As I sampled this show I was thinking it sounded very nice. But now that I am 75% into preparing it, I'm hearing the flaws in it too. It still sounds nice but it also has some rough cuts and some synchronizing of the three sources issues that result in an echo effect in some parts of the show. And that bums me out.
I'm going ahead and uploading it anyhow since I've passed the halfway point. I decided to upload a matrix copy since I've uploaded a soundboard in the past and didn't want to just upload another soundboard copy. But if you want a better sounding recording, find the 1975-03-19 soundboard I uploaded in the past or wait for me to upload an audience or another soundboard recording of this show.
(1) Source 1: EVSD SB > CD-R > EAC (Secure Mode, no Disable Cache, Accurate stream, & C2 Pointers) > WAV > Goldwave > Nerowaveditor > FLAC Frontend (FLAC 6, align on sector boundaries > FLAC > TLH (to fix SBE's)
(2) Source 2: EVSD AUD > CD-R > EAC (Secure Mode, no Disable Cache, Accurate stream, & C2 Pointers) > WAV > Goldwave > Nerowaveditor > FLAC Frontend (FLAC 6, align on sector boundaries > FLAC > TLH (to fix SBE's)
(3) Source 3: Bobby Plant AUD 1st Gen source > CD-R > EAC (Secure Mode, no Disable Cache, Accurate stream, & C2 Pointers) > WAV > Goldwave > Nerowaveditor > FLAC Frontend (FLAC 6, align on sector boundaries > FLAC > TLH (to fix SBE's)
(4) me > TLH > WAV (to test for lossiness) > Audacity (to view waveform, embed metadata/track titles & info, and then to re-encode) > FLAC 8 > TLH (to check for SBE's and create and verify new ffp & md5 files) > you
Source 1: Snow Jobs (EVSD SB)
Source 2: Snow Jobs (EVSD AUD bonus discs
Source 3:1st Gen AUD (Bobby Plant source)
This Is A Project Brought To You By: The 7th Son, Joel, And Acapulco Gold (copy & pasted)
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: March 19th, 1975
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Venue: Pacific Coliseum
Title: Northern Exposure
Label: A Group/Personal Project (using EVSD & a 1st Gen sources)
Source: SB/AUD (Matrix - EVSD SB & AUD + AUD 1st Gen)
Size: 1.10 GB
101. Rock And Roll
102. Sick Again
103. Over The Hills And Far Away
104. In My Time Of Dying
105. The Song Remains The Same
106. The Rain Song
201. No Quarter
202. Trampled Underfoot
203. Moby Dick
301. Dazed And Confused
302. Stairway To Heaven
303. Whole Lotta Love
304. Black Dog
(1) 1975-03-19 Vancouver, BC (SB/AUD 3 Source Matrix)
(2) 1975-03-19 Vancouver, BC (SB/AUD 3 Source Matrix)
Doing a matrix is not an easy task and especially when you're adding a third source. Besides having to sue the best source, in this case the soundboard, as the base or primary audio source and then build and synchronize from that, it can get difficult. And the slightest out of sync audio can start resulting in an echo or reverberation sound and that is what we have in various parts of this show. It is still an enjoyable listen when it is either synchronized correctly or maybe one source is being used. But it just isn't a good job on the project like I was expecting or thought it would be from the samples I did of a few songs (like "Trampled Underfoot") that were synchronized I guess.
It is always nice to have the extra talk and music that many times gets cut from the straight soundboard recordings. It fills in the gaps. But the echo is horrible in many parts of the matrix job and the transitions between the source changes are very rough cuts and not smooth at all.
This recording has too many drastic sound changes to listen to it in a smooth and enjoyable sit down. And I think the EQ work likely done on it (but not mentioned) also changes throughout the show and that is not something you want to change up unless it is really needed due to drastic changes in the source audio (which this show does not have).
The audio is clipped as well when looking at the waveform. I appreciate the job attempted on this recording, but I wish I'd listened more before starting the long preparation process of uploading it. If I had, I would have uploaded either another label's soundboard, a fan remaster of the soundboard, or a straight audience copy instead.
I am actually very surprised the guys who did this work let it out without fixing the problems in it. The timing is so far off a deaf man could hear it. And these guys have done some great upgrades to other shows too in the past such as the 1973-05-13 Mobile, Alabama show project they created. This is a very disappointing and sloppy release I have to say if I am going to be honest here.
I hope you enjoy this recording on its 40th anniversary regardless of its bad review here if you do get it...
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