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Skafish album re-mastering: My 1st test listen

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Skafish album re-mastering: My 1st test listen

I have some news to report regarding the re-mastering project for the 1st Skafish album. I sent Trevor Sadler two unopened LP’s. Using state of the art audio equipment, he transferred the albums. Taking the best of the transferred tracks, he sent me a single disc to listen to. The transfer Trevor sent me is a flat transfer, meaning that nothing has been done to alter the sound, change the sound, fix the sound, EQ it, compress it, or try to upgrade it. I have been reviewing the disc extensively, listening to it on multiple stereo devices, and comparing it to a digital copy of the album I had from years ago. I am excited because what I am hearing so far is excellent.

So, what is the next step in this the process? As I mentioned in this post, I also have a reel-to-reel tape copy of the 2-Track final album mix from PS Studios. That’s where the album was recorded and mixed in 1979. This tape had been transferred to a hard drive a while back and I will be sending a copy of it to Trevor. The idea is to compare the audio quality of the current flat vinyl transfers with the tapes. Whichever source sounds better will end up being the final master. That could be the never-before-played vinyl, the studio tapes, or a combination of the two.

The re-mastering process sometimes takes longer than expected, because there are a lot of technical aspects involved. After over 35 years, I think we can all wait a bit longer to see this through in the best way possible. Of course, I will update again when there is something newsworthy to share.

In the meantime, I ask all of you to spread the word about my music in every way you can, especially on social media. Also, please make sure to follow me on Spotify because I need 250 followers to gain control of my artist account there.

When it comes to any undertaking, no one can do it all alone and I certainly don’t pretend that I can. In short, I really need your help and I ask for it with an open heart. Together, I know that we can make this happen.

I will be in touch soon,
Skafish


 

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Re-mastering project: 85% of the way there

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Skafish lp mastering project pic 4-16 resized

I just wanted to share a pic with everyone of me holding one of the two never-before-played Skafish albums that I will be using as part of the source material to be able to re-master my first album. Mastering from never-before-played vinyl will provide the most authenticity to the original recordings possible.

Especially because I am looking to re-release this record for the fans who have cherished it for over 30 years, I want to provide both the highest quality and authenticity to the project possible.

I am so excited that we are now 85% of the way there, and that we only need another $150.00 to be able to re-master the record. I am both humbled and grateful to everyone who is supporting getting this done!

If you wish to contribute to the project, you can buy me a cup of coffee.
Skafish

Pic: Glinda Harrison


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