No one outside of the American deep south says "sweet tea" — or, even dumber, if you want a glass of tea that doesn't contain a pound of sugar, that is known, not as simply "tea" or "iced tea" but as "unsweet tea." You won't hear it referred to as "sweet tea" even in Texas, and I find it hard to believe that anyone in Canada would even know the term, or even desire to drink the awful stuff if they did.
"John Morris" writes identically to Kaa the Fake or whatever the alleged kid is calling himself now. I still say it has Hoffman's stamp all over it.
"Desiring and then acquiring an expensive watch is prima facie evidence you are a cunt." — Steve Albini
We always check how the mix sounds in mono. In fact many engineers will make a mono mix first. No EQ, compression or effects. Then EQ and compression is added per channel if needed. And then effects sends. Finally panning will be last.
Mono compatibility for a stereo mix is a common studio practice. But regardless the mix was meant to be heard in stereo. Listening to a dedicated stereo mix in mono is the same as watching Star Trek in Black and White. Many did back in the 60's and 70"s and enjoyed it but colour was the intent and that is the way you should watch it.
Agreed. Unfortunately Jimmy loved compression..I am sure we all know the story about how he heavily compressed the drums on "When Levee Breaks."
The full drum sound was achieved by two microphones hanging from the ceiling down the hall from the studio and then compressing the cheese out of the drum track. It is more than compression but it gives the song the sound it needs. I love it. Others may.
I have always thought the drums on ELO and Zeppelin records could have sounded better.
Is there a sane human that has a problem with the sound of the drums on Led Zep records? This is weird.
Post by Digestive Biscuit on Oct 17, 2019 17:15:31 GMT
Continuing in "Just a reminder, if you have a misunderstanding with a moderator..."
You know, Our Host isn't the only trustworthy remaster engineer in the firmament. We're just brand loyalists.
Yes they are other good remastering engineers that can put out a good remaster. But Steve would never make a loud over compressed CD. Whereas the other good engineers would if the client asked and pushed for it. After 18 years in the business I can tell you Steve is rare. They are two others I can think of .
People have short memories. Mastering was neccessary because the vinyl medium required it. That's why they were all these EQ and compressed copy tapes for cutting. I remember Uncle Jack getting all excited about the compact disk:
"No more fiddling with the tape. Now the consumer will hear the master. The actual mix. No reduction in bass and no compression. Even the most low bass heavy super bright mix the consumer will now hear. No more analog limitations...And now we can put the kick and bass wherever we want. Just like we did back in the late 60's..."
That dream didn't last long. Yes, most masters need some work..But 5 db is not some work. It is adding a new bathroom to the house.
Post by Digestive Biscuit on Oct 17, 2019 22:41:47 GMT
Still posting from the Forum Business section:
I love Air Suppy and yet lots of people hate Air Suppy. And that's o.k. One episode of the Simpons called them , "Crap Rock." Ballads are part of Rock. So that is bizzare. Still taste in music are personal. Say I was a fan a Foo Fighters. Maybe I am. Should I now get offended? NO, that is what little kids do. This isn't high school where we argue over bands. This is an audiophile forum. We are adults here. If a member doesn't like a band then that's his choice. It is not our job to go around saying how every band is great.