December 10th, 2008 by sqb
The transfer on the new CD (and the 24/96 stereo version on the new DVD) is in my humble opinion the best transfer of the master tape that I created in 1970. It was done by Steve Hall. We were in communication for the whole mastering process for the surround. I’m not sure how much was done if at all to my stereo master. It didn’t really need much.
Bit perfect 24/96 PCM is my gold standard, and what I work in. Anything made from that was a mastering job and the decision of the record company, but I favor DVD-A anyway, with a dts backup track.
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December 11th, 2006 by sqb
I thought some site visitors might like to check this out – an “interactive” display of the studio setup and mic selection used on IICORMN. It would have been extremely inappropriate for me to whip out a camera during the recording itself, but afterwards was fair game….
mic setup for a typical IICORMN and PERRO session
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Pretty basic and funky eh? Well, to give you an idea of the anarchy, the studio was in use in the afternoon, so often the setup had to go up from scratch, and in this case they didn’t wait for the mics to be set up neatly. Musicians were already in place and rockin’, so they got mic’d where they sat (including the drums), which meant I couldn’t walk in there afterwards and set up gobos anywhere. Fortunately, the drummers could play dynamically.