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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 Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    Not many Jewish sports heroes..
     
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  2. Time Is On My Side

    Time Is On My Side Forum Resident

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    @Steve Hoffman - You mentioned trying to remaster the Rolling Stones on DCC. What would you change about the current ABKCO and SHM SACDs if you were to remaster them today?
     
  3. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    Nah, can't talk trash about stuff out there. They did their best.
     
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  4. Dave B

    Dave B Senior Member

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    That's a shame. I have both of the first two and was really anticipating Still Crazy. I love that album. I would have loved to hear your mastering.
     
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  5. keifspoon

    keifspoon Forum Resident

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    Hi Steve. I hope I'm correct, but I think you mentioned that you attended the rehearsals for the Quadrophenia tour in England in 1973? If not my apologies, but if you did do you have a recollections? Thanks!

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    "What I remember most from this is that Pete and Roger were having a fight about the mirrors that you see behind them," says Russell. "Pete's idea was they were going to project some filmed footage onto them. It was sort of avant-garde and maybe smart. Roger said, 'People come to see us, right? It should just be us against a black background.' The reality is they were both right."
     
  6. Tim Bexter

    Tim Bexter Well-Known Member

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    Hi, steve. What is your preffered mastering of Dire Straits Catalog?
     
  7. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    Not me, I wish.
     
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  8. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    The original LP's, either USA or UK. JPN SACD for Brothers.
     
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  9. gd0

    gd0 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies

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    Hey Steve

    Some months ago you asked for recommendations, in the Hardware section, for a subwoofer. Purpose was unclear, and the thread eventually fizzled.

    Presuming you don't use subs yourself, I wonder if you nonetheless found one that impressed. Make?

    Thanx!
     
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  10. Tim Bexter

    Tim Bexter Well-Known Member

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    You mean flat transfer japan remaster in 2013? I think it sounds somewhat cold. How about 1996 remaster? Isn't it fine sounding CD?
     
  11. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

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  12. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    It's OK. The master is freezing cold to begin with.
     
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  13. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    I did, yes. Thanks.
     
  14. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    I know this is a disc you recommend for anyone looking for Cher's Kapp era solo hits
     
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  15. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

    Location:
    Ohio
    Steve, this clearly one of the most interesting threads that you've ever started, thanks!

    Speaker question and believe me, I realize that it is VERY hard to recommend speakers as we all have such different hearing, but I'm still going to go out on a limb and ask your advice. I currently have five main speaker set-up's in my home and they are as follows ...

    1) Klipsch Chorus 1's with Bob Crites crossovers and diaphrams
    2) Klipsch Cornwalls from 1984, no upgrades
    3) Paradigm Studio 100 v2's
    4) B&W 805D
    5) Electro Voice Aristocrat cabinets with University 3-way drivers installed

    My question is that although I enjoy each of the above speakers for different reasons, I'm still trying to find a more perfect set for my ears. I love the clarity of the B&W 805D highs and mids, but I also love my Klipsch Chorus 1's, as I truly believe that the Bob Crites upgrades have softened the horns perfectly. My wish is for a more prominent bass for ALL of them. Not a club thumping bass mind you, but bass that seems like more a part of the actual speaker, rather than with the use of a sub, which I have never been able to nail down, when using one of those.

    Ironically, the speaker out of this batch that most of my friends seems to love the most are the Paradigm's. I agree that they are very natural sounding speakers, but again, while close, they do not reach that bottom end that I really want, without the use of a sub.

    Outside of your beloved Tannoy Dual Co. speakers, which are quite a bit unrealistic for me price wise to hunt down, do you have another speaker that you might recommend? I listen mostly to the likes of The Beatles, Sinatra, Steely Dan and The Electric Light Orchestra.

    Thanks for your time and possible advice.
     
  16. Tim Bexter

    Tim Bexter Well-Known Member

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    Korea
    Thank you!
     
  17. keifspoon

    keifspoon Forum Resident

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    Oh OK. I guess you were joking, but in the favorite photos of The Who thread you replied to that photo that you were there when that pic was taken.
     
  18. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    How are those Electro-Voice? They should sound pretty damn good.
     
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  19. douglas mcclenaghan

    douglas mcclenaghan Forum Resident

    Now that this thread has started, are you getting any sleep?
     
  20. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    Can you find where I said that? Thanks.
     
  21. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    What are your favorite overall eras of Neil Diamond's work, Steve?
     
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  22. spice9

    spice9 Forum Resident

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    New York, NY
    Since you're in the business, and something most everyone here would likely want to know...

    Is MOFI, in your opinion, heading the way of AF? Seems like they have certainly not put much product out there the last year or so...
     
  23. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

    Location:
    Ohio
    You know, the funny thing about those speakers is, that I walked into a used stereo store one day and they were playing and they sounded so great. I asked the owner what he was playing and he said that it was just XM/Sirius and my jaw hit the floor. He had those EV's hooked up to a Scott 299b tube amp and I told him that if I buy those speakers, I have to but that amp as well. $1,000 dollars later and they are in my house. The Scott now runs my Klipsch Chorus 1's and I think that they are a match made in heaven, minus that bottom end, as they just don't dip down low enough for me. I really should bring those two kids back together again, as they really were another great match. I believe that you would enjoy that set-up?
     
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  24. Tim Bexter

    Tim Bexter Well-Known Member

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    Korea
    I cannot sure which jimi hendrix CD is best sounding CD... Steve, Can You tell me which is more close to master tape? Original CD or current Remaster?
     
  25. keifspoon

    keifspoon Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Jersey, USA

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