Union Of The Snake Volume 9
Tapers : Nephronic
Source : Master DAT
Extraction : Tascam DA20MkII -- M03 -- CD-wave [16/48]
Mastering : Adobe Audition (mastering, Gebs)
Grading : Ex
Catalogue : TUA-009
Artwork : Nephronic
Sony PCM-M1 -- Beyer MV-100 (48V,+20dB,LF off) -- Neumann SKM 140 (-10dB)
A pretty noisy crowd around Neph on the night....bawbags ;)
HL on the crowd, bass cut, small EQ adjustments.
A little disruption on the recording on both Intros due to
set ups ... no biggy
Tapers notes :
Wembley Arena had changed since my last visit there on the R30 tour. A shiny new courtyard (fountain included) and entrance gave the dilapidated arena a more modern look, done so to reflect the hugely impressive new Wembley Stadium no doubt. Unfortunately the interior is more or less what it was in 2004, the stage is now at the other end but the sound is still not that great, improved from before but still rather bassy and boomy. Once again I was in a great position, about 10 rows from the stage and more or less dead centre. On my previous tapers notes I've never really explained the rather bulky nature of the recording equipment and the means by which I had it put together and secreted about my person. Before the tour started I had to sew two pockets to the inside of an old jacket, one for the DAT recorder and one for the battery box. I also bought a base ball cap that I altered to allow the microphone cables to run under the material of the visor, the cables were then sewn to the inside of the cap and the microphones taped to the edge of the visor. Now, the cables for the microphones were about12 feet long so these had to be wound up and taped together, this prevented them hanging below my jacket and making me even more conspicuous than I already was. The cables then ran from the hat, down the back of my head, down my back and into the battery box situated in one of the sewn in pockets. If you are familiar with Sony PCM DAT recorder you'll be aware of it's size, well the battery box was about 50% bigger than the DAT recorder - a not insubstantial thing to be carrying around and a rather bulky item to be taking into a concert arena. Finally, the battery box was then attached to the DAT recorder. As you can imagine I looked rather ridiculous, especially with the hat on and the protruding microphones. Looking back it was rather suprising that I was only busted once (Birmingham NEC) and I'm not sure I would go to such lengths again. As for the Wembley show itself, this was perhaps my favourite show of the the UK leg of the tour - the crowd around me were really into it and the band seemed to having a good time also. The recording didn't turn out as well as the second night at Wembley but it's still a very nice recording nontheless. A special thanks to Gebs for the equipment and for mastering the recording. Enjoy the show!!
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