Monday March 21, 2011

In-depth analysis of the Pretty Hate Machine 2010 Remaster

Hotline ImageWhen The Downward Spiral was given the Deluxe Edition treatment for its tenth birthday, I did a little write-up explaining some of the differences between the audio on the 1994 CD and on the 2004 CD. When I learned that Pretty Hate Machine was also getting the remaster treatment, I thought it might be cool to do something like that again. For one reason or another, I didn't get around to it though.

Enter longtime Hotline pal and sound designer/engineer Botley, who reached out last week about doing exactly the kind of thing I was thinking of doing, but doing it much better than I think I would have been able to pull off. Read his in-depth analysis of the Pretty Hate Machine remaster here - it gets kind of technical, but hopefully you dig that sort of thing. From filtering to limiting to pre-gaps and crossfades, he pretty much covers all the bases.