S.F. Seals- Cattle Club, Sacramento Ca. 4/18/92 Rebalanced DAT Master Soundboard Barbara Manning

This show was not only one of my favorite Cattle Club shows, but a pivotal one for me. I was a casual fan of Barbara Manning’s music, but this early incarnation of SF Seals really got me hooked. I love Melanie Clarin’s harmonies with Barbara- just excellent! We all became friends and I even booked Barbara’s 2 month long 2001 U.S. tour. Huge amounts of respect for booking agents- that’s not an easy job!
Unfortunately, this mix isn’t great. When I use Izotope rx7 to rebalance a recording, it usually lets me re-do the vocal, bass, drums and guitar. Well, instead of guitar, Izotope only allowed a rebalance of the cello. So the guitar is buried and the cello is prominent in the mix. Still a great set and funny between song banter.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D3
Transfer equipment: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Rebalance in Izotope Rx7.

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Yo La Tengo- Cattle Club, Sacramento Ca. 4/18/92 xfer from DAT Soundboard Master Rebalanced band

I wasn’t planning on posting this one today, but the rebalance job turned out so good, I figured what the hell. Also, it is one of my favorite YLT performances ever.
It was a funny show, sound-wise. The first song is just the raw mix and it sounds great! Then Ira turns around and cranks his amp and launches into “Artificial Heart” and the mix just drops. So, you will hear the recording cut over to the rebalanced version at about 12:00. So, in summary= 0:00-12:30= sounds great. 12:30-13:00 sounds not so good, in transition. 13:00-fwd= the mix you’re gonna get for the rest of the show.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D3
Transfer Equipment: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Rebalance in Izotope RX7, boost bass +6 or so, Guitar +4 I think

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Neil Young- The Concert for Walden Woods Universal Amphitheater L.A. 4/1/92 DAT Master solo acoustic

This was a tough one to prep. Neil was not pushing much volume and the crowd was going insane because he was playing new songs and the hits. Compression won’t even help.. so I dropped the levels whenever the crowd cheers loud and Neil is not playing. There are still some obnoxious crowd parts, but it makes it a little more listenable at least.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: Sony TCD-D3 DAT and Nakamichi CM300 mic
Tried to make it better in Sony Soundforge 10

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John Fogerty- Walden Woods Benefit, Universal Amphitheater LA 4/1/92 DAT Aud Creedence Clearwater

In my opinion, there were 2 really nice things about living in L.A.– The food (I gained 30lbs while living there!) and the concerts. Living in Whittier, I was able to hit shows in San Diego, San Juan Capistrano, Hollywood, Santa Monica or L.A.– all within 2 hours drive. On the downside, the job, the culture, and the traffic sucked badly.
One of the nice concert perks were special shows like these- this was a benefit for Walden Woods which featured Fogerty (doing Creedence songs, which was a big rarity at the time), Roger Waters doing Pink Floyd material, and Neil Young doing stuff from Harvest Moon prior to its release, along with his more popular songs. Glenn Frey played too, but that’s when I went to the concession stand.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D3 and Nakamichi CM300 Mic
Transfer Equipment: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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