Thursday, August 29, 2013

Tesla: 2013-06-15 Dallas, TX (FLAC_Bootradr Master AUD Source 1_2 CD)

Here's a show I went to and recorded in Dallas a little over two months ago.  It was my third time seeing Tesla (earlier times were in the late 1980's) and they put on an awesome show!

I'll get straight to the important information and add the extra details on the show afterwards!

LINEAGE: (NOTE - NO EQ OR ALTERING OF THE SOUND WAS DONE!)
Source 1 Master Zoom H4n recorder with Sony ECM-917 microphone recorded @ 96 kHz/24 bit WAV > 16 GB SD card > PC > CD WAV to track, name tracks, and convert to 44.1 kHz/16 bit WAV audio > Media Creator Pro 2010 for fade in/out (very beginning/end of show only) > Trader's Little Helper for encoding as FLAC6, check for SBE's (no SBE's found), creation of md5, ffp, and torrent files, and verifications of files > you

DETAILS:
Artist: Tesla
Date: June 15th, 2013
Location: Dallas, Texas
Venue: House of Blues
Source: Source1 AUD Master
Format: FLAC
CD's: 2
Artwork: No (ticket scan included...please feel free to create and share artwork here)
Label: Bootradr Master
Title: Coils All Fired Up
Size: 519 MB

SETLIST:

CD 1:
101. intro music
102. I Wanna Live
103. Hang Tough
104. Taste My Pain (brand new unreleased track)
105. Heaven's Trail (No Way Out)
106. Mama's Fool
107. Cumin' Atcha Live
108. Truckin'
109. Into The Now
110. Paradise

CD 2:
201. unknown intro into "Signs"
202. Signs
203. The Way It Is
204. What You Give
205. Gypsy Highway
206. Love Song
207. Lazy Days, Crazy Nights
208. Modern Day Cowboy
209. encore/crowd
210. Ramblin' Man (teaser)
211. Little Suzie
212. HOB Special Announcement

Hotfile Links:
Part 1 - https://hotfile.com/dl/242311784/e4390e8/
Part 2 - https://hotfile.com/dl/242311813/b61fe8c/

FilFactory Mirror Links:
Part 1 - http://www.filefactory.com/file/1ntivcmrgkit/
Part 2 - http://www.filefactory.com/file/7b31osgn1kmz/

3 Torrent Sites Downloading Options: 
(1) http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=462887 - Dime
(2) coming soon - ZOMB
(3)  coming soon - The Trader's Den
NOTE: I created a torrent and posted it on Dime (and will on ZOMB and The Trader's Den).  If your a Dime member, you'll know what to do.  If not, sign up for a free account and READ THE RULES.  Go to http://www.dimeadozen.org for their home page.  And remember to keep your sharing ratio at 0.25% or higher so as to not get banned.  As far as ZOMB and TTD torrent sites go, read their rules too.  Most of these sites have a ratio you need to be aware of to stay in good standing..  It's a much faster download almost always!  Now, back to the original blog post.

Here's a little background on the night's events.  My buddy John and his girlfriend Deena asked me if I wanted to go see the Tesla the show with them a few days earlier.  Of course, I said yes.  We bought the general admission tickets at the venue window (and the show sold out right afterwards I later learned) and had to wait outside because the doors were opening later than they were suppose to.  I brought my Zoom H4n digital audio recorder (source 1) and my Zoom H2 digital audio recorder (source 2) because I always believe in having at least one backup.  And it's a good thing I did this as I'll explain soon.  Looking back now, I wish I'd brought a camera and a video camera but I didn't because I thought I'd be standing on the floor being bumped around.

After getting inside of the venue, I separated from my friends who were going to the general admission floor level because I knew the House of Blues was cool about aiding disabled people.  And being legally blind, I talked to the guy at the door of the lower balcony seating area and he said he could let me an one other friend in for the great seats but not all of us since the show was sold out.  I knew my two friends wanted to be together through the show so I went on in myself.  I managed to maneuver around a small barrier and get dead center on the second row of the lower balcony.  I was happy with my seating because the House of Blues' lower balcony goes out over the floor and I was no more than 30 feet (a "guesstimate") from the stage.  My only hope was that whoever sat in front of my wouldn't be screaming because that would be picked up on my microphones. 

Soon afterward, and before the show, the people who had the tickets to my seat arrived and I moved down to the only other available seat on the second row.  And sure enough, that person with a ticket to that seat arrived too.  There was one seat on the front row I'd avoided because I thought it'd make me stand out and be noticed as I was recording.  But at this point, I moved up a row to the front row, dead center seat where I had a much better seat because nobody could be in front of me to mess up the audio no matter how much they hooted and hollered.  Even with my vision, I could see a lot of details on stage.  And the rest is recorded history!

I had the Zoom H2 hanging around my neck and on my chest and the Zoom H4n with a Sony ECM-917 microphone I hid in my fanny pack after getting the sound levels right and I just held the directional microphone (set to 120° in this case because I was so close and didn't have to worry as much about crowd noise being on the front row).  About 2 minutes before the show ended, my Zoom H2 dropped from the way I had it mounted on the strap around my neck and hit the floor.  I thought it had gone over the railing and possibly hit someone in the head.  But thank God, it was on the concrete floor but the 8 GB SD card had ejected.  So, source 2, being recorded in 96 kHz/24 bit audio, became an incomplete recording.  The higher bitrate setting did help me to capture the first 2 GB of the show  because the recorder creates a new track every 2 GB as it records to the SD card.  But the second track that had started was ruined as the SD card ejected out from the fall as it was recording that 2 GB chunk/track.  Thankfully, I had my Zoom H4n and Sony ECM-917 still going and it captured the whole show.  I believe the H2's audio may have sounded better as I reviewed it, but the H4n's audio is great too and it is the 100% complete show.

I normally do not EQ or do any sound editing on shows I upload (except rare cases where it's a must) because I know I like to get them raw and have an unaltered copy.  I can always make my own changes to shows I get from others or record myself if I'm working off of the master, unedited source.  And that's what I did on this show I'm uploading.  I left it "as is" and unaltered.  All I diod was track, name, check for SBE's (none found), and create the upload of the show.

I hope you enjoy if as much as I did...

Bootradr


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Feist: 2004-11-11 Berlin, Germany (FLAC_Master FM BX Digital Source_1 CD)

This is an excellent copy of a 2004 Berlin Feist show in it's lossless format.  This copy has not been circulated (even though the show was broadcast and there are other copies out there) and came from a person who wishes to remain anonymous.  They transferred it when it aired via a cable network and an FM broadcast digitally connected to their PC's sound card.  I've been looking for a lossless copy of this show for some time now.  I truly appreciate this recently shared, digitally transferred copy they shared with me and then said I could share with you.  The friend sharing their recording also noted that they have never shared this with anyone else except a few family members for personal listening (it's not out there in trading circles).  I think the quality of this version is  excellent.

I hope this recording will revive any older Feist torrents (reseeds on torrent sites) of shows that were shared before I was familiar with torrents.  I am always searching for lossless copies of any Feist show to replace my mp3 copies (all I could find at the time).  The 2008 and earlier shows are where I'm "lacking in lossless" versions of shows primarily.  I've got a few, but I missed out on the majority of the 2004 - 2008 lossless shows that have been shared in the past.  And I'd be very grateful for any reseeds or uploads of any Feist shows from any time period because she is an awesome artist with a lot of talent.

LINEAGE:
FM signal transmitted via a cable network > Sony FM receiver > PC Creative Labs Soundblaster 16 sound card (connected to the Sony FM receiver) > TLH > you

DETAILS:
Artist: Feist
Date: November 11th, 2004
Location: Berlin, Germany
Venue: La Maria am Ufer
Source: SB/FM BX Digital Transfer Master
Format: FLAC
CD's: 1
Artwork: No (I did include a partial front artwork project that I was given...very basic)
Label: none
Title: Live In Berlin 2004
Size: 432 MB

SETLIST:
01. When I Was A Young Girl
02. Gatekeeper
03. One Evening
04. Anti-Pioneer
05. Secret Heart
06. Leisure Suite
07. Mushaboom
08. Foolproof
09. Lonely Lonely
10. The Simple Story
11. That Girl
12. Sealion Woman
13. Intuition
14. Let It Die

LINKS:
(1) 2004-11-11 Berlin, Germany (SB/FM Master Cassette)
(2) 2004-11-11 Berlin, Germany (SB/FM Master Cassette)

Dime Torrent - http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=462649
NOTE: I created a torrent and posted it on Dime.  If your a Dime member, you'll know what to do.  If not, sign up for a free account and READ THE RULES.  Go to http://www.dimeadozen.org for their home page.  And remember to keep your sharing ratio at 0.25% or higher so as to not get banned.  It's a much faster download almost always!  Now, back to the original blog post.

Feist, in my opinion, has one of the best voices I've ever heard.  Her music changes too from show to show.  The song never remains the same and I like that.  It makes each show a non-repetitious, new sounding experience each time.  She makes great studio releases, but her true talent is seen and heard through her live shows.

Thanks to the unnamed friend who shared their recording with me to pass along and share with others who may like the same music (or want to try something new they haven't heard)!

I hope you enjoy this show...

Bootradr


Friday, August 9, 2013

Muse: 2013-03-13 Dallas, TX (FLAC_Bootradr Master AUD Source 1_2 CD) (With Sample At End)

Here's a show I recorded a few months ago and I finally got around to creating an upload/download of it. This is source 1 (Zoom H2) of two sources (Zoom H4n with a Sony ECM-917 microphone is source 2) I recorded the show with. I always take at least two digital recorders so I have a backup if one recording fails or doesn't come out right.

I do not know Muse's music. Nevertheless, if I go to a show I record a show :-)

I recorded the entire show and it sounds excellent. I recorded the show in 96 kHz/24 bit audio but this upload is the CD standard 44.1 kHz/16 bit down sampled version (ready to burn to disc if you want to). The only issue I had (and shouldn't have had) is when the recorder reached the 2 GB file size and then started a new file.  The recorders should still continuously record a show with no breaks as it is suppose to. That didn't happen. There is a very short gap in whichever track (near the end of a song) was being recorded when the 2 GB file size was reached. This has happened a few times in shows I've recorded in the past, but it doesn't happen all of the time. I'm not sure why it happens sometimes, but this night it did.

LINEAGE: (NOTE - NO EQ OR ALTERING OF THE SOUND WAS DONE!)
Source 1 master Zoom H2 recorder @ 96 kHz/24 bit WAV > 16 GB SD card > PC > CD WAV to convert to 44.1 kHz/16 bit audio > Media Creator Pro 2010 for tracking & for fade in/out (very beginning/end of show) > Trader's Little Helper for encoding as FLAC6, to alight sector boundaries, for creation of md5, ffp, and torrent files, and for verifications of files > you

DETAILS:
Artist: Muse
Date: March 13th, 2013
Location: Dallas, Texas
Venue: American Airlines Center
Source: Source1 AUD Master
Format: FLAC
CD's: 2
Artwork: No (some show photos included, please feel free to create and share artwork)
Label: Bootradr Master
Title: aMUSEment Event
Size: 685 MB

SETLIST: (Thank you to those who helped me with the song titles!)

Track 01 Isolated System + Supremacy
Track 02 Supermassive Black Hole
Track 03 Panic Station
Track 04 Resistance
Track 05 The Star-Spangled Banner
Track 06 Hysteria
Track 07 Man with a Harmonica + Knights of Cydonia
Track 08 Montpellier Jam + Explorers
Track 09 Follow Me
Track 10 Sunburn
Track 11 Liquid State
Track 12 Madness
Track 13 House of the Rising Sun riff + Time Is Running Out
Track 14 Undisclosed Desires
Track 15 Stockholm Syndrome + Freedom outro
Track 16 Unsustainable
Track 17 Uprising (extended)
Track 18 --
Track 19 Starlight
Track 20 Survival


FilFactory Links:
Part 1 - http://www.filefactory.com/file/hevmqyushwz/
Part 2 - http://www.filefactory.com/file/7l0isezq4ocr/

NOTE: I created a torrent and posted it on Dime, ZOMB, and The Trader's Den.  If your a Dime member, you'll know what to do.  If not, sign up for a free account and READ THE RULES.  Go to http://www.dimeadozen.org for their home page.  And remember to keep your sharing ratio at 0.25% or higher so as to not get banned.  As far as ZOMB and TTD torrent sites go, read their rules too.  Most of these sites have a ratio you need to be aware of to stay in good standing..  It's a much faster download almost always!  Now, back to the original blog post.

3 Torrent Sites Downloading Options: 
(1) http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=460296 - Dime
(2) http://zombtracker.the-zomb.com/details.php?id=47158 - ZOMB
(3)  http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=105564 - The Trader's Den

Even though I'm not classified as a "Muse fan", I did enjoy the show I took my niece too. She was the 13 year old, huge Muse fanatic. And it was a good show. They had a great stage setup and special effects presentation. And as loud as the crowd was, they're not heard very often due to the band being much louder (and this source's digital recorder microphones).

I took a lot of pictures with my Nikon 4 megapixel camera (yea, it was my old one...got a great, new Cannon camera for the upcoming Heart & Bonham show if I can find a way to sneak it in). I chose 24 random pictures from the many taken and included them in a folder in this upload. So, the photos aren't necessarily "professional", but at the same time, we were close enough for them to be good. I'm hoping someone will use some of the better pictures to create some artwork for this show and share it here.

Ironically, I was sitting just a few rows back from where I'd been approached and almost kicked out of the Def Leppard show three times just a few months earlier. My niece's dad had bought the cheap tickets (which wound up being behind the stage for the most part) and then asked me if I'd take her because he couldn't go. As we got to our cheap seating area, the venue ticket taker said the area was closed off and gave us upgraded tickets to the approximately $300 (what the price was for two tickets on the Def Leppard show the year before) seating and we had great seats! And after practically not being able to film and audio record the Def Leppard show (but I still got it on one recorder in a stealth mode...it's uploaded here too) because security was watching me like a hawk, I didn't have any issues whatsoever at this Muse show and never really saw a security team member at all.

Anyhow, it was a great, fun night and I got an excellent recording (actually two) with no issues or problems.


I'm adding a sample, which sounds horrible to me due to the compressed, lossy mp3 audio.  It's made up of shots taken at the show put to the song "Madness".  I may pull it soon because it doesn't truly represent the FLAC audio's quality.  The show sounds much better than this 79 MB sample allows you to hear.  But I'll give it a chance and may do this on some other Bootradr Master uploads if I can get over the lossy audio and picture quality :-)

I hope you enjoy the show...

Bootradr




 
"MADNESS" COLLAGE SAMPLE (LOSSY)




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