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Jul 19, 2010: July 2010: Classical music on Yarlung Records!

Recorded on analog tape and high definition digital audio and using customized vacuum tube microphone preamplifiers instead of a mixer, Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray mastered, re-sampled to 44.1 kz and dithered to 16 bits so that they can be played on a modern CD player. The result? Yarlung Records has brought out some of the best sounding classical music ever produced!


Jan 1, 2009: Audio Fidelity announces return of 24 Karat Gold CD series

Audio Fidelity is back in action with some amazing titles mastered in the true audiophile tradition by Steve Hoffman. Coming soon: THE DOORS/The Soft Parade (original stereo mix), THE DOORS/Morrison Hotel (original stereo mix), THE BEACH BOYS/Pet Sounds (original mono 1966 mix), LINDA RONSTADT/Heart Like A Wheel, THE BAND/Self-Titled (The Brown Album), THE CARS/Heartbeat City, ALICE COOPER/School's Out. Many more killer titles to come. Stay tuned!


Dec 1, 2008: Audio Fidelity LIVE ON VINYL series announced!

New Audio Fidelity "LIVE ON VINYL" series kicks off with The Ramones IT'S ALIVE! A two LP set that we will be mastering soon. Many more great live titles to come in this great new series all to be mastered by Hoffman/Gray.


Jan 1, 2008: More Blue Note 45 RPM and SACD madness!

Analogue Productions (the releasing arm of ACOUSTIC SOUNDS) is releasing 25 primo vintage BLUE NOTE titles on both 45 RPM virgin vinyl AND dual-layer SACD's starting this year. These are some of the best known Blue Notes, mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray from the original Rudy Van Gelder master tapes. Keep an eye out for these!


Lon Neumann of Sony Corp., Steve Hoffman and
Kevin Gray at Creedence "Green River"
SACD mastering session

(Photo by Rick Hashimoto)


Jan 1, 2008: More Blue Note 45 RPM and SACD madness!

Analogue Productions (the releasing arm of ACOUSTIC SOUNDS) is releasing 25 primo vintage BLUE NOTE titles on both 45 RPM virgin vinyl AND dual-layer SACD's starting this year. These are some of the best known Blue Notes, mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray from the original Rudy Van Gelder master tapes. Keep an eye out for these!



Lon Neumann of Sony Corp.,
Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray working on
Steve's "The Zombies Greatest Hits" SACD

(Photo by Rick Hashimoto)


Rick Hashimoto, RTI's master pressman, and Steve inspect a new metal stamper before it's put into service.

(Photo by Peter Bizlewicz)

Archived News...

Claus Cheng's Steve Hoffman info site
THE DOORS official website
Music Matters BLUE NOTE vinyl reissues
Max Raabe und Palast Orchester
Tone Audio Magazine
McIntosh Labs
Concert Fidelity
Audio Fidelity
Record Technology Inc. (RTI)
Symposium USA Vibration control
Symposium's Steve Hoffman pages
VAC - Valve Amplification Company
Yarlung Records
Venture Audio
Kubala•Sosna cables
Precision Audio & Video
J-Corder Custom Reel-to-Reels
TMH Audio
Sound Application
Positive Feedback
Michael Fremer's Analog Planet
Enjoy The Music
Acoustic Sounds Inc.
Elusive Disc
Music Direct
Dedicated Audio
Better Records
Popeye Animators
Jerry Beck Cartoon Brew
Glamour Girls Of The Silver Screen
Life Magazine Photo Archive
Shorpy HD photo archive
The David Sarnoff Library (NBC/RCA-Victor)
Robert Trout Remembered
Tao Of Leica-Erwin Puts commentary
Ulrich Hoffmeier-the modern Eddie Lang
Sinatra Family Forum
Joe Bennett & The Sparkletones
Action*Recon
Pacific Ocean Park (POP) History
San Fernando Valley History Site
Gerry Anderson's SUPERCAR
Remembering Wally Heider
Art Shifrin's Recorded History Museum
BBC Radio Memories
United/Western Studio History
The Goon Show
American Widescreen Museum
Internet Moving Images Archive
International Al Jolson Society
Basil Rathbone
Fred Darian
Nat King Cole fansite & discography
Chris Montez
Eyes Of A Generation
American Classic Television
Color Television History
In Living Color
The Avengers
Melissa Sweeney
Nancy Sinatra
Hal Blaine
Robert S. Levinson
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