David Cheppa

Mastering and vinyl cutting engineer who began his career in 1974. Owner of Better Quality Sound.
Mastering signature: DC BQS (may be often misread as DeBos, DeB?s, DeBφs, DcBφs, Dc365, DeRcs, DeRos, Lee Ros or similar).
He has worked for Oasis Mastering and also at Plush Vinyl, in this case the typical signature appears as DC Plush.
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MR 5013 David Cheppa - Dom Um Romao album art Dom Um Romao Dom Um Romao - Dom Um Romao (Album) Muse Records MR 5013 US 1974 Sell This Version
SLP 384 David Cheppa - Cosa Nuestra album art Willie Colon* Canta: Hector Lavoe Willie Colon* Canta: Hector Lavoe - Cosa Nuestra (Album) Fania Records SLP 384 US 1977 Sell This Version
JOAH 1001 David Cheppa - Beatle Songs From Joah Valley album art Joah Valley Joah Valley - Beatle Songs From Joah Valley(LP) Joah Valley Co. JOAH 1001 US 1980 Sell This Version
2081.1&2 David Cheppa - Ahead Of Your Time & Images album art Android A 21st Century Band Android A 21st Century Band - Ahead Of Your Time & Images(7", Single) Amp Records (7) 2081.1&2 US 1981 Sell This Version
2082.1 David Cheppa - In Tune With Tomorrow album art Android A 21st Century Band Android A 21st Century Band - In Tune With Tomorrow(LP, Blu) AMP Records (7) 2082.1 US 1982 Sell This Version
VOXX VHM 200.008, VOXX VXS 200.008 David Cheppa - Acid Visions album art Various Various - Acid Visions(LP, Comp) Voxx Records, Voxx Records VOXX VHM 200.008, VOXX VXS 200.008 US 1983 Sell This Version
T 329V1, T6-329S1 David Cheppa - Let's Get It On album art Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (Album) Tamla, Tamla T 329V1, T6-329S1 US 1988 Sell This Version
MB1009 David Cheppa - So Glad To Have The Blues album art Rod Piazza Rod Piazza - So Glad To Have The Blues(LP, Album, TP) Murray Brothers Records MB1009 US 1988 Sell This Version
S11-56854, SN-16302 David Cheppa - The Man-Machine album art Kraftwerk Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records, Capitol Records S11-56854, SN-16302 US 1993 Sell This Version
ANDA 166lp David Cheppa - Mo' Width album art Blues Explosion* Blues Explosion* - Mo' Width (Album) Au Go Go ANDA 166lp Australia 1994 Sell This Version
F016-LP David Cheppa - The Scene Is Not For Sale album art Glue Gun Glue Gun - The Scene Is Not For Sale(LP, Album) Fearless Records F016-LP US 1995 Sell This Version
TMU014 David Cheppa - Blood Of Christ album art Worst Case Scenario (4) Worst Case Scenario (4) - Blood Of Christ(7") Troubleman Unlimited TMU014 US 1996 Sell This Version
MTR-334 David Cheppa - Masonic Youth album art Scared Of Chaka Scared Of Chaka - Masonic Youth(LP, Album) Empty Records MTR-334 US 1996 Sell This Version
86462-1 David Cheppa - Dance With Me album art T.S.O.L. T.S.O.L. - Dance With Me(LP, Album, RE) Epitaph 86462-1 US 1996 Sell This Version
86463-1 David Cheppa - Feel The Darkness album art Poison Idea Poison Idea - Feel The Darkness(LP, Album, RE) Epitaph 86463-1 US 1996 Sell This Version
17 David Cheppa - My Jerusalem album art Itch Itch - My Jerusalem(7", Single, Tra) Wrong Records (2) 17 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
FR-003 David Cheppa - Fragil Compilation #1 album art Various Various - Fragil Compilation #1(7", Comp) Fragil Records (2) FR-003 US 1996 Sell This Version
tmu 018, rkt 001.5 David Cheppa - Mothman / Okara album art Mothman / Okara Mothman / Okara - Mothman / Okara(7") Troubleman Unlimited, Rocket Science (4) tmu 018, rkt 001.5 US 1996 Sell This Version
REITERATE 05 David Cheppa - Destroy! Rebuild! album art Diskonto Diskonto - Destroy! Rebuild!(LP, Album) Reiterate Records REITERATE 05 US 1996 Sell This Version
pup 01 David Cheppa - Glove Puppet album art Various Various - Glove Puppet(7", EP, Mag) Glove Puppet pup 01 US 1996 Sell This Version
none David Cheppa - Magic 8 Ball / The In Between album art Ramona The Pest Ramona The Pest - Magic 8 Ball / The In Between(7", Yel) Seemingly Genuine Music none US 1996 Sell This Version
3G-16 David Cheppa - End Cloud album art Medusa Cyclone Medusa Cyclone - End Cloud(7", EP, Ltd, Num) Third Gear Records 3G-16 US 1996 Sell This Version
ABB1002 David Cheppa - Third Degree album art Dilated Peoples Dilated Peoples - Third Degree(12") ABB Records ABB1002 US 1997 Sell This Version
MCA8P 4057 David Cheppa - Everything album art Mary J. Blige Mary J. Blige - Everything(12", Promo) MCA Records MCA8P 4057 US 1997 Sell This Version
36T-0007 David Cheppa - The Penetrating Sounds Of... album art Frigg A-Go-Go Frigg A-Go-Go - The Penetrating Sounds Of...(LP, Album) 360 Twist Records 36T-0007 US 1997 Sell This Version

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March 6, 2021
I've seen this inscription in deadwax of some of the better Scorpio reissues I've had (most recently, Nubians of Plutonia by Sun Ra).

I wonder what the source material is for some of these reissues. I can't imagine it would often be the original masters, but I don't buy the "Scorpio just copies cds onto records" thing either.

Either way, I usually can rest assured if I pick up a Scorpio and see the DC BQS signature in the deadwax.


November 3, 2017
From my experience with releases he mastered, they all suffer from the same problem:
The bass and highs are cranked up and the mids are suffering from it. Whether it's an LP or a 12" - it's the same issue.
Not necessarily noticeable directly, but if you compare his cuts to other people's cuts (be it an original vs reissue pressing or e.g. a song from 12" he cut vs. the same song on the LP, which he did not cut), you will definitely hear it. I have several samples here, if anyone wants to hear it.