December 9th 2006
3 cam mix HD
Video: 720p HD
Audio: AC3 and AAC
Encoding: Sony Vegas 7.0 and 8.0
Lineage: Sony 1080i camera(s)>firewire>Vegas(mastered and mixed)>HDV 720p cbr 18mbps 1 pass>
Handbrake 720p mkv 4500mbps avg vbr 2 pass>mkvmerge(add chapters)>torrent
Audio source: Bob's Aud/Aud/IEM mix, info below
This project represents 100's of hours of work, effort and expense, the quality of the video and
audio overall is excellent but alot of mastering had to be done to stabilize and adjust things to make
the show as presentable as possible.
We spent 1000's of dollars and alot of time to make this show look as good as it possibly could, please
take the time to actually watch and share this show if you download it.
City Of Blinding Lights
Vertigo / Theme From Hawaii 5-0 (snippet) / She Loves You (snippet)
I Will Follow
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / In A Little While (snippet)
Beautiful Day / Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (snippet) / Blackbird (snippet)
Angel Of Harlem
Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
The First Time
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own / La Vie En Rose (snippet)
Love And Peace Or Else
Sunday Bloody Sunday / Rock The Casbah (snippet)
Bullet The Blue Sky / When Johnny Comes Marching Home (snippet) / The Hands That Built America (snippet)
Pride (In The Name Of Love)
Where The Streets Have No Name / Instant Karma! (snippet)
The Fly / (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (snippet)
With Or Without You
Window In The Skies
The Saints Are Coming / When The Saints Come Marching In (snippet)
Rockin' In The Free World
All I Want Is You
Blend of sources:
Gear: Protools/ Audition
Mixing: Bob S.
First off this work is dedicated to the tapers and their generosity in making this happen.
The mission for this was to make a recording that sounds like you are in the middle of the sweet spot of the stadium.
Processes as follows:
Bakerstuff was used as the primary source as it had very direct sound. Unfortunately it suffered from 2 people that were constantly screaming. A full master was done within protools using primarily a 7 band parametric and light multiband to add definition to the vocals and bass, and finally a subsonic filter to get the low stuff that was just adding mud to the sound. From that, the track was duplicated and applied a high pass filter at 600hz for use as a bottom end filler for Chris’ version.
Chris’ version was used for ambience, as the taping position was further back. First step is to run in a harmonic balancer and match the sound of Bakers’ version from 600hz through 3k for the filler track during Bakers screamers. Duplicating the track, and narrowing the stereo image to 80% took some of the distance sound out of it to use as the ambience track.
The IEM obviously is used for vocals. The first step with it was to filter the click track, but because of the style of click it could not be completely removed. Then using eq and aural exciter to fill it out a give it a more natural sound. The big problem with this source was the receiver used to pull it in would loose the frequency every now and again causing static, so this could not be used at all times.
The last third of the show the wind came up and affected both audience sources at times. I filtered it as best as possible, but since it was so wide across the low and mid frequencies total removal resulted in a very thin sound, so in these areas I used a high pass to at least get the big rumble reduced.
On to the mixing. Bakers source was set to –6db, Chris’ to –12db and the IEM to –4db as base settings. I crossed the two duplicate tracks as fills for each of the main tracks to remove the screamers.
This process took 6 months of on and off work, and unfortunately was not fully completed, as the engineering staff at work decided to upgrade the software and it somehow corrupted the file. Due to the complexity of the mix it was impossible to rebuild it and keep going (there are well over 1000 automations).Fortunately I had done a mixdown just to see how things were going. All that was left was the little tweaks, so it’s not that devastating.
The final mastering was done on Audition2 using a five band parametric for pre, muliband compressor to really level things out. I set the multiband very mildly to mainly use it as a soft limiter to keep the sound from getting out of hand. The final phase was a 1/3 octave for final smoothing.
Cheering between encores is pulled up.
Artwork is included, but if anyone has something better to offer go for it!
Mike this one’s for you! Thanks for everything.
Hope you all enjoy.
Recorded about 30 feet off left side of stage
CoreSound Binaurals w/bass roll-off > Edirol R-09 >
USB Cable > Cool Edit Pro (boost high and low end, add fades) >
CD Wave > FLAC Frontend
Source: Sound Professional AT933 Hyper Cardioids >
Sound Pro Battery Box (Roll off @ 107Hz) >
Sony PCM-M1 (@ 44.1khz)
Location: KK - 34 Row
Transfer: Sony PCM-M1 >
Core-Sounds 7 Pin to Coax >
Zoltrix Nightingale Pro 6 >
Cool Edit (Hard Limited / Normalized and fades) >
CDWav (for track splitting) >
Flac Frontend (FLAC)