Barbara Manning- Old Columbia schoolhouse 11/25/00 2nd set DAT Master xfer Coresound Mics

Here is the continuation of yesterday’s post. I moved my mics up right next to the PA for this set and it sounds much better in my opinion. The raw recording was almost all vocals with very little guitar but I was able to boost up the channel pointed toward Barbara and it made it sound a lot better! Unfortunately, 2nd set was only 30min.
Again, a really great show in an amazing venue in the woods, with many long-time family in friends in attendance.

Recorded by Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: Sony TCD-D7 and Coresound Binaural mics with battery box bass roloff
“rebalance” (channel volume adjustment) in Sony Sound Forge 10

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Barbara Manning- Old Columbia Schoolhouse, Columbia Ca. 11/25/00 1st set Xfer DAT Master Coresound

Hey everyone, I hope you had a nice memorial day. Here is another Mediocre Monday post, but not due to the performance. This was a very special show- Barbara’s mom (and Barbara for a stretch) lived in this area and this was an amazing “hometown” show with Barbara’s Mom and other long time friends in attendance, up in the hills above Nevada City in this old schoolhouse. The ambiance reminded me of the Palms in Davis.
Unfortunately, I decided to put my mics in the back of this huge, cavernous room and the tape suffers as a result. Just wait until you hear the 2nd set tomorrow. Mic placement matters, y’all.
I got the nice surprise of seeing Barbara on Friday at Alex’ Bar in Long Beach at the Fear show. It was nice seeing her and her husband, and she gave me a big hug even though I was puked on (more on that later).. so I figured I would post another Barbara master. Enjoy!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7 and Coresound mics with battery box bass roloff
Transfer with Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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Slobberbone- Starry Plough, Berkeley Ca 11/5/00 xfer from DAT Master soundboard rebalanced

Here is one from the glory days of when you could see bands like Slobberbone and Old 97s play every 3-6 months around here. I don’t know why I didn’t videotape this show- my camera might have been in the shop- but this DAT Soundboard sounds amazing. All I did to rebalance it was boost the snare a little bit, as it disappears from the mix for a while about midway through. I probably should have boosted the guitar a touch, but I like the full bassy sound.
If you are unfamiliar with the band, this is a good way to get acquainted. Awesome cover of Neil’s “Big Time” for the encore.
PS: I did video the show 3 months after this, plus DAT soundboard and schoeps audience. It’s on the (endless) to do list.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D8 into soundboard

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Forever Goldrush- Starry Plough, Berkeley Ca 11/5/00 xfer from DAT Soundboard Master

If you haven’t heard, Sacramento’s best Americana/ band is BACK after a long hiatus! I have been trying to get out and see them but it hasn’t worked out yet. We have TWO chances to see them perform this Saturday 4/30: In the afternoon at the Sac Natural Foods Co-op and at Old Ironsides that night. So happy they are back.
Here is a set from 21+ years ago, opening for Slobberbone at the Berkeley institution Starry Plough. Charles Twilling was mixing sound that night and he did an amazing job- this is the raw soundboard. I didn’t need to do a thing to it.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7 into soundboard
Transfer equipment: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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