Source C: Hi-Mini Disc --- Danish Pro Audio 4061 > Sony MZ-RH10 (HiSP mode)
Location: 1st balcony, stage left, fourth row (Sec J, Row D, Seat 6)
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Dissemination: Contact taper HERE
Transfer: Sony MZ-RH10 > SonicStage (USB cable) > Wavelab 3.04a (EQ, compression, normalize) > CD Wave Editor
Gen: 0 from Master
MP3 Sample: Right click & save
Notes - by: Taper: Not the ideal seat for taping with omni mics. Cardioids would have been the way to go. Maynard's vocals are a bit lost at times, and the sound was very boomy at the show. I had a hard time understanding him even between songs. Lots of ambient crowd noise here as well. Still not a bad recording though, I'd say. It's also notable to mention that I was caught taking photos midway through Rosetta Stoned. Security pulled me out of my seat and took me back into the lobby area on the 2nd floor at the back of the theater. They asked me for my memory card, which I gave them, and just when I thought they'd let me return to my seat, I was lead further away from the doors and up to a table, where I was told to empty my pockets. I thought I was done for. So I started removing everything from my pockets that WASN'T part of my taping rig. Just as I finished with all the "innocent" items and was reaching for my batt box, the security guy grabbed a small pouch I had thrown down. He opened it and found a spare memory card for my camera, which I had forgotten I had in there. Then he told me I could return to my seat because that's all he was looking for. I missed about 3 minutes of R.S., but all-in-all... not too bad a result I guess. Enjoy!
Notes - by: Galen: Truth be told, this is a rock-solid recording. Listening to this though it is apparent that the taper pulled this off with less than ideal circumstances in regards to the location and how the sound managed to become taped in the first place. MJK's vocals are more prevalent in this source than in many of the other 2006 mini tour performances though the bass, like so many other performances, can seem to create a blunting effect. It does appear that a good deal of EQ was done in the mastering process and this is not bad by any stretch of the imagination. The overall effect is of a very live or ambient-sounding DPA recording. Solid throughout, this is a rather pleasant recording. Now, during Rosetta Stoned, one of my favorite things occurs: getting busted. The taper is busted for taking pictures & you can hear the *clearly* clueless security searching the taper for other contraband. This is at the peak of RS where "shit the bed again" occurs. Now, this taper not only held his own during a rather stressful time being searched by security but did so while continuing to tape. This, ladies & gentleman is what it sounds like when a taper has balls of steel. Nice job Adam. For the quality of the recording & also the uniqueness of the exchange I would say that this is something recommended for tapers + collectors of all levels. Top stuff.
Setlist / Quote:
Lost Keys (Blame Hoffman)
"We'd like to dedicate this set to all that is evil. Corruption of the heart and what not. Degrading family values and what not. Just basically Satan, Satan stuff. Welcome!"
46 & 2
Eon Blue Apocalypse