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ARSCLIST  March 2006

ARSCLIST March 2006

Subject:

Re: 0.1 dB

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Marcos Sueiro <[log in to unmask]>

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Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 28 Mar 2006 09:16:04 -0500

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Makes sense to me!!

Marcos

--On Saturday, March 25, 2006 2:44 PM -0500 Bob Olhsson <[log in to unmask]> 
wrote:

> Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> While not disagreeing with your premise, I have seen 1970s mastering
>> notes shoved into the tape box that had 0.1 dB step attenuator
>> settings on mastering equalizers. I suspect in those days they were
>> made with Daven step-attenuator (or similar) controls.
>
> I should step up and say that I was the mastering engineer involved in
> Lou's project. Lots more was undoubtedly changing than simply a tenth of
> a dB.
>
> There are very few devices or software routines that only change the
> parameters on the front dial while leaving every other aspect alone. In
> fact it's rare for the frequencies and gain settings to be all that exact
> including variations from unit to unit with hardware devices.
>
> In this case, I heard a tiny change of the sort where I generally avoid
> introducing a signal processor. This was why we did a quick informal
> blind test. When I couldn't fool any of us in five or six tries, I
> accepted that she was hearing something we probably ought to go with.
>
> --
> Bob Olhsson Audio Mastery, Nashville TN
> Mastering, Audio for Picture, Mix Evaluation and Quality Control
> Over 40 years making people sound better than they ever imagined!
> 615.385.8051    http://www.hyperback.com



Marcos

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