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In the spirit of a conversation I recently had, and an opportunity I missed out on like half an hour ago, I'm going to talk about Led Zeppelin 2, and the importance of mastering as an extension.
In 1969, a young mastering engineer named Robert
Ludwig was chosen by Led Zeppelin to master and cut their new album Led Zeppelin 2 for the US plants. Robert was a prodigy, and did exactly what the band wanted: He cut the record hot, gnarly, and fucking loud. Listening to his record sounded like the band was in the room with you cranked up to 11, and Zeppelin loved it.
Only problem was that he cut it so loud, when Atlantic
Founder Ahmet Ertegun gave a copy of the record to his niece and she put it on her cheap turntable, it rocked so hard she couldn't even play it. It wasn't capable of tracking a record with such full dynamic range and bass response. The founder freaked out and stopped the presses, moving forward by cutting it quieter and with less bass. But, a few got out there, and they are widely considered the single greatest sounding copies of Led
Zeppelin 2 in existence: and the copy every zeppelin collector wants. Aka, they're worth a good bit of money.
Somewhere in the couple hundred dollar range depending on condition. They are referred to as the "Robert Ludwig hot mix."
Identifying the record is actually very easy. First, check that the catalogue number on the sleeve says SD 8236.
Once you have then, then you want to check the deadwax. If it has an "RL" most of the time with an "SS"
next to it, you've got a Ludwig.
Now that you know, make sure to keep an eye out for these. They're getting harder to find every day, and they're going to get more expensive. If you love this album, this is the copy you want.
I made this post because I missed out on one being sold for $25 online. Somebody else just got to it first, I was busy taking a final. Anyway, I'll be done with this semester soon, so I might actually get to selling and stuff. I'll keep ya'll updated. Thanks again for the subs guys, I just love getting to share this stuff with ya'll
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In the spirit of a conversation I recently had, and an opportunity I missed out on like half an hour ago, I'm going to talk about Led Zeppelin 2, and the importance of mastering as an extension. In 1969, a young mastering engineer named Robert Ludwig was chosen by Led Zeppelin to master and cut their new album Led Zeppelin 2 for the US plants. Robert was a prodigy, and did exactly what the band wanted: He cut the record hot, gnarly, and fucking loud. Listening to his record sounded like the band was in the room with you cranked up to 11, and Zeppelin loved it. Only problem was that he cut it so loud, when Atlantic Founder Ahmet Ertegun gave a copy of the record to his niece and she put it on her cheap turntable, it rocked so hard she couldn't even play it. It wasn't capable of tracking a record with such full dynamic range and bass response. The founder freaked out and stopped the presses, moving forward by cutting it quieter and with less bass. But, a few got out there, and they are widely considered the single greatest sounding copies of Led Zeppelin 2 in existence: and the copy every zeppelin collector wants. Aka, they're worth a good bit of money. Somewhere in the couple hundred dollar range depending on condition. They are referred to as the "Robert Ludwig hot mix." Identifying the record is actually very easy. First, check that the catalogue number on the sleeve says SD 8236. Once you have then, then you want to check the deadwax. If it has an "RL" most of the time with an "SS" next to it, you've got a Ludwig. Now that you know, make sure to keep an eye out for these. They're getting harder to find every day, and they're going to get more expensive. If you love this album, this is the copy you want. I made this post because I missed out on one being sold for $25 online. Somebody else just got to it first, I was busy taking a final. Anyway, I'll be done with this semester soon, so I might actually get to selling and stuff. I'll keep ya'll updated. Thanks again for the subs guys, I just love getting to share this stuff with ya'll Ne %