Source B: Hi-Mini Disc --- Danish Pro Audio 4061s > Sound Professionals SPSB-6 > Sony MZ-NH900 (Hi-SP)
Location: DFC, ~25' back
Transfer: MZ-NH900 > USB > wave (Sonic Stage 4.0) / Editing: fades, EQ, compression & normalizing (Goldwave) > track indexes (CD Wave) > splits, Level 8 FLAC Compression & tagging (foobar2000)
Gen: 0 from Master
MP3 Sample: Right click & save
Notes : Particularly through Stinkfist & the first few songs of the set there is a lot of crowd noise. Specifically, people talking near the taper (friends?) & simple ambience of this distraction. In most recordings, although the crowd may still do the "I'll keep digging" part (where the jam session is during this era of Tool's performances) you usually do not hear someone scream into the microphone; that's kind of what happens here. You'll see what I mean. Generally, it is not too bad but it is clear that a fair amount of chatter is pervasive more or less throughout. Now, that was the critique. The fact is, this is a rather clear reproduction of the performance from a taping environment that is less than an ideal position. The vocals are very clean, the bass hits 'correctly', the guitar-sound is spot-on & the drums sound impeccable. This is not a FOS recording but it does go quite a distance in capturing some of the more ambient soundscape-noise during song transitions. All in all, this is fine recording of a standard Tool performance from 2006.
Maynardism: "Wake Up."
Wings For Marie