Rolling Stones, Cream and Free Classics Remastered At Half-Speed
The half-speed mastering process is said to bring "a superior listening experience with a new level of depth and clarity."Miles Showell, one of the world's leading exponents of half-speed cutting, was in charge of the process at Abbey Road. He says: "Anything recorded in a professional studio that still sounds good, is going to benefit from being half-speed mastered. That's the beauty of it.
"You don't need the world's greatest turntables, and with a moderately reasonable hi-fi deck, something you order for about £200 or up from there, you'd easily hear the difference between a normal cut and a half-speed cut.
"If the source isn't good enough, I won't be doing it. I'm not here to try to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. I want to make sure that everything I've got is good. So, if there's no high quality source to work from, there's not a lot of point." Read more here.
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