Carl Palmer Band - Milton Keynes, England 2011-12-04
Venue: The Stables, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, England
102 Karn Evil 9 - 1st Movement Part 2.flac
103 The Barbarian.flac
105 Abaddon's Bolero.flac
106 Bitches Crystal.flac
107 Tarkus (false start).flac
109 Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2.flac
110 William Tell Overture.flac
201 J Section.flac
202 Take A Pebble + Bass Solo.flac
203 Karelia Suite.flac
204 Pictures At An Exhibition.flac
205 Fanfare For The Common Man.flac
206 encore break.flac
Carl Palmer: drums
Paul Bielatowicz: guitar
Simon Fitzpatrick: bass
Zoom H2 (internal mic) > Goldwave > FLAC 4
I had the gain on the H2 set to medium for the gig - the times before I've been to the Stables, it hasn't been too loud. The band were loud! Realising that this may not be ideal, I changed it to low gain for the second half.
As feared, the first set (disc 1) is somewhat oversaturated. I tried to restore the wave peaks with the declipper tool in iZotope RX, but this introduced cracking sounds every thirty seconds or so, so I bailed out. To be honest, I don't think the oversaturation is detrimental - there's no significant distortion to my ears.
I tweaked the volume in Goldwave, dropping it a little on disc 1 and boosting it on disc 2 so they were better matched. I also took the opportunity to increase the volume on Carl's links, which were more-or-less inaudible, and also the first guitar solo (disc 1 track 9) which was also very quiet).