06.24.2007

Source A:
Solid State Recorder --- Sound Professionals Premium AT Slimline Cardioids > SP-MicroTrack-Mic-Power > M-Audio MicroTrack 24/96
Transfer: USB > WAV > Wavelab > FLAC
Taper: dru
Gen: 0 from Master
MP3 Sample: Right click & save

Notes - Taper: Most of Jambi missing due to human/recorder issues and security. Ran into some issues early on, namely security. Turns out row 1 and 2 are the hockey players bench, so row 3 was front row. There were 3 security guys looking in our section alone for people with cameras and audio recording equipment. They were making several trips into the stands removing sim cards from cameras, etc. I also ended up with 2 guys behind me screaming like little girls. Most notably during the beginning of Right in Two and the quiet parts of Wings and Lateralus. Other then those moments, it doesn't ruin the recording. Seems to be my curse. Those issues aside, it was an amazing concert. Original source was very muddy, so I increased the high end and lowered the bass a bit during mastering. Hope you enjoy! Please do not edit without permission.
Notes - Galen: Ah position, position, position & luck; 3 main ingredients (besides decent equipment) pertaining to live recordings. The bass is somewhat crunchy throughout and although that is not necessarily a bad thing it does leave the listener with a somewhat artificial flavor, per se. The vocals are decent in the mix but not as uplifting as in source B (at times). The people talking behind the taper, as mentioned in the notes above, are really not all that bad. Very annoying but thankfully it was not a pervasive issue throughout the show. I did detect a few random spots of microphone phasing (i.e.: moving around). All in all though this is a very pleasant audience recording of a polished if yet predictable performance.

Maynardism: "We'll see you again soon, thanks."

Maynardism / Quote

Time:
105:46

Jambi
(incomplete)
Stinkfist
46 & 2
Schism
Lost Keys/Blame Hoffman
Rosetta Stoned
Right In Two
Wings For Marie
10,000 Days
Lateralus
Vicarious