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Re: [ARSCLIST] Pristine Audio (?!)
On 05/12/07, Marcos Sueiro Bal wrote:
> Tom & Doug,
> It amazes me how professional mastering engineers can be lured into
> over-processing. A couple of years ago I consulted for a major box-set
> re-issue and the original mastering (from a reputable house) on Cedar
> was full of digi-swish. I believe that they had just gotten the system
> and were a little knob-happy (something that I admit to be susceptible
> of when using a new piece of gear). I convinced them to back off a bit
> (although, alas, they never fixed the pitch drift).
> As these tools become more commonplace and we learn to use them, we
> can only hope that these artifacts will be a thing of the past.
I think ear fatigue is a major problem. It is very hard even for an
engineer to avoid adapting to what is coming out of the speakers after
working for an hour or two.
So you tend to keep turning the knobs a bit further.