04.30.2006
Coachella Festival

Source G-G1:
Hi-Mini Disc --- Danish Pro Audio 4061s > 9V BattBox > Line In > Sony MZ-RH10 (PCM mode) / Adam
Source G-G2:
DAT --- Danish Pro Audio 4060 (9V BatBox > Line In) > Sony PCM-M1 > DAT Master (Maxell 90m DAT @ 48k) / Boldcaptain
Dissemination: Contact taper / matrix creator HERE
Location: G-1: Front of stacks by main stage, left side
Location: G-2:
Rear satellite speakers
Matrix: Recorded, transferred, remastered and matrixed by Adam
MP3 Sample:
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Notes - G1 / Adam: This was my 23rd TOOL show in 9 years. After travelling all the way from South Louisiana, camping out through the heat at the festival for 3 days, dealing with all kinds of mishaps and frustrations over the course of the weekend, and then holding my spot on the rail, front of stack, for about 7 hours before TOOL finally took the stage at 11 PM... to say that I was ready for their set would be quite an understatement. This was also my first weekend taping with DPA mics, so my anticipation was very high. As for my recording, it was expectedly very very bass heavy from standing FOS, but when I later EQd the bass down to a listenable level, I actually uncovered some distortion present in the recording, specifically from the kick drum. This was very unexpected and quite disappointing. However, I knew that my recording had some positive aspects to it, so I decided to do a matrix with BoldCaptain's very solid recording. The matrix was done in Wavlab. I'd say that the mix is about 60% the DPA 4060 source, and 40% my source, though at times I faded mine out of the mix completely to avoid the extra crowd noise present in my source. BoldCaptain's tape provides a very solid foundation for the mix, and I feel like my source brings the guitars and vocals right up around you and in your face. At times the improvement might be only subtle, but overall I think the matrix was worth the work. Also note, BoldCaptain had to edit a little out of his tape at the beginning of The Patient, and I was able to replace this portion of the song with my source. Unfortunately the fix is not transparent, but at least the performance is returned to its actual length. I also included Maynard's greeting to the crowd as TOOL took the stage, which was too good to leave out.
Notes - G2 / Boldcaptain: The most anticipated performance of the weekend. After a two and a half year hiatus Tool returns to the Main Stage of the Coachella Festival playing to a sellout crowd. The first show supporting the new 10,000 Days release was surprisingly old school, and also in Tool tradition tight as hell. The sound was tuned for them and no one on the field that night was disappointed. Hoots and hollers during Massive Attacks' set did little to ingratiate Tool fans to the rest of the crowd, but truth be know, its a long hot day out in the sun, and the second day is even hotter. Add to that the fact that Madonnas' Sahara Tent appearance on the other side of the field delayed the Main Stage by an hour, and you may understand the frustration of a hard rock crowd being wooed to the synthetic sound of Massive  Attack. But little of that bleeds through once Tool takes the stage. Maynard in his cowboy hat sweats through a set of classic Tool songs as if two and half years were the single beat of a heart. Tool is back - and with a vengeance. Maynards stage banter confirms that this is fun again, throwing out barbs between each song, commenting that the naked man is "bumming me out", and how he knew we had "all downloaded the f*ckin' album already". Eighty minutes later Coachella 2006 and Tool go down in rock n roll history, preserved here in A+ quality. While this set does sound phenomenal there are two caveats, the first being the loss of about 20 seconds of The Patient (less was actually lost, but to make the edit transparent four bars were edited out) and the second consists of an "interruption" at the beginning of track 8, or more like a short conversation, that when examined closer, became too  uncanny to leave out.
Let me know what you think! Enjoy!
Notes - by Galen: This particular matrix is one of the finest, accurate & spot-on attempts at creating such a product that I, for one, have had the pleasure to hear. At no point do I detect some weird phase-ing, a moment of out of synch or anything that would actually detract from this product - I do mean product as this is a creation. This took a lot of time, energy & patience to create. Although as of 06/29/06 I have not had the opportunity to hear simply the 4061>RH10 source according to the taper there is some mild distortion on the kick drum - however, that is not noticeable, to me, anywhere on this creation. Boldcaptain's 4060 source is clear, concise & rather enjoyable on it's own but this matrix gives a different "flavor" to the performance as a whole. Recommended for those that enjoy matrix recordings. 

Time: 78:12

Setlist / Quote:


'Good evening hippiieees! I smell Petrouley!'

Stinkfist
The Pot


'Welcome to our first show in many years. We want to keep it down a notch, make it all small and intimate, invite a few friends. Welcome. But you, dude, need to put your fucking clothes back on, you're bumming me out. Got lost on the way to Burning Man.'


Forty-Six & 2

'New album comes out tomorrow at midnight. I know you fuckers all downloaded already. Do me a favor, I'm trying to buy... this gold nugget shaped like a piece of popcorn for a ring. So, I need you to buy a bunch of records so I can afford that. Big ol' gold nugget. Like 4 of them. Then when I hit you in the face for taking my photo it will look like somebody had hit with a bowl of popcorn. Help me out will ya? I'm destitute.'


Jambi
Schism
Eon Blue Apocalypse
The Patient
Sober
Lateralus


''Get out your calculators!"
'Had enough? Good. Because we've come here to scissor, paper, rock you. I wrote that. Single.'


Vicarious


'I hope you all enjoyed yourselves. I hope you all got a chance to go in the VIP tent. Of course you all did, right? It's fucken LA, everybody's a fucken VIP. Can I get a witness?'


Ænema