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SH Spotlight Steve's Mastering Secrets, Part II

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by salleno, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. Larry

    Larry Member

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    Ohio, USVI
    Keith, How did you come up with .8. Just curious as I have been wondering about this for some time as well as Steve's comment that it is the only slope that actually occurs in nature.
     
  2. ChristianL

    ChristianL Senior Member

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    Berlin, Germany
  3. PAB

    PAB New Member

    Location:
    FL
    Steve,

    Did you have to make any alterations on the Jolson Brunswick Rarities LP?
     
  4. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

    Great album. No, just straight transfers. Can't remember what was on there but it was sure fun to do.
     
  5. chrswlkrc

    chrswlkrc New Member

    Location:
    east coast
    Hi Steve. Just got a copy of the Ray Charles "Genius + Soul = Jazz" on DCC. What does the "Digitally rebalanced by Ray Charles" credit mean? And what role did Terry Howard play in the mastering? Reason I ask about the dual mastering credit is because I'm used to seeing only your name as mastering engineer. Thanks :)

    Oh, and the disc sounds awesome, btw
     
  6. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

    Ray, Terry and I did that, sitting side by side in Ray's studio. A fun week..

    Bunch of threads on this in my FAQ:

    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=21

    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=54

    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=163
     
  7. Hypnotoad

    Hypnotoad Active Member

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    Chicago, IL, USA
  8. chrswlkrc

    chrswlkrc New Member

    Location:
    east coast
  9. salleno

    salleno Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    So. Cal.
    Steve - would you happen to know what the compression ratio is that they used on The Beatles records over at Abbey Road for the cutting masters?
     
  10. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

    No idea. Set on "stun" most likely.
     
  11. DoctorDave

    DoctorDave Forum Resident

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    Dublin, Ohio
    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  12. Steve Hoffman

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    Dave,

    You're up at four am?

    No, wait, I'M UP AT FOUR. Arggh!!!
     
  13. salleno

    salleno Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    So. Cal.
    You're not the only one. :righton:
     
  14. DoctorDave

    DoctorDave Forum Resident

    Location:
    Dublin, Ohio

    4am is good news/bad news.......it's quiet and you can get a lot done without interruptions.....but it's also 4am!!!!! I've been there, Steve.:wave:
     
  15. Grant

    Grant Life is a rock, but the radio rolled meeeeee!

    Location:
    United States
    I gotta go to work.
     
  16. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

    :confused: I'll call the Times and have them clear the front page!
     
  17. Beattles

    Beattles Forum Resident

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    Florence, SC
    Mastering question. When cutting an LP from different song masters, are they editted into a single tape to cut the acetate "disc at once"?
     
  18. mudbone

    mudbone Gort Annaologist

    Location:
    Canada, O!
  19. John Carsell

    John Carsell Forum Resident

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    Northwest Illinois
  20. mudbone

    mudbone Gort Annaologist

    Location:
    Canada, O!
    :thumbsup:

    I only handle the important stories.
     
  21. Steve Hoffman

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    Three ways to do it:

    Edit all the songs together in proper order from master reels.

    Use two machines, each set up correctly and go back and forth, live, cutting a side.

    Make a 30 ips 1/2" flat safety and cut from that.

    I've done it all three ways.
     
  22. Beattles

    Beattles Forum Resident

    Location:
    Florence, SC
    I guess it depends on the tapes. How was the DCC Pet Sounds done?
     
  23. Wilkie

    Wilkie New Member

    Location:
    Richmond, VA, USA
    Preparation to lacquer cutting from multiple sources

    Steve, do you recall if all 4 sides of the 2 DCC LPs of Linda Ronstadt's Greatest Hits were prepared by just one of these methods...or was it a combination? Any details in this area would be interesting to learn.
     
  24. Another Side

    Another Side Forum Resident

    Location:
    San Francisco
    Interesting. It never occurred to me that they would have done that. How common was this practice?
     
  25. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

    I think I invented it. Yikes, what a pain.
     

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