Discussion in 'Music Forums' started by daza152, Jan 30, 2010.
the Who ~ A Quick One
I'll do it for sure. Give me some time to get it prepared as his catalog is massive.
That';s actually a pretty well-done album. Good pickup!
Kevin, I think you're enjoying this down time with your new stuff almost as much as Fuzzy enjoyed being re-united with his vinyl a couple of weeks ago.
One of my desert isle albums (If I can only have 10....).
Certainly am. I've switched to CD now for a while.
Audioslave - s/t
Back up. It's raining here in eastern Connecticut. Guilt free down time. Starting out this session with an old classic progressive rock
lp. ELO self-titled
Benjamin Britten / London Symphony Orchestra
Britten: The Young Person's Guite to the Orchestra; Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge; Simple Symphony
The Doors - L.A. Woman
AC/DC - Back In Black
^^^^Ditto on the Keaggy/King/Dente CD...
Re: Mastering as an evolving art over the past many decades--
It is amazing to see how much a mastering engineer can do to improve the sound of a mix (and how, conversely, they could possibly do irreparable damage).
I have had ME's do helpful tweaks that made a huge difference, and one destroy a mix that made me wish my name wasn't attached...
As to re-issues/re-masters, when originally analog releases first came out as CD's, there were issues, and an obvious difference between analog/vinyl and digital/CD. But over the years, the "Loudness Wars" developed as people abused the medium, creating a second wave of "re-masters" that were not really worth much unless all you wanted was LOUD. NOW, hopefully, as the "Loudness Wars" seem to have abated, this new generation of re-masters will be on-point, NOT overly-compressed/limited, brittle, harsh, or have a significant loss of dynamic range, etc. The funny thing about all this is that digital, technically, remains the superior format (on paper), but because it has not been properly implemented, vinyl still sounds better regardless.
Also-- Beware some new/newer vinyl releases! Just because it weighs 180 grams doesn't mean it will sound awesome. There are certain mix and mastering processes that apply exclusively to vinyl production. Many of those practices (kick, snare, and bass panned center; not using an overly-loud master) have been discarded or forgotten by the younger mix and mastering engineers, and often a vinyl run is pressed without the care needed to master properly (imagine a mix and master optimized for MP3's going straight to vinyl... You don't have to imagine, that's exactly what's happened in some cases). Buyer beware.
PS-- I love this graphic. It explains a lot with minimal words!
Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs original Chrysalis green label issue
In the past couple days we have had conversations ranging from musical taste to in depth discussions of mastering. What I find interesting is the amount of knowledge being shared in crisp, concise English. This is an art that is being lost. JMHO.
Now...my musical tastes generally run to musicians who display a certain level of musicianship, i.e. how well they know their instrument and how well they execute what they are getting across. Hence, you'll see me playing excellent guitarists, pianists, and certain other instrumentalists more than others. That being said, I still like Bread...and The Clash!
Edit: If anyone posts links to music I'm not familiar with, I generally will give it a listen if I have the time. Keep those links coming. I do want to expand my horizons, even at my age.
Journey ~ Frontiers
Saw this at a yard sale last weekend and decided to grab it. I don't know the group, but I like the cover. Thought I'd give it a spin in honor of our dear departed ( on hiatus ) member, P-Man. See if you can guess the connection.
The Dixie Dregs
Night of the Living Dregs
The Best Of Sting - Fields Of Gold (1984-1994)
The free beer lp was pretty solid. Hey, who doesn't like free beer. Well..maybe Northwinds..the album is on a label called Southwinds..and they're diametrically opposed. Next up for me is Linda. Hasten Down The Winds. Lot of wind around here lately...wasn't me though.
Fleetwood Mac - Future Games
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