Sound Professionals SP-BMC-12 AudioTechnica binaural mics > SP-SPSB-10-13005 battery box >
Andrea Electronics C1-1021450-1 Model USB-SA-1 (stereo mic input) > phone > USB Audio Recorder Pro > FLAC
Processing: FLAC > Audacity [levels adjusted, -12db at 70hz bass rolloff, normalize, soft limit -2.0db, DC-bias corrections, track splits] > FLAC 8 > acxi (tagging, image embed, checksums)
* There's a very short drop at 00:01:11, sorry.
* The Fine Line has a very loud and very high quality sound system. This is the loudest this particular setup has ever recorded. I believe this may have pushed the mics/battery box to their limits, since there was a noticeable asymmetric waveform issue (no DC offset, but +db ~5 lower than -db). I believe this is an artifact of the recording gear, probably the battery box. I used the DC-remove plugin for Audacity to correct this issue, which seems to have worked decently, but the audio quality was definitely compromised as a result.
FLAC: 16/44.1 (2 channels)
Quality: 3/4 (very good, slightly boomy, but decent given high sound pressure levels and waveform issues)
Size: 342.1 MiB
Average kb/s: 680
01. Gethsemane >
02. State of Non-Return >
04. intro > Cremation Ghat I >
05. Cremation Ghat II
06. Al, audience >
07. Thebes >
08. Bhima's Theme
Al Cisneros - bass, vocals
Emil Amos - drums
Tyler Trotter - keyboards, tambourine
* Zombi played support for Om on this 2022 North American tour.
* RIP John Hopkins (2020-11-21), former sound engineer for Om. Al dedicated Cremation Ghat to him, "He's on his journey..."
"Sorrow struck the Quad Cities and the metal world on November 21 with the news of the passing of John Hopkins. A native of Oquawka, Illinois, a small town about an hour from the QC, Hopkins rose from the soundboard at Gabe's in Iowa City to become a highly sought-after sound engineer, front-of-house man, and tour manager for such doom metal and heavy rock giants as Sleep, the Melvins, Corrosion of Conformity, Neurosis, Weedeater, Boris, and Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats."
* Interview with John H.: https://littlevillagemag.com/iowa-citys-john-hopkins-graduated-from-gabes-to-become-one-metals-most-renowned-sound-engineers/
* About Om:
* Website: http://www.omvibratory.com/
* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/om.band/
"Om (sometimes stylized as OM) are a three piece experimental stoner band originally from San Francisco, California, USA. Formed in 2003, they were initially known for being the first project involving Al Cisneros and Chris Hakius since Sleep's dissolution in 1997. Initially the band formed as a power duo, but have been a trio since 2009.
Om originated from San Francisco, California, but as of recent years the respective members have residence in Albuquerque, New Mexico (Cisneros), Brooklyn, New York (Amos), and Louisville, Kentucky (Trotter). Their sound could loosely be categorized as traditional stoner metal, but also has influences in doom and psychedelic rock, as well as a wider range of influences in more recent years. They were formed in 2003 by original Sleep bassist Al Cisneros and drummer Chris Hakius. In a departure from Sleep's stylistic influences of Black Sabbath and stoner rock, Om's influences are driven from spirituality and the concept of freedom. The name of the band itself is derived from Hindu culture, where the sound 'om' represents the natural vibration of the universe."
* Includes photos, show poster.
* About Fine Line (318 First Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN)
* Website: https://first-avenue.com/venue/fine-line/
"The Fine Line is located in the heart of the Warehouse District, just blocks away from First Avenue on the main level of the Consortium Building. Originally opened as a venue in 1987, the Fine Line has hosted thousands of influential acts over its 30-plus year history."
* Fine Line is part of the First Avenue set of venues:
"First Avenue is celebrated as one of the longest-running, independently owned and operated venues in the United States. Our commitment to independence is led by the belief that unique, locally-owned live music rooms are imperative to the health of the community and economy. First Avenue is dedicated to promoting artistic expression in diverse voices old and new, to provide a community by offering artists a stage and a mic, and fans a place to gather. First Avenue owns and operates The Depot Tavern, the 7th St Entry, the Turf Club, the Fine Line, The Fitzgerald Theater, the First Avenue Mainroom, and co-operates the Palace Theatre.
No description of the ’80s at First Avenue is complete, without a nod to Prince, who made the club his regular venue, his testing ground for new material, and both the set and the setting of his movie, Purple Rain."
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Dan Healy (Grateful Dead sound engineer), on audience recordings:
“I learn a lot from hearing those tapes... The axiom that ‘microphones don’t lie’ is a true one. If you put a microphone up in the audience and pull a tape and it doesn’t sound good, you can’t say, ‘It was the microphone,’ or ‘It was the audience.’ You’ve got to accept the fact that it didn’t sound good. When you stick a mic up in the audience and the tape sounds cool, it’s probably because the sound was cool. So it’s significant to pay attention to the tapes.”
[assuming decent quality powered mics, of course...]
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