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  13. Tommyboy

    Tommyboy Senior Member

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    Steve, I found a NM copy of your DCC remaster of McCartney’s Ram album. It didn’t set me back too much. The sound is terrific. Thank you.
     
  14. BRODNATION

    BRODNATION The Future Never Dies because Tomorrow Never Knows

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    If you could sit in on any four Beatles sessions what would they be and why?
     
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  15. Aleksander86

    Aleksander86 Well-Known Member

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    DCC McCartney (st), DCC Band on the Run are among my favorite CDs (or music in any format). I always impress my mom with them!

    A question: If you could work on any post-80s McCartney album, what would it be?
     
  16. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    You're welcome.
     
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  17. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    Post 80's? The Fireman..

     
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  18. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    Beats me. Never thought about it. Ain't possible so why lament?
     
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  19. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    What Country Music 'great' would you like to work on, and a specific album?
     
  20. goodboyfred

    goodboyfred Forum Resident

    Steve, of the big three British guitarist, Clapton, Beck & Page, which one is your favorite and why?
     
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  21. Freezerburn

    Freezerburn Because The World Is Flat

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    Hi Steve, what is your favorite CD version of Jeff Beck Blow By Blow?
     
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  22. BRODNATION

    BRODNATION The Future Never Dies because Tomorrow Never Knows

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    Fair enough,

    Have you heard this stereo remix of good vibrations? It was done by one of our own, and is incredible



    I think it’s astounding and way better then the official smiley smile “nearly mono” stereo mix
     
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  23. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    Nicely done.
     
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  24. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    MoFi digital.
     
  25. Freezerburn

    Freezerburn Because The World Is Flat

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    Thanks, I'll have to check it out.:righton:
     

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