Hip-hop / Funk
Electronic / Rock
As a mastering engineer, Steve Hoffman has worked on many classic recordings, but very few of them would be considered standard CD or LP releases. After working at MCA on reissue CDs from Buddy Holly and The Who (among others), he entered the audiophile world. He is currently a free agent, working on SACDs for Audio Fidelity and LPs for S&P Records. This is by no means a "best of" list, and I'm sure most people aren't going to rate Sammy Davis Jr. over Miles Davis, but I simply found this to be a good way to get into some of Steve's experiences and techniques. Paul McCartney McCartney (DCC Gold Disc).
Steve Hoffman (born 3 December 1953) is an American mastering engineer. In the early 1970s, Hoffman worked in radio and earned a degree in mass communications from California State University, Northridge. For the next decade, he was responsible for compiling hundreds of budget cassette releases for MCA's Special Products division. His primary focus was on jazz and big band recordings.
Steve Hoffman's trademark is what he refers to as the "Breath of Life" – recordings that are dynamic and natural sounding. Steve Hoffman and I at DCC Compact Classics' office in Northridge/CA in 1993. The original master tape of Creedence Clearwater Revival "Green River" in my hands. Hi Claus, Thanks for designing this "fan site". I'm flattered that you took the time to do it. I wish you well in this endeavor and I am grateful for your time and long-standing interest in my mastering work. I value your friendship.
University of Maryland.
Named for a cut that originally appeared on his Tumbleweed Connection album, Madman Across the Water yielded some of Elton John's earliest AOR staples. Tiny Dancer," like the previous "Your Song," was introduced and carried by John's masterful piano composition. The song's sense of longing also employed the falsetto chorus that would become as much of a trademark as his costumes.
The Copper Interview. Steve Hoffman, Part 2. By John Seetoo. And I remember the day – I was working on this jazz album, and I had my giant solid state amplifier and my JBL monitors, and what happened was, my fellow engineer, Kevin Gray, had a small pair of McIntosh vacuum tube amplifiers that he had purchased at UCLA Hearing Center. When they went solid state, they put them in a pile and sold them off for a hundred bucks.
Soccer, Food, Music & UX. And Soccer. All opinions here are mine.
Written-By – Larry Brown, Steve Hoffman
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Written-By – Robert Emenegger, Steve Hoffman
Jazz / Pop
Rock / Pop
Pop / Classical