[Grief] Remasters as CD + DD too

s. borges sergio433 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 25 02:26:10 PST 2011


Interesting note. Thanks for the detailed explanation - cheers, s.

2011/2/25 Jon Whitney <turbid at turbid.com>

> The mastering for CDs versus vinyl has changed significantly in the
> last 25 years.
>
> Back in the '80s through the early '90s everyone was accustomed to
> mastering for vinyl: you would have to lower the bass frequencies in
> the mastering because due to the way that the record players output
> the sound to the tuner, amplification is involved. So when they would
> master recordings, they would actually lower the bass in the mix. You
> can tell when you compare '80s CDs and remastered versions from the
> last decade.  Simply boosting the bass from a CD from the '80s isn't
> going to make the sound better or more real, however, thus taking a CD
> from the '80s and trying to remaster it for todays standards isn't
> going to result in a truly accurate sound (imagine blowing up a
> picture that has already been shrunk - it's just not quite right). You
> would truly need to go back to the original tapes and along with
> tweaking the EQ to account for the limitations of the recorded medium,
> make the levels loud enough to be close to the volumes that the
> majority of CDs are at these days.
>
> I'm sure there are other people who can explain this better and maybe
> some good sources on the net but these days you would probably deliver
> something quieter to the LP than to the CD so you'd have to take into
> consideration the amplification that's going to take place. Then it's
> up to the guy who's doing the plating and mastering of the physical
> product to ensure no clipping or essing happens. Then he sends you a
> couple test pressings and you need to hear from start to finish, from
> the outside to the inside to make sure things remain constant.
>
> I am inclined these days to think that CD is now the best medium to
> hear most styles of music, now that everybody is used to mastering a
> CD first, especially when you've got material with a lot of quiet
> parts and drones and such.
>
> I'm looking forward to hearing CD remasters.
>
> I'd also prefer the LPs to come out on CD as they were originally on
> LP - those bonus tracks from the original CD issues were great and all
> but they were all jostled around and didn't fit in with the flow IMHO.
> Maybe follow up with a singles only collection (in chronological order
> of course!) and not some cheesy "best of."
>
>
>
> On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 8:27 PM, Grant Regnaert <tripreset at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I think you are right, but I am not sure. I was just assuming that he
> would
> > remaster the vinyl and the CDs seperately.
> >
> >> From: hex at blueyonder.co.uk
> >> To: grief at hollyfeld.org
> >> Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 01:16:26 +0000
> >> Subject: Re: [Grief] Remasters as CD + DD too
> >>
> >> I might be way off the mark here but - aren't CD & vinyl mastered
> >> differently?
> >> If the remastering is for vinyl then it wouldn't be that great on CD? -
> >> anyone?
> >>
> >> DIL23
> >> :)
> >>
> >> On Friday 25 Feb 2011 00:58:36 Grant Regnaert wrote:
> >> > Sweet!! Well, I'll definitely be getting the remastered CD's, then. My
> >> > Mute
> >> > CD's, remastered by CC, 20 years ago, still sound great, IMHO; So I'm
> >> > really looking forward to hearing these ones! : )
> >> >
> >> > > Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 14:13:30 -0800
> >> > > From: swindonbakery at gmail.com
> >> > > To: grief at hollyfeld.org
> >> > > Subject: [Grief] Remasters as CD + DD too
> >> > >
> >> > > According to CC tweet, apparently the new TG vinyl remasters will
> also
> >> > > be available as CDs and downloads...
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