October 10, 2002
Wilf's Pub (Wilfred Laurier Univ.)
Source: Microtech-Gefell UM70(cardioid, -10dB pad, 10ft from stage) ->Marantz PMD650
Transfer: Marantz PMD650 ->SP/DIF in Delta 1010->Vegas 3.0
See Notes for additional sound info.
Run Like Hell->
E:Chocolate Monkey Machine
All monitoring was done on Event 20/20bas monitors and AKG/Sony headphones.
Some crowd noise removed to make it fit on 2 CD's.
Since this was recorded and transferred in mono, I had to make it stereo during mastering. Overall the recording sounded pretty good, a bit boomy in the bass and harsh in the upper midrange but all the eq'ing was minimal to correct this.
Once in Vegas, I drew in automation for the volume to smooth out changes in the PA and my drunken ass hands touching the input volume. There was no clipping, just low levels in a few spots.
Waves 3.5 Mastering plugins were used to tweak the recording-the chain went EQ->Compressor->TrueVerb->Limiter.
Type Gain Freq Q
HP -18 42 60
BP +1.5 61 9
BP -1.5 101 7
BP -2.0 174 20
BP -1.0 3000 20
BP -2.0 4861 20
The compressor and limiter were setup so neither one reduced gain by more than 3dB-This resulted in no artifacts from the compression and no hard clipping from the limiter, just a solid gain increase without sacrificing bandwidth. The reverb was used very sparingly, only 10% mix. Small club was used with an increased diffusion and lowered pre-delay. Really it was more to convert the mono signal to Stereo than anything else...