Beatles remasters soon available on vinyl Reply #75 – 2012-10-05 19:47:35 Quote from: 2Bdecided on 2012-10-05 10:16:48You can hardly blame them. Some mastering engineers are 100% honest about what they do, and audiophile people turn their noses up at it. Same processes and results from other engineers, but because they claim to have done none of these "dirty" things, audiophile people praise them.Yes, I've seen lately a lot of skepticism about the very process of mastering when it boils down to it. Some vehemently hate the idea of compression, some seem to think virtually everything sounds artificially bright, that original Japanese Dark Side of the Moon is supposed to be so grand because it's allegedly a completely flat digitization of the tape (copy) the company had, as if it was perfect after mixing and mastering would just ruin it. There are indeed bad masterings and destructive practices, but some people really want to throw the baby out with the bath water.Quote from: krabapple on 2012-10-04 20:49:44It occurs to me that I own a number of MFSL CDs....and in a few cases I also have 'standard issue' versions to compare to. For many, I don't. Perhaps we could crowd source this, and test lore against data. For a given MFSL mastering, decide on a track to compare, and generate a frequency plot for the MFSL and other versions, using a standard FFT setting. I would use Audition to do this; don't know what other applications are out there...This is a fantastic idea!