Funny that Vapor Trails was brought up. It's my least liked RUSH album for the sheer fact that it isn't a typical sounding RUSH disc. This is a case of the producer or band not making a clear decision (probably wasn't even there for the mastering) and it ruined something that could have otherwise been a decent album.

Mind you when I speak of getting the 'loud' to happen, I don't like to do it to the squish point. Especially not in the mastering stage. There are other ways to get the 'loud' and not lose the dynamics. But it has to start at step one.


Jody Whitesides
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