If only for a moment.....
Well, can it ?
Can you describe what about it was so bad as to be 'wrecked' ?One just last week. Sort of a shame - It was a really decent tune, client from the past, all that stuff. But the mix was just wrecked. Actually offered to have a listen to the tracks but they never sent them in (I assume they realized that the tracks were where everything was wrecked).
It's hard to explain, but you'd know it if you heard it. Just basically "hopeless" - Seemingly layers of distortion, layers of crushing dynamics, spectrally trashed. Sounds like there was a compressor and less-than-ideal extreme EQ on everything individually. And probably Ozone (the low end was out of phase with itself) on top of that. One of those rare situations where you wonder "how would I make it like this if I needed to" and you don't come up with an answer.Can you describe what about it was so bad as to be 'wrecked' ?
I've long disagreed with that. With all the gizmos available one clearly can polish a turd. But there may well be a difference between a turd and something so badly recorded and mixed that it can't be mastered !There was a saying that the guys used over at Tweakz site: You can't polish a turd.