CSN Live at Poplar Creek Music Theater Hoffman Estates IL USA (Debut Master Transfer) * August 21st 1982 * 24b/192K ** POSTED BY ANALOG **
A Covid-19 quarantine release! :)
OR Hot Off The Heads Production! :)
Mics: Sony ECM-33F (9V round battery)
Recorder: 1981 TCD-5M Sony Cassette Pro Portable
Location: 20 some odd rows back right side.
Cassettes: Fuji Metal Bias C90: Dolby on but left off for this playback
Playback: Sony TCD-5M unit calibrated to this era (not same identical unit). Tape speed and head alignment
Chord Company Interconnect Cable (Naim Co.)
Run through the Naim Audio NAC-52 preamp to the Sound Devices-722 @ 24b/192kHz
Sound Forge just to track. NO OTHER BULLSHIT!
One thing I did with every recording is to play it at least three times. No matter how shitty that first one was. I was three and out on this show. I appreciate CSN more these days then the first time seeing them. There is a lot of talking around me. Some other crazy shit I can't explain that are minor. The recordings on this tweaked deck (late 1981 to middle 1983) I must archive regardless how much I think I enjoyed them, right? Then move on to the next recorder time frame. That Iron Maiden 1982 I played last night with my buddy was amazing!! That was shelved in a hurry at the time. I have about 9 hours to process and share on my computer like Elvis C, Steve M, Who, Doobie B, etc.. Not every one needs to be played loud on your stereo. That Carole King needed to be lowered a bit. Lots of work here! I forgot this is banned on Dime so why waste the effort...put it here. Enjoy RB
***Everything I do for my stereo room and gear is carefully chosen for the finest of quality control. This means A to B comparisons for EVERYTHING! I leave no stone unturned. I decide if what I do will end up being a more musical experience and not the opposite like more processed sounding. I split hairs!! I have learned what is more musical from all the decades of listening to differences. Stereo and audio gear is not nearly as subjective as people make it out to be. It is either more musical or more processed sounding at the end of the day. One more thing I learned, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS THE SAME! Practically the same yes! The same, NO! So with this all said…..I thank all the people here for the great compliments since I came here in 2006. It means a lot to me after decades of sleepless nights and stressful days carrying in top shelve equipment every time out!***
PLEASE DO NOT COMMENT ON THE 24 BIT 192 KHZ RESOLUTION!!! IF YOU WANT TO UPLOAD A CD FORMAT GO KNOCK YOURSELF OUT. JUST PUT A COPY OF THE TEXT DESCRIPTION AND PUT THIS LINK IN THE FIRST FEW COMMENTS!
In this day and age, anyone in the trading world who cannot handle "with ease" a 5GB file is way beyond my comprehension. This is NOT an invitation for you to tell me why you won't/can't.
With every digital transfer the master tapes become obsolete. If you try any which way to transfer them again they won't sound as good. As long as there are ample backups of course there is no need for them.