Recorder 1 - New-York-1st Generation
lineage: cass > DAT[?] > CDR(?) > EAC > SHN
Recorder 2 - Master-DAT [48khz] (DVD 3 - Tape 9)
lineage: cass[M] > DAT@48khz > wav > shn@48khz
Recorder 4 - BASF LP35 low gen (24bit/96kHz)
lineage: Unknown gen Maxell XLII 90 (1986-7 type) cassette > Technics RS-B565 > Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 > Reaper v4.76 > FLAC (24bit/96kHz)
These recordings were synced together using Reaperís built-in Elastique Pro veri-speed correction.
Recorder 2 is panned to the front speakers and recorder 1 is panned in the rear speakers. Recorder 2 is somewhere in the middle and Recorder 1 is further back in the venue. And although the quadrophonic surround elements arenít all that present, it still does restore a bit of ambience in the recording. There are still examples of some surround effects in the distance, however. Recorder 1 remains stereo for the whole show, so even though recorder 2 has many channel dropouts, the stereo image still remains intact - while still retaining the top end that recorder 2 has.
A new transfer of recorder 4 really helped this project, replacing various recorder dropouts in the first set. I decided to opt out of using the rest of recorder 4 for DSotM, since I donít think it really added to it. The top end distorts quite a bit in the second set and I found it more distracting than helpful. Regardless, it was extremely helpful for set 1.
All three recorders have been synced up to the correct speed. It was a bit tricky since the recorders were all over the place speed-and-pitch-wise. All recorders are going until Us And Them, when recorder 2 drops out. Recorder 2 does continue with Any Colour You like, but the quality degrades a lot by that point; lots of artifacting on the top end. So it has been left out.
Iíd like to thank the following for making this project possible:
01 Obscured By Clouds
02 When Youíre In
03 Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
04 Careful With That Axe, Eugene
The Dark Side of the Moon
03 One Of These Days
Blob - Jan 2022