Discs 1 & 2 : Toronto, 24 Mai 2001
Soundman OKMIIR Mics -> A3 Adapter (Bass Roll-Off OFF; No Linear Attenuation) -> Sony PCM-M1 DAT (Line-In; Manual Recording Level Set to 6.5; 48kHz) -> DAT Master (48kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
Sony PCM-M1 + Oade Digital Coax Cable + DataLink IDL-100 Hi-Res Digital Coax Monster Cable -> Midiman Audiophile 2496 (SPDIF-In Clock Sync) -> CE 2k WAV Edit @32 bit resolution (S. Vahey; see below) -> CD WAVE Editor Track Splitting -> WAV
Steve Vahey said about his tape :
There are glitches in disc 1, track 1 "Elevation" at the marks of 1:35 and 1:59. I was having some technical difficulties with my rig early on, but it quickly settles down after about 1:59. Also, I adjusted the recording levels quite a bit during the first 3 minutes of Elevation (more than I probably should have). I tried to normalize the levels on this master, but there may still be a couple small volume changes present during the first 3-4 minutes of Elevation. Here is the mastering that I performed at 32bit in Cool Edit 2000:
- Used software resampling to convert the sample type from 48kHz to 44.1kHz. Resampling was performed at the highest accuracy setting (999) with the pre/post filter selected to give the best possible conversion. Resampling time was approximately 7 hours.
- Normalized levels across the whole show, increased levels to max, and balanced left-to-right channel volume.
- Added Fade In/Out on each disc.
There's a guy in the audience who sings occasionally at the outside of the mic range. He's only really audible in headphones or on a super hi-fi system, and mostly only during the quieter parts of the first 35 minutes or so. When I listened to the show on my stereo I couldn't really hear him much at all, but on my surround sound pc speakers he's faintly audible. There are also very infrequent (and small) pops in a few places in the recording. The pop at 1:11 into disc1-track1 is the worst I noticed, and I only heard maybe 6-10 in the first 64 minutes. I checked the master DAT and the pops are on there too. I don't how they got there, but maybe I had the levels a little too low while recording, I'm not sure.