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THE QUEEN STUDIO COLLECTION PT.2: THE ENGINEERS - The Audiophile Man
The first part of this feature addressed a detailed review of the Queen vinyl box set but this section focuses on the engineers behind the production. Paul Rigby talks to Mastering engineer, Bob Ludwig, half-speed mastering engineer, Miles Showell and Rega boss and engineer who created the Queen turntable, Roy Gandy. “From my point of view, I was flattered to death. It was such a British product. There were so many great British mastering engineers to choose from so to even reach across the Pond to give me a try… To be working on Queen materials was ‘Wow!’” So said Bob Ludwig, who was chosen as the principle Mastering Engineer for this box set from a pack of well known names who were all asked to master the sample Queen track, Another One Bites The Dust, as a an audition piece. Queen then blind tested each received master disc and chose the one for them. Ludwig was the winner but he thanks Tim de Paravicini for his assistance, “I used his electronics. I think that helped, in this case. I do have lots of electronics to choose from, though: at least six different kinds here. I didn’t use the Paravicini electronics for most …