Audio Engineer: Metallica's Latest Album Sounds Better on Vinyl

Ian Shepherd, the same Mastering Engineer that claimed Metallica's latest album sounds better on Guitar Hero III » 10/17/08 7:20pm 10/17/08 7:20pm, has and said that even the vinyl version sounds better than the CD. Keep in mind that the heavily distorted tracks on the album are the result of an editing process that sacrifices dynamic range for an…

iPod Taking Some of the Blame for Problems with Metallica's 'Death…

If you purchased Metallica's new album Death Magnetic » 9/25/08 4:20pm 9/25/08 4:20pm, you may have noticed that it . But don't blame Metallica, producer Rick Rubin or mastering engineer Ted Jensen—the real culprit here is Apple and their dammed iPod. While the "loudness wars" have been going on since the late '80s, the development of digital music…

Audio Engineer Claims that Metallica's Latest Album Sounds Better on…

Mastering Engineer Ian Shepherd » 9/17/08 6:40pm 9/17/08 6:40pm is among those who believe that the distortion Metallica fans have been complaining about since the release of is not present in the . As he notes: "In comparison, the released CD version is - to coin a technical phrase - smashed to f**k." So who or what is to blame here? Shepherd…