Source E: Hi-Mini Disc --- SP-CMC-8 > SP-SPSB10 > Sony MZ-RH10
Transfer: MD-M > USB > Soundforge > CD Wave > WAV > CDR
Location: Floor Section A Row 12 Seat 16
Gen: 1st from Master
MP3 Sample: Right click & save
Notes: I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by this recording with the crisp vocals, clean guitar & overall clarity. At the show, I thought the bass was quite muddy but as this source proves that recollection may very well be inaccurate. There are the 'whews' of the crowd, some chatter but these are things uncontrollable at a Tool show or for that matter most rock concerts. For those with OCD specializing in audio balance there is a bit of sporadic phasing throughout the source from when the taper turned his head but not many people would notice this most minimal of issues. Now may be an interesting time to make notating concerning the issue of microphones, venues & location. This source makes it apparent that Cardioid microphones make more sense at a venue such as the Palace Of Auburn Hills (where the Pistons play) due to the reverberation of sound & the inherent nature of the pick up pattern. That said, the higher frequencies that are oft buried by omni microphones are illuminated nicely in this source. Also, in Section A, well, that's a pretty good seat. All in all, this is a highly recommended recording even with it being incomplete due to a weak battery that decided it would be good to die 9 minutes to early.
Maynardism / Quote
"Lighten Up. Here we are in Mich...again."
Forty Six & 2
Wings For Marie
"Ohio was louder. Fuck, even Kansas was louder. I thought I was in Detroit."
"Thank you, good night."
"Anyway. Gotta wrap this up. I've got a bunch of internet porn I've got to get back to."