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. RickA

    RickA Senior Member

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    I'm to old for that now and even then I use the mill for some other undisclosed activities. :laugh:
     
  2. BwanaBob

    BwanaBob Forum Resident

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    I have that too. I rip to WAV and play stuff in my car. BSS (any version) consistently sounds low in volume and thin. Which sucks because the vinyl does sound great (I still have my copy from the 70's) and it's my favorite album.
     
  3. Espen R

    Espen R Forum Resident

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    As you see it, will there be any re-issue market left in the future for the major record companies?
    I mean, hasn’t it all been set and done? Now everyone can have all the music they want 24h a day, by streaming.
     
  4. jkauff

    jkauff Putin-funded Forum Troll

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    I'm sure he did say that. Let's ask Clapton which story is correct. ;)
     
  5. Crazysteve

    Crazysteve Senior Member

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    San Diego
    :-popcorn:
     
  6. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    Dunno. Audiophiles and collectors want the music but they want to collect it, hold it in their hand, etc. Might come back, one never knows..
     
  7. stlblues

    stlblues Well-Known Member

    Steve have you ever heard any speakers from Jim Salk, Salk Sound?
    If so what did you think?
     
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  8. Joseph LeVie

    Joseph LeVie Forum Resident

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    So, I'm embarrassed to ask this, but, back a bunch of pages to a switch to take two LA-2As from mono to stereo. The wiring looks simple enough. What kind of switch can I use? Will a simple on/off light switch do the trick? I think it's just making a connection vs no connection, but, I know nothing about switches (or much about wiring, but, it looks pretty easy).
     
  9. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    Toggle switch..
     
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  10. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    Haven't. Have them send me a pair, be glad to give a listen.
     
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  11. Joseph LeVie

    Joseph LeVie Forum Resident

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    I did say that I was embarrassed to ask. Thank you, Steve!
     
  12. Glmoneydawg

    Glmoneydawg Forum Resident

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    Damn....i should have become a mastering engineer....way to go bud:)
     
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  13. stickyfoods

    stickyfoods Well-Known Member

    Let’s hope it comes back. Question for you Steve. Was The Doors first album you did for DCC from the original master tape? Reason I’m asking is the AP version is from a safety copy. I compared it to an early cd of the first album and couldn’t really hear any improvement.
     
  14. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    Written about many times here. Can someone find? thanx
     
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  15. wellhamsrus

    wellhamsrus Duke of Earl

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    Canberra
     
  16. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

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    So, here’s a pic of my LA-2a duo. See the toggle in front? Simple as that.
     
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  17. jimac51

    jimac51 A mythical beast.

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    Toggle-great nickname of a very interesting character in the Doonesbury comic. Iraq war vet with both a war disability and a gift as a recording engineer. Husband of Alex,Mike Doonesbury's genius daughter, and father of three.
     
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  18. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    That is a great name..
     
  19. stickyfoods

    stickyfoods Well-Known Member

  20. Joseph LeVie

    Joseph LeVie Forum Resident

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    Thank you, sir! I purchased a similar looking toggle switch.
     
  21. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    So just follow the wiring diagram, should work.

    Remember, only for ganged stereo. Disengage during everything else (duh.)

    Have fun. You can use your LA/2a pair as a stereo preamp. Just turn the "peak reduction" switches all the way down to 0. It's how Ken Perry did it for years. You want compression, turn the knobs up. You just want a beautiful, creamy stereo tube preamp, turn the knobs down.
     
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  22. bherbert

    bherbert Forum Resident

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    Steve, do you like 5.1 surround mixes? Do you have any favorites?
     
  23. Aleksander86

    Aleksander86 Forum Resident

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    I got it last week, I've been listening to it and enjoying it a lot. Thank you very much Mr. Hoffman!!!
     
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  24. Hymie the Robot

    Hymie the Robot Forum Resident

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    I think he mentioned in the SACD Doors Best of that he worked on that he wasn't into it.

    With all the equipment he gets to listen to I can't imagine not being at least slightly interested in it...
     
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  25. Aleksander86

    Aleksander86 Forum Resident

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    And, if you don't mind, the same question about Wayne Shorter's Speak No evil: It is impossible for me to get the Music Matters pressings where I live, do you recommend any other in any format? Thanks in advance!!
     

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