The Misfits- Aftershock Festival, Discovery Park, Sacramento Ca 10/9/21 Audio Only DPA4061 Mics

Sac music archive correspondent “frenchonionsoupandkittylitter” checks in with a post for today:
So the Misfits played Aftershock on Saturday- this was the second time that I got to see them by accident- I had bought tickets to the fest already when MCR cancelled and they were named as the Saturday headliner. So lucky.
The show was the typical Misfits set. I don’t know what happened, but Glenn threw the mic down early in the set and walked off the stage, then came back on immediately. Jerry Only smashed his bass in apparent frustration as well. I guess things aren’t all sunshine and rainbows in Misfits Land, even with all of that shared Festival and Hot Topic merch money!
The mix starts out a little bass heavy but balances out about 10-15min in.
The picture is during their setup for the set- one of the evil pumpkins took a little tumble.
Video forthcoming- it took too long to upload overnight so I had to kill the job. Probably video this weekend or so.
Thanks, FOSAKL!

Recorded by: frenchonionsoupandkittylitter
Equipment used: Sony PCM-A10, DPA4061 Mics, Church Audio preamp
Normalized in Sony Soundforge 10

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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.

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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.

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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

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Ross the Boss- Holy Diver, Sacramento Ca. 2/14/20 DPA4061 Audio Master FULL Manowar Hail to England

What a show last night. Manowar was one of my favorite bands when I was in high school, and I never had a chance to see them perform. With Ross the Boss(original guitarist and songwriter) coming to town AND playing my favorite Manowar album in its entirety, I couldn’t miss it. Great show- a few from the new Ross the Boss band, a few from other Manowar albums including my favorite song, Battle Hymns. So happy they came to Sac for the first time ever.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment: DPA 4061 mics w/church audio preamp/Sony M10

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Son Volt- Harlow’s, Sacramento Ca. 10/13/19 Live Audio DPA 4061 Mics

This was as last-minute of a decision as it gets. My kids had no nap last Sunday, so I was able to bolt out of the house at 8pm to the show. I got to Harlow’s, geared up in the bathroom, got a beer and the band started as I was walking away from the bar. Perfect timing! Quality improves after about 15min so stay with it.
Show was surprisingly packed. SV had not played here since 1996, so I guess that might be why.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: DPA 4061 mics, Chuch audio preamp, Sony M10 digital audio recorder.
Photo by John Shaban

 

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Iron Maiden- Golden 1 Center, Sacramento 9/9/19 New Audio Source DPA 4061 mics LIVE

Here’s my audio recording from Monday night’s show. The bass was a little overpowering so I shaved off about 2db of low end, and it is STILL boomy. Much better audio than the camera’s audio in my opinion. It starts out a little muddy and they get it dialed in at about 45:00. Fwd to at least 7:30 to see how it sounds- the beginning is a little messy.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: DPA 4061 mics, Chuch audio preamp, Sony M10 digital audio recorder.
AWESOME Photo by Paul Piazza, Beet Seeking Missle

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Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore w/ The Guilty Ones- Oddfellows Hall, Auburn Ca. 8/24/19 Audio

This was the maiden voyage for my new preamp (same one I used for Iron Maiden’s audio) and it sounds pretty good. Thanks Chris for the help- it has been working great!
Dave had some amp problems but it really gets going in the 2nd half of the set. It was nice seeing Jimmie Dale Gilmore play with a kickass rock band!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: DPA 4061 mics, Chuch audio preamp, Sony M10 digital audio recorder.

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Lou Barlow- Stone Vintage Music Boutique, West Sacramento Ca. 11/29/18 Audio DPA mics

Lou came to town last November and played this little music/guitar shop in west sac. It was a really nice setting for an intimate acoustic show. Lou mentions that he was going to work up a 7 seconds cover for his Reno show- I wanted to mention that Kevin lives here now, but I had the mics on… so I stayed quiet. You’re welcome 🙂

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: DPA 4061 mics/Sony M10
Post processing: Jason Ellis

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Deep Purple- Toyota Amphitheatre, Wheatland Ca. 9/30/18 Live Audio Master

This was my first time to the Sleep Train/Toyota/etc Amphitheatre. I am usually pretty cynical of big shows like this, but this was great! I love that they don’t charge for marking, and the sound at the venue was excellent. We had lawn seats and it sounded perfect. I didn’t even need earplugs. It really comes through in the recording- sounds pretty damned nice.
Ian Gillan sounded great as well- even though he is SEVENTY THREE years old. Damn, I hope I can be that productive at that age! Haha.
I did not know DP’s material beside the hits but it didn’t matter- very relaxing in the lawn chair on the lawn.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: DPA 4061 mics + Sony M10 digital recorder.

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