Negativland- Starlet Room, Sacramento 9/18/21 Master Recording with DPA 4061 mics Live

I had trouble getting out of the house (kids, I tell ya) and I got to the show at about a quarter after 8. Negativland was ALREADY ON! Sh*t. I was told that I did not miss much of the set- I caught the last 45min. Wow, what a great show. I encourage anyone even remotely interested to go see this show. The visual show along with this soundtrack was really cool.
At the end of the show, I went to talk to my friends Vinny and Sherman and looked down at my PCM-M10 and it had shut off. I don’t know why- I think the batteries that I had in there since before the pandemic(and showed full) pooped the bed. So I get home and I see that I got the complete end of the show- great! I try to EQ it and the file is corrupt due to the power drop. I had to jump through hoops (huge thanks to youtube tutorials) to un-corrupt it. First world pandemic problems.
It sounds pretty good. I should have stood in the center of the venue rather than next to 1 PA speaker- I did not know it was going to be a stereo mix. Very cool.
Thanks to Brian McKenna for continuing to bring great and risky (promoting wise) acts to town.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony PCM-M10, Church Audio preamp, DPA4061 mics.

Audio Live Concert

KISS- Toyota Amphitheatre, Wheatland Ca 9/12/21 4K UHD Live Lumix ZS70 Gene Simmons Paul Stanley

As promised, here is the video that I shot from Sunday. Getting upgraded to 13th row was an unexpected treat, and it meant that I could get some killer closeups of the band. This is shot extremely tight/close. Enjoy!
Also, I could synch this up with the audio that I posted with DPA mics on Monday. It would be a lot of work. Let me know if anyone really wants to see it. It would be DPA audio in 1080p… unless someone wants to synch and output in 4K for me.

Here’s the original insane story from that night:
Oh man, what a night. This is going to be long. Buckle up.
I bought a pair of the cheap $20 lawn seats that ticketmaster was selling a while back, not even sure if I was going to go yet. I saw Kiss back in 1983 on the Creatures of the Night tour, and that was the only time I had ever seen them.

I decide to go and invited my friend Cory last-minute. After we got into the venue, he decided to rent a couple lawn chairs for us rather than use the blanket I had. I was bagging on this idea the entire time we were in line for the chairs- complaining that LiveNation stops letting us bring in chairs, then rents them to us for $10 a pop. What kind of bullsh*t is that? We get to the front of the line and the nice worker there hands us comp tickets for the 14th row! Like, the 14th row of the front section of the venue. We couldn’t believe it. Thanks Cory!

But it doesn’t end there. We get to the seats and realize that we both have a ticket for the same seat. I haul ass back to the chair rental place and let the lady know and she apologizes, and then heads to the ticket office to correct the issue. She comes back with EVEN BETTER seats in the 13th row, right in front of a PA main (important for nerds like me). So I go back to where Cory was sitting and tell him to DITCH THE BLANKET in the aisle. So, Toyota Amp now has a 20 year old blue and white blanket. Sorry guys. Also, the chair lady was an MVP- she could have just told me “sorry”, but she took care of it. I wish I knew her name…

The show was great- I have never been a big Kiss fan, but I knew all but 2 of the songs played just through osmosis- either hearing it on the radio, or through friends & family. It was silly fun- I have not laughed or smiled like that at a show in years!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS70 with stock internal microphone

Audio Live Concert

Kiss- Toyota Amphitheatre, Wheatland Ca 9/12/21 Gene Simmons Paul Stanley DPA 4061 Mics Live

Oh man, what a night. This is going to be long. Buckle up.
I bought a pair of the cheap $20 lawn seats that ticketmaster was selling a while back, not even sure if I was going to go yet. I saw Kiss back in 1983 on the Creatures of the Night tour, and that was the only time I had ever seen them.

I decide to go and invited my friend Cory last-minute. After we got into the venue, he decided to rent a couple lawn chairs for us rather than use the blanket I had. I was bagging on this idea the entire time we were in line for the chairs- complaining that LiveNation stops letting us bring in chairs, then rents them to us for $10 a pop. What kind of bullsh*t is that? We get to the front of the line and the nice worker there hands us comp tickets for the 14th row! Like, the 14th row of the front section of the venue. We couldn’t believe it. Thanks Cory!

But it doesn’t end there. We get to the seats and realize that we both have a ticket for the same seat. I haul ass back to the chair rental place and let the lady know and she apologizes, and then heads to the ticket office to correct the issue. She comes back with EVEN BETTER seats in the 13th row, right in front of a PA main (important for nerds like me). So I go back to where Cory was sitting and tell him to DITCH THE BLANKET in the aisle. So, Toyota Amp now has a 20 year old blue and white blanket. Sorry guys. Also, the chair lady was an MVP- she could have just told me “sorry”, but she took care of it. I wish I knew her name…

The show was great- I have never been a big Kiss fan, but I knew all but 2 of the songs played just through osmosis- either hearing it on the radio, or through friends & family. It was silly fun- I have not laughed or smiled like that at a show in years!

I shot the show in 4k and will be posting that soon. It takes Youtube about a week to process 2 hours of 4k video, and I already have 2 up and processing now. So, hopefully video this weekend. In the meantime, here is my audio recording. It turned out pretty good. I did a quick EQ and brought a lot of the thumpy bass out of the mix, and pushed up the mids and highs.

More to come.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony PCM-M10, DPA 4061 Mics, Church Audio preamp.
EQ in Sony Sound forge (Bass minus 2-3db, Mids and hughs plus 2-3db.

Audio Live Concert

Cracker- Hopmonk Tavern, Novato Ca. 9/11/21 Single Cam 4K UHD GH5S angle Camper Van Beethoven Lowery

Thanks to the kindness and generosity of”Cracker Crumbs” fb group member Mike Sean Zorn, I was able to attend the Cracker show last Saturday. I had tickets to another show that was cancelled, and by that time this show had sold out.
Thanks to the kindness of Velena Vego and KC Turner, I was able to film the show with 5 cameras. Thanks for the help, and allowing me to nerd out with all of the gear.
I plan to post 3 versions of the show- the 2 RAW angles that I shot in 4K with a nice camera mic first, and then the final edit in 1080p with the 3 gopros on stage.
I want to emphasize the RAW aspect of this- these angles are meant to be edited together, so you will see me bouncing around and filming stuff that may make no sense.. but there were 4 other cameras capturing stuff.
It only took youtube 5 days to get this rendered into 4k- not too bad for them!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S, Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH Lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video