On Jul 13, 2013, at 3:13 PM, Steven Smolian wrote:
At one point I was working on a classical reissue project that had to be
mastered, by contract, by the Capitol engineering staff in the U.S. What I
sent out and what I got back were quite different- less bass from Capitol
and more compression.
In 1989 I leased a classical recording made in 1970 from EMI in London for release on CD. There had been a digital transfer, issued on an Angel LP in the USA, but not on CD, and I asked EMI to find that so I wouldn't have to pay for a new transfer. They faxed Hollywood and back came a transfer of some old safety copy or something: unusable. They told me in London that no matter what they asked for from Capitol it was never right. We made a new transfer in the basement at Abbey Road.