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Grateful Dead 05/06/89
Frost Amphitheatre, Palo Alto, CA
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Entered by Matt Vernon
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Source Summary flac24; Recorded and Mastered by ArchivalAudio, Ian Stoy; Master Audience cassette: Toa K1’s spaced about 30” (Pointed At The Stacks) + Sennheiser 416’s (or Sennheiser MKH-415T?) > Sony MX-12 (mixer) > Sony WM-D6c; media: Denon HD8 (metal partial-high bias) 90 for first set and 100 for second set. Dolby C on; Mastering: Tascam 302 Dolby C on > ArchivalAudio silver-gold RCA>1/4” TS > Zoom F8 at 24/48; Transcend 600x SDHD class10 U1 128gb; Transcend usb 3 card reader > MacMini 3 GHz i7/16GB DDDR3; Audacity: Fades/Tracking normalize to -1.0db remove DC offset > flac24; xACT Flac Fingerprints 
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Grateful Dead
Frost Amphitheater
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

*********** 24 Bit version NOT intended to burn direct to CD *********

Recorded and Mastered by ArchivalAudio [Ian Stoy]
ArchivalAudio [at] gmail [dot] com
Master Audience cassette:

Toa K1’s spaced about 30” (Pointed At The Stacks) + Sennheiser 416’s  (or Sennheiser MKH-415T?) > Sony MX-12 (mixer) >  Sony WM-D6c
media: Denon HD8  (metal partial-high bias)  90 for first set and 100 for second set. Dolby C on
Tascam  302  Dolby C on > ArchivalAudio silver-gold RCA>1/4” TS > Zoom F8 at 24/48
Transcend  600x SDHD class10 U1 128gb
Transcend usb 3 card reader > MacMini  3 GHz i7/16GB DDDR3
Audacity: Fades/Tracking  normalize to -1.0db  remove DC offset > flac24
xACT Flac Fingerprints


An ArchivalAudio Production 4/2017 to 1/2018

First shared at Lossless Legs

Grateful Dead • 1989-05-06 • Saturday • Frost Amphitheater •  Stanford University • Palo Alto, CA

Set 1:
Crowd / tuning
Jack Straw
Walkin' Blues
They Love Each Other
The Race Is On
West LA Fadeaway
[tape flip]
Just A Little Light
Queen Jane Approximately
China Cat Sunflower >
I Know You Rider

Set 2:
Crowd / tuning
Let The Good Times Roll
Hey Pocky Way
Samson And Delilah
Ship Of Fools
Playin' In The Band >
Eyes Of The World >
Drums >
[tape flip] crossfaded some noodling of space is missing
> Space >
I Will Take You Home >
The Wheel >
I Need A Miracle >
Wharf Rat >
Around And Around >
Not Fade Away

Black Muddy River


Not one of my favorite or best recordings that I have done, however since not many other Audience recordings circulate, here this is. My recordings of the year before  in 1988 were much better and only the Toa K1’s. Overall a well played show and interesting selection of songs and a China > Rider first set closer was very exciting. I used a Sony MX-12 mixer, apparently grey market in the USA, That I found at the Rose Bowl flea market. The MX-12 is powered by 6 D cells and has only either 1/4” TS or RCA inputs for 6 channel mixer with 2 vu meters. This was a 4 mic mix Toa k1’s on wide bar spaced at 30” and the Sennheiser 416 t (I think) short shotguns into the mixer, mixed on the fly.  The 416’s were borrowed from an unnamed art college that I used to attend by an old friend, it’s possible it was a pair of 415’s at some earlier shows I tried the 816 but liked the shorter 416/415’s better. Mic’s on same stand in the OTS just behind the board at one of my favorite outdoor venues. The Frost is so amazing and the sound was very full of fun. It was a windy day but you could see the wind sailing in the eucalyptus trees that surrounding the Amphitheater, at times this cause phasing and the music to swirl as well.  I think the mix was more of the 416’s then the Toa K1’s which I think lost out on the low end and some of the openness but it doesn’t sound that bad. I think we were a level up and slightly on Phil’s side at the back corner of the house mix position, though its hard to remember exactly where we were. I didn’t always take notes, sometimes I did other times I didn’t and always thought I’d remember but now all these years later, it can be challenging. Set 2 sounds a bit more full, more to a k1’s in the mix, perhaps.

The microphone mix at the start of Jack straw seems to be 416 heavy but it get’s dialed in…
Kentucky Derby Day hence the Race Is On!
Interesting China > Rider first set closer, you can tell folks are happy on this sunny afternoon!

Very funk-groovy Not Fade Away.

I will also be sharing  the next day Sunday 1989-05-07 Billy’s Birthday, because the two sources are in a similar configuration.

No other processing or eq’ing

enjoy - ArchivalAudio

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