Best "mastered" albums of the decade? - Page 13
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The first one that comes to mind is the (terribly long overdue) Chinese Democracy album by GNR. I was expecting a disasterous brickwall, but Bob Ludwig did a fantastic job with it (IMO). Both the cd and the vinyl sound really, really good sound quality/production/mix wise. The downside is of course it may be a little 'too' polished, as it's a bit multilayered ala Queen and so sometimes sounds are just jumping out of every conceivable direction.
i have heard people mention brickwall when it comes to mastering but have no idea what they are referring to - can someone enlighten me -
It's a shame that most recently released albums are so compressed on CD. If I am lucky I can find the vinyl, but that's not always the case.
These albums (vinyl) I listened a lot:
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
The National - High Violet
both CDs are compressed.
I also liked the album from Florence and the Machine - Lungs, but never found the vinyl and the CD is too compressed to listen to a lot.
Is the 50th Anniversary edition from the album Miles Davis - Kind of Blue the same as the legacy?
Edited by s0lar - 5/24/12 at 3:59am
What I can do is just visually control the dynamic range, but that only says something about that part of the mastering.
Yes the whole album is clipping there are certain parts that dont go into the red like the first 11 secs of Obstacle 1 the drums are causing the clipping making the the whole mix very harsh to listen to.
Thanks, I thought so. And there I was, with my new high quality gear, eagerly waiting to hear how that album would sound... and it sounded bad! The curse of headfi and bad mastering strikes!