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bobkatz

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Re: Favorite Mastering Engineer?
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2005, 09:39:19 am »

Ronny wrote on Sun, 22 May 2005 01:16



Yes, for sure Joe Gastwirt and I've always like Glenn Meadows on the country acts.


What Glenn did on the Steely Dan boxed set should be gilded and placed on a tall statue! As the country world started to get more and more squashed and undynamic, I fear that Glenn had to succumb to that approach as much as any others. But when he was let alone to do what Glenn did best, no one could touch him, nice, beautiful, gentle touch. I second that emotion.

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Re: Favorite Mastering Engineer?
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2005, 09:44:13 am »

I can't find the message asking about my reference to Doug Sax's "liquid" channels so I'll answer it as a general reply.

I was referring to the tonal character of Doug Sax's chain. It is very pure and, to use an audiophile term "liquid". Could it be his compressor? Who knows... Doug's work is very consistent.

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Re: Favorite Mastering Engineer?
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2005, 10:12:47 am »

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Re: Favorite Mastering Engineer?
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2005, 10:20:15 am »

It's horses-for-courses, so I'm not sure if I have a definitive "favourite" ME, but I guess Stan Ricker would be a contender.

Didn't Rudy Van Gelder master many of his own recordings, and others?

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Re: Favorite Mastering Engineer?
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2005, 10:46:40 am »

In terms of pure creativity, Bob Ludwig was in a different league from anyone else I ever worked with. My ultimate mastering fantasy would be to hear what Bob would do using Doug Sax's audio signal path.

Interestingly, I understand they are both world-class trumpet players who could have easily had a high-profile symphonic performance career.

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Re: Favorite Mastering Engineer?
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2005, 12:43:59 pm »

i don't know if this is strictly limited to MEs, but i'm always happy to see things mastered at abbey road, especially chris blair. they sound almost universally great and their commitment to vinyl in this day and age is impressive.
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Re: Favorite Mastering Engineer?
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2005, 12:47:53 pm »

Poyser wrote on Sun, 22 May 2005 10:12


Errr……  

Umm……..  

Arrrrh…………  

  http://www.audiomedia.com/archive/features/uk-0599/uk-0599-d ougsax/uk-0599-dougsax.htm
 




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Re: Favorite Mastering Engineer?
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2005, 12:51:09 pm »

Bob Olhsson wrote on Sun, 22 May 2005 10:46

...Bob Ludwig was...a... world-class trumpet player who could have easily had a high-profile symphonic performance career.


I can't even count the times that, when Bob and I were working on something of mine, I had him do a last minute trumpet overdub, right there in the mastering room!
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Re: Favorite Mastering Engineer?
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2005, 01:47:13 pm »

compasspnt wrote on Sun, 22 May 2005 11:51

Bob Olhsson wrote on Sun, 22 May 2005 10:46

...Bob Ludwig was...a... world-class trumpet player who could have easily had a high-profile symphonic performance career.


I can't even count the times that, when Bob and I were working on something of mine, I had him do a last minute trumpet overdub, right there in the mastering room!

Hahahaha, very nice, Terry...
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Re: Favorite Mastering Engineer?
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2005, 04:54:48 pm »

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Re: Favorite Mastering Engineer?
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2005, 06:08:25 pm »

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Re: Favorite Mastering Engineer?
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2005, 07:12:41 pm »

some others that haven't gotten mentioned yet that have done some amazing sounding stuff -
Judith Sherman, Scott Hull, Allan Tucker

and one more for my vinyl faves - for a lot of those classic dance singles - and the man with some of the coolest scribes - Herbie Powers

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Re: Favorite Mastering Engineer?
« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2005, 08:34:33 pm »

bobkatz wrote on Sun, 22 May 2005 09:39

Ronny wrote on Sun, 22 May 2005 01:16



Yes, for sure Joe Gastwirt and I've always like Glenn Meadows on the country acts.


What Glenn did on the Steely Dan boxed set should be gilded and placed on a tall statue! As the country world started to get more and more squashed and undynamic, I fear that Glenn had to succumb to that approach as much as any others. But when he was let alone to do what Glenn did best, no one could touch him, nice, beautiful, gentle touch. I second that emotion.

BK


Yes, I agree, when we discuss fave mastering engineers we could draw many different conclusions if we are talking before the last 10 years or after, because just about everyone and everything sounded better before the loudness wars. In particular Glenn's work on the early Diamond Rio albums stand out as stellar in my book.
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Re: Favorite Mastering Engineer?
« Reply #28 on: May 22, 2005, 08:37:46 pm »

I totally agree Ronny!
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Re: Favorite Mastering Engineer?
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